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Matthew DeWolf, MD

Matthew DeWolf, MD
Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate Education
Boston University
Interests/Hobbies
Spending time with my wife, family, and friends. Cycling, working out, cooking, picnics and lawn games. I also enjoy community service and remain on the board of directors of WooFood, a non-profit organization that I co-founded in medical school that works with restaurants to make the healthful choice the easy choice for guests in restaurants.
Why I chose Dartmouth
The people at Dartmouth are amazing - everyone is friendly, intelligent, and helpful. I am also impressed by the Morning Trauma Conference, in which the residents and attendings from all orthopaedic specialties attend, producing great discussion. In addition, Dartmouth has a commitment to patient care, operative experience, academics, and research that is unrivaled.

Kelly Esposito, MD, MBA

Kelly Esposito, MD, MBA
Medical School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Education
MBA - Kenan-Flagler Business School
Undergraduate Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Interests/Hobbies
Soccer, running, hiking, snowboarding, art, vegan baking, travel
Why I chose Dartmouth
Happy residents, collegial and team-oriented work environment, great training, beautiful location with lots of outdoor activities

Dipak Ramkumar, MD, MS

Dipak Ramkumar, MD
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate Education
Tufts University
Medical Areas of Interest
Strong interest in orthopaedic traumatology
Research Interests
Integration of informatics and technology into surgical and medical practice; thermo- and pH sensitive phase modulation of bio-inert polymers for bone augmentation and soft tissue defects; long-term outcomes in patients with hip fractures
Interests/Hobbies
SCUBA diving, flying, international travel, information technology (algorithm and application development)
Why I chose Dartmouth
Amazing faculty mentorship, phenomenal cohort of fellow residents, early and excellent operative exposure, plus I love the winters!

Matthew Sabatino, MD

Matthew Sabatino, MD
Medical School
Georgetown University
Undergraduate Education
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Medical Areas of Interest
Upper Extremity Arthroplasty
Interests/Hobbies
Basketball, playing with my kids
Why I chose Dartmouth
Faculty interaction and level of teamwork among the residents in a state-of-the-art hospital in one of the most beautiful parts of the country

Brian Fisher, MD

Brian Fisher, MD
Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate Education
Brigham Young University
Interests/Hobbies
Spending time with family, basketball, golf, reading mystery/thrillers, cooking
Why I chose Dartmouth
The orthopaedic program at Dartmouth has a special feeling to it. Both the faculty and residents were impressive, friendly, and unpretentious. I literally spent six waking hours on interview day in the Upper Valley and knew this is where I would want to do residency training. I also knew that it would be a great fit for my family with a multitude of outdoor activities and events.

Samuel Kunkel, MD, MS

Samuel Kunkel, MD, MS
Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Graduate Education
University of Cincinnati
Undergraduate Education
University of Chicago
Medical Areas of Interest
Interests/Hobbies
I competed in wrestling during my youth and was a member of the varsity wrestling team at the University of Chicago. My current interests outside of medicine include outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking, and I have an avid interest in history.
Why I chose Dartmouth
First and foremost the people. It was apparent that this was a program where people worked well together, across all levels of the program. Also, I felt the commitment to resident education was second to none. My experience here thus far has confirmed this every day, and my excitement about being a part of this program continues to grow.

Peter Shaughnessy, MD

Peter Shaughnessy, MD
Medical School
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate Education
Duke University
Interests/Hobbies
Skiing, tennis, golf, biking
Why I chose Dartmouth
The people! The residents were the closest I had seen during any of my rotations, and the attendings were always approachable and willing to teach. Dartmouth has the perfect balance of feeling like a small program while still being in a major academic setting.

Daniel Austin, MD

Daniel Austin, MD
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)
Undergraduate Education
Williams College
Interests/Hobbies
Fly fishing, golfing, skiing
Why I chose Dartmouth
The opportunity to train at a top academic institution with great residents and committed faculty outside of an urban setting.

Thomas Fortney, MD, MS

Thomas Fortney, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  
Graduate Education
MS – Georgetown University
Undergraduate Education
University of New Hampshire
Interests/Hobbies
Hockey, baseball, skiing, hiking, traveling 
Why I chose Dartmouth
The Upper Valley is a great place to live, friendly residents and faculty, excellent training opportunities, strong emphasis on resident education    

Keith Lyons, MD

Keith Lyons, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate Education
Colby College
Interests/hobbies
Running, skiing, tennis, cooking, spending time outside with my dog 
Why I chose Dartmouth
Dartmouth has the best environment I encountered while applying for residency - it is a great place, with happy people, and an amazing program! 

Michael Torchia, MD

Michael Torchia, MD
Medical School
University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Education
University of Minnesota
Medical Areas of Interest
Trauma, International Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Patient Experiences
Interests/Hobbies
Playing with my daughter, running, biking, skiing, hiking
Why I chose Dartmouth
The emphasis on resident education is unparalleled. Additionally, the Upper Valley is a wonderful place to raise a family, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. Finally, the opportunity to supplement my surgical education with a master’s degree through The Dartmouth Institute is an incredible opportunity.

Daniel "Chip" Pierce, MD, MS

Daniel Pierce, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduate Education
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergraduate Education
The College of William and Mary
Medical Areas of Interest
Patient outcomes, orthopaedic traumatology, and sports medicine.
Interests/Hobbies
Competitive salt and freshwater sport fishing, bow hunting, auto racing, and hiking with my fiancé and dog.
Why I chose Dartmouth
Apart from being located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Dartmouth stood apart in that it offered a single environment that provided the best training, a commitment to research, and a focus on resident education.  Top notch training is achieved through strong early operative experiences with highly respected faculty.  The department’s dedication to advancing the field of orthopaedics is evident by the numerous completed and ongoing research projects, such as the SPORT trial.  And to top it all off, there is the opportunity to increase one’s understanding of health care delivery by obtaining a master’s degree through The Dartmouth Institute.  I feel confident that the orthopaedic program at Dartmouth will not only train me to be an excellent orthopaedic surgeon, but will mold me to be a better, well-rounded provider of healthcare.

