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Meet the OB-GYN Class of 2028.

Welcome to the OB-GYN Class of 2028

The 10 new residents stand in 2 rows outside of Walther Hall, wearing their IU School of Medicine white coats

Being matched to residency is challenging in every discipline, but the match for aspiring OB-GYNs is especially competitive. With diverse interests, distinct research areas, countless advocacy opportunities and numerous subspecialties, aspiring OB-GYN applicants must carefully consider each program.  As demand for exceptional, compassionate OB-GYNs increases, so does the candidate pool for residency. 

The IU School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received nearly 800 applications for 10 resident spots in the 2024 cycle. After careful consideration, the national match process and multiple interviews with top candidates, we are proud to introduce our OB-GYN Class of 2028.  

Ali Alderson 

Ali Alderson, MD

Ali Alderson, MD, grew up in Idaho before moving to Seattle, WA. She graduated cum laude with a degree in biology and physiology from the University of Washington and worked as a medical scribe in a reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic. Afterward, she earned her medical degree at the University of Washington, where she was an LGBTQ+ Health Pathway Leader and served on the Board of Directors for Women in Medicine, Inc. In her free time, Alderson loves swimming, spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and spoiling her cat, Margot.

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Jeilyn N. Coston, DO, MS

Jeilyn Coston, DO, MS, was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Southern California and earned her graduate and medical degrees at Lincoln Memorial University. She is passionate about serving underserved communities and addressing healthcare disparities. 

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Cassie Crifase, MD

Cassie Crifase, MD, is from the suburbs of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate degree in public policy and international affairs at Princeton University and completed her master's in public health at Yale University. She earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, where she participated in the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program. Her academic interests are related to the intersections of policy and medicine with global health, public health, ethics and human rights.

67810-Herzog, KierstenKiersten “Kay” Herzog, MD

Kay Herzog, MD, was born in Kansas City, MO. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. She grew up playing competitive volleyball and played sand volleyball throughout undergrad and medical school. In her free time, she loves lifting weights, doing Pilates, rating coffee shops throughout the city and watching reality TV shows and Chiefs football games.  

67728-Jolly, SoniaSonia Jolly, MD

Sonia Jolly, MD, was raised in Tucson, AZ, but spent the last eight years in the Midwest completing her undergraduate and medical degrees. She earned both at Saint Louis University. She is passionate about maternal health equity and is excited to serve the diverse patient population of Indianapolis. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, rollerblading, listening to Whitney Houston and petting dogs.  

67703-Kullar, ManishaManisha Kullar, MD

Manisha Kullar, MD, grew up in Dayton, OH. She spent her time playing soccer or in an ice rink, figure skating or watching hockey. She completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University. She enjoys working with diverse patient populations and is passionate about providing patient-centered and equitable care. In her free time, Kullar enjoys traveling, going to coffee shops and trying different workout classes.   

67841-Mervis, MadisonMadison Mervis, MD

Madison Mervis, MD, is from Ann Arbor, MI. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in biomolecular science. Before earning her medical degree from Wayne State University, she worked as an orthopedic research assistant. In her free time, Mervis enjoys rock climbing, hiking, knitting and exploring Indy restaurants.   

67701-Patel, AnjaliAnjali Patel, MD

Anjali Patel, MD, was born and raised in southern Indiana. She stayed in Indiana for her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Indiana. She earned her medical degree at Rocky Vista University in Denver, CO. She is excited to be back in her home state to train as an OB-GYN. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, exploring new restaurants and supporting the Indiana Fever.  

65874-Patrick, EliseElise Patrick, MD

Elise Patrick, MD, was born and raised in Plymouth, IN. She completed her undergraduate education in biology, health and society from the University of Michigan. She was fortunate to attend IU School of Medicine and is excited to stay for residency. She is passionate about medical education and increasing access to reproductive care. When she isn’t working, she enjoys cheering on the Wolverines and spending time with her partner and cats, Cashew and Zeus. 

67848-Toledo, IsabellaIsabella Toledo, MD

Isabella Toledo, MD, was born in Peoria, IL, but moved to San Diego as a child. She spent her childhood on the beaches in Point Loma. Toledo went to UC Berkeley for undergrad and received a degree in public health. Afterward, she worked in grant writing before going to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. She is passionate about women’s health, increasing access to health care among different groups and research involving disparities in health care and patient advocacy.  

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Keeley Higley

Keeley Higley is the communications generalist for the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

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