Residents

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)

 

Brent Arnold, DO

Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Undergraduate Education: Louisiana Tech, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Medical Education: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Wilderness, Disaster/Tactical Medicine
Hobbies: Outdoor Stuff

 

 

Robert Culley, DO

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Undergraduate Education: Randolph-Macon College; B.S. Biology, Chemistry
Medical Education: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Disaster, Pre-hospital care
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Wine making, Travel

 

Justin Kazee, DO

Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University, B.S. in Cellular/Molecular Biology
Medical Education: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound
Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Photography

 

Jesse Nichols, DO

Hometown: Butte, MT
Undergraduate Education: Montana Tech, B.S. in Biochemistry
Medical Education: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Wilderness, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Hiking, Photography, Fishing

 

Douglas Poe, DO

Hometown: Crab Orchard, WV
Undergraduate Education: University of Charleston, B.S. in Biology, Biological Sciences
Medical Education: West Virginia Schoool of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Toxicology, Trauma
Hobbies: Reading, Music, Playing Piano

 

Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3)

 

 

Deborah Rogers, DO, Chief Resident

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

 

Andrew Vang, DO, Chief Resident

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science inPharmaceutical Sciences
Medical Education: 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 Eduation: 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 2 (PGY 2)

 

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-Carolinas
EM Interests: Ultrasound and Wilderness medicine
Hobbies: shooting, camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, watching college football

 

 

Colin Johnson, DO, Junior 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

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 1 (PGY 1)

 

Kaetha Frost, DO

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
Med 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. 
Med 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
Med 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