Our Residents

PGY-1

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Kelsey P. Kinsman, MD

Kelsey P. Kinsman, MD

Medical School
MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2021

Undergraduate Education
BS: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (Biology), 2016 and BA: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (Chemistry), 2016

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
There are several reasons why I chose Dartmouth for my residency training. Of course, there is the longstanding tradition of innovation and a rich academic atmosphere to enjoy here. But more importantly to me were the people that work here – they are kind, compassionate, collegial, and approachable. In this program I not only discovered a wonderful place to learn and live, but I found another family. I believe it’s these intangible qualities that make Dartmouth such a unique and amazing place to be a resident. Additionally, this region of NH is an absolutely unbelievable place to work and to live – you really can’t beat walking to your car at the end of a long shift and being able to look out over the mountains and smell the evergreen trees that surround the medical center.

Interests outside of the hospital
My greatest treasure in my life is my family. I’ve been lucky so far to be able to remain in the Northeast close to them (lifetime New Englander over here), and I really enjoy spending any time I can with them. My husband and I enjoy the outdoors and go boating, fishing, hiking, and kayaking as often as we can. I am an avid animal-lover (especially dogs and horses), so the family dogs including our husky, Loki, are always involved in whatever we do. Having also rode horses competitively from the age of 10 through college, I still enjoy the occasional trail ride when I get the chance as well. Some additional things I love to do include interior design, furniture restoration, and gardening!

PGY-2

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Stephanie Ihezie

Stephanie A. Ihezie, MD

Medical School
MD: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2020

Undergraduate Education
BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (Brain and Cognitive Sciences), 2015

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
For the program specifically and the environment in general. The decision was simple. Growing up, I lived in various countries and through school I’ve studied in different states throughout the country. Without a doubt what made each place memorable was not just the knowledge gained but also the people I was around. Here at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, I found collegial people in the cohesive resident cohort. Faculty mentorship is strong and intentional. There are also comprehensive opportunities, both academic and clinical, with active encouragement and guidance to take advantage of it all. Together, these qualities foster excellent training that will push me to discover new strengths and prepare me to mold my neurosurgical career into my choosing. The program is further bolstered by the serene setting of an idyllic New England city, which I believe creates a conducive environment for training.

Interests outside of the hospital
My main hobby for as long as I can remember has been theater—performing and, more recently, spectating. I started with a local skit back in elementary school and went on to minor in Theater Arts in college and from there have performed in community plays. I’ve also used theater as a tool to address certain topics in healthcare such as the opioid epidemic. Around the start of medical school, I developed a penchant for cooking and furniture assembly (though I don’t build furniture every day!). In my opinion, eating is an experience; it’s not just about sustenance but really the flavors and emotions of a dish. Because of this I experiment with cooking different types of cuisine or mimicking meals from my favorite restaurants, but most often my go-to preparations are Nigerian. Lastly, when I can get a group together, I still enjoy playing volleyball!

PGY-3

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Caitlin Payne

Caitlin A. Payne, MD

Medical School
MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Upper Peninsula (Marquette), 2019

Undergraduate Education
BA: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (Biomedical sciences), 2014

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
A multitude of reasons – the location with a great patient population to care for and learn from, the rural setting which I grew up in, the intimacy of a small program, the opportunities to work with collaborators at Dartmouth College and to teach students, and of course, and most importantly because of the staff and residents I met during my interview. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in a small town with a patient population similar to those in New Hampshire. I completed the Rural Physician Program, with certification in leadership in rural medicine as well as Outdoor Emergency Care and National Ski Patrol training, which I saw as a great opportunity to help people in the Upper Valley. The hospital I trained in was a tertiary care facility like DHMC, and I can’t say enough good about the learning opportunities in such a setting – when people come to these places, they really need your help…and that is so humbling.

Interests outside of the hospital
Prior to medical school, I was a musician. Although I am not classically trained, I play the guitar, sing, and have recorded an album. I have not played a show in quite a sometime, but music will always be a love and release for me. I have a dachshund-golden retriever mix named Poppy, whom I consider a human child, so I would list her as a high priority on my interest list. My husband and I enjoy all things outdoors from kayaking to hiking to sailing. And, how could I forget to mention, he plays hockey for a living, so sports are a common topic of conversation in our home…even though I would never declare myself knowledgeable about the happenings of the sports world. Lastly, I have four sisters, each of whom I talk to nearly every day. Making sure we share in our good times and bad from miles apart will always be important to me.

PGY-4

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Julio Montejo

Julio D. Montejo, Jr., MD, MHS

Medical School
MD, MHS: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2018

Undergraduate Education
BA: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Mathematics), 2010

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
The people, the environment, and the opportunities. Indeed, the Upper Valley is a wonderful area to raise kids (I have a three-year-old boy, Leo, and a one-year-old girl, Sylvia).

Interests outside of the hospital
Soccer (goalkeeper and central defender). Secondly, music. I started playing electric guitar in high school (favorite artists include Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix) and classical piano in college (favorite composers include Beethoven and Chopin).

PGY-5

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Jack Lee

James "Jack" Lee, MD

Medical School
MD: UT Southwestern Medical School, Houston, TX, 2017

Undergraduate Education
BS: Fordham University, Bronx, NY (Chemistry), 2012

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Here at Dartmouth there is a strong tradition of innovation and commitment to advancing the field of neurosurgery through research and patient outreach.

Interests outside of the hospital
Spending time with my wife, hiking, working on my Jeep and woodworking.

PGY-6

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John Kanter

John H. Kanter, MD

Medical School
MD: Florida State University College of Medicine-Pensacola, FL, 2016 (AOA)

Undergraduate Education
BA: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Anthropology) 2011

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
We have a very cohesive group. The residents are what makes this program great along with dedicated faculty that have our best interests at heart and want us to have successful careers while finding new, innovative ways to advance the field of neurosurgery. We have a duty and privilege to care for people when they are at their worst. It is an honor to work with my colleagues and friends every day.

Interests outside of the hospital
Cooking a variety of cuisines. Maintaining a 150-year old house.

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Imad Khan

Imad S. Khan, MBBS, MPH

Chief Resident

Medical School
MBBS: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan, 2010 (graduated with honors)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurosurgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, LA, PI: Dr. Anil Nanda (2011-12); Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN, PI: Dr. Robert Singer (2012-13)

Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
We have state of the art facilities and a great training atmosphere set in beautiful northern New England. There is a collegial nature among the people here, not just in Neurosurgery, but the entire institution.

Interests outside of the hospital
Spending time with my wife and children, playing the guitar, hiking, reading.