Emergency Medicine

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Current Residents

Residents of the Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics programs at IU School of Medicine benefit from training with accomplished faculty who provide excellent patient care and publish research regularly in peer-reviewed biomedical journals. Graduates of these residency programs demonstrate excellence in the field of emergency medicine and are prepared for a broad range of careers.

Chief Residents

Chief Residents work as a team to provide leadership and support to residents in the Department of Emergency Medicine program. They serve as key mentors and advocates for the residents and set a positive tone for the residency program.

Dr. Capito is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hays is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. He earned his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ortiz is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Her professional interests are in medical education and toxicology. Her hobbies include soccer, kickboxing, reading, watching Detroit sports, playing with her dog, being with her husband and friends, wine tasting and baking. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the family environment. “The family feel really sold it for me, and the faculty are amazing!” she says. “It’s laid back with enough clinical volume and variety to help us become fantastic emergency physicians.”

Dr. Saunders an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician.

Dr. Slubowski is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tune is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Residents Class of 2018

Dr. Hays is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. He earned his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dr. Saunders an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician.

Categorical Emergency Medicine Residents Class of 2018

Dr. Bariteau is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His professional interests are in ED critical care. His hobbies include mixed and traditional martial arts, world championship kickboxing and learning how to cook. He says his favorite things about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine are the “incredible patient volume, awesome staff and co-residents and location in a big city that feels manageable and affordable.”

Dr. Cao is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Capito is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chernoby is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His professional interests are in critical care and EMR. His hobbies include traveling, gardening and eventually having a dog and a rabbit. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the “supportive environment fostered by the faculty and the residency as a whole.”

Dr. Hunt is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Ortiz is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Her professional interests are in medical education and toxicology. Her hobbies include soccer, kickboxing, reading, watching Detroit sports, playing with her dog, being with her husband and friends, wine tasting and baking. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the family environment. “The family feel really sold it for me, and the faculty are amazing!” she says. “It’s laid back with enough clinical volume and variety to help us become fantastic emergency physicians.”

Dr. Jackson is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Liao is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of California Davis School of Medicine. His professional interests are in EMS disaster preparedness and CPR/defibrillation. His hobbies include science fiction novels and movies. He says his favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the overall experience of IU. “They have fantastic EMS and disaster medicine experiences, great residents and an excellent support staff.”

Dr. Lommel is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her DO from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. McGee is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His professional interests are in ultrasound, operations and logistics. His hobbies include comic books, listening to vinyl records and cooking. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the focus on career development. “The biggest draw of the program was the focus on the development of a decades-long career, and the ability to explore those interests with the established tracks.”

Dr. Pearson is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her professional interests are in pediatrics, ultrasound and global health. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, eating and playing with her dog, Bailey. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the overall experience. “It’s strong pediatric training, amazing people, a large alumni network and a solid program reputation that will help me find my dream job in any region of the country.”

Dr. Pettigrew is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Dr. Slubowski is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dr. Soley is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stewart is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Thinnes is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tune is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Van Ryzin is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her professional interests are in ICU and palliative care. Her hobbies include traveling internationally, road tripping, volcano hiking and 5k swims. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the staff. “From a career-trajectory perspective, they are great people to train and challenge me as a resident.”

Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Residents Class of 2019

Dr. Grigsby is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Rayburn is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. He earned his MD from the American University of the Caribbean and his MPH from the University of South Florida.

Categorical Emergency Medicine Residents Class of 2019

Dr. Brakora is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Byrd is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. Her hobbies include working on her house and trying new restaurants and breweries around Indianapolis. Her favorite things about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine are the people and location. “I loved the people I worked with when I rotated through the department,” she says. “Everyone was so easy to get along with, and Indianapolis is such a great city. There’s always something happening or something new to try.”

Dr. Courtney is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

Dr. Falvo is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her professional interests are in medical student education and communication. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the people. “IUSM EM is a big, (sometimes) loud, happy family full of so many brilliant, talented people,” she says. “I’m incredibly grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to learn from all of them.”

