Our Residents

Baylor Blickenstaff

Hometown: Brentwood, TN
Undergraduate: Harding University
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, hiking, fishing, watching sports, spending time with my wife and daughter

Why I love Marshall: I love the mentorship model allowing early and often operative experience and the camaraderie throughout the program from both attendings and residents that quickly brought my wife and me into the Marshall family.

Matthew Hooper

Hometown: Taylorville, IL
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and dog, golf, movies, grilling

Why I love Marshall: I love our family atmosphere, heavy operative experience, helpful faculty, and the large amount of resources available to residents.

Collin Lamba

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: Florida State College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, FSU football, playing guitar, soccer

Why I love Marshall: I love our big family, our mentorship model allowing early and heavy operative experience, and the mindset of excellence within our program.

Micah MacAskill, MD

Hometown: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Wheaton College
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, canoeing, biking, grilling

Why I love Marshall: I love Marshall because I wanted to learn orthopaedics in a tight-knit community of excellent attendings and residents that desire to teach, which I have found here.

Richard Peluso, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University
Hobbies/Interests: Pittsburgh sports, weightlifting, staying active

Why I love Marshall: I love our early and often operative experience and our resident camaraderie. It truly is a family here at Marshall.

Shane Taylor, MD

Hometown: Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Tutfs University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, Philadelphia sports

Why I love Marshall: I love Marshall for the focus on teaching residents how to operate and handle consuls from day one. I love that we are involved early in the OR, ER and clinic. Everyone in our program is invested in resident learning and strive to help us become excellent surgeons.

Jonathan Lash, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Mountain biking, Cooking, Skiing

Why I love Marshall: I love the early and often operative experience as well as the tight knit resident group. We all really look out for one another. I also love that we have such a great opportunity here to make an outsized impact in an underserved community. 

Alec McCann, MD

Hometown: Janesville, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with family, watching/playing sports, fishing, and hunting

Why I love Marshall: I love the community atmosphere that not only Marshall but the city of Huntington as a whole provides. Everyone here in the program is always looking out for one another and supporting each other’s personal and professional goals! 

Wade Smith, MD

Hometown: Bensenville, IL
Undergraduate: Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Hobbies/Interests: Wilderness backpacking, PC building, Chicago Cubs, Formula 1

Why I love Marshall: I Love Marshall for the emphasis on close faculty relationships as well as our early and heavy operative experience. This program is a tight knit family that strives for excellence in all aspects of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. 

 Aria Darbandi

Hometown: Oak Brook, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: California University of Science and Medicine (San Bernardino, CA)
Hobbies/Interests: Chicago Bears, working out, international travel, 90s hip-hop, snowboarding

Why I love Marshall: I love Marshall for the great resident focused culture, emphasizing early and often operative experience as well as work-life balance. The family atmosphere is truly unique and greatly enriches the learning experience. I look forward to going to work every day and feel extremely blessed to be part of the program, Go Herd!


Caleb Pawl

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Football, Hunting, Fishing

Why I love Marshall: I love our family atmosphere, the vast resources made available to residents, and our early operative experience alongside excellent attendings with a passion to teach

Andrew Schaver

Hometown: Morrison, Illinois
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: cycling, running, golfing, Hawkeye sports, spending time with my family

Why I Love Marshall: I love the culture of mentorship, early operative experience, and the family atmosphere here at Marshall. Our attendings are very enthusiastic about supporting and teaching residents to become excellent orthopedic surgeons both in and out of the operating room.

Brett Lowden

Hometown: Brimfield, OH
Undergraduate: Kent State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Hobbies/Interests: Marathon Running, Golfing, Hunting, Cooking, Collecting Bourbon, Working on Cars

Why I love Marshall: I love the comradery among the residents and faculty that makes Marshall Orthopaedics feel like a family. Marshall provides us with everything we need to succeed as residents and future orthopaedic surgeons.

Caleb Morgan

Hometown: Merritt Island, FL
Undergraduate: Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)
Hobbies/Interests: Fitness, Hunting/Fishing, Smoking meats, Reading, Spending time outdoors with my wife and dog

Why I love Marshall: Marshall orthopaedics provides an unparalleled environment for forming close knit relationships with co-residents and staff members that are essential to having a great experience during residency. The authentic support and mentorship of faculty members is something that sets Marshall apart and will prepare me for success in my career as an orthopaedic surgeon. Furthermore, Huntington, WV is a great area to get outside and explore the beautiful scenery this state has to offer as well as providing an array of options for dining, entertainment, and more.

Andrew Murphy

Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida 
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia 
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, exercising, reading, golf, playing basketball 

Why I love Marshall: There is an astounding culture of excellence that propels us not only in the realm of Orthopaedics, but also challenges us to become better citizens. Furthermore, there is a tight bond between residents and faculty that creates a family atmosphere inside and outside the hospital. 

Marcus Voigt

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Hobbies/Interests: Downhill skiing, Long distance running, Hiking, Green Bay Packers football

Why I love Marshall: The program’s one-on-one mentorship model, daily didactics, and social support from all levels of the department allow residents to reach their ceiling as orthopedic surgeons.