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Emergency Medicine Residents

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Anders Conway, MD

Chief Resident

Anders Conway, MD
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
About me
I am from Minneapolis but fell in love with the Minnesota Northwoods. My interest in emergency medicine began as a leader of backpacking and canoeing trips. I was drawn to the Pacific Northwest for college and earned a BA in International Political Economy. I followed my academic interest in people and places through to a MA in Central Asian International Studies, during which time I spent 18 months in Kyrgyzstan doing field work in a large bazaar built with cargo shipping containers and volunteering with marginalized local youth. I felt my social science professional life had run its course, however, and I volunteered and worked as an EMT and with outdoor youth education in Seattle as I prepared for medical school. I attended UWSOM where I was fortunate to find a research opportunity with Seattle EMS. I also found myself drawn to the ICU. My wife, 2 year old daughter and 2 month old daughter and I are excited to be moving to the Upper Valley. I immediately felt at home during my interview at DHMC and can't wait to join the team!

Kyle James, MD

Kyle James, MD
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
University of New Hampshire
About me
My first 18 years were divided up between New York, Maryland, and Switzerland. After High School, I headed to UNH where I earned a BS in Environmental Conservation and spent my summers working in the White Mountains. I went west after graduation and spent 8 years in Wyoming working in the social work field, driving buses, and skiing as often as I could. A few years as a firefighter and EMT convinced me to pursue medicine, so I moved up to Montana to take premed classes, further west to Seattle, WA for medical school, and now I’m thrilled to be training in Emergency Medicine back in New Hampshire. My time outside of the hospital is spent with my wife and 3 year old son, often on a bike or skis. I'm excited about practicing medicine in a small town some day and I love the idea of putting my medical skills to work in places where there aren't many resources.

Matthew Kasher, MD

Chief Resident

Matthew Kasher, MD
Medical School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Villanova University
Interests/Hobbies
Outside of the hospital I love spending time with my wife Jill and our dog Zeus. I also enjoy running, crossfit, biking, fishing and hiking/trail running. I'm also a big sports fan and enjoy cheering on my Indianapolis Colts and Villanova Wildcats!
About me
I grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with the exception of three years spent living with my family in Brussels, Belgium. I attended college at Villanova University where I received a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in French. While at Villanova I also developed an interest in volunteerism and medicine through multiple service experiences within Philadelphia, as well as throughout the United States and globally. After graduating I volunteered through Americorps National as a construction crew leader for Habitat for Humanity in Hickory, NC. I stayed in NC for medical school, attending UNC Chapel Hill, where I became interested in EM. While studying at UNC I spent a summer doing research in Haiti where I became interested in wilderness medicine and global health.

Aaron Odermann, MD

Aaron Odermann, MD
Medical School
New York Medical College
About me
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana where I gained a love for the outdoors and every activity that kept me from being inside. I attended college in Helena, Montana, and after graduating with a B.A. in Biology I went right back to school in Bozeman, Montana, for two more years to become a medical technologist. With those books under my belt I spent two years operating a laboratory in a cancer treatment center and, with the help of my wife, discovered the drive to go to medical school. I suppose that I could blame my wife for that, as she discovered the same drive at the same time. So, off we went and wound up in medical school together in New York. Now we are excited to get back to a place where we can go fishing, camping, skiing, grilling, hiking, and generally getting sunburnt as much as possible.

Jd Storn, MD

Jd Storn, MD
Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Dartmouth College
Interests/Hobbies
In my free time I love all things outdoors including skiing, biking, climbing, paddling and sharing these pursuits with my wife and son.
About me
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and earned a BA in geology at Dartmouth, where I also met my wife Liz. Between graduation and medical school I wound up in Oregon for a number of years where I worked as a raft guide, ski patroller, paramedic and firefighter. I returned to Florida to attend the University of Florida for medical school and we had a son, Wyeth, my first year. We are all really excited to return to the granite of New Hampshire and the Upper Valley.

Jonathan Wright, MD

Chief Resident

Jonathan Wright, MD
Medical School
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Brigham Young University
Interests/Hobbies
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, playing outside (sports, hiking, camping, novice fishing, etc.), or lounging about with a good Disney movie or Netflix splurge. My family and I are very excited to be moving to the Upper Valley!
About me
I grew up in Highland, Utah. After graduating from high school, I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brasilia, Brazil for two years. I attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for undergrad, where I graduated with a BS in biochemistry and met and married my wife Sara. After our time at BYU, we moved to New York to attend medical school at Stony Brook University.

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