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Meeting the EM Attendings


Emergency Medicine Residency Program 

 

Michelino Mancini, DO

Program Director
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Chicago Heights, Illinois
Undergraduate Education: 
Marquette University
Medical School: 
Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: 
Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: 
Interests include administration, medical education, critical care and innovative learning techniques.  Hobbies include enjoying time with my wife and children, coaching soccer, traveling, and playing golf and soccer.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
I chose Lakeland because of the medical staff and the relationships I have made with them.  The medical staff is a high performing team that makes medical education enjoyable, cutting edge and effective.



Jason Hamel, MD

Medical Director
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Berrien Springs, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: 
Andrews University
Medical School: 
Loma Linda University
Residency: 
Michigan State University - Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
Hobbies/Interests: 
Fly-fishing, boating, photography, scuba diving.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
This area is where I spent many of my growing-up years, and I was eventually drawn back. This community keeps my family happy when I am at work and provides plenty of recreation opportunities on my days off.


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Matthew Hysell, MD

EM Clerkship Director     
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Midland Michigan
Undergraduate Education: 
University of Notre Dame
Medical School: 
University of Michigan
Residency: 
University of Michigan - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: 
Birding, photography.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
It is a hospital that functions in many respects like a tertiary care center but is located in a small community with great access to the outdoors and excellent school systems.


Jesse Kellar, MD, MBA

Assistant Program Director
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Lodi, California
Undergraduate Education: 
Walla Walla University
Medical School: 
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Residency: 
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: 
Family, farming, riding my tractor, guitar, goats and slack-lining.  
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
It is a busy community hospital with an amazing Emergency Medicine Residency.


Jereme Long

Jereme Long, DO

Ultrasound Director
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Salina, Kansas
Undergraduate Education: 
Mid America Nazarene University
Medical School: 
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: 
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: 
Ultrasound, ultrasound teaching, wilderness medicine, University of Kansas basketball, travel, time with family, Christianity.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
Quite simply, opportunity.  Lakeland has provided an environment in which I can progress personally and professionally. 


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Joseph McCarthy, DO

Core Faculty

Hometown:  Highland, Michigan
Undergraduate Education:  University of Michigan
Medical School:  Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:  Lakeland Health
Hobbies/Interests:  Spending time with my wife and family which includes our dog and two children, and outside activities such as spending time at the beach, biking, running and skiing (water and snow). 
Why I Chose Lakeland:  I was a resident here and enjoyed the atmosphere and experience it has to offer.  The attending physicians and residents get along well at and away from work.  The opportunity to work with residents as well as without and the diversity of the three sites (St. Joseph, Niles and Watervliet) were also large factors on staying here at Lakeland.  The location and seasons were also influential in the decision.

Robert Nolan, DO

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Canby, Oregon
Undergraduate Education: 
University of Notre Dame
Medical School: 
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: 
University of Washington/MAMC
Hobbies/Interests: 
Scuba, Koi, gardening, hiking.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
The people and location are second to none.


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Sheila Philpott, MD

Core Faculty

Hometown:  Kalkaska, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: 
University of Michigan
Medical School: 
University of Michigan
Residency: 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies/Interests: 
Reading, Michigan football, camping, boating, fishing.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
It is a regional medical center with a small town hospital feel.  It is located in a small lakeside community close to Chicago and Ann Arbor.


Megan Schrader, DO

Core Faculty

Hometown:  Bridgeport Michigan
Undergraduate Education: 
Central Michigan University
Medical School: 
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: 
Garden City Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: 
Boating, hiking, spending time with family and friends.
Why I Chose Lakeland: 
Great people and fun place to work. Opportunities to be involved with residents in a small town community hospital.




Christopher Trigger, MD

Research Director
Core Faculty

Hometown:  Flushing, Michigan
Undergraduate Education:
Grand Valley State University
Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Residency:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship:
University of Pittsburgh - Primary Care Sports Medicine
Hobbies/Interests:
Spending time with family, cycling, running and travel.
Why I Chose Lakeland:
I came to the area because of the opportunity to be involved with a new Emergency Medicine residency, as well as the opportunity to have my own sports medicine clinic and to provide medical care for local sporting events. It's on the lake and close to home, and I wanted a Midwest lifestyle. St. Joseph is a great community to raise a family in close proximity to Chicago.


Additional EM Faculty Physicians


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Erik Achramowicz, DO

Medical Director

Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois
Undergraduate Education: Illinois State University
Medical School: Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lakeland Health
Hobbies/Interests: Boating, being with my family, woodworking, residency teaching, administration.
Why I Chose Lakeland: It has a very unique population, and overall the nice location sealed the deal. The faculty also are down to earth and love to teach.


Jonathan Beyer, DO

EMS Director

Hometown: Havertown, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: George Washington University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania State University - Hershey Medical Center
Fellowships: Pennsylvania State University - Hershey Medical Center (EMS and Ultrasound)
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking/backpacking, history, reading.
Why I Chose Lakeland: EMS with a chance to teach residents.


