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Year 3 Residents

Eevar “Ben” Rossavik, D.O.

Eevar “Ben” Rossavik, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at University of Oklahoma. My hometown is Oklahoma City, OK. After residency, I am still learning all of what the field of Pediatrics has to offer. I enjoy primary care for the potential it has to offer for long term changes, but I appreciate the satisfaction that comes from acute interventions in emergency or critical care. Ask me again in 2 years! A fun fact about myself is that Ich spreche Deutsch y español también. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the support from our attendings and our program coordinator. They are receptive to input, and they do their best to accommodate residents’ personal and professional needs.

Alexander Mach, D.O.

Alexander Mach, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at University of Oklahoma. My hometown is Oklahoma City, OK. A fun fact about myself is that I am great at impersonations. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love that we are essentially one big family.

Danielle Franzini, D.O.

Danielle Franzini, D.O.

I went to medical school at Touro University California. I went to undergrad at Santa Clara University. My hometown is San Rafael, CA. After residency, I plan to subspecialize. A fun fact about myself is that I am an Italian citizen. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the supportive and close-knit community among residents and attendings.

Sruti Aiyaswamy, D.O.

Sruti Aiyaswamy, D.O.

I went to medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at University of California, Santa Barbara. My hometown is San Jose, CA. After residency, I am considering doing a fellowship and/or pursuing global health opportunities. I would also love to eventually settle back on the West Coast! A fun fact about myself is that one of my life goals is to travel to at least one different country every year just so that I can try their authentic cuisines. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the people! We are one giant family, and I always feel like I am in a supportive and encouraging environment amongst my co-residents and attendings.

Genevieve Febbraro, D.O.

Genevieve Febbraro, D.O.

I went to medical school at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Lincoln Memorial University. My hometown is Knoxville, TN. After residency, I would like to work in the rural setting back in the South, either general hospital pediatrics or clinic medicine. I will also be serving in the TN Army National Guard and plan on deploying soon after residency. Somewhere in there, I would like to start a family of my own. A fun fact about myself is that my dog and I run side by side in competitive races called Canine Cross Country. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love my awesome co-residents and how quickly they have welcomed me into the family. I could not have asked for a better place to learn.

Amanda Groden, D.O.

Amanda Groden, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oklahoma State University. My hometown is Muskogee, OK. After residency, my plans are probably to stay in Oklahoma because my husband and I are surrounded by family here. I see myself doing clinic-based medicine at this time but am keeping an open mind during residency. Medical mission work and traveling are one of my passions, so I definitely see that in my future. A fun fact about myself is that I like to travel, read, and spend time with my family. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love the family atmosphere of the program. Everyone is very accepting and always there to provide encouragement or help when needed. The attendings are eager to teach and want you to succeed. We work hard, but we definitely have the most fun.

Alwin Louie, D.O.

Alwin Louie, D.O.

I went to medical school at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. I went to undergrad at University of California, Berkeley. My hometown is La Puente, CA. After residency, I plan on doing general pediatrics. A fun fact about myself is that I love to cook Chinese food. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the fun and supportive learning environment built upon strong relationships, open communication, and teamwork.

Jeffrey Rice, D.O.

Jeffrey Rice, D.O.

I went to medical school at VCOM – Carolinas. I went to undergrad at Shorter University. My hometown is Rome, Georgia. After residency, I plan to work in an outpatient pediatric clinic in a small to middle sized town. A fun fact about myself is that I love to travel! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the family atmosphere. When you are here, no matter who you are or what role you play, you are family. The people that are here genuinely care about you not only as a co-worker but also as a friend. Each of our doctors and nurses are warm and welcoming people. They go above and beyond to make patients feel like they are family as well!

Year 2 Residents

Gage Alvernaz, D.O.

Gage Alvernaz, D.O.

