Current GME Resident Profiles

 

Marnina Shelkin

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Life before Medical School:
College student and freelance musician.

Interests:
Music, Reading, Biking, Dancing, Yoga, Politics, and Environment

Favorite Thing about the Area:
The beautiful scenery and natural beauty.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
The people, of course!

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Kristine Soltanpour

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado and Larchmont, New York

Colleges and Specific Degrees: 
Lewis and Clark College; Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Interests:
Traveling, starting a medical foundation the Sol Medical Foundation. Playing tennis, going to cultural events.

Favorite thing about the area:
Lake Ontario is so beautiful so is the St Lawrence River. Plenty of outdoors things to do, like hiking and seeing different parts of this beautiful area.

Favorite thing about the Residency Program at Samaritan:
There is so much to say here, Dr. Rechlin is the best program director ever and also the best DME. He listens and actually helps the residents to succeed. Also the Chief Aaron Campbell who helps us with knowledge organizes great residency outings. I went skeet shooting for the first time ever and even though I never shot a gun in my life I had so much fun with going as a group and doing a residency building opportunity. The residents and residency are very supportive of one another. The program is very conducive to learning and to becoming an excellent physician. You make what you want here but for me this is the best program I can ask for. I truly cannot say how much I am happy to be here. Some programs are malignant this is NOT. This program actually is very humane and you learn a lot. If you want a program that you have to take charge which I love this is it.

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Itauma Udosen

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
The University of Georgia in Athens, Ga; B.S. Ed in Exercise Science

Interests: 
Dancing, Traveling, working out, the company of my family and friends, watching documentaries and movies.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
I like the fact that Watertown is near Lake Ontario and Canada; both of which are places I like to go to and relax

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
I enjoy the autonomy given to me by my preceptors. While I am given the opportunity to be in charge of my patients, I know that my preceptors will be there to guide me if needed.

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Sheila Ramanathan aka RamanoodleCrunch

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Quakertown, PA aka Philly Yo

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Lehigh University, Molecular Biology, LECOM-Erie

Life before Medical School:
I pippetted 10 hours a day for 15 dollars an hour.

Interests:
Art, New experiences, Funny looking people, biking, being adventurous, snowshoeing, international, national and local travel, Parrotlets, betta fish, gardening, various kinds of food

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Renaissance fair and castles (I have yet to go to either one...hint hint Aaron)

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
My Fellow FM Residents! The outpatient clinic is pretty Boss

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Yu Sung

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Flushing, New York

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
SUNY at Stony Brook (Undergraduate school)
University of Rochester (Graduate school)
Western University of Health Sciences (Osteopathic Medical School)

Life before Medical School:
Hill-Top Market Research Technician

Interests:
Movies & Travel

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Great autonomy with support and supervision.

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Tad Lanagan

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Concord, MA

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Princeton – AB History
UVM – Postbacc PreMed
UNECOM - DO

Life before Medical School:
Global Health, Genomics, Public Health

Interests:
At the moment …cures for colic

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Burrville Cider Mill

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
The winters …oh wait, no, it’s the people

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Caitlin Donegan

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Kenosha, WI

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Alma College – Biology & English (Double Major)
Des Moines University - DO

Life before Medical School:
Straight into medical school from college

Interests:
Reading, Music, Yoga, & Hiking

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Bombay Duck Pickle Café in Carthage

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Good People : )

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Jason Federline, DO

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Finksburg, MD

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Virginia Tech, BS- Biology
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Life before Medical School:
I grew up outside of Baltimore, MD and enjoyed participating in various outdoor activities, including various high school sports. I attended Virginia Tech for undergraduate training, and I immediately fell in love with the variety of outdoor activity opportunities, southern hospitality, and college-town atmosphere afforded by the area.

Interests:
Anything outdoors: Biking, hiking, swimming, running, volleyball, kayaking, skiing, team sports. I avidly follow the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, and I love EVERYTHING Virginia Tech. I also enjoy spending free time in the company of my family, fiancé, friends, and fellow-residents.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
The vast outdoor activities which are available: anything from hiking, to kayaking, running in the park, boating, and I’ve heard they have decent skiing in the winter. I am happy to say that I was surprised to find the friendliness of the people in the area mimics that of southern hospitality.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
The cohesiveness of our resident family and the availability, support, and devotion of the residency staff.

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J. Ryan McLain

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Surgoinsville, TN

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
East Tennessee State University – Double Major Professional Chemistry and Biology, Minor in Psychology
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine – Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

Life before Medical School:
I came straight out of undergraduate work into medical school.

Interests:
Camping, kayaking, computers, reading

Favorite Thing about the Area:
It has been a beautiful Summer so far…

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
I like the low resident to attending ratio. The people are always very nice and very helpful.

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 Trang Nguyen

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Glendale, California & Hue, Vietnam

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
University of California, San Diego- B.S. in Biology
Loma Linda University- MBA(c) in Healthcare Administration and Management
Andrew Taylor Still University- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Life before Medical School: Traveling

Interests:
Reading, fencing, exploring new hobbies/skills, sudoku, spending time with family & friends, perfecting my skills at looking smaller than a shoe :)

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Thompson Park, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and other natural beauties. Also, being one of the few residency locations that one can travel to another country and be back in the same day

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Didactics, Fellow Residents along with Supportive Administration, Attending’s, and Staff

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Shervin Shahriari

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Arizona State University.
Associate in Art and Associate in Science from Mesa Community College

Life before Medical School:
Researcher at Arizona State University Biodesign Institute.

Interests: Tennis, soccer, music.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Watertown is a beautiful town which is located close to Canadian border and has lots of natural attractions.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Samaritan offers one of the best residency programs in family and internal medicine. As a resident, I can work with my preceptors who are motivated to teach. Dr. Rechlin, Our program director is extremely approachable and provides lots of help and support to all the residents so we can do well in our individual medical fields. Ms. Bastien and graduate medical education office provide exceptional support. Simply, Samaritan residency programs are the best

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Viliane Vilcant

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Irvington, NJ

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Rutgers University – Bachelors of Arts (Undergraduate)
Rowan University – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – (Graduate)
Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine (Medical School)

Life before Medical School:
School and more school…. Acquiring my bachelors & master’s degree

Interests:
Football, Church, Dining Out, Poetry, & Shopping

Favorite Thing about the Area:
It’s peaceful and not as busy as city life

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
It’s such a friendly atmosphere. You truly feel like you are part of a family here and that is the type of environment I desire to work in.

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