M.D./Ph.D. Program

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The M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Toledo on the Health Science Campus consists of a diverse group of excellent students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These people are the foundation of our program. We are proud of everyone who contributes to the M.D./Ph.D. program.

The content of this page includes information on the students of the M.D./Ph.D. program, the faculty & staff of the M.D./Ph.D. program, and alumni of the M.D./Ph.D. program.

The Students of the M.D./Ph.D Program 
The students of the M.D./Ph.D. program are highly qualified and talented students with interests both in clinical medicine and medical science research.  Our students play an active role in the program through participation in numerous events and activities held throughout the year.

 
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Jessica Arden
Research Project: The role of formins in the migration and invasion of glioblastoma cells
Advisor and Track: Kathryn Eisenmann, PhD; Cancer Biology Track
Hometown: Shelby Township, MI
Undergraduate School and Major: Calvin College, Biochemistry and French
email: jessica.arden@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

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Caitlin Baum

Advisor and Track: Stanislaw Stepkowski, DVM, PhD, DSc; Infection, Immunity and Transplantation Track
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
email: caitlin.baum@rockets.utoledo.edu 

 

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Jennifer Ohtola

Research Project: B-cell responses to pneumococcal vaccination in high risk populations
Advisor and Track: M.A. Julie Westerink, MD; Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation Track
Hometown: Middlefield, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Case Western Reserve University, Biology BS, minors in Chemistry and Psychology
email: jennifer.ohtola@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

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Adam Blatt

Research Project: Role of complement regulatory proteins properdin and factor H in the formation of platelet/leukocyte aggregates
Advisor and Track: Viviana Ferreira, PhD; Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation Track
Hometown: Palmyra, PA
Undergraduate School and Major: Penn State University, Microbiology, minors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
email: adam.blatt@rockets.utoledo.edu 

 

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Brian Youseff
Research Project: Role of TRAF6 in flavivirus infections
Advisor and Track: R. Travis Taylor, PhD; Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation Track
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Ohio State University, Microbiology, Public Health minor
email: brian.youseff@rockets.utoledo.edu  

 

Erin Semple
Erin Semple

Research Project: The role of neurons in the paraventricular nucleus in regulating erectile function
Advisor and Track: Jennifer Hill, Ph.D.; Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Hometown: North Royalton, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Miami University; Psychology
email: erin.semple@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee

Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: University of California Berkeley; Biomedical Engineering
email: joseph.lee@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Jeffrey Xie
Jeffrey Xie

Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Hometown: Saline, MI
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Michigan; Neuroscience
email: jeffrey.xie@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Sarah McMasters
Sarah McMasters

Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Hometown: Sagamore Hills, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Toledo; Biology
email: sarah.mcmasters@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Claire Meikle
Claire Meikle

Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cancer Biology
Hometown: Oxford, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Miami University; Zoology
email: claire.meikle@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Hallie Dolin
Hallie Dolin

Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation
Hometown: Bexley, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Case Western Reserve University; English and Science
email: hallie.dolin@rockets.utoledo.edu

 

Yuqi Zheng
Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cancer Biology
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering

 

Robn Su
Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: Cleveland Institute of Music, Violin Performance

 

Xiang Li
Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Hometown: Pittsford, NY
Undergraduate School and Major: Johns Hopkins University, Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Biomedical Engineering

 

Nicole Harless
Research Project: TBD
Advisor and Track: TBD; Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Toledo, Biology

 

The Faculty and Staff of the M.D./Ph.D. Program 
The faculty and staff of the M.D./Ph.D. program hold positions in either the College of Medicine, the College of Graduate Studies, or both.  Representatives from both schools serve on the M.D./Ph.D. committee, which plays an integral role in the organization of the program.  Among other functions, the M.D./Ph.D. committee provides the program with organization, plays an integral role in the admissions process, and conducts business related to the program.

