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Class of 2024:

Three of the eight graduates will be remaining with Independence Health System while their five classmates are headed to fellowships, or primary care practices elsewhere. D Vincent Ream, MD, will be pursuing a fellowship in Obstetrics in Augusta, GA, while Alexander Androkites, DO, will complete his Geriatrics fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh. Alex Smaracheck, DO, is remaining with Independence Health System and joining Delmont Family Medicine and so is Megan Cunningham Grandalski, DO, who is joining Mountain View Primary Care.

Lauren DeLuca, DO, will be returning to her native Canada. Jeremiah Florendo. DO, will be remaining at Independence Health System as part of the Hospitalist group. Cole Miller, DO and Juan Almaguer, DO, are both headed to primary care practices in Bedford and St. Louis, MO, respectively.

Class of 2023:

Eight physicians in the Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program have completed their three-year specialty training. Jessie Milliken, DO; Elliott Hirsch, DO; Shane Bealer, DO; Alexander Porter, DO, Nancy Copeland, MD; Kate McGowan, DO; Emily Kukura, MD; and Abigail Casey, DO. Three of the graduates will be remaining with Independence Health System - Dr. Milliken is joining Connellsville Family Medicine. Dr. Copeland is part of the hospitalists serving Latrobe Hospital. Dr. Casey is becoming an attending at Frick Family Medicine. Dr. Bealer and Dr. Porter are pursuing sports medicine fellowships at Auburn University and Wellspan York Hospital, respectively. Dr. Hirsch has joined a primary care practice in Lancaster. Dr. McGowan is headed to Altoona Hospital, and Dr. Kukura will be going to Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Class of 2022:

Seven physicians completed the three-year Family Medicine Residency Program at Excela Health. Alaina McClarren, DO; Jessica Witte, MD; Matthew Witte, MD; Tyler Watson, DO; Kathryn Rickard, DO; and Evelyn Jung, DO, Hannah Aucoin, DO. Dr. McClarren and Dr. Jung will be remaining with Excela Health, with Dr. McClarren joining Derry Family Medicine in September and Dr. Jung becoming part of the Excela Hospitalists serving Latrobe Hospital. The Wittes are headed for New York State, where Dr. Jessica Witte will join a group practice in Olean while Dr. Matthew Witte has been accepted into a sports medicine fellowship program at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Watson is also headed to fellowship training in sports medicine at Auburn University in Alabama, while Dr. Rickard will become part of the primary care team of Unity Health Network in Ohio. Dr. Aucoin is also joining a hospitalist group at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Class of 2021:

Nicolas Cortese, DO- Atrium Health Weddington Family Medicine, Charlotte, NC; Alexander Fleming, DO- Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Buffalo, NY; Raymond Gatzke, MD- Excela Health, Ligonier Family Medicine; Alexa Marconi, DO- Excela Health, Blairsville Family Medicine; Chaitya Parikh, DO- Excela Health, Blairsville Family Medicine; Lauren Sciullo, DO- Excela Health, Excela Square Latrobe Family Medicine; Karren Vlahos, DO- Bronson Family Medicine, Marshall, MI; Megan Wilson, DO- Excela Health Hospitalist

Class of 2020:

Zachary Ankey, MD- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Somerset, Outpatient Family Medicine; Yaw Fordjour, DO- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pinnacle, Harrisburg, Hospitalist; Catherine Kananen Roman, DO- Heritage Valley Health System, Outpatient; John Kopko, DO- Outpatient Center, Morgantown, West Virgina; Michael Nieto, MD- St. Luke’s Health, Texas; Ryan Semko, DO- Covenant Health, Tennessee, Outpatient

Class of 2019:

Timothy Carpenter, MD-Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Christopher Ciccarelli, MD, Conemaugh Highlands Physician Group; Bryan Dempsey, DO, Punxsutawney Area Hospital, Hospitalist; Marie George, DO, Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Paul Kline, MD, Calvert County Internal Medicine, Maryland; Scott Nellis, DO, Butler Health System for a primary care practice in Evans City, PA; Samuel Valletta, MD- Excela Health Hospitalist Group

