OBGYN

Class Of:

2021

Jacqueline Cornell, MD

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Jacqueline Cornell, MD

2021

Undergraduate

Kent State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I love this program because of the immense volume and variety of patients seen everyday and on every service. All of the residents are ready to help each other in any situation. I also love the city of Grand Rapids, and am excited to move!

Hometown

New Philadelphia, Ohio

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Hiking, snowboarding, cooking, church, traveling

Yelena Davis, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Yelena Davis, MD

2021

Undergraduate

Calvin College

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I wanted to be part of an academic and community hybrid program with a high volume of obstetrics and gynecological procedures. I enjoy teaching and wanted a program that is affiliated with a medical school.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I enjoy spending time with my husband, Bryan, and newborn daughter, Nadia. We enjoy being outdoors whether that means going on walks, camping or taking a trip out to Lake Michigan. We are also avid hockey fans and love to watch the Red Wings or Griffins play. In my free time, I take pictures professionally. My favorite type of photo shoot would be engagement pictures. Usually when I edit pictures, I'm also binging on Netflix TV shows.

Hometown

Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Interests

I desire to practice as a generalist OB/GYN in the Grand Rapids area following residency. Areas of interest include recurrent miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage and adolescent medicine.

Erin DeCloux, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Erin DeCloux, MD

2021

Undergraduate

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because I was impressed with the quality of their residency program and the volume and diversity of their patient population. After interviewing here, I was confident that I could receive great training in a friendly, collaborative environment.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time at home with my husband, Kyle, and our pug, Maggie.

Hometown

Lake Mills, WI

Professional Interests

I am interested in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as advocating for increased access to safe, affordable, and comprehensive health care for all women.

Rebecca Fox, DO

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rebecca Fox, DO

2021

Undergraduate

Montana State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because it is a large community program with high volume, strong surgical training, and a passionate team of people who believe in what they're doing! During my interview I felt strongly that staff and faculty here truly value resident work life balance and resident wellness. I felt right at home in Grand Rapids, which I'm quickly learning is a great city.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I've spent most of my life around the mountains, so I have long fostered a love for the outdoors! When I'm not in the hospital, hopefully I'll be playing outside getting to know western Michigan. Road biking, backpacking, hiking, biking, running, yoga, ultimate Frisbee, and tennis are just a few more pastimes I can't do without! I also love travel, movies, a good cup of coffee, and crossword puzzles.

Hometown

Albuquerque, NM

Professional Interests

Family planning, women's health policy & advocacy

Meghan LaBine, MD

St. George's University

Meghan LaBine, MD

2021

Undergraduate

University of Arizona

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because of its supportive teaching environment and welcoming community. The residents and staff that I worked with were encouraging and well-trained, and seemed like they were genuinely friends outside of work. The city also had so much to offer both me and my fiancé (not in medicine) in terms of outdoor activities, restaurants/nightlife, and culture that I knew it would be a great fit.

Hometown

Chandler, AZ

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I like to stay active, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

Jordan Lowe, MD

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Jordan Lowe, MD

2021

Undergraduate

Abilene Christian University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because of the residents and staff I met during my interview. The program offered me a chance to pursue my professional/academic interests as well as get a change of scenery from Texas, but I ultimately came for the people and culture this program offered.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Traveling, cooking, hiking/camping, and my dog Cooper

Hometown

Fort Worth, Texas

Professional Interests

Gynecologic Oncology

Vinay Setty, DO

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vinay Setty, DO

2021

Undergraduate

Brandeis University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose this program because of the vibe I got during my interview. Everyone was intelligent and sharp with a relaxed and caring attitude. The program has many great things to offer as well as the city itself and I am excited for this four-year adventure.

Hometown

Nashua, NH

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I like playing soccer and other sports, hiking and being outdoors, cooking, traveling, and finding cool restaurants to visit.

Michael Strug, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Strug, DO

2021

Undergraduate

Rutgers University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose the Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program for my training because of the excellent clinical care and opportunities to learn in an academic setting.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I enjoy taking part in many of the activities West Michigan has to offer including drinking craft beer and visiting the lakeshore with my dogs. Also, I enjoy cooking, seeing live music, and traveling abroad in my spare time.

Hometown

Cherry Hill, NJ

Professional Interests

I am particularly interested in clinical practice and translational research related to infertility in women. Specifically, I am interested in the uterine mechanisms driving embryo implantation along with endometrial repair and its dysregulation in unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss.

2020

Emily Bromley, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Emily Bromley, MD

2020

Undergraduate

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because when I become an independent OBGYN I want to be confident in my skills and knowledge; I want to be the kind of physician I would send my own family members to see. The graduates of this program I have worked with are exceptional practitioners who carefully balance care and empathy with astute judgement and unequivocal skill.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I love to spend time being active outside - hiking, biking, skiing, etc. I grew up in an artist family and enjoy creating oil paintings when I get the time.

Hometown

Fargo, ND

Professional Interests

I am interested in preventive women's health to ensure a woman may sustain a high quality of life through every stage. I am also interested in helping women fulfill their goals of having a healthy and natural pregnancy and delivery.

