121 UNMC medical students receive residency assignments

by Vicky Cerino
March 16, 2018

Image with caption: Drew, Katie and Eva Berky.

Drew, Katie and Eva Berky.

During Match Day today, 121 members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine class of 2018, learned where they will do their physician residency training - typically a period of three to six years of training depending on their chosen medical specialty.

Thirty-eight percent of UNMC students are staying in Nebraska for their training, and 58 percent matched in primary care, which includes family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

Students are matched through a computer program to align their preferences for residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals.

The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or The Match®, is a private, non-profit organization that provides an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.

The 2018 Main Residency Match is the largest in history. A record-high 37,103 applicants submitted program choices for 33,167 positions, the most ever offered.

The UNMC medical students, slated to graduate May 4, are listed by hometown, name, specialty and residency assignment.

CLASS OF 2018 RESIDENCY ASSIGNMENTS

ALBION -- Shelby Lynn Steffen, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE
AURORA -- Bradley William Hohwieler, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

BELLEVUE -- Michael Lewis Bethel, anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis MO; Ashley Diane Kunz, emergency medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Jacob Percival Sison-Martinez, internal medicine preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN

CAMBRIDGE -- Thomas Charles McHale, medicine primary, Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein, Bronx NY

COLUMBUS -- Jenna Catherine Berg, otolaryngology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE and Dillon Daniel Clarey, transitional, University of South SSOM, Vermillion SD

CROFTON -- Spencer Michael Steffen, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE

COZAD -- Kyle Thomas Gibbens, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE

DORCHESTER -- Adam Charles Kahle, surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS

ELKHORN -- Katie Christine Berky, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Matthew Harper Freeman, orthopaedic surgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ELM CREEK -- Derek Logan Marshall, family medicine, Clarkson Family Medicine Residency, Omaha NE

FAIRBURY -- Allison Jeanne Bell, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

FORT CALHOUN -- Kelsey Rae Neuhalfen, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

GRAND ISLAND -- Maria P. Rojas-Bita, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Justis L. Stolz, family medicine, University of Iowa Clinics and Affiliated Hospitals, Iowa City IA

GRETNA -- Matthew Richard Edwards, anesthesiology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City OK; Lyndsey Elyse Hultman, pediatrics, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Emma Noelle Tessier, obstetrics and gynecology, Advocate Health Care-IL, Park Ridge IL

HARTINGTON -- Dana Kay Marsh, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

HASTINGS -- Morgan Ann Dornbos, internal medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Rachel Kathryn Schlueter, pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

HOLLAND -- Cole Thomas Marolf, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Grand Island Program) Omaha NE

KEARNEY -- Jordan Robert Moncrief, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Kearney Program), Omaha NE; Abby Kay Riese, Medicine Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

LAUREL -- Ian Luke Engebretsen, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

LEXINGTON -- Sandra Yesenia Torres, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Urban Program) Omaha NE

LIBERTY -- Colby Luke Argo, transitional, University of South Dakota SSOM, Vermillion SD, ophthalmology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

LINCOLN -- Joshua Ryan Aldridge, surgery, Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, Greenville NC; John A. Burt, transitional, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines IA, diagnostic radiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Joseph William Dougherty, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Amal Eliyas Hamdan, obstetrics and gynecology, Southern Illinois SOM & Affiliated Hospitals, Springfield IL; Brianna Clare Harder, internal medicine, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill NC; Derek Andrew Hupp, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA; Ashley Elizabeth Janssen, obstetrics & gynecology, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT; Sydney Marie Johnson, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA; Nasratullah Obaidi, internal medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond VA; Carl Martin Post, transitional, Presence Saint Francis Hospital-IL, Evanston IL, radiation oncology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR; Matthew Vernon Purbaugh, neurology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Austin Thomas Reilly, surgery preliminary, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Phoenix AZ, anesthesiology, University of Chicago Medical Center-IL, Chicago IL; Apollo Alexander Stack, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Miles Austin Tommeraasen, surgery, Central Iowa Health System, Des Moines IA; Jamie Marie Zillig Kielan, surgery preliminary, Tucson AZ, urology,  Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson AZ

NORFOLK -- Mitchell Francis Chlopek, internal medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Center, Rochester MN; Alan J. Spanel, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

NORTH PLATTE -- Hannah Marie Baldridge, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

