EM Class of 2024

Name: Joycelyn Akamune, MD
Hometown: Olney, MD
Undergrad: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Medical School: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
Hobbies: reading, writing, dancing, singing
Interests: global health, public health, wellness
Why Doctors Hospital? Seemed like a supportive and understanding environment on interview day.
Fun Fact: I love food. 
Name: Lakhvir Atwal, DO
Hometown: Twinsburg, OH
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: cooking, motorcycles, working out, movies, gaming
Interests: ultrasound, resuscitation, critical care
Why Doctors Hospital? Relationship between co-residents and between residents and attendings. Very focused on providing most up to date medical education through current research and teaching methods. Down to earth and relaxed personality of residents.
Fun Fact: Went off-roading in the Colombian countryside
Name: Nathaniel Ogletree, DO
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Undergrad: Urbana University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Golf, patio beers, softball, music festivals.
Interests: medical education, underserved medical populations.
Why Doctors Hospital? Amazing program with even better people and the opportunity to continue to serve our community.
Fun Fact: I was some kind of professional student…I attended 9 different colleges and universities over the years
Name: Kush Patel, MD
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergrad: Youngstown State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hobbies: hiking, playing/watching sports, kayaking, and just being outdoors
Interests:  geriatric care and medical education
Why Doctors Hospital? Love the learning environment and the hospital is close to home.
Fun Fact: After graduating from undergrad, I went to India for 2 years to study philosophy.
ame: Colin Rogers, DO
Hometown: Bellbrook, OH
Undergrad: Ohio University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: golfing, kayaking, grilling, Wii bowling, and anything else outdoors
Interests: critical care, trauma, wilderness medicine
Why Doctors Hospital? All of the staff are very supportive, the residents are down to earth, and the variety of patient exposure is amazing
Fun Fact: I’ve backpacked on a snowmobile across the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Name: Michael Skaletsky, DO
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: sailing, traveling, hockey, evolutionary biology
Interests: EMS, emergency management/disaster response, critical care medicine
Why Doctors Hospital? To keep it simple: the atmosphere, the people and when my visiting rotation was over I didn’t want to leave.
Fun Fact: I have sporadically worked as a handyman since high school
Name: Zach Werner, DO
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergrad: Ohio Dominican University
Medical School: Ohio University- Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: lifting weights, running, biking, traveling, hiking, swimming, playing guitar, spending time with family and friends, and being in the sun.
Interests: contractor duty for the U.S. Government, toxicology fellowship
Why Doctors Hospital? Knowing how confident and well-trained I will be after completing this 4-year program, the ability to stay in Columbus, OH, but mostly because of the leadership and fellow residents I have the pleasure of learning from and working with over the years.
Fun Fact: Served in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq at 19y/o
Name: Clayton Young, DO
Hometown: Lynchburg VA
Undergrad: Liberty University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia
Hobbies: hiking, fishing, skiing, wood working
Interests: Wilderness medicine
Why Doctors Hospital? It was a program with a good reputation for its quality of training in a great city.
Fun Fact: My parents couldn’t think of a name when I was born so I was originally named Baby Young