Vince Blum, MD

Hometown: Saline MI
Undergraduate: Hillsdale College
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: LSU Baton Rogue
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family.
Why I Chose Lakeland: Great location to have a family and the people I work with are great.


Ernest Buck, MD

Regional Medical Director

Hometown: Eau Claire, Michigan
Medical School: Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center - The Toledo Hospital
Hobbies/ Interests: Outdoor sports, reading, family, traditions.


Sam Campbell, MD

Hometown: Fruita, Colorado
Undergraduate Education: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my kids, camping, fishing, woodworking.
Why I Chose Lakeland: Awesome area with lots to do, great place to raise a family, good work environment that prioritizes patient care and work/life balance.


Steven Culley, DO

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergraduate Education: Arizona State University
Medical School: Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lakeland Health
Interests: Boating, working out, travel, volleyball.
Why I Chose Lakeland: Quality of the education and core faculty, quality of life, diversity of patients, and I love being next to the lake.


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Heather Grothous, DO

Hometown: Spencerville, OH
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University - Sparrow Health
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family, outdoor activities, studying for ABEM qualifying exam.
Why I Chose Lakeland: Lake Michigan! And the ability to work at a community ED but also be a part of a residency program.


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Marc Headapohl, MD

Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: Wayne State University
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Michigan State University - Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Finance, golf, ultrasound and family.
Why I Chose Lakeland: Lakeland has given me the chance to work with residents in a community of excellence in emergency medicine.


Judd Herring

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Kite boarding, outdoor activities, photography, dingo training, sports, movies, travel
Why I Chose Lakeland: It offers a diverse patient population with challenging pathology, and I also fell in love with the people in this community we serve by the big lake.

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Kevin Hoffman, DO

Hometown: Hammond Indiana
Undergrad: Indiana university – Bloomington, IN
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern University
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Biking, Time outside with family and friends.
Why I Chose Lakeland: As a resident, it was clear to me that every faculty member and everyone involved with the residency was committed to the success of the program and the residents. They were all excited for the opportunity to teach and produce great physicians. As an attending now, I chose to stay because of the great opportunities here to continue to grow in experience and knowledge and help pass on the training I received. All of the people in the emergency department are family to me and I couldn’t imagine a better group to work along side of.

Peter Josimovich, DO

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Education:
Davis & Elkins College
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, beaches, gardening, movies.
Why I Chose Lakeland: This hospital is an ideal size for community emergency medicine, with a beautiful, lake, a world class city in striking range (Chicago) and a lovely blend of vineyards, incredible produce, fishing and dining venues close at hand. The residency is the icing on the cake, with a strong group of residents who stimulate the faculty to remain informed and educated in the constantly changing world of emergency medicine.


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Jonathan Krauss, DO

Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: Culinary Institute of America, Saginaw Valley State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lakeland Health
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, fishing, sailing.


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Stefan, Meyering, DO

Hometown:  Tampa, FL
Undergraduate Education:  Weber State University, UT
Medical School:  A.T Still University Of Health Sciences
Residency:  Lakeland Health
Fellowship: Lakeland Health - Ultrasound
Hobbies/Interests:  Family, SCCA racing, Saltwater aquariums, FPS gaming, rock concerts
Why I Chose Lakeland: Amazing faculty and smart residents. Progressive and innovative curriculum, wide variety of practice settings to gain experience, and a great group of co-workers. The '3rd coast' is a great place to raise my family.

 


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Christopher Milligan, DO

EMS Medical Director, Saint Joseph Country Medical Control Authority

Hometown: Sturgis, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: Western Michigan University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lakeland Health
Hobbies/Interests: Anything on the water, golf, traveling, movies (because you need something to do in the winter), EMS/resident education, FOAMed.
Why I Chose Lakeland: I initially decided on Lakeland for residency after rotating here. It had a smaller hospital feel (everyone was friendly and seemed to know one another) but also had the capabilities of larger tertiary centers and the wide ranging pathology to go with it. After residency, I wanted to stay on to continue to see our great program here grow and stay involved with the education process. That small hospital feel is still there....and you can't beat living on the sunset coast of Michigan!


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Robert Nydza, DO

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate Education: Siena Heights University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lakeland Health
Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking, soccer, full contact fighting.
Why I Chose Lakeland: I grew up in this program and came to truly love the institution and the positive atmosphere created by my colleagues. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to teach residents and the opportunity to perform a wide variety of procedures in the ED.


Michael Westfall, DO

Hometown: Macomb, Illinois
Undergraduate Education:
Aurora University
Medical School:
Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: St. James Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: time with my family, reading and running, biking, frisbee...chess when there is time.
Why I Chose Lakeland: We have the best administrators committed to leading a medical care team in continuous pursuit of higher medical quality service. Also, my family has been in Berrien County for 6 generations now. No better place to live!


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