I went to medical school at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Chico State. My hometown is Lodi, CA. After residency, I will most likely do general pediatrics. I would love to work in both the hospital and the clinic. A fun fact about myself is that I am a Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic even though I am from California thanks to my uncle. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that when I auditioned, I loved the atmosphere. Everyone was extremely welcoming. I loved how the residents interacted with each other and the faculty. I was not intimidated to ask questions as a 4th year medical student.

Fon-Sawitree Kongmuang Dew, D.O.

Fon-Sawitree Kongmuang Dew, D.O.

I went to medical School at Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. My hometown is Khon Kaen, Thailand. After residency, I plan on general peds or PICU, but I am keeping my options open. A fun fact about myself is that I am a couch detective! I love to delve into mystery, thriller, crime, or gothic novels, and I’m a huge Harry Potter fan! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the residents! And the attendings of course! Everybody comes from different backgrounds, which brings diversity to the program. Everyone gets along well, and although they work hard, they also love to have fun.

Jessica Gracy George, D.O.

Jessica Gracy George, D.O.

I went to medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Texas Tech University. My hometown is Dallas, TX. After residency, I plan to hopefully do a fellowship! A fun fact about myself is that I am a big sports fanatic! Football is my favorite sport to watch! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love the family atmosphere of OSU Pediatrics! Everyone is so nice and personable and just so easy to get along with.

Este Marks, D.O.

Este Marks, D.O.

I went to medical school at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oakwood University. My hometown is Queens, NY. After residency, I am uncertain at this point, but as I use my time in residency to decide my future plans, I will be sure to have fun along the way. A fun fact about myself is that I read A LOT and write poetry and short stories in my free time! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love the close-knit family atmosphere. Everyone is so supportive and willing to help each other at work and at play.

Angelique P. Ramirez, D.O.

Angelique P. Ramirez, D.O.

I went to medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn. I went to undergrad at Texas A&M University, College Station (Whoop!). My hometown is Irving, TX. After residency, I plan to apply for an ER fellowship (for now…). A fun fact about myself is that I was born in Butuan City, Philippines but was raised as a proud Texan since I was 8! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the feeling of being family since Day 1 when I did my audition rotation. I laughed every day during my month here and I know I will enjoy 3 years with these amazing group of people!

Kailey Haley, D.O.

Kailey Haley, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oklahoma Baptist University. My hometown is Edmond, OK. After residency, I am keeping an open mind, but most likely pursuing outpatient clinical pediatrics, with my husband and two rescue pups in tow! A fun fact about myself is that I was born premature and my ears were deformed. They look normal now but are extremely thin without almost no cartilage! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I love working in an environment where your coworkers are like family and everyone works towards a universal win versus cutthroat competition. I have always felt welcome and at home with OSU Peds!

Baylee Arreola, D.O.

Baylee Arreola, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oklahoma State University. My hometown is Coweta, OK. After residency, I am undecided and will either return to hometown and practice general pediatrics or continue on to a fellowship. A fun Fact about myself is that I had two pet cows growing up! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is how it is such a supportive environment. Everyone involved in the program wants to help you reach your personal goals.

Michelle Amaya, D.O.

Michelle Amaya, D.O.

I went to medical School at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at James Madison University. My hometown is Tulsa, OK. After residency, I plan on doing general peds. A fun fact about myself is that I am originally from El Salvador. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that I admire the residents’ ability to lead and teach successfully while maintaining excellence in the practice of medicine and unity and support for one another. Also, I admire the attendings’ desire and ability to mentor and facilitate resident autonomy. The atmosphere of a supportive family-like program, with a diverse patient population, and the opportunity to teach osteopathic medical students drew me to this program.

Marie Mauhar, D.O.

Marie Mauhar, D.O.

I went to medical school at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Lenoir-Rhyne University. My hometown is Asheville, NC. After residency, I am open to anything. A fun fact about myself is that I used to own a pet peacock named Thor. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the family atmosphere.

Meagan McCall, D.O.

Meagan McCall, D.O.