Christina Hamilton, MD

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Christina Hamilton, MD

2020

Undergraduate

Georgia College & State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids primarily because everyone in the program seemed close, tight-knit and supportive of one another. Additionally, it is such a great balance between community and academics.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I have 2 cats that allow me to co-exist in the same living space in exchange for food and affection. I like to run, read, watch movies and cook, in addition to spending time with friends and family.

Hometown

St. Simons Island, GA

Professional Interests

Maternal fetal medicine, family planning

Xuan Pham, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Xuan Pham, MD

2020

Undergraduate

University of California, Davis

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I enjoy all types of outdoor activities such as hiking, white water rafting, and zip-lining. I travel when time permits, and love to try exotic fruits and food. I also like to shop at farmer's market and enjoy cooking, and baking with the ingredients I find there.

Hometown

San Jose, California

David Rakoff, MD

University of Minnesota Medical School

David Rakoff, MD

2020

Graduate

Bryn Mawr College Post-Bacc

Hometown

Towson, MD

Professional Interests

-Laparoscopy -Safety -Centering and Wellness -Primary Care for Women -Policy and Advocacy

Undergraduate

University of Maryland at College Park

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

Small town (great town) with lots of outdoors, beautiful beaches near by, and a sprawling downtown that will satisfy my inner foodie and quench my thirst. The residents, the support staff, and the faculty were all friendly, knowledgeable, and showed that they care about us as people. The hospitals are big and gorgeous with friendly people and lots of patients and opportunities to learn and perfect our craft.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work.

-Baltimore Ravens Football: It's all about, "the team, the team, the team." -Film and Movie enthusiast. -Physical Fitness. -Meditation and Emotional Wellness. -Exploring the outdoors. -Volunteering. -Mentorship programs. -Family Time!!! -And, learn something new every year.

Krystal Reynolds, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Krystal Reynolds, DO

2020

Undergraduate

Michigan State University

Hometown

Roseville, Michigan

Lindsay Schmiedeknecht, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Lindsay Schmiedeknecht, MD

2020

Undergraduate

Hope College

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose this program because I really wanted a community program with strong surgical training. As someone who trained here in medical school, I also love the people here and wanted to be close to my own family. Grand Rapids is a great city that still has smaller communities surrounding it, which we love.

Hometown

Shelby, Michigan

Hobbies/what I do outside of work.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, fishing, camping, and enjoying the lakes and beaches of Michigan. I also love to bake, read, and try new coffee shops and restaurants.

Lacey Wood, MD

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Lacey Wood, MD

2020

Undergraduate

Colorado State University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because the people here are passionate about what they do both at work and away from work. During my interview, I felt that this program was an incredible combination of high volume and enthusiastic faculty in a city where I could see myself living.

Hometown

Springfield, Illinois

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I am sure I am in for a rude awakening as I begin my intern year and experience my first Michigan Winter, but previously I never wasted an opportunity to be outside. I am always up for traveling, road-biking, mountain-biking, water-skiing, snow-skiing, surfing, hiking, sports of most kinds, and touring breweries that have cider and sours. Cooking is not my thing, but I am usually clever enough to find friends who can.

2019

Corianna Anderson, MD

Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin

Corianna Anderson, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Graduate

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I had the opportunity to take the Maternal Fetal Medicine elective during my forth year of medical school and developed lasting relationships with the residents. The camaraderie and support amongst the residents was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. Additionally, I was impressed with the clinical teaching environment and diversity of patients.

Undergraduate

Carthage College

Zeb Cope, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zeb Cope, DO

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Graduate

Duquesne University

Hometown

Columbia, SC

Professional Interests

Urogynecology; or Female Pelvic Medicine& Reconstructive Surgery, is something that I look forward to learning much more about.

Undergraduate

College of William & Mary

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I believed in the training that I would receive at GRMEP. There is a great amount of volume for obstetrical and gynecologic cases, dedicated didactic and conference time and a structure where I felt that I could go on to do anything from here. Plus, Grand Rapids is a great place that has tons to offer; lots of night life, natural beauty and pretty friendly people. I feel blessed to be here.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Sports of all kinds, I play the guitar and drums and enjoy writing.

Kristen Eischens, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Kristen Eischens, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Undergraduate

Ferris State University

Hometown

Sparta, MI

Stephanie Flermoen, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Stephanie Flermoen, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Undergraduate

GVSU

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

The positive learning environment I encountered as a medical student made me want to stay for residency. The faculty and staff are impeccable and truly practice evidence-based medicine. Also the volume of deliveries is incomparable.

Hometown

Merrillville, IN

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I enjoy biking, yoga, running and spending time with my husband and two dogs!

