Resident Leadership

2019-2020 AOCPMR Resident Council

 

President: Nicholas Elwert, DO

Residency Program: University of Kentucky

Internship: University of Kentucky 

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Neurorehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient) and spasticity management, Performing Arts/Dance Medicine and Outpatient MSK with focus on orthobiologics

 

Immediate Past President: Jake Reisner, DO

Fellowship Program: Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Square

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic

Internship: St. Vincent Hospital Transitional Year Program

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, Exertional Leg Pain, MSK Ultrasound, EMG, Regenerative Medicine, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Adaptive Sports




Secretary/Treasurer & Project Make It Happen Chair: Kayle Noble-Taylor, DO

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic

Internship: St. Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, MSK Ultrasound, Regenerative Medicine, Women’s Health

 

Membership Chair: Anita Garg, DO

Residency Program: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation-Newark, NJ

Internship: Plainview Hospital- Northwell Health

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- New York

Physiatry Interests: Interventional spine medicine, Sports medicine, Musculoskeletal ultrasound, and Integrative medicine

 

 

Membership Vice Chair: Kathryn Alfonso, DO

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Internship: Spokane Teaching Health Center

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, Women’s health, MSK Ultrasound

 

Membership Communication Liaison: Derek Steven Dixon, DO

Residency Program: University of Kentucky

Internship: University of Kentucky

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Sports and Spine

 

 

Midwest Regional Representative: Stephen Covington, DO

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic

Internship: St. Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Northeast Regional Representative: Kelsea Sandefur, DO

Residency Program: Case Western/Metro Health, Cleveland, Ohio

Internship: Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Medical School: A. T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Cardiovascular Health, Stroke and Diabetes

 

South Central Regional Representative: Dickran Altounian, DO

Residency Program: UT Health McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Internship: Chino Valley Medical Center

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Physiatry Interests: Pain medicine, interventional spine, MSK, ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

 

Southeast Regional Representative: Trevor Persaud, DO

Residency Program: Larkin Community Hospital

Internship: Larkin Community Hospital

Medical School: Philadelphia College fo Medicine - Georgia Campus

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, TBI 

 

Project Ask Chair: Marissa Dombovy-Johnson, DO

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic

Internship: Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Interventional Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Inpatient Rehabilitation

 

 

Mentorship Program Chair: Jesse Walker, DO

Residency Program: University of Utah

Internship: University of Utah - Internal Medicine Prelim

Medical School:  A.T. Still University – Mesa, AZ

Physiatry Interests:Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Pain Medicine, Trauma Rehab, Integrative Medicine, OMM

 

Mentorship Program Committee Member: Carter Newey, DO

Residency Program: The Ohio State University

Internship: Medical City Weatherford in Weatherford, TX

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, MSK Ultrasound, Lifestyle Medicine, OMM

 

Fellowship Database Committee Member: James Meiling, DO

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic

Internship: Medical City Weatherford in Weatherford, TX

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Sports Medicine, Performing Arts Medicine, MSK Ultrasound, Electrodiagnostics/Neuromuscular, Spine

 

 

Residency Spotlight Co-Chair: Kirstin Weider, DO

Residency Program: Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte NC

Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: Inpatient Rehabilitation, Amputation Rehabilitation, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Spasticity Management, Lifestyle Medicine, Integrative Medicine

 

Residency Spotlight Co-Chair: Karthik Sabapathy, DO

Residency Program: Penn State Hershey PMR

Internship: Penn State Hershey, Internal Medicine

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences (COMP)

Physiatry Interests: Pain, TBI, inpatient rehab, consults 

 

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative: Matt Cowling, DO

Residency Program: University of Wisconsin

Internship: IU Health Methodist Hospital

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Mid-Year Meeting Liaison: Eben Alexander, DO

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Member Services Chair: Kyaw Lin, DO

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Fellowship Database Chair: Alexandra Ostromecki, DO, MPH

Residency Program: Michigan State University

Internship: Michigan State University

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Physiatry Interests: TBI, SCI, MSK Ultrasound, EMG, Regenerative medicine, Interventional spine

 

West Regional Representative: Gavin Kolodge, DO

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Mid-Year Meeting Liaison & Education Committee Chair: Marla Petriello, DO

Residency Program: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Internship: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Physiatry Interests: General physiatry, Sports medicine, MSK ultrasound, Osteopathic manipulation, Adaptive Sports