Emergency Medicine Residency

Our Residents
Edward Kakish Our Third Year Residents

PGY-3 2012-2015

  • Jean Paul Amegee, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Nael Bahur, M.D.
    • Medical School: Ross University
  • Tasha Barkley, M.D., M.S.
  • Medical School: St. George's University
  • Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University
  • About:

    My interest include spending time with friends and family, traveling, running, rock climbing, cooking, swimming, snowboarding, dining out to new places. Contact me at Tasha.Barkley@utoledo.edu

  • Dustin Dean, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • John Kim, M.D.
  • Medical School: Michigan State University
  • Undergraduate: University of California- Los Angeles
  • Scott Levitt, M.D.
  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland- Baltimore County
  • About:

    Scott grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. He became a firefighter and EMT at the age of 16, where he discovered his passion for medicine. He attended college at the Unviersity of Maryland, Baltimore County, but left after one year to work as a paramedic. After three years away from college working as an ER tech, 911 dispatcher, critical care transport medic, and a Baltimore City Paramedic (not all at once), he returned to UMBC to pursue becoming a physician. Scott then went on to attend medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten.

    After completing med school, he completed one year of family medicine residency at Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, MD. That year was a great learning experience, but Scott could now not be happier to finally be an Emergency Medicine resident at UTMC!!

    After completing residency, Scott hopes to become an EMS medical director, ski patrol medical director, and tactical physician, in addition to working in the emergency department. Outside of medicine, he loves skiing, sky diving, SCUBA diving, photography, hiking, rock climbing, and playing the drums. He still remains an active member of a volunteer fire department in Baltimore and a ski patroller in PA, on his time off

  • Meghan Williams
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Undergraduate: Capital University
  • About:

    My name is Meghan Williams and I was born and raised in Blacklick, Ohio, a small town outside of Columbus… across the creek from an Alpaca farm! I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Capital University in Columbus, and made the short move to Toledo for medical school at THE University of Toledo College of Medicine. I ended up liking Toledo so much I stayed here for residency! Emergency Medicine is the best, and my interests within the field include Peds EM (with the tiny humans), teaching med students and anything involving procedures!

    Non-medical interests: Sports - both playing and watching (I’m partial to volleyball and anything Football… GO BUCKS), learning and performing Michael Jackson dances, rhyming and anything sparkly. Feel free to contact me! Meghan.Williams@utoledo.edu

  • Matthew Womack, M.D.
  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia
  • About:

    I'm a former UGA basketball player and avid athlete thats always down for any athletic endeavor. I love everything red and black and love nothing more than watching my Dawgs play on a fall Saturday afternoon! Georgia born and raised but without the accent, I'm a southern gent at heart and intend on heading back to GA after graduation.

Our Second Year Residents

PGY-2 2013-2016

  • Michael Abrahams, M.D.
  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Matthew Beeson, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • About:

    I confess I'm a Duck. I, like Dr. Dustin Dean, am an Oregonian adopted by Ohioans to be trained as an Emergency Physician (-/samurai). I however, unlike Dr. Dustin Dean, am from rural-ish Southern Oregon where I grew up on a farm (not really) only to move to the big city (Eugene, OR – population 158,332 according to Wikipedia) to become a Duck (Go Ducks!!!). THE University of Toledo was kind enough to take me in and spit me out with an M.D. at the end of my name, and now they've taken me back in to make me a really awesome ED M.D.! Some things about me personally: I love my family, mountains, bikes, runs, novels, movies, medicine and the UTMC EM program!!!

  • Mindy Cheng, M.D.
    • Medical School: St. George's University
  • Brianna Crosby, M.D.
    • Medical School: Wake Forest University
  • Scott Hackman, M.D.
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Undergraduate: University of Nebraska
  • Daniel Kemple, M.D.
  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Undergraduate: University of Albany
  • About:

    I grew up just 45 minutes from the best city on earth…New York City! After high school I went to the University at Albany (Go Great Danes!) where I majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During undergrad I became involved in EMS by joining the campus ambulance corps, Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance. This lead to becoming an EMT and subsequently a paramedic. After working as a paramedic for 3 years I finally did what I had always dreamed and started medical school. I went to Ross University where I took up scuba diving and logged just shy of 20 dives on the island. Emergency Medicine has always been the best specialty and I’m thrilled to be training with such a great group of people!

  • Tyson Ramsey, M.D.
  • Medical School: St. Matthew's University
  • Undergraduate: Emory University
  • Brandon Stransky, M.D.
First Year Residents
Our First Year Residents

PGY-1 2014-2017

  • Asaad Alsufyani, M.D.
  • Medical School: Umm Al-Qura University College of Medicine
  • Rajiv Bahl, M.D. M.B.A., M.S.
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Undergrad: Emory University
  • About:

    Although I have been in the Midwest for a number of years, I consider Orlando, Florida to be home. I grew up with my parents Ravi and Kusam Bahl, have a sister Kavita Kolli, brother in-law Prashanth Kolli, and a handsome baby nephew Shaan. Having spent the past 10+ years traveling for political work and school, I’m excited to be part of this wonderful residency program! When I’m not working, I enjoy being a big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, black and white photography, grilling when the weather is nice, the beautiful metroparks around Toledo, and practicing hot yoga… it’s my zen of choice!

  • Krystal Carlos, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Lublin
  • Undergraduate: University of California- Irvine
  • Jason DiYanni, D.O.
  • Medical School: West Virgina School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
  • About:

    Grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, which is a suburb of the great Columbus, Ohio. For undergrad I attended The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) and I graduated with a B.S. in Biology. After undergrad I moved to the mountainous state of West Virginia and attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2014.

    I have a long list of interests and hobbies, and basically if you can name it I love it. I am really into all sports, I love watching and playing them when I have time. Just to name few of my favorites they are football, soccer, basketball, wrestling and tennis. I am a big outdoors person and love to hunt, fish, hike, camp, exercise, skydive, and bike. I am a big proponent of getting others and myself involved in community service activities, I take part in my church’s events whenever possible, and I have a heart for free community medical clinics and medical missions. Lastly, I love spending time with my wife, all of my brothers and sisters and the rest family and friends back home.

  • Shan Gao, M.D.
  • Medical School: Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
  • About:

    My name is Shan Gao, I graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. I came straight from China to Toledo for residency training and all kinds of experiences and opportunities. I love the program and the city so far. My interest in the field of Emergency Medicine besides daily clinical work (EM’s Best!) would be Global Medicine and Administration. I love to learn from people all over the world and share my experience with them as well. Besides medicine, I like to travel, to meet different people, and to cook authentic Chinese food for my friends. I love to try new things, so hit me with your idea of fun and let’s do it!

  • Rita Hudec, M.D.
  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Undergraduate: University of Miami
  • Capt. Kelley Stanko, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson
  • Undergraduate: University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Matt Wiepking, M.D.
  • Medical School: University College Cork
  • Undergraduate: University of California- San Diego
  • About:

    Drawn by UT’s unique emphasis on international/global medicine as well as the many prehospital opportunities here, I matched into the University of Toledo Emergency Medicine residency in 2014.

    In past lives, I have been an EMT and web designer. I have an interest in prehospital care, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focused on electronic medical records, as well as research interests in patient-controlled analgesia. I am a sometimes writer whose work has been featured on Medscape and in Ireland's Medical Independent.

Last Updated: 7/30/15