Kavita Narang, MD

Rangsit University

Kavita Narang, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Hometown

Bangkok, Thailand

Professional Interests

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

While looking for a residency program in my field of interest, 10,000 Miles away from home, I had a list of criteria that needed to be met. Starting with an excellent academic standing, research platform, large patient volume, engaging core faculties, well integrated curriculum to safe living, beautiful city and kind people; GRMEP has it all! It is the only program where I could check off everything I looked for in a program. Given that, I was very certain of my choice to pursue my residency training here where I can expect an outstanding education while maintaining a great lifestyle.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Reading Scuba diving Yoga Travelling Dancing

Christine Nkemeh, MD

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Christine Nkemeh, MD

2019

No Information Found.

Rebecca Prudnick, DO

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Rebecca Prudnick, DO

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Undergraduate

West Virginia University

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because the OBGYN program has so much to offer. It is a fantastic program that offers a wide variety of clinical experience and amazing faculty for excellent teaching. Grand Rapids and west Michigan is a great place to live with so much to offer.

Hometown

Morgantown, WV

Thomas Wechter, MD

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Thomas Wechter, MD

2019

Anticipated Graduation Year

2019

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because of the excellent training, the affiliation with Michigan State University, and the great city and people.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Sports, exercise, composing music, and spending time with friends and family. I love exploring downtown GR and going to Lake Michigan in the summer!

Professional Interests

Becoming a well-trained community OBGYN physician, while keeping an open mind to the various fellowship opportunities available.

2018

Meredith Carbone, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Meredith Carbone, DO

2018

Anticipated Graduation Year

2018

Undergraduate

Penn State

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose Grand Rapids because I had a positive experience during my audition rotation and because it was an option for my husband and I to couples match.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Skiing Marathon Training Fitness and Nutrition Coaching

Hometown

Summit, NJ

Professional Interests

Obstetrics Primary Care Preventative Medicine Osteopathy

Meghan Freund, MD

St. Matthew's University

Meghan Freund, MD

2018

No Information Found.

Elizabeth Friedman, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago

Elizabeth Friedman, MD

2018

Anticipated Graduation Year

2018

Undergraduate

Tufts

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I chose this program because I wanted a community program with a high volume, strong academics, and good working environment between residents and staff.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Beer tasting/brewing, playing with my cats, gardening, knitting, yoga, and watching Game of Thrones.

Hometown

Lisle, IL

Professional Interests

Centering pregnancy, contraception

Ryan Kuefler, MD

St. Matthew's University

Ryan Kuefler, MD

2018

No Information Found.

Toral Trivedi, MD

University of Illinois

Toral Trivedi, MD

2018

No Information Found.

2017

Miranda Eiseman, DO

Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Miranda Eiseman, DO

2017

Anticipated Graduation Year

2017

Undergraduate

University of Washington

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I was drawn to this program as a medical student because of the strong surgical skills of the residents. This is a high volume program and we work with numerous attendings, and this diversity of experiences is reflected in the strong clinical and surgical skills of the residents.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Running, traveling, Zumba, knitting, dancing, trying new food, and going to museums and concerts.

Hometown

Kenmore, Washington

Professional Interests

General OB/GYN and teaching medical students and residents

Emma Giuliani, MD

Univ di Rome-Tor Vergata

Emma Giuliani, MD

2017

No Information Found.

Joya Johnson, MD

University of Oklahoma

Joya Johnson, MD

2017

Anticipated Graduation Year

2017

Undergraduate

Oklahoma Baptist University

Hometown

Bartlesville, OK

Rebecca Lacks, MD

East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

Rebecca Lacks, MD

2017

Anticipated Graduation Year

2017

Undergraduate

Wake Forest University

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

Whitewater Kayaking Spending time with family and friends on Lake Michigan

Hometown

Lookout Mountain, TN

Kaitlin O’Connor, DO

Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kaitlin O’Connor, DO

2017

Anticipated Graduation Year

2017

Graduate

Loyola University Chicago

Hometown

Columbus, Nebraska

Professional Interests

I hope to be a generalist OBGYN when I'm finished with residency.

Undergraduate

University of Notre Dame

Why I chose this program/Grand Rapids for my training

I was assigned to rotate through a hospital system in Detroit for my 3rd year core rotations of medical school and discovered that I really liked Michigan and all that the state has to offer, so I wanted to stay in the state for residency. I also liked the proximity of Western Michigan to Chicago, Notre Dame football games, and the lakeshore, so Grand Rapids made sense to me. I also wanted to train at a tertiary care center where we I would be exposed to high risk obstetrical patients on a daily basis to prepare me for life after residency. I was also looking for a program with a high volume of gynecological surgeries and a large pool of residents to share call with, so GRMEP was a good fit.

Hobbies/what I do outside of work

I enjoy going to the lake and having beach days in the summer, college football games in the fall, and skiing in the winter. I travel whenever possible, usually with last mintue weekend escapes to Chicago or even Traverse City when I get a weekend away from work. I've made lots of great friends in GR so spending time with them whenever we have a free moment is always a priority for me. Recently, I've been running more, since I've signed up to run the Detroit Half Marathon with some friends this October.

Katie Schoeman, MD

University of Limerick

Katie Schoeman, MD

2017

No Information Found.

Therese Yarroch, MD

University of Wisconsin

Therese Yarroch, MD

2017

No Information Found.

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