Steven P. Baltic, MD

Steven P. Baltic, MD

Medical School
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Undergraduate Education
University of South Florida

Medical Areas of Interest
Undecided

Interests/Hobbies
Chasing my two-year-old around, cycling, hockey, running, basketball, and hiking. 

Why I chose Dartmouth
Choosing DHMC really came down to what I felt was important for me and my family for the next 6 years. Dartmouth has excellent training and support for research, TDI year, phenomenal residents and attendings, and the Upper Valley is an amazing place to live, especially for families. 

Tracy M. Borsinger, MD

Tracy Borsinger, MD

Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education
Middlebury College

Medical Areas of Interest
Undecided

Interests/Hobbies
Any outdoor activities, basketball, hiking, running, cooking/baking

Why I chose Dartmouth
The program offers a unique atmosphere of teamwork, camaraderie, approachable faculty, and great operative exposure. Not to mention, the Upper Valley and surrounding areas offer amazing outdoor activities and events as well as a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy.

Thomas M. Hanson, MD

Thomas M. Hanson, MD

Medical School
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio 

Undergraduate Education 
United States Air Force Academy

Medical Areas of Interest
Undecided

Interests/Hobbies
Spending time outside with my wife and dog, reading, traveling

Why I chose Dartmouth
The opportunity to be a part of a world-class team in an amazing location.

Kelly C. Mead, MD

Kelly C. Mead, MD

Medical School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education
University of Colorado

Medical Areas of Interest
Trauma, Hand, Sports

Interests/Hobbies
Alpine and backcountry skiing, running with my dog, fun runs, hiking, cycling, traveling - pretty much anything actively outdoors. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream – a MUST. Chocolate of any kind. Oh, definitely football (go broncos!!).

Why I chose Dartmouth
Dartmouth has it all. The best and most welcoming residents who share a genuine camaraderie. Excellent academic facility - learning one on one from renowned faculty and a culture which encourages a positive yet challenging learning environment. A beautiful and active place to balance life outside residency. I LOVE it here.

Cody Ramirez, MD

Cody Ramirez, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Undergraduate Education
University of Texas at Austin
Interests/Hobbies
Football, fishing, weightlifting, hunting, photography, camping, hiking, spending time with my wife
Why I chose Dartmouth
The outdoor activities in rural New Hampshire and Vermont and getting to experience all 4 seasons, the family atmosphere between all the residents, excellent faculty support and training, and the chance to venture away from home.

Corey Resnick, MD

Corey Resnick, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Undergraduate Education
Colgate University
Interests/Hobbies
Skiing, baseball, soccer, weightlifting, sports podcasts
Why I chose Dartmouth
Dartmouth truly is a unique place to train. The orthopaedics department is filled with a close-knit group of residents who enjoy working together and a very involved and supportive faculty. The breadth and depth of clinical and operative exposure is exceptional, and the program has a strong history of producing well-trained and well-rounded surgeons.

Timothy McManus, MD

Timothy McManus, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Dartmouth College
Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate Education
Harvard University Extension School - Health Careers Program
Interests/Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends, trips to the cabin, the outdoors, sports (especially football), travel, and my work with a company I co-founded, Jennus Innovation.
Why I chose Dartmouth
The people are what made Dartmouth my preferred choice for residency. The opportunity to learn from talented attendings who are approachable and dedicated to the residents' success is inspiring. The entire hospital community, from the nursing staff to administrators, all contribute to a cohesive and friendly work environment. I was also immensely impressed by the residents who are a close knit and team oriented group. Finally, the Upper Valley is a fun and beautiful place to live!

Travis Wright, MD

Travis Wright, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Undergraduate Education
Colby College
Interests/Hobbies
Skiing, biking, hiking, reading, relaxing with friends and family
Why I chose Dartmouth
A fantastic community both inside the hospital and out! Rotating here as a medical student, I realized just how close-knit the residents are. It is a culture that combines intense camaraderie, intellectual challenge, and great faculty support. And, of course, great access to any outdoor adventure!

Ilda Molloy, MD

Ilda Molloy, Orthopaedic Resident
Medical School
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate Education
Dartmouth College
Interests/Hobbies
Weightlifting, painting, baking, rugby, travel, family
Why I chose Dartmouth
The Dartmouth program offers excellent teaching and Orthopaedic experience in an approachable setting.  Most importantly, the residents are team-oriented and value their relationships with their colleagues. 

Taylor Yong, MD

Taylor Yong, MD
Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso - Paul L Foster School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
University of Texas Austin
Medical Areas of Interest
All areas of orthopaedics, international orthopaedics
Interests/Hobbies
Soccer, cycling, weight training, movies, photography, the outdoors, travel, and Texas football
Why I chose Dartmouth
The training environment cannot be beat. The camaraderie among the residents, faculty, and staff is incredible. It is a close-knit community with the residents at the center. They are truly some of the happiest I've interacted with anywhere in the country, and the excellent operative experience is unrivaled. I was born at the old Mary Hitchcock Hospital, so I had the unique opportunity to return to come full circle and train where I was born. It's also tough to beat the beautiful Upper Valley.
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