EMS Fellows – Class of 2021

Name: Janine E. Curcio
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: US Naval Academy
Medical School: LECOM-Seton Hill
Residency: OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, running, hiking, yoga, travel…and taking Instagram pictures of my dogs
Interests: EMS Education, Disaster Management
Why Doctors Hospital EMS? Great opportunities and well rounded program. Being able to work with a large, city department with Columbus Fire as well as smaller departments really teaches the differences of how different departments work. We also have mobile ICU, interfacility transport and HEMS exposure through Medflight and Medcare. Also, in Central Ohio we have the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) that is a regional network for trauma, EMS and Emergency Preparedness. It’s interesting to sit in the meetings to see all the big players of the city come to the table, tackle problems and collaborate. That’s pretty unique.
Future Plans: In my perfect world, I would split my time clinically and as a medical director. I don’t know where this is happening yet, but that is my ultimate goal.
Fun Fact: My callsign is TBox

Name: Natalie Ferretti
Hometown: Martinsburg, WV
Undergraduate: Penn State University
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Hobbies: International travel, volleyball, skiing, hiking
Interests: Medical direction, protocol development and education with a special interest in cardiac arrest
Why Doctors Hospital EMS? Columbus has both a large urban EMS system along with multiple smaller suburban agencies for a well rounded exposure. Having two program directors who are very active operationally in the EMS community has invaluable benefits for my education and is aligned with my EMS interests making this program the perfect fit
Future Plans: Hopefully stay in Columbus to work and take some time to travel internationally
Fun Fact: During medical school I did a medical mission trip to the amazon region of Brazil where I lived on a boat proving medical care along the Tapajos river for 3 out of 4 weeks