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Program Director Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the OSU Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency. OSU Medical Center has a track record of producing outstanding emergency medicine graduates since 1991. Our graduates are highly sought after and are high performers when they enter postgraduate employment.

 

We strive to be amongst the best programs in the country, and we are constantly working to improve the curriculum to meet the needs of the residents. We are committed to producing physicians that can thrive in the emergency department. We are proud of the friendly and cordial work environment that we have created. Our program has a true feeling of family. The master degrees attached to our residency program provides an invaluable opportunity that few programs are able to offer. Please feel free to contact myself or Michelle Dean with any questions about our program.

 

Sincerely,

Aaron Lane, D.O.
Program Director

Program Description

The OSU Emergency Medicine Residency is a 48-month program with a built-in masters degree. Residents have a requirement to complete coursework towards a master's degree in public health, healthcare administration or global health. The entire degree can be completed over the four year program. This benefit is provided to emergency medicine residents at no charge.

 

Residents have the opportunity to rotate with many different specialties and to care for a diverse patient population with an incredible spectrum of pathology. Our clinical experiences produce compassionate, well-prepared residency graduates. The educational experience includes many didactic experiences to include: morbidity and mortality conferences, grand rounds and specialty specific conferences. Site support includes free dining for house staff, and a robust medical library.


Faculty

Dennis Blankenship D.O.
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency Associate Program Director

 

Aaron Lane D.O.
Interim Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

David Gearhart D.O.
OSU Medical Center Emergency Medicine Medical Director
EMS / Simulation Director – OSUMC EM Residency
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Gavin Gardner D.O.
OSUMC Emergency Medicine Residency Clerkship Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

James Herrington D.O.
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Research Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Tyson Bryant D.O.
Emergency Ultrasound Codirector
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Bobby Abernathy D.O.
Emergency Ultrasound Codirector
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Kelly Murray PharmD, BCACP
Resident Research Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

 

Zack Spradlin D.O.
Rural Emergency Medicine Site Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Michael Cannon D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Michael Schiesel D.O.
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Linden Cowley D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Kent Denmark D.O.
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 

Cathryn Crittenden-Byers M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

 

Anastasia Fisher D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Jon Robins D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Charles Harris D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Brie Roepke D.O.
Residency Wellness Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Mary Moore D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Matthew Stiger D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Yakiji Bailey D.O.
Emergency Department Medical Director -
Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Kenneth Argo D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Tyler Evilsizer D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Cass Cherry D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

James Pritchett D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Staff

Michele Dean
Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
918-599-4427
918-599-5949 (fax)
michele.dean@okstate.edu

Chief Residents

Kendra Muncrief

Kendra Muncrief D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Farmington, NMKendra loves travelling with her husband, being outdoors, hiking, fishing, and working out. She was a NCAA Division 1 Academic All-American Track and Field Student Athlete at Oklahoma State University. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at OSU-CHS. She also serves as the EM residency Wellness Champion.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndrgraduate: Doane CollegeHometown: Bloomington, NEJason spent his youth hunting, fishing, and hiking on his family’s ranch. He has four children and a wonderful wife that enjoys sports, arts, and time in the outdoors. Although he is a Nebraska Huskers fan, he can be found cheering on the OSU Cowboys ebery weekend during football season. Dr. Moore recently completed his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at OSU-CHS.

 

PGY-4

Rafe Coker

Rafe Coker D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: University of ArkansasHometown: Tuttle, OKRafe is currently working on his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. He is of Choctaw descent, and enjoys working with the Office for the Advancement of American Indians and Science at OSU-Center for Health Sciences. In his free time, he likes to hunt, fish, bike, and golf.

Reagan Robles D.O.

Reagan Robles D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma Christian UniversityHometown: Greenville, TXReagan enjoys playing soccer, running, and traveling with his wife. He is also currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Administration.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndrgraduate: Doane CollegeHometown: Bloomington, NEJason spent his youth hunting, fishing, and hiking on his family’s ranch. He has four children and a wonderful wife that enjoys sports, arts, and time in the outdoors. Although he is a Nebraska Huskers fan, he can be found cheering on the OSU Cowboys ebery weekend during football season. Dr. Moore recently completed his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at OSU-CHS.

Kendra Muncrief

Kendra Muncrief D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Farmington, NMKendra loves travelling with her husband, being outdoors, hiking, fishing, and working out. She was a NCAA Division 1 Academic All-American Track and Field Student Athlete at Oklahoma State University. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at OSU-CHS. She also serves as the EM residency Wellness Champion.

Gary Fennema

Gary Fennema D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Tulsa, OKGary loves spending time with his wife and dog. He enjoys spending time traveling and playing sports. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Health Care Administration. He is a loyal and true OSU fan, and a 3rd generation cowboy.

Will Goodrich

Will Goodrich D.O.

Medical School: AT Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in ArizonaUndergraduate: Emergency Services Administration - Utah Valley UniversityHometown: Reno, NVWill and his wife are parents to 6 children, who all enjoy travelling and visiting national parks. Previously he was a firefighter, flight paramedic, and graduates December 2019 with his Master's in Health Care Administration. He enjoys indoor soccer, gardening with his wife, and supporting his kids in Bixby High School's marching band and their club soccer teams.

PGY-3

Jamin Brown

Jamin Brown D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Woodward, OKJamin enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. Other hobbies include carpentry and wood working. Jamin published two papers in Annals of Emergency Medicine as an intern.