Class of 2018:

Andrew King, DO- Vidant Family Medicine/North Carolina; Salih Grice, MD- Patient First Maryland Urgent Care; Kathryn Byers Bender, DO- Excela Health Jeanette Family Medicine; Michael Williams, DO- The Ohio University/Wexner Medical Center; Nicholas Kotsonis, MD- Hospitalist/Wooster Community Hospital; Justin Palatt, MD- Hurley Avenue Family Medicine/New York; Cole Budinsky, MD- Fellowship/Primary Care Sports Medicine @ Nationwide Children's Hospital; Gustavo Gomez. MD- Hospitalist- University of Pittsburg Physicians

Class of 2017:

Susan Anderson, MD- Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Matthew Govora, DO Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Tiffany Higgins, DO Excela Square Frick Family Medicine; Ahmad Rasheed, MD Hospitalist/Inova Loudoun Hospital/Virginia Andrew Schleihauf, DO- University of Kentucky/Sports Medicine Fellowship; Erik Svensson, MD- Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Andrea Volkerding, MD Excela Health Hospitalist Group

Class of 2016:

Ryan Floyd, MD Excela Square Latrobe Family Medicine; Justin McCray, MD Excela Health Hospitalist Group; Claria Prior, DO Med Express;Courtney Floyd, MD Excela Square Latrobe Family Medicine;Dominic Trapani, DO Private Practice/North Carolina; Ian Zack, DO Excela Health Hospitalist Group

Class of 2015:

Frank Balloqui, MD Med Express; Sarah Barlow, MD Med Express; Kevin Bartolomucci, DO Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Tawney Sauriol, MD Private Practice/California; Elizabeth Spaar, DO Med Express; Zachary Walton, DO Excela Health Hospitalist Latrobe Family Medicine Residency

Class of 2014:

Lindsey Beabout, DO, Washington Health System Family Medicine-Waynesburg James Breisinger, DO, Hospitalist- Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Emily Fellin, MD, Paoli Family Medicine-Paoli, PA Anthony Mazza, MD, Geisinger Health System, Huntingdon, PA Heidi Nagel, MD, Northewest Family Medicine, Tampa, FL Teresa Malec, DO, Windber Medical Center, Windber, PA

Class of 2013:

Margaret Behr, DO, Absolute Primary Care in Cranberry, PA Susan Holencik, DO, Geisinger Health System/Bellefonte Office Mary James, MD, Geriatric Fellowship at Stanford University Laura Newhouser, DO, Geisinger Health System, State College Shane Newhouser, DO, Geisinger Health System, State College Cybele Pacheco, MD, Geisinger Health System, Lewisburg

Class of 2012:

Sheela Dwivedi, MD, Geriatric Fellow, Temple University, Philadelphia Robert Flannery, MD, Sports Medicie Fellow, UMDNJ, Stratford, N.J. Jose Mejia, MD, Excela Health Family Practice, Chestnut Ridge , Derry, Pa. Lauren Strohm, DO, Family Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, Valley Forge, Pa. Saif Usman, MD, Sports Medicine Fellow, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mo. Mathew Woleslagle, DO, Family Practice at Med Express, Greensburg, Pa.

Class of 2011:

Nicholas Gross, DO, Plundo Associates, Greensburg, Pa. David Braum, DO, Geisinger Health System, Lewistown, Pa. Tifffany Helman, MD, Conemaugh Physician Group, Jennerstown, Pa. Dori Ann Lavery, MD, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa. Sarjoo Patel, MD, CEO for Beam Healthcare, Madison, WI. Benjamin Mathews, MD, Hospitalist and Faculty at Bryn Mawr Family Medicine Residency, Riddle Hospital, Media, Pa. Jonathan Phillips, MD, Sports Medicine Fellow, University of South Florida, Tampa