    The M.D./Ph.D. Committee 

  • Randall Ruch, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Co-Chair)
  • Juan Jaume, M.D. (Co-Chair)
  • Nicolas Chiaia, Ph.D. 
  • Kenneth Hensley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kevin Pan, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Andrew Beavis, Ph.D.
  • Kandace Williams, Ph.D.
  • Michael Rees, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Dorothea Sawicki, Ph.D.
  • Deepak Malhotra, M.D., Ph.D.
  • James Willey, M.D.
  • Adam Blatt (M.D./Ph.D. student) 

Administrative Personnel

 


Marianne Pohlman
Secretary 2, Graduate School
email: marianne.pohlman@utoledo.edu
Office: HSB 426, Mail Stop: 1010
Phone 419.383.4117; Fax: 419.383.6228
Marianne has primary responsibility for organizing the monthly meeting of the MD/PhD committee, and also performs some administrative duties for the program.


 

The Alumni of the M.D./Ph.D. Program  
Recent M.D./Ph.D. graduates from UT have entered highly competitive residencies, and a few have gone on to distinguished academic careers at such institutions as Henry Ford Health System, Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School. Twenty-six M.D./Ph.D. dual degrees have been awarded since the first student graduated in 1992.

Student

Graduation Year

Residency/Fellowship

Current Position

Roddy Frankel

1992

Ophthalmology, St. Louis University; Cornea and   Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins

Private Practice, Dundee, IL

Danielle Miller

1993

Dermatology, University of Minnesota; Bernhard   Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany

Lahey Clinic, Boston, MA

Steve Matzinger

1996

General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical   Center

Private Practice, Myrtle Beach, SC

Markus Schmidt

1997

Neurology, Cleveland Clinic

Private Practice, Dublin, OH

Robert S. Fan

1998

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Fellowship,   UCLA

Private Practice, Murrieta, CA

Joel McClurg

1998

Orthopedic Surgery, Ohio State University

Private Practice, Jacksonville, NC

Scott A. McLean

1999

Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic; Facial Plastic and   Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Carolyn B. Moloney

2000

Pediatrics, Neonatology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Andrey S. Stojic

2002

Neurology, Epilepsy Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI

Andrew Smith

2004

Radiology, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship,   Cleveland Clinic

University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS

Brad Van Sickle

2004

Pediatrics, Endocrinology Fellowship, Vanderbilt   Children's Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Scott Lilly

2006

Internal Medicine, Cardiology Fellowship,   University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Thuyet Tran

2006

General Surgery, Case Western Reserve and Internal   Medicine,  Providence St. Vincent

Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR

Aaron Gruver

2007

Pathology, Hematopathology Fellowship, Cleveland   Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Charles Pluto III

2007

Radiology, Fellowship in Neuroradiology, University   of New Mexico; Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology,  Nationwide Children’s Hospital and James   Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, James Cancer   Center, Ohio State University

D'Anna Mullins

2008

Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology   Fellowship, Ohio State University

Private Practice, Newark, OH

Joyce Bevington

2009

Pediatrics, University of Toledo

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Cynthia Kenmuir

2011

Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

John Lazarus

2011

Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve   University/University Hospitals

Case Western Reserve University/University   Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Carmen Quatman

2011

Orthopedic Surgery, Ohio State University

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Thomas Blomquist

2012

Pathology, University of Toledo

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Jehnan Liu

2012

Emergency Medicine, William Beaumont Health   System

William Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI

Damien Earl

2013

Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

JP Lavik

2014

Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Laura Halpin

2015

General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Robinson

2015

Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Paul Schroder

2015

General Surgery, Duke University

Duke University, Durham, NC

Lauren Stanoszek

2015

Pathology, University of Michigan

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Alumni and friends of the M.D./Ph.D. program of the University of Toledo are encouraged to participate in the University of Toledo Alumni Association, which focuses on developing and implementing ways to keep our graduates in touch with each other as well as their alma mater.

The M.D./Ph.D. program also welcomes and encourages alumni to participate in current M.D./Ph.D. program affairs as well as provide suggestions and services.  If an alumnus would like to meet with or speak to current MD/PhD students, perhaps to share their insights and experiences as a dual-degree holder, s/he should e-mail Marianne Pohlman (marianne.pohlman@utoledo.edu).

Last Updated: 5/20/15