Jennifer Briggs

Jennifer Briggs D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Perkins, OKJennifer enjoys crafting, running, and spending quality time with family and friends. Most of her spare time is spent snuggling with her son Cole.

Joshua Burton

Joshua Burton D.O.

Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic MedicineUndergraduate: BS – Exercise and Wellness,Hometown: Mesa, AZJosh enjoys camping, kayaking, climbing and wakeboarding. He is married with three children, and loves to take his family on outdoor adventures. He also plays volleyball, golf, and likes a competitive game of ultimate frisbee.

Roy Reed

Roy Reed D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University - Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Northeastern Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Mounds, OKRoy enjoys spending his free time doing family activities. He loves to travel with his family. He is also an outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and hunting. He also enjoys watching OSU Cowboy football, as well as Oklahoma Thunder basketball games. Roy was previously a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army.

Michelle Bates

Michelle Bates D.O.

Johnathon Lowe

Johnathon Lowe D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: University of OklahomaHometown: Sapulpa, OKJohn enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, skydiving, and reading historical fiction. He is currently pursuing a Global Health Masters Degree.

PGY-2

Tyler Rockwell

Tyler Rockwell

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergraduate: Gonzaga UniversityHometown: Salt Lake City, UTTyler enjoys spending his free time with his family and colleagues, watching sports and traveling internationally.

Alex Riggs

Alex Riggs D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Rogers State UniversityHometown: Claremore, OKAlex enjoys reading, running, basketball, Bible study and consuming large amounts of coffee.

Victoria Reynolds-Vaughn

Victoria Reynolds-Vaughn D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University - Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oral Roberts UniversityHometown: Inola, OKVictoria enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and cooking. Her husband is currently a pediatric resident.

Joshua Baker

Joshua Baker D.O.

Medical School: Campbell UniversityUndergraduate: Boise State UniversityHometown: Fruit Heights, UTBecause Josh is the youngest of twelve children, he loves to spend his free time with his wife and three children. He loves wrestling and was a Division 1 wrestler for Boise State University. He enjoys outdoor activities, as well as carpentry and woodworking.

Jon Peaster

Jon Peaster D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: University of KansasHometown: Chanute, KSJon enjoys the outdoors and is a fanatic hunter. He also enjoys rattlesnake rangling, and managing his family’s farms for whitetail deer. Above all, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter.

Levi Duethman

Levi Duethman D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University – Center for Health SciencesUndergraduate: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Broken Arrow,OKLevi loves spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys duck hunting.

PGY-1

taylor blose

Taylor Blose, D.O.

Medical school: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University  Hometown: Lawton, OK Taylor enjoys baking, playing cards, spending time with her husband and golden doodle, and cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys any chance she gets! Go pokes!

michael blose

Michael Blose, D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences  Undergraduate: Rogers State University  Hometown: Ripley, Oklahoma Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and their family. He jumps at any opportunity to get outdoors on the golf course or go camping. He grew up with five sisters on a small pecan orchard in rural Oklahoma. Prior to attending medical school, he developed a passion for custom carpentry working in the family business. He is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at Oklahoma State University 

alexander hall

Alexander Hall, D.O.

Medical school: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University Hometown: Bristow, OK Alex enjoys spending his time outside of the ER watching OSU Cowboy football, watching live music, doing projects around the house, doing leatherwork, being outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at OSU-CHS.

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Jarryd G. Horn, D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University - COM Undergrad: Emporia State University Hometown: Bixby, OK Jarryd and his precious wife Kailea have been married for 7 years. They just welcomed twin boys into the household. His favorite activities are anything that involves the outdoors, specifically quail hunting and crappie fishing. Jarryd also loves emergency medicine and is beyond grateful to be a part of the OSUMC ER family.

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James Luth, D.O.

Medical school: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate: Oral Roberts University Hometown: Muscatine, IA James is a 1st year resident in emergency medicine at OSU-MC. He likes to spend time with his family. His wife, Sadaf, just started medical school of OSU-COM. 

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Heath Spencer, D.O, M.S.

Medical school: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Undergraduate: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Hometown: Temple, TX Heath enjoys hanging out with his wife as well as playing golf and watching college football. He was an all-conference collegiate baseball player. He also enjoys being outdoors, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, and all things sports. 

nathan nelson

Nathan Nelson, D.O.

Medical school: Oklahoma State University Undergraduate: University of Utah Hometown: South Jordan, Utah Nate enjoys outdoor recreation activities including skiing (snow and water), running, biking, and climbing. He has his private pilot certificate and flies every chance he can. He has a passion for global health and for practicing medicine in underserved and resource limited populations.


Salary/Benefits

 Salary effective January 1, 2020
PGY 1  $51,322.00
PGY 2 $53,069.00
PGY 3 $54,958.00
PGY 4 $56,952.00
PGY 5 $58,858.00
PGY 6 $61,055.00
PGY 7 $63,507.00

Benefits

  • Individual and family medical insurance is fully-covered with dental and vision plans available for low monthly payments

  • 457 retirement savings plan

  • Individual life and disability insurance

  • Flexible spending account

  • Free breakfast and lunch at the OSU Medical Center cafeteria 

  • Residents/Fellows will pay a portion of their monthly health insurance premium plan selected by the medical center.

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