EM Class of 2023

Name: Ryan Cordes, DO
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Undergrad: Indiana University Bloomington
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: hiking, board games, video games, movies, homebrewing, gardening
Interests: ultrasound, critical care
Why Doctors Hospital? The people are the best, residents/attendings are super smart
Fun Fact: Used to be a pretty decent skateboarder
Name: (Joe) Murphy Crum, DO
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Undergrad: The Youngstown State University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: motorcycles, running, cycling, hiking
Interests: ultrasound and education
Why Doctors Hospital? It all came down to fit for me. I knew the education was top-notch, but there’s a distinct close-knit culture here between residents and attendings that’s conducive to learning.
Fun Fact: I ride a Triumph Street Twin
Name: Spencer Hopkins, DO
Hometown: Twinsburg, OH
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: golfing, playing video games, snowboarding, wakeboarding, working on/riding motorcycles, working out
Interests: trauma, EMS, life-flight
Why Doctors Hospital? During my auditions/interviews, Doctors Hospital was the place that I felt was the best fit for me. I was impressed by the residents and attendings in the program. As well as being able to move back to Columbus was a bonus for me.
Fun Fact: I played varsity ice hockey in high school and continued to play in rec leagues in college.
Name: Hajirah Ishaq, DO
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Undergrad: University of Virginia
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: horseback riding, hot yoga, hiking, travel, baking, beginner tea connoisseur, trying new things
Interests: EMS and wilderness medicine  
Why Doctors Hospital? I met Doctor’s residents at EM conferences when I was a second-year medical student. They held various leadership positions and were the most well represented residency. The great support for leadership outside of the residency, the amazing and confident residents as well as the EMS and Wilderness Medicine track was everything I wanted.
Fun Fact: I am the eldest of fourteen
Name: Matthew Lee, DO
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, basketball and volleyball, and definitely video games
Interests: EMS and Trauma
Why Doctors Hospital? The awesome faculty and great learning environment
Fun Fact: They call me Chef BoyarLee
Name: Lauren Lewis, DO
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Undergrad: Southeast Missouri State University
Graduate School: Miami University of Ohio, University of Toledo
Medical School: West Virginia School of Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, travel, photography
Interests: ultrasound, sports medicine
Why Doctors Hospital? Because DHEM gives off the “family” vibe that I was looking for in a residency, and it’s in a GREAT city!
Fun Fact: I was a scuba diver as an adult; I was a springboard diver growing up
Name: Maria Russ, MS, DO
Hometown: South Bend, IN
Undergrad: Saint Mary’s College
Medical School: Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: painting, block and screen printing, reading, going to concerts, exploring coffee shops, traveling outside the country
Interests: medical education, wellness
Why Doctors Hospital? During my audition, I was impressed with the residents’ clinical skills and dedication to teaching on shift. Medical education is very important to this program and I’m interested in this niche of EM for my future career goals. We truly get exceptional training from our experiences throughout 4 clinical sites.
Fun Fact: One of my high school jobs was threading eyebrows and henna
Name: Chase Silvers, DO
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, MO
Undergrad: Southeast Missouri State University
Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
Hobbies: cooking in the kitchen, grilling, target practice, and enjoying life with my family
Interests: Ultrasound
Why Doctors Hospital? First and foremost, the people. I knew from the minute I interviewed here how down to earth and personable all the faculty and senior residents are! They really accept you as one of their own and want to make every person they teach a confident and knowledgeable physician. Columbus is super convenient with an awesome variety of recreation, sports, restaurants available as well as an INT airport. As part of OhioHealth, you get the best of a high-volume community hospital and rotations at two large tertiary centers each within 15 min of Doctors with excellent education.
Fun Fact: Proud boy and fur dad