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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

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

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

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 Mormon missionary in Brasilia, Brazil for two years. I attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for undergrad, where I graduated with a B.S. 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.

Lauren Bailey, MD, PhD

Lauren Bailey, MD, PhD
Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Graduate Education
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
About me
I'm a native of northwest Arkansas, as is my husband. I stayed in Arkansas to attend a small liberal arts college, where I majored in Psychology. After graduation, I received a master's degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where I eventually enrolled in the MD/PhD program. I started an online business making pillows during graduate school, and my mom now runs our shop full-time from her home. My hubby owns a bicycle repair business and enjoys tinkering in his shop. He built us a tandem mountain bike that we competitively race a few times a year. When I'm not cruising interior design blogs, Ryan and I are enjoying the great outdoors. We love to mountain bike, road bike, hike, camp, climb, and paddle- all of it! We are happiest chilling with our pups Roxie and Olive in the woods, and we can't wait to explore all that New England has to offer!

Blake Leavitt, MD

Blake Leavitt, MD
Medical School
University of Vermont College of Medicine
About me
I am 31 years old and have spent most of that in Burlington, Vermont. San Diego was the starting point for college, but ultimately I returned home. During that time (early 2000s) I was obsessed with rollerblading; I used to grind rails and jump off roofs. At some point, I switched to more academic pursuits, got a degree in Philosophy and set my sights on medical school. After college, I worked as a car mechanic (practice for my future), lived in Boulder, Colorado to take advantage of snow and wilderness, and camped out for an extended period at the Eastern seat of the Sierra Nevada Mountains—all my version of exploring the world. I started medical school in Vermont in 2012; my wife and I got married during my first year in the living room of our apartment with our dog Sophie in attendance. Anne, my exceptional half—not sure what she saw in me—has been gracious with the stresses of school. Somehow our dogs multiplied to three during school (Sophie, Penny and Lucy—ages 5, 3 and 1). They are generally great companions though at times a bit obtrusive.

Olivia Linney, MD

Olivia Linney, MD
Medical School
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Stanford
About me
I was born and raised in the Bay Area. After getting my biology degree from Stanford, I worked as a high school math and science tutor. I went to medical school at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. As a researcher in medical school, I got to sting people with jellyfish to determine best treatment modalities. When not at the hospital, my fiancée and I like to whitewater kayak. We have gone on expeditions through the Grand Canyon and every western state, so I look forward to exploring rivers in New England. I also rock climb, ski, and enjoy making music. My interests in EM include EMS and wilderness medicine.

John "Tyler" Schwartz, MD, MPH

John "Tyler" Schwartz, MD, MPH
Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Graduate Education
Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Education
University of Oklahoma
About me
I grew up in Oklahoma (birthplace of shopping carts and the parking meter!) and attended the University of Oklahoma for both undergrad and medical school. Volunteering at an inner-city clinic during college exposed me to public health and led me to Johns Hopkins for an MPH in health policy. A late arrival to emergency medicine, I did not proceed directly into residency after med school. Instead, I worked overseas for a year with a health tech startup, ending up in far-flung places like Melbourne's Great Ocean Road, and then returned to Oklahoma to teach high school chemistry and biology while applying to EM. I am thrilled to have matched at DHMC! The training I receive here will prepare me for working internationally at the interface of EM and healthcare policy, particularly in violence prevention and health promotion among pediatric populations. An avowed bibliophile, I spend much of my leisure time reading and writing. When I'm not doing that, I’m swimming. In fact, a key criterion I weighed in choosing EM programs was the quality of nearby pool facilities. Rest assured, Dartmouth has an excellent natatorium.

Amy Seegers, MD

Amy Seegers, MD
Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Ohio State University
About me
I grew up in beautiful central Alaska – hiking, camping, skiing and developing a love for the outdoors. I attended college in Bozeman, Montana where I met my husband, Jake. We got married soon after my freshman year and we moved to the Midwest where I finished my degree in Art History at Ohio State. Eventually we found ourselves in the oil fields of West Texas where I worked as a Landman before applying to medical school at Texas Tech in El Paso. I had two children in medical school (crazy, I admit) who keep my life endlessly exciting. I love to travel and so far Morocco and Ireland have been my favorite adventures. In my free time I enjoy cooking/baking, and in fact, would start a bakery if I hadn’t gone to medical school! My medical interests include international/global medicine and wilderness medicine.

William "Chip" Welte, MD

William "Chip" Welte, MD
Medical School
The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
About me
I was born outside Chicago but did all my growing up in Austin, Texas. After I got my BS in chemistry I enlisted in the Army and was stationed in the Pacific Northwest. While living there I was introduced to the girl who would later become my wife and when my enlistment was over we moved back to Texas. After 2 years in Austin we moved to San Antonio for medical school. Well they say you can't go home again once you've left, and after 6 years back home we both felt like it was time to go on another adventure. We are both so excited to move to the Upper Valley and experience everything it has to offer. We enjoy the outdoors and are looking forward to hiking, skiing and camping. We love to try new things and I'm thrilled to become a part of DHMC.

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