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Fallon Bushee, MD

Fallon Bushee, MD
Medical School
Drexel University
About me
I grew up just north of Boston and went to college just south of Boston at Brandeis University. I studied biology, classics, and religion, as well as the bottom of Linsey Pool as a four-year member of the varsity swim team. With all those laps to mull it over, I came to realize that the best way for me to marry my passions for science and the humanities was to become a doctor. I was extremely lucky to be accepted to Drexel University in Philadelphia. My medical education was world-class, and so was the food scene—although I retain my loyalty to my hometown cheesesteak. I found Emergency Medicine to be a natural fit for me, due to my passion for accumulating as broad a knowledge base as humanly possible, and DHMC and the Upper Valley encompassed my love of all things New England. I still swim; but these days you can also find me biking, running, or otherwise triathlon-ing. I also enjoy anything outdoors, reading, listening to and playing music, and trying to understand the latest hit board game.

Monica Chowdary, MD

Monica Chowdary, MD
Medical School
Boston University
About me
I was born and raised in Northern California, in the small university town of Davis. I stayed in the region to attend college at UC Berkeley where I discovered my passion for healthcare advocacy and espresso. After graduating with a BA in Public Health, I decided to make the jump to the East Coast when I took an AmeriCorps position in Boston as a patient navigator. After falling in love with the Northeast, I chose to attend medical school at Boston University. While at BU, I stayed involved in groups and committees devoted to healthcare advocacy and eventually found my way to EM. I was instantly drawn to the role providing frontline healthcare and the specialty’s unique pulse on the community. While not at the hospital, I enjoy getaways with my friends, swimming, live music, and experimenting with latte art! I am excited to stay in New England and become a part of the wonderful Dartmouth community.
 

Kathleen White, MD

Kathleen White, MD
Medical School
Kansas University
About me
I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I was born and raised in Kansas City, attended undergrad at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), and stayed in state for medical school at KU in Wichita. I’m excited to be migrating out to New England and the beautiful Upper Valley for residency and am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Dartmouth EM family. In my free time I enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, photography, and running. My indoor pursuits include reading Wikipedia articles, jigsaw puzzles, and binging Netflix. I love traveling and exploring everything the world has to offer.

Laura Le, MD

Laura Le, MD
Medical School
Texas A.M. College of Medicine
About me
I was born and raised in Houston, TX, and also went to undergrad there at Rice University. Raised as a Texan all of my life, I’m definitely ready to experience something different! I enjoy pretty much everything and truly love trying new things. Cooking and running are some of the ways I spend my free time and I’m looking to add snowboarding and cycling to that list. I’m not only excited to join the amazing team at Dartmouth and learn EM from the best but also to experience the beauty of the Upper Valley!

Julie Voydik, MD

Julie Voydik, MD
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
About me
I was born in Portland, OR and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but have spent most of the past decade on the east coast. I became interested in pursuing medicine as a career after spending a year deployed to Iraq as an Army medic in 2009/2010, where I discovered the world of high acuity and emergency medicine in a trauma center near Baghdad.
After my time in the army, I completed my B.S. in Chemistry and worked as an EMT on the NICU/PICU transport team for Children’s Hospital in Oakland before moving to New England for medical school. Despite my west coast roots, I’ve survived my first few real winters relatively intact, after learning that what qualifies as a “coat” in CA is woefully inadequate for the inside of a Hanover hockey rink in February.
In my “spare” time, I enjoy hiking (my favorite hike was a thru-hike of The Enchantments in WA), scuba diving (a tough pursuit while living in New England, though I did once dive in Boston Harbor), cooking vegetarian and vegan food, and being a soccer/baseball/hockey mom for my 8 year old son, Axel.
 

Miguel Reyes-Zaragoza, MD

Miguel Reyes-Zaragoza, MD
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
About me
I was born in El Paso, Texas but when I was three my family moved to Mexico. I grew up in Querétaro, a large urban center in the central highlands of Mexico. When the cartel violence peaked in 2006, my family and I made the decision that I should come back to the States to finish high school. Thus, I decamped Mexico for Colorado, where I arrived to finish the tenth grade. In Colorado, I learned to rock climb, and through climbing, I was introduced to the world of outdoor recreation. Having grown up in an urban center, I had never been exposed to activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing or the like, but once I was introduced, I could not get enough! This newfound enjoyment of outdoor sport led me to Bowdoin College in Maine. The two things I took away from college were 1) meeting the love of my life Erin (who is now a neurosurgery resident at the University of Vermont), and 2) my certifications as a rock climbing instructor, whitewater kayaking guide, and wilderness-EMT (technically I majored in Neuroscience and French, but I am prouder of the former achievements). After college, I worked in the outdoor industry: leading hiking trips in Peru, working as a climbing guide in New Hampshire, and as a ski patroller in Vermont to name a few. Throughout my time in the outdoor industry, I realized that I was more into wilderness medicine and rescue that into the outdoor activities themselves. The growing realization that I wanted to do something in medicine was brought to focus after the death of my close friend and roommate to a heroin overdose. After that I decided to pursue medicine, so I applied to a master’s program at New York Medical College, and from there attended the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Today, I have a rekindled enjoyment of outdoor recreation, and particularly enjoy backcountry skiing and mountain biking (especially when my wife and dog come along!). Emergency medicine was a natural choice for me, given my previous experience with wilderness medicine and pre-hospital care, and I am very happy to join the talented team at DHMC for the next three years!
 
