Meeting the IM Residents

Brittany Haines is an Internal Medicine intern with aspirations for Critical Care medicine. Previously, Brittany has engaged in research with under represented communities and hospital protocol development. After leaving the hospital, Brittany can be found outdoors hiking, running and climbing.

Kevin Chang

Kevin W. Chang

  • Hometown: Kirkland, WA
  • Undergraduate Education: Bioengineering, University of Washington
  • Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball and bowling, watching college and professional basketball, grocery shopping, spending time with my two dogs, Teddy and Sala
  • Why I chose Lakeland: I had a great impression on the residents and attending physicians while I interviewed here. Lakeland is only hour away from Chicago Chinatown so I will be able to enjoy authentic food once in a while. Most importantly, I couple-matched with my girlfriend and it is exciting to be able to working with each other in the same hospital!! We love spending time at the beach!!

Ashley Heyman

Ashley Heyman

  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Undergraduate Education: Ball State University and Wright State University
  • Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies/Interests: Watching and playing sports especially volleyball and football, running, playing with my dog, watching Netflix
  • Why I chose Lakeland: I was impressed with the facilities and the location, as well as, the friendliness and comradery among residents and staff. In addition, being in St. Joseph provides me the opportunity to be close to family and friends, while developing new relationships.


Samad Faheem

  • Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY
  • Undergraduate Education: Benedictine University 
  • Medical School: LMU-DCOM 
  • Hobbies/interests: Family, traveling, golf, tennis
  • Why I chose Lakeland: I chose Lakeland Health because of the great curriculum the program offers. It is also very close to Chicago.

Kevin Pham

  • Hometown: Yorba Linda, California
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, Irvine
  • Medical School: Midwestern University
  • Hobbies/ Interests: Travel, photography, motorcycles, dachshunds
  • Why I chose Lakeland:  The great team environment and proximity to the water.



Joanna Mangio

  • Hometown: Manila, Philippines
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern
  • Hobbies/ Interests: Photography, traveling, and eating out with family and friends.
  • Why I chose Lakeland: I could see myself grow in this program and it is close to Chicago where my loved ones are.

Daniel Lloyd  

  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies/ Interests: Exercising, freediving, fishing, tennis, football, Olympics, international foods, and hanging out with my wife.
  • Why I chose Lakeland: Everyone I met was very warm and welcoming and the residents were easy to get along with. They were not out to prove who is the best but really wanted everyone to succeed. The hospital has a great variety of pathology and the community was very hospitable like the South but with a little colder weather.
  • Why I chose Internal Medicine: It embraces the variability and complexity of adult medicine while emphasizing the importance of prevention, health, and compassionate doctor-patient relationships.

Justin Allen




Hometown: Hobart, IN

Undergraduate Education: Wabash College

Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies/ Interests: running, training and racing, snowboarding, reading, binging Netflix

Why I chose Lakeland: Great facilities, EPIC EMR and great place to live and work here in Southwest Michigan. Variety of pathology for such a small community hospital.

 Matt Hobbins




Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Undergraduate Education: Biochemistry – University of Minnesota

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/ Interests: Family, sports, music, learning

Why I chose Lakeland: Family atmosphere community

 Sam LaBay




Hometown: Burbank, IL

Undergraduate Education: Augustana College

Medical School: Midwestern University (CCOM)

Hobbies/ Interests: Adventure: I love white water rafting, spelunking, hiking

Why I chose Lakeland: I auditioned at Lakeland and loved the residents and hospitalists I worked with. The atmosphere was friendly and it’s close to Chicago and Grand Rapids so you have a lot of options to travel. Also, it’s by the lake so we have the extra bonus of going to a beach whenever the weather is nice.

 Frank Lopez




Hometown: Orlando, FL

Undergraduate Education: University of Miami

Medical School: LMU-DCOM Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/ Interests: Travel, photography, tennis

Why I chose Lakeland: I was impressed by the camaraderie and collaboration between residents. The surrounding area also provides a diverse patient population and pathology.


Amulya Reddy

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Undergraduate Education: DePaul University

Medical School: LMU-DCOM Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/ Interests: Travel, painting, spending time with family and friends

Why I chose Lakeland: I chose Lakeland because of the camaraderie between residents and exposure to diverse pathology.


Nicole Roe




Hometown: Winslow, Maine

Undergraduate Education: College of the Holy Cross

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Hobbies/ Interests: running, skiing, snowshoeing, golf, wineries and breweries

Why I chose Lakeland: It felt like a great fit during my rotation. The residents, attending physicians, hospital and area of Saint Joseph all make this a great place to train to live.


Tram Duong


Hometown: San Jose, California

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Davis

Medical School: Touro University-California

Hobbies/ Interests: hiking, camping, boogie boarding, cooking, arts and crafts, penguins  

Why I chose Lakeland: proximity to beach, great location, great incentives


Nicholas Frazier


Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Undergraduate Education: BS Biology, University of California Los Angeles

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences - COMP

Hobbies/ Interests: Fishing, hiking, sports (baseball, football, rugby), woodworking, gardening, scuba diving, classic cars, photography and spending time with my wife and family

Why I chose Lakeland: I chose Lakeland because the residents and attending physicians are smart, friendly, and fun to be around. I was impressed by the hospital and house staff, as well as the diversity of the patient population I would get to treat. The town of St. Joseph is also a beautiful area with plenty of fun things to do, and it felt like home the minute I arrived.


Matthew Randolph


Hometown:  Westland, MI

Undergrad:  University of Michigan

Medical School:  Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  traveling, camping, paintball, sports, lazy nights in with netflix

Why I chose Lakeland:  Heard good things about the hospital and surrounding area.  Feels good to be coming back home to Michigan as well.


Ashley Reuter


Hometown:  Marcus, Iowa

Undergraduate Education:  Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa

Medical School:  A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/ Interests:  Cooking and playing/watching sports (especially college football)

Why I chose Lakeland:  I could tell the residents tried hard to get to know each other and got along well. The attending physicians and director truly cared about the residents, wanting them to be happy and have a solid foundation in primary care. I loved the location of Saint Joseph and the small town-feel. I felt at home.

 Sarah Steenson,




Hometown: Omaha, NE

Undergraduate Education:  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Graduate Education: MA in Bioethics, Kansas City University

Medical School:  Kansas City University

Hobbies/ Interests:  Outdoor activities, traveling, reading, DIY projects

Why I chose Lakeland:  Small community, great location, exceptional faculty





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