Emergency Medicine Residents

Our residency program accepts up to four residents per academic year and is located in Central-Southern Ohio 45 miles south of Columbus, in the city of Chillicothe. Our residents come from across the US and represent a diversity of professional and personal interests, backgrounds, and career ambitions, but above all are passionate about Emergency Medicine.

Post-Graduate Year 4 (PGY 4)

Deborah Rogers, DO

Hometown: Bristol, TN
Undergraduate/professional degrees: EMTP, Associates of Applied Science Northeast State Technical Community College
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Hunting, playing with our dog, horseback riding, all things outdoors and traveling

Andrew Vang, DO

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science inPharmaceutical Sciences
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 2016
EM Interests: Ultrasound and Critical Care
Hobbies: OSU Sports, Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Video Games,Family, Camping

Kurt Schmidt, DO

Hometown: Pendleton, IN
Undergraduate/professional degrees: Purdue University / BS Mechanical
Engineering.  Worked as design & development engineer at Biomet
Orthopedics (now Zimmer).
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
EM interests: Wilderness Medicine, EMS, education
Hobbies: mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, orienteering, hunting, marksmanship, wood working, metal working/welding, home remodeling/design.

Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3)

Austin Brown, DO

Hometown: Lewiston, Idaho
Undergraduate: Lewis-Clark State College
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Elk Hunting, Archery, Camping, Boating, Backpacking, Dirt Bike Riding, and hanging out with family.


Samantha Arnold, DO

Hometown: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts Boston
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Pediatrics
Hobbies: travelling, spending time with my son, cooking.


Chad Buffkin, DO

Hometown: Loris, SC
Undergraduate: Coastal Carolina University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound and Wilderness medicine
Hobbies: shooting, camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, watching college football.


Colin Johnson, DO, Chief Resident
Hometown: St. Joseph, MN
Undergraduate: University of North Dakota
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Procedures and EMS
Hobbies: spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, and woodworking.


Marcus Bear, DO, Chief Resident

Hometown: Oak Harbor, OH
Undergraduate: The University of Toledo
Medical School: Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, and Rural Medicine
Hobbies: cooking, running, working out, dog parks with the pup, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY 2)

Kaetha Frost, DO, Junior Chief Resident

Hometown: Williamsburg, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Dayton 
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin 
EM Interests: Rural emergency medicine and ultrasound 
Hobbies: Being outside in the great outdoors with husband and two dogs going hiking, camping or traveling. 

Chris Hornack, DO

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: VCOM Virginia
EM Interests:  Critical Care and Resuscitation
Hobbies: Photography, cooking, reading, hiking, sewing, camping.

Caitlin Martin, DO

Hometown: Wooster, Ohio 
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Medical school: LECOM Bradenton
EM interests: Wilderness medicine, toxicology, critical care
Hobbies: Rugby

Samuel Nobilucci, DO

Hometown: Johnstown, Ohio
Undergrad: Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Bachelor's 2009, Masters 2011. 
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 
EM Interests: Disaster medicine, Tactical medicine, EMS, Administration/teaching, Toxicology, Wilderness medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Martial arts, musical performance, hiking, 

Katie Plager, DO

Hometown: Asheville, NC
Undergrad: Marquette University, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies​: Hiking with our pup, Heidi, playing soccer, watching F1 racing, solving puzzles, playing board games 

Christina Wika, DO

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, IL
Undergraduate: Augustana College in Rock Island, IL
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, international, wilderness
Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

 Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY 1)

Sandy Brundage, MD

HometownRapid City, SD
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
EM Interests: 
Hobbies: Rehabilitating aggressive dogs, equestrian eventing, martial arts, gaming.

Brandon Chang, MD

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Social EM
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking/baking, playing with my dog, camping/backpacking

Michael Hollar, DO

Hometown: Plain City, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Critical Care, Resuscitation, Toxicology, Pain Management
Hobbies: Hiking and backpacking, DIY projects, Volunteering, traveling, gardening, cooking, sports, spending time with wife & kids.

Jared Jones, DO

HometownIdaho Falls, ID
Medical School: Rowan University
EM Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness med, and critical care
Hobbies: Woodworking, leather working, painting, photography, fishing, hunting, and spending time with wife & four kids.

Jordan Miller, DO

HometownBoca Raton, FL
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Procedures and rural EM
Hobbies: Running, hiking, exploring trails, kayaking, biking, reading, horseback riding.

Peter Rinne, DO

HometownSpokane Valley, WA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
EM Interests: 
Hobbies: My wife and I are outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy trail running, camping, backpacking, skiing, traveling the world.