 

Adam Kaftan, MD

Adam Kaftan, MD
Medical School
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
About me
I went to high school in Omaha and—like all good Nebraskans—developed an interest in gardening and growing foods as a youngster. I then studied at a small liberal arts college in Texas where I met my wonderful wife, Sam. She's from Vermont, works as a Physician Assistant, and shares my love of baking and GBBO. For a short period, I planned on becoming a teacher and worked at an elementary school for a year after college. During medical school, I fell in love with the diverse patient population and fast pace of the ED and knew that Emergency Medicine was the career for me. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, playing guitar, running, and spending time with friends and family. Sam and I can't wait to add skiing and mountain biking to our list of hobbies when we move to New Hampshire!

Michael Keating, MD

Michael Keating, MD
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
About me
I was born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut. I left my home state to attend Cornell University, and it was during undergrad that I discovered my passion for global health and continued to pursue my love for cross-country skiing. After spending a semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and Nordic skiing throughout the northeast I graduated with a B.A. in Biologic Sciences. I then headed for Cleveland and Case Western for medical school. While at Case I stayed involved with global health through various student groups, got involved with wilderness medicine, and became an obligatory Cavaliers fan. Now I’m excited to head back to New England and discover new things at Dartmouth.

Chris Mashiak, MD

Chris Mashiak, MD
Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
About me
I was born and raised in a small town in northern Connecticut. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut studying Chemistry and Molecular Biology, where I met my partner. He supported me when I decided to pursue medicine after working as a research assistant in the emergency department. After spending another four years at UConn studying medicine, we are excited to begin a new chapter by joining Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Having lived in New England my entire life, I’ve grown to appreciate every season. During the winter months, I enjoy skiing, while during the warmer months I enjoy hiking and gardening. Year round, I enjoy yoga, cooking, and home brewing wine.

Paul McMurry, MD

Paul McMurry, MD
Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine, MO
About me
Born and raised in beautiful Ithaca, New York. My family helped foster a love of travel and the outdoors from an early age. I went to college at Harvard where I played rugby and graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 2011. After college I worked in finance for two years. I realized finance was not for me. After a long period of research and reflection, I decided to dip my toes in the waters of medicine. The more exposure to the medical field I got, the more I knew I had made the right choice. I moved to St. Louis for medical school in 2015. I feel fortunate to have met the love of my life here in St. Louis, but I have longed to return to somewhere with mountains and snow. Outside of medicine and family, snowboarding is by far my biggest passion. It has taken me around the continent and around the world. I also enjoy spending time with my fiancée, hiking, backpacking, weight lifting, running, and playing video games. Unfortunately, I am a massive Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. My fiancée and I are very excited to be joining the family at DHMC!

Jeffrey Northey, MD

Amy Seegers, MD
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
About me
I was raised in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. In the wake of 9/11, I felt a call to service and attended the US Naval Academy for my undergraduate education. While at the Naval Academy, I played club soccer and was involved in the first-ever foreign exchange with the French Naval Academy in Brest, France. Upon receiving my BS in Physics, I entered the US Marine Corps and was fortunate enough to be stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. My five years of service included an 8-month combat deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, which provided me with much of my motivation to become a physician. The subsequent years following the Marine Corps included taking pre-requisites for medical school, working with a medical non-profit organization in Papua New Guinea, and spending as much time as possible traveling the four corners of the globe. I attended medical school at the University of Washington and spent most of my third year required rotations in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho). In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar, hiking, cooking and eating food, and spending time with family friends, and my girlfriend, Aparna. I am very excited to move to New Hampshire and start residency at DHMC!

Rob Sterling, MD

Rob Sterling, MD
Medical School
University of Arizona School of Medicine
About me
I grew up in the Midwest but after moving to Arizona for school and spending over a decade living there I was ready for four real seasons again! After being involved in mountain rescue teams and working as an EMT some of the things that attracted me about the program here at Dartmouth was the ability to train in many different emergency medicine environments as well as being involved in helicopter medicine. The strong sense of community that I experienced here make me excited about becoming a part of the Dartmouth family. I’m also looking forward to exploring all that the upper valley and New Hampshire (and the rest of New England!) has to offer!