OMAHA -- Allison Marie Adam, pediatrics, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Kathleen A. Borghoff, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA; Tyler Douglas Chonis, anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL;  Micaela Elizabeth Clark, anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis MO; Daniel Joseph Cloonan, surgery, B.I. Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA; Matthew A. Follett, orthopaedic surgery, Stanford University Programs, Stanford CA; Mark Patrick Grogan, transitional, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines IA, ophthalmology, Summa Health Akron Hospital System, Akron OH; Susan Marie Hageman, internal medicine, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro AK; Shannon Kimberley Haines, pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Andrew William Hollins, plastic surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC; Nicholas John Jesse, obstetrics and gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN; Lindsey Marie Kendrick, pediatrics, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City MO; Michaela Ann Klesitz, internal medicine preliminary, University of Illinois COM-Chicago, Chicago IL, anesthesiology, and NYU School of Medicine, New York City NY; Nora Marguerite Kovar, internal medicine (geriatrics), University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Joshua James Larson, family medicine, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Lincoln NE; Jennilee Alysha McCarty, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Melanie F. McCormick, surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN; Frank Matthew Mezzacappa, neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Rebecca Lynn Osborn, internal medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT; Joseph Michael Pachunka, medicine pediatrics, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Suresh Kumar Pavuluri, emergency medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City NY; Daniel David Penrice, internal medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN; Nicholas Yale Phillips, internal medicine preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, anesthesiology, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD; Michael Aaron Pitner, orthopaedic surgery, University of Kansas SOM-Kansas City, Kansas City KS; Rachel A. Quandahl, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; John Joseph Radio, emergency medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE; Gage Patrick Rensch, transitional, University of South Dakota SSOM, Sioux Falls Sd, dermatology, Tulane University SOM-LA, New Orleans LA; Erika Leigh Rothgeb, family medicine, Clarkson Family Medicine Residency, Omaha NE; Paige Elizabeth Scholer, internal medicine (geriatrics), Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee WI; Jennifer Nicole Shehan, otolaryngology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston MA; Leah Anne Svingen, child psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN; Geoffrey Eric Thiele, pediatrics, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Phoenix AZ; Katherine Elizabeth Thorson, surgery, Central Iowa Health Systems, Des Moines IA; Charles Deloss Viers, surgery preliminary - diagnostic radiology, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison WI; Derek Clifford Vogel, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City IA; Rachel Anne Westwood, internal medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR;

PAPILLION -- Alex Michael Forsyth, internal  medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center-IL (North Shore), Chicago IL; Alyssa June Malley, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI

PLATTE CENTER -- Marie Danielle Rodehorst, family medicine-primary care, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals (Grand Island Program), Omaha NE

PLATTSMOUTH -- Zachary Shane Parshall, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- John-Emmett Mahon, pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville KY

STANTON -- Krista Regina LaBruzzo, family medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix AZ

SUTHERLAND -- Jacob Blaine Fleecs, diagnostic radiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City Programs, Kansas City MO

TABLE ROCK -- Dylan Grant Smith, family medicine, Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City IA

WAHOO -- Bret R. Elliott, family medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

WALTON -- Jason Marshall Lau, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

WAVERLY -- Kyle Andrew Jisa, internal medicine, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE, physical medicine and rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond VA

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Alexander Joseph Caniglia, otolaryngology, University of Illinois COM-Chicago, Chicago IL

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Alexandria N. Tran, surgery, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT

SAN JOSE, CA -- Laura Kikuyo Miotke, internal medicine, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT

CHICAGO, IL -- David Isaiah Taylor, psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City NY

PEORIA, IL -- Priya Francis Maillacheruvu, psychiatry, Harvard South Shore, Brockton MA

BREDA, IA -- Lance Michael Villeneuve, neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma COM-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City OK

DES MOINES, IA -- Andrew Joseph Simms, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA

SIOUX CENTER, IA -- Nickolas Lloyd Van Roekel, orthopaedic surgery, University of Buffalo SOM-NY, Buffalo, NY

SIOUX CITY, IA -- Jamaal Malcolm Michael Crawford, surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta GA

IDAHO FALLS, ID -- Jeffrey James Frandsen, orthopaedic surgery, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City UT

MANHATTAN, KS -- Sasha Rani Kapil, medicine pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- Stephanie Michelle Parry, pediatric anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI -- Joseph Mark Rohr, pathology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

LINN, MO -- Anthony Michael White, orthopaedic surgery, University of Arizona COM-Phoenix, Phoenix AZ

APPLE VALLEY, MN -- Gregory Charles Dean, internal medicine, Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VA-IL, Evanston, IL

MAPLE GROVE, MN -- Peter Ricci Pellegrino, anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

ABERDEEN, SD -- Kristen Nicole Kimbler, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

SIOUX FALLS, SD -- Matthew Alan Dale, surgery, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

SPEARFISH, SD -- Brian W. Coburn, medicine pediatrics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

WILLOW, SD -- Luke Richard Cypher, pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX -- Laura Rose Pinon, family medicine, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Sugar Land TX

LAYTON, TX -- Blair H. Racker, surgery preliminary, University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha NE

PORTAGE, WI -- Sean Darrell Nelson, family medicine, Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City IA

 

CHINA Wenyang Li, neurology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington KY; Ziping Zeng, surgery preliminary, University of Arizona COM-Tucson, Tucson AZ, urology, Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson AZ

NEPAL Kashswee KC, internal medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond VA

Note: Some students choose not to be listed in the news release below but they are counted in the total number of graduates.

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