I went to medical school at Campbell University. I went to undergrad at The Master’s University. My hometown is St. Augustine, FL. After residency, I plan to hopefully do a Heme/Onc fellowship. A fun fact about myself is that I loathe coming up with fun facts about myself. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that everyone cares about you, no matter what. Matching at a residency that makes you feel like family is an enormous blessing, and I'm looking forward to being a part of this new family!!

Year 1 Residents

Taiwo Ajumobi, D.O.

Taiwo Ajumobi, D.O.

I went to medical school at Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at DePauw University. My hometown is Indianapolis, Indiana. After residency, I am unsure, but I am definitely open to subspecialize and later on practice in an underserved community. I also love Quality Improvement (QI) research projects and hope to incorporate those in my practice when I can. A fun fact about myself is that my name Taiwo is a Nigerian Yoruba name which means "first born of the twins," and yes, I am a twin (girl-girl fraternal). My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is that everyone is very friendly and willing to help. I also love the opportunities this program offers us as residents.

Russell Davis, D.O.

Russell Davis, D.O.

I went to medical school at Midwestern University AZCOM. I went to undergrad at University of Utah. My hometown is Salt Lake City, Utah. After residency, I plan on either gen peds or a neonatology fellowship. A fun fact about myself is that I speak German. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is how welcoming everyone is and the family atmosphere.

David George, D.O.

David George, D.O.

I went to medical School at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oklahoma State University. My hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma. After residency, I am undecided, but am considering pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology or working in outpatient pediatrics. A fun fact about myself is that I was homeschooled until high school, and most people consider me to be adept socially. I also love spending my free time with my wife and kids. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the camaraderie in the program, and the opportunity to work and learn at a great children's hospital. Tulsa is also a fantastic place to live.

Jill Hilden, D.O.

Jill Hilden, D.O.

I went to medical school at Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Pacific Lutheran University. My hometown is Federal Way, Washington. After residency, I am leaning toward general pediatrics, but I am keeping an open mind. A fun fact about myself is that I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, water sports, and watching football! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the people! I love that the program has such a supportive environment and feels like a family!

Gretchan Lopez, D.O.

Gretchan Lopez, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Oklahoma State University. My hometown is Muldrow, Oklahoma. After residency, I plan on a child abuse pediatric fellowship or general pediatrics practice. A fun fact about myself is that I have been skydiving. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the people.

Nidhi Gandhi, D.O.

Nidhi Gandhi, D.O.

I went to medical school at NYITCOM at Arkansas State University. I went to undergrad at St. Louis University. My hometown is Little Rock, Arkansas. After residency, I plan on doing an adolescent medicine fellowship. A fun fact about myself is that I once grew my hair out to my knees! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the working environment!

Kimberly Harrison, D.O.

Kimberly Harrison, D.O.

I went to medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at East Central University. My hometown is Wagoner, Oklahoma. After residency, I am currently leaning towards Inpatient Pediatrics. I also hope to continue volunteering on medical mission trips overseas. A fun fact about myself is that I love traveling, hiking, and spending time outdoors. My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the close-knit, family feel of the program.

Christine Kurien, D.O.

Christine Kurien, D.O.

I went to medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I went to undergrad at Southern Methodist University. My hometown is Sunnyvale, Texas. After residency, I plan to hopefully join a fellowship. A fun fact about myself is that I like to dance! My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is the camaraderie I witnessed during my audition here! OSU Peds really takes care of their own. Oh, and also the beautiful hospital!

Ryan Leachman, D.O.

Ryan Leachman, D.O.

I went to medical school at Midwestern University AZCOM. I went to undergrad at California Polytechnic State University. My hometown is Pismo Beach, California. After residency, I plan on being a pediatrician. A fun fact about myself is that when I was a baby, I was so fat that my mom had to put Vaseline between my rolls to prevent chafing. The doctor told my mom “I think you are feeding him too much.” My favorite thing about OSU Pediatrics is how friendly and happy everyone in the program is!

 

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