Daniel K. Schoolcraft, MD
- Summa Health / Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron, Ohio
2018 to 2022
- Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2013 to 2018
Posters and presentations
- Schoolcraft D, Loo E, Karrs J, Kaur P. Peripheral T-cell lymphoma with erythroderma versus cutaneous T-cell lymphoma / Sézary syndrome in the setting of recurrent skin manifestations and minimal treatment response. Submitted January 2023. Society for Hematopathology / European Association for Hematopathology Workshop 2023, Houston, Texas (presentation).
- Schoolcraft D, Verde de Peralta S. Multiple pyogenic abscesses mimicking brain metastasis from cancer of unknown primary: an unexpected autopsy finding. February 2020. Florida Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (poster).
- Schoolcraft D, Blanton T, Thompson S, Nething J. A partially retroperitoneal gastrointestinal stromal tumor mimicking a large left adrenal mass: an unusual case. February 2019. Florida Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (poster).
- 2018: Graduation with Honors, Medical University of Lublin – Lublin, Poland
- 2018: Medical Student of the Year, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center – Brooklyn, New York, US
Why I chose Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
As someone born and raised in the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio, there is a reassuring familiarity to the small-town atmosphere of the Upper Valley. I had the privilege of rotating through the clinical laboratory at Dartmouth as a medical student, and it was quite the contrast with the hospitals in New York City at which I usually rotated. You don’t often find the combination of an Ivy League academic institution and this kind of rural-yet-cozy location, and Dartmouth may be one of the most relaxed and approachable teaching environments I have encountered. The immediate teaching faculty, the department support staff, the graduate medical education office, everybody has been nothing but helpful and the workplace culture has been incredibly friendly and inclusive. It has the feel of a small and intimate community program while having the backing and prestige of a full research institution. I was pleasantly surprised by how straightforward it was to segue into research activities, again with the full support of my department. Finally, if you are remotely outdoor lifestyle-inclined, Hanover and Lebanon may be their own picture postcard sort of locales, but there are a striking number of things to do within an hour or two’s drive. Whether you are heading to hike at Franconia Notch, to ski or snowboard at Killington, or to take a day trip to Burlington, Boston, or Montreal, you’re never for lack of things to do or places to go. In conclusion, Dartmouth checked essentially every box for things I was looking for in a fellowship program, and it is an honor and a pleasure to be training here!
Hi everybody, my name is Dan Schoolcraft, and I’m originally from Marietta, Ohio. I completed my undergraduate degree in writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and graduated with honors from the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. I had the pleasure of doing my basic science years living full-time in Poland, and subsequently did most of my clinical rotations at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where I was recognized as Medical Student of the Year for 2017. As an American IMG, I was quite aware of the additional challenges international medical students face. With that in mind, I was part of a small group of students that revitalized my school’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association after it had been inactive for years, and later represented my school at the AMSA House of Delegates in 2017. I have grown to tremendously appreciate the worldly experience I have gained from living everywhere from Poland to New York City to Louisiana to Chicago, before I finally returned to Ohio for my pathology residency. I completed my residency at the Summa Health / Northeast Ohio Medical University program in Akron, where I was chief resident in 2021.
I have always loved teaching and I am happy I have had the opportunities that I’ve had over the last number of years, whether in the context of mentorship programs, teaching local high school students about pathology, showing junior residents how to gross, or presenting posters. I look forward to being able to do the same here at Dartmouth and moving forward.
Outside of work, I enjoy landscape photography, fiction and comic writing, hiking, bicycling, rowing, yoga, and the occasional half marathon. I completed the 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon as part of Team in Training raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and I hope to do it once more in 2024.