Graduate Medical Education Newsletter July - September 2023

2023 Graduation

Emergency Medicine

Recent Graduates: Harrison Daniel, MD, Seagal Dauglas, MD, Nadeem El-Kouri, MD, John Hiett, MD, Leslie Jewett, MD, David Remy, MD, Jasmine Washington, MD. Not pictured is Noor Ahmed, DO.

Family & Community Medicine

Recent Graduates: John Duke, MD, Jocelyn Gray Elliott, MD, Palak Krushiker, MD, Helga Skaftason, MD, Livia M. Nishi, MD, and Melissa Gerald, DO.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Recent Graduates: Cristina Carbia, DO, Kelsey LeMay, DO, and Tyler Lloyd, MD.


Recent Graduates: Emily Bolender, MD, Rasha Elrefai, MD, Alizay Paracha, MD, Carlie Goekeler, DO, Samantha Conner, DO, Shelbi Bond, DO, Jack Manquen, DO, and Dan Kim, DO


Recent Graduates: Jeffrey Sanders, MD, Jordan Parsons, MD, and Matthew McNaughton, MD

General Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Recent Graduates in General Surgery: James McClintic, MD, Justin Puthoff, MD, Stuart Reynolds, MD, Paulie Wipple, DO. and Hannah Jayroe, DO in Vascular Surgery

OU-Tulsa SCM Graduating Sports Medicine Fellow, Tyler Wines, MD is Transitioning to Faculty in the Sports Medicine Fellowship

Welcome New Interns and Fellows

Emergency Medicine

EM new inters left to right are Nicholas Stearns, DO, Nathan Wilks, DO, Nicholas Hoggatt, DO, Ethan Allison, MD, Daniel Joslin, DO, Tiga Wright, DO, Nicholas Morse, MD, Brent Spurling, DO, Caleb Niehues, DO.

Family & Community Medicine

New interns back row left to right are Katie Kelly, MD, Ria Sandhu, DO, Courtney Acker, DO, Ana Paula Jalkh, MD, Laney Palmer-Mitchell, DO, and Liuyi Chen, MD. Front row left to right are Michael Jamaleddine, MD and Daniel Dias

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Joshua Hansen, MD

Internal Medicine

Poker Welcome Party for the new interns who include: Erin Chonka DO, Marisa Bravo MD, Madisen Dorand, MD, Karli Shelton, MD, Bradley Gleason, DO, Kody Harvey, MD, Cody Hillman, DO, Casey House, MD, Pooja Mallipaddi, DO, Mark Means, MD, Williams Nowlin, DO, and Ayah Saleh, MD.

Nephrology Fellowship

Left to right is Sukumar Gandra, MD and Taylor Greene, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology

New OB interns left to right are Alexander Matlock, DO, Rebecca Nuss, MD, Shelbi Bond, DO, and Hailey Nale, DO.


Laura Campion, MD, Anjali Daulat, DO, Rebecca Beaudoin, DO, Samantha Conner, DO (4th Year Chief), Michelle Escala, MD, Blaine Eggemeyer, DO, Amna Obaid, MD, Noelia Swymeler, DO, Daniel Jeremiah-Tang, DO, Madalyn Whitmill, DO, Emily Ogg, MD


Welcome Party for the new interns who are Abigail Mutamba, DO, Brittany Taylor, DO, Corbin Wertz, MD, Rehan Zafar, MD, and Jesse Zeng, MD

General Surgery

New interns include: Timothy Hardaway, MD, Madison Landers, DO, Brianna Taylor, MD, Ryu Tran, MD, and Jourdan Waddell, DO.

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Left to right are Arad Abadi, MD and Logan Warren, DO

A virtual open house was held for URiM potential applicants to ask any questions they have about our great Residency programs before ERAS 2023 opens. The Open House was held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. There were a total of 81 participants in the virtual meeting: 65 potential applicants, 6 Program Directors, 3 Faculty members, 5 Residents, and 2 Staff members. Thanks to the OU-Tulsa DEI and Medical Education Pathways office for putting the open house together. It was a huge success.


The GME Office is grateful to our amazing residency program coordinators and showed our appreciation by treating them to a day of fun on Friday, September 15th. We had brunch at Neighborhood Jam and then a charcuterie lesson with Tulsa's very own Charcuteray. Coordinators include Melisa Garner - Emergency Medicine, Keli Bridgewater - Sports Fellowship, Kimberly Johnson - Internal Medicine, Carole Hammell - Nephrology Fellowship, Melissa Ruff - OBGYN, Jenna Tow - Pediatrics, Sheryl Hayes - Child Abuse Fellowship, Rhonda Wallace - Psychiatry, Jennifer Austin - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Juli Sensintaffar - Surgery, and Cierra Gleason - Vascular Fellowship. Renda Chubb - Family Medicine was unable to attend.

Conference Presentations and Leadership Development

Resident and Faculty Research

OBGYN May 2023 Clinical Vignette Symposium Presenters and July 2023 Research Night

Top L to R: Daniel Bond, DO, Kimberly Gillens, MD, and Uzma Sandhu, MD presenting their posters in May at the Clinical Vignette Symposium. Bottom photo: OBGYN Research Night, July 2023.

Pediatrics Department May 2023 Clinical Vignette Symposium Presenters and Winners

L to R: 1st Place -Rachel Chidester, DO, 3rd Place - Claire Collins, DO, and Oral Presentation by Darby Sparks, DO

General Surgery PGY4, Jordan Williams, MD presenting an E-poster at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) conference in Montreal Canada on March 29-April 1, 2023. Other resident authors on the poster included Jessica Heard, MD, Gabriel Bolender, MD (IM PGY2), and Stephen Phillippe, MD.

“Breathe. It's just a bad day, not a bad life." - Mary Engelbreit
“Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. " - John Lennon
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

Wellness & Educational Opportunities

Find newsletters, fact sheets, and online workshops, webinars and other wellness activities by clicking on the links below. Find new and exciting things to do in and around Tulsa as well as several online seminars through OU Tulsa Human Resources, DEI office, and the ACGME. Have you set up your OU Tulsa Wellness Portal account? Do it TODAY!

Counseling Services

When pursuing a professional career, residents can sometimes feel overwhelmed with academic and training program demands, personal responsibilities, social conflicts, and emotional distress. All OU employees have access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services through Magellan Health and Family & Children's Services. Your program provides useful tools and resources that can help make the most out of your day or guide you through a difficult time. All confidential and at no cost to you. Contact: Magellan Health at 800-327-5043 or Family & Children's Services at 918-587-9471.

Your GME Office

Yolanda Gomez, DIO, Admin Building, 2B40, (918) 660-3095

Michael Conrad, GME Manager, Admin Building, 2G06, (918) 660-3505

Richard Bryant, GME Compliance and Finance Officer, Admin Building, 2G04, (918) 660-3085

Kris Rider, GME Coordinator, Admin Building, 2G03, (918) 660-3076

Nancy Enkelmann, Administrative Support, Admin Building, 2G05, (918) 660-3504

Do you have newsworthy topics and/or individuals in your departments you would like to highlight in the GME newsletter, please let Kris Rider (kris-rider@ouhsc.edu) know.