Oliver Barnyak, MD

Academic Chief Resident

Oliver Barnyak, MD
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
About me
Born in Belgium, I was reared in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Pennsylvania and spent my youth exploring the woods and hills around the area. An EMT and lifeguard in high school, I enlisted in the Army after graduation. During my enlistment, I earned my B.A. in Economics from Washington College in Maryland. Just before starting my senior year of college, I met the woman who was to become my wife and, after reflecting on some experiences, I had in Iraq, decided to become a physician. Soon after, I followed my wife-to-be to Spain and collected my premedical courses at St. Louis University’s Madrid campus. I was fortunate enough to be admitted to Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and took advantage of the Upper Valley in my spare time, hiking, trail running, snowshoeing and exploring the White Mountains with my wife and dog. I find myself drawn to the ICU, low-cost simulation, and medicine in austere environments.

Christopher Chapman, MD

Recruiting Chief Resident

Christopher Chapman, MD
Medical School
Oregon Health Sciences University
Undergraduate Education
Gonzaga University
About me
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where I grew to love the trees and open wild spaces. I attended Gonzaga University and received a B.S. in Biohemistry. While there, I spent my summers working as a whitewater guide on rivers all over the northwest. Between undergrad and medical school, I lived in Colombia volunteering with medical missions and teaching English. In my free time, I love to be outside. I enjoy skiing, climbing, paddling and mountain biking. I’m also a musician and love to play the mandolin, guitar, and piano whenever and with whomever I can.

Nathalia Dolan, MD

Administrative/Scheduling Chief Resident

Nathalia Dolan, MDD
Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Undergraduate Education
Oxford University
About me
Born and raised in the UK. Studied Law at Oxford. Worked in travel journalism in London. Fell in love with an American on a ski slope in the Alps. Got engaged in Iceland. Married and moved to Aspen, Colorado. Worked in ski and lifestyle journalism. Adopted a springer spaniel. Became obsessed with springer spaniels. Fell in love with medicine. Moved to New York City to do a post-bac. Studied medicine at Columbia University. Gorged on culture for a while, but eventually craved sky, trees, and fresh air. Matched to Dartmouth, and now happily settled and living the dream in nearby Norwich, VT. I enjoy skiing, road biking, running, barre, yoga, and hiking with my husband, Will, and our springer spaniel, Eva. Outside the hospital, I also enjoy cooking, live music, and cabin trips with friends.

James ‘Jim’ Elder, MD

Recruiting Chief Resident

James Elder, MD
Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch
Undergraduate Education
Rice University
About me
Born in Houston, Texas and raised in sunny Colorado Springs, Colorado; I’m just as comfortable in my cowboy boots as I am in my ski boots. My formative years were spent at Phillips Academy Andover where I developed a passion for French and English literature. After junior year of college, I rode on an ambulance in Northeast Houston as an EMT, and my focus began to rapidly swing from studying geochemistry toward acute care medicine. Medical school stoked that interest further and I found myself as a surgical resident for six months before formally rotating through the ED. It was love at first sight. With the encouragement and guidance of my surgery colleagues, I made the transition to EM. I am pursuing interests in both Expedition Medicine and the development of next-gen ultrasound devices. When not at work you can find me trail running, on the ski-slope, the tennis court, or nestled in my favorite rain-location with a good book.

Nathan McDonald, MD

Administrative/Scheduling Chief Resident

Nathan McDonald, MD
Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Undergraduate Education
Johns Hopkins University
About me
I spent my first nine years in Great Falls, Montana, followed by nine years in Phoenix, Arizona. All of this, of course, after a brief nine-month stint with my mother. I can probably best be described by the following oxymorons: Rural-rooted, urban dweller. A-cappella singing, football player. Mountain-loving, city boy. Bad artist, good photographer. Road-bike-riding, mountain biker. Desert-dwelling, skier. Non-substance-using, psychopharmacolgy researcher. Research-assisting, judicial case manager. Radio-despising, National Public Radio fan. Law-abiding, repeat offender of jail volunteerism. Pragmatic idealist. International traveling, homebody. Arizona-raised, Montanan.

Andrew Thomson, MD

Academic Chief Resident

Andrew Thomson, MD
Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
College of the Holy Cross
Interest/Hobbies
I am an avid sports fan. I played D1 hockey at Holy Cross and still enjoy playing when I can. I also enjoy golfing, weight lifting, yoga (although I admit I am still pretty terrible at it), watching the 4 major Boston sports teams, spending time with my girlfriend, Melissa, and drawing the occasional portrait.
About me
I was born and raised in Central Massachusetts and received my BA in economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. After graduating from Holy Cross, I decided to take some time off before medical school. I spent three years working as a sales representative for a medical device company selling minimally invasive surgical equipment to hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont and lived in Portsmouth, NH during that time. Upon making the decision to pursue medical school, I moved to Jacksonville, FL (my family moved to the area while I was in undergrad). I stayed in Florida for medical school, attending the University of Florida College of Medicine, where I met my girlfriend, Melissa. I somehow managed to convince her to couples match with me, and we are both very excited to be heading to New Hampshire for residency.

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