Dr. Holt is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His professional interests are in medical education and critical care. His hobbies include basketball, video games, outdoor activities and cornhole. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine are its reputation and location. “They have a world-renowned reputation for excellent emergency medicine training in a wide variety of settings, offering care to a huge number of people in need,” he says. “I also visited Indy several times, having lived in Chicago, and plain and simple: I loved the city.”

Dr. Lupov is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Morgan is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional interests are in clinical informatics, systems operations and quality improvement. His hobbies include running, biking, bluegrass and beating (fellow resident) Steve Wipprecht in tennis. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the experience. “IU offered a unique blend of academic and community experiences and I felt like this would prepare me for whatever I choose to do within the field of emergency medicine,” he says.

Dr. Patel is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from University of Minnesota Medical School. Her professional interests are in research, medical education, public health and international medicine. Her hobbies include traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, board games, Bollywood dancing and trying new restaurants. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the people. “I felt like I was part of the family from the minute I attended the pre-interview dinner,” she says. “The faculty members were personable and welcoming – it truly felt like home from day one!”

Dr. Pettit is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his DO from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional interests are in research, critical care and hematology/oncology in the ED. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and son, playing with their dogs, hiking, golfing, ultimate Frisbee, brewing beer and traveling. His favorite things about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine are the clinical opportunites and faculty. “The level of training, acuity, volume, responsibility, and autonomy here is unparalleled,” he says. “Further, the faculty members, both in the ED and off service, are dedicated to our education, which makes for a great experience.”

Dr. Prest is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Her professional interests are in EMS/Pre-hospital and administration. Her hobbies include exploring new places, spending time with her husband, playing soccer, volleyball, Frisbee and any sport in which she can get someone to join her. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the experience. “I saw opportunities, tracks, and a family-like atmosphere, and I’m happy to be here.”

Dr. Propst is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Dr. Ryan is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Saltarelli is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Satorius is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD and MS from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Her professional interests are in education, simulation, palliative care and geriatrics. Her hobbies include spending time with her husky, Mia, running, cooking, food-ing and decorating. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the quality. “When I rotated here as a medical student, I was blown away by the quality of the faculty and how enthusiastic they were teach,” she says. “Now that I’m here, I’m even more in awe of the faculty and my co-residents. It’s a fun, hard-working family.”

Dr. Scott is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. His professional interests are in academic medicine, critical care and pharmacology. His hobbies include competitive swimming, biking, hiking, camping and beach vacations. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the experience. “I did an away rotation at IUSM as a fourth-year medical student and was sold!” he says. “It  boils down to excellent EM exposure with lots of critical care experiences throughout, great staff and learning environment and a fun, family-style residency program.”

Dr. Siddle is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD and MPH from the University of North Carolina. Her professional interests are in public health, disaster, policy and research. Her hobbies include biking, running, being outdoors, costume parties, exploring locally and abroad and craft beer. Her favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the experience. “They have volume to push you, the tracks to supplement your interests, investment from the faculty and fellow residents who are down to earth but smart and motivated,” she says. “Plus, Indianapolis is an awesome city!”

Dr. Walsh is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Wang is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His professional interests are in global health. His hobbies traveling, hiking and lighting campfires. His favorite thing about practicing emergency medicine at IU School of Medicine is the people. He chose IUSM because of the “people-happy, optimistic, intelligent community.”

Dr. Wipprecht is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Residents Class of 2020

Categorical Emergency Medicine Residents Class of 2020

Dr. Barton is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Benzoni is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Crow is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.

Dr. Doos is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Doxey is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

Dr. Duggan is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Eales is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Francois is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr. Garcia is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Henderson is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. She earned her MD from the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hurtig is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Dr. Jacobs is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Kaminski is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Dr. Purpura is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

Dr. McBride is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dr. Menegotta is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Meyers is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. O’Neill is an emergency medicine and pediatrics resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Parrett is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Pike is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Dr. Swartz is an emergency medicine resident physician. She earned her MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. VanderVinne is an emergency medicine resident physician. He earned his MD from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Residents Class of 2021

Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Residents Class of 2022