Meet the Faculty
Hi and welcome to FWMEP. I am a native Hoosier and grew up in Syracuse, Indiana on Lake Wawasee. I love northern Indiana and the lake living it has to offer. I did not venture too far off for my undergraduate training as I attended Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1999 from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri where I received my medical degree. I moved back to Indiana and Fort Wayne for my residency training which I completed here at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. I completed residency training in 2002, serving as Co-Chief Resident during my 3rd year.
Finding Fort Wayne a great place to practice medicine and raise a family, I joined a private practice here in Fort Wayne. I joined the faculty of FWMEP in 2003, as the Director of Osteopathic Medical Education. In 2010, I left my private practice in order to take on a full-time role at FWMEP as an Associate Program Director. During my time as Associate PD, I completed an Academic fellowship for Program Director Development. In March of 2013, I was promoted to the role of Program Director. In 2013, I also received my degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
My clinical interests are in internal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. I have two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Riley, and I thoroughly love being a dad. My fiancé, Pam, is a wonderful woman and is certainly my better half…Ha Ha…and would not know what to do without her, but don’t tell her that. It should be known that I am an avid waterfowl hunter and fisherman. I also enjoy golf and most watersport activities. When I am not working, you will likely find me in the duck blind or at my lake home enjoying the outdoors with my friends and family.
I was born and raised in the small town of Mona, Utah. At the age of 19, I went on a two year service mission to Brazil. After receiving a B.S. degree in Biology at Utah Valley University, I attended Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. There I had an opportunity to do a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. During residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, I received the Patient Care Award. After I completed residency in June of 2010, I stayed on as one of the faculty. I was originally attracted to Family Medicine because of the wide variety of patients and pathology. My clinical interests include: osteopathic manipulation, pediatrics, obstetrics, ultrasound, procedures, and emergency medicine.
I love to spend my free time with my wife, Kristina, and four beautiful, red-headed kids, Eli, Nathan, Paige, and Miles. I also enjoy basketball, hiking, reading, exploring, and running half-marathons.
I am originally from Idaho and received my undergraduate degree in French with an Anthropology minor from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After earning my medical degree from The Ohio State University, I trained in family medicine at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, graduating in 2000. I then spent 3 years in private practice at Brooklyn Medical Associates, hoping to be able to leave for medical missionary work at the end of that time. Instead, I ended up as the Medical Director of the Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic for four and a half years. Finally, my family and I were ready to participate in mission work overseas and had the privilege of serving in Quito, Ecuador for almost four years. In July of 2012, we moved back to Indiana and I joined the faculty of the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program as medical director of our Family Medicine Clinic, training new family medicine doctors to provide great healthcare now and in the future.
I received my degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and my M.D. Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Following residency in Family Medicine at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, I entered private practice and provided the full spectrum of patient care there for seven years. This was followed by practice with a large multi-specialty group in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for another six years, where I served as a lead physician and site medical director. In addition to patient care, I was involved with organizing and opening a new clinic, implementing an electronic medical record system, redesigning office workflows, and facilitating clinical care improvement initiatives. I joined the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2003. My interests include chronic pain management, health care quality, and process improvement. My wife Marianne and I have found Fort Wayne to be a great place to live and raise our two sons. I enjoy many sports, including golf and biking with my family as well as competitive curling, when possible.
I was born and raised in Ohio and received my B.Sc. Degree in Biology from Wright State University. I then continued on at Wright State University School of Medicine, receiving my medical degree in 1996. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort Wayne to complete my Family Medicine Residency training. I found the Fort Wayne area to be a great place to live and practice medicine and after graduation, I joined a Family Medicine group in Roanoke, a small suburb south of Fort Wayne.
After being in private practice for 11 years, I returned to the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2010 as a full time faculty member. My clinical interests are obstetrics and preventative medicine. I very much enjoy teaching and interacting with the residents.
I like spending my leisure time with my family partaking in a variety of outdoor activities.
I’m an Illinois native and first came to Fort Wayne as a student at Concordia Senior College where I received a BA degree in Natural Science. I returned to Illinois to complete my medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Afterward I completed a Family Medicine Residency at MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, IL. I practiced medicine in Michigan before returning to Fort Wayne.
I am a retired United States Army Colonel having served in the Michigan Army National Guard for over thirty years, including 2 ninety day tours of combat duty in Iraq. My clinical interests include ADHD, geriatrics, Type II Diabetes, and office procedures. I supervise our Geriatrics rotation and am a medical director for three area nursing homes.
My wife, Nancy, and I have one daughter, two sons, four granddaughters and one grandson. In my leisure time, I enjoy bird hunting, reading, especially about history and military history, and woodworking. Some call me Mr. Fix-It around the residency, so do not be surprised to see me with unusual tools in my hand.
I was raised in the small town of Antwerp, Ohio. My family and I would frequently visit Fort Wayne since it was only 40 minutes from our home. I received my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Miami University (Love and Honor!) in Oxford, Ohio, in 2006. At that point, I decided I needed out of Ohio and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, for medical school. I then returned to Fort Wayne for residency and graduated from Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2013 after being a co-curricular chief for two years and receiving special training in concussion management. I practiced for two years in my home county before returning to Fort Wayne to become a full-time faculty member of the program. I currently practice the full scope of family medicine, including obstetrics, and have additional training in osteopathic manipulation including cranial techniques.
I have a wonderful husband who has introduced me to lake life and a son who is on the go all the time. In our free time, we love to travel and spend time with friends and family. We also spend a lot of time at the zoo!
I was raised in an Air Force family and had the opportunity to live all over the country and abroad. My interest in science took off at a young age and I’ve been at it ever since! I earned a PhD in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Purdue University. Subsequently my post-doctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute focused on green chemistry using amino acid derivatives as bio-catalysts.
After a short stint in the biotech industry I served as a faculty member in two pharmacy programs. My teaching covered medicinal chemistry and the foundational sciences behind small molecule therapeutics and their clinical outcomes. Over time my research interests shifted from bench top to bedside with notable community efforts. In collaboration with clinical faculty, grant funded diabetes education support, oncology supportive care, and electronic nicotine delivery system education programs were established. My strong ties to community service led to the grant funded creation of a vocational job skills program for underserved youth where the students learned blacksmithing. Each session at the forge set up like a science lab to build job and academic skill sets.
My wife and I have identical twin boys, Torin and Fenris, with family roots in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, I received my BA degree in Psychology from Hope College, Holland, MI. Following undergraduate, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Indiana State University working on research in preventive health behaviors. I was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago and then completed a specialized internship in Neuropsychology at Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and had specialized post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at Forest Park Hospital’s Department of Family Medicine in St. Louis, MO. I am Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. My clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of dementia and traumatic brain injury.
I am married and have three wonderful daughters. I enjoy gardening, baking, planning and going on family vacations.
Born and raised just outside Columbus, Ohio, I completed my Undergraduate work at the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, obtaining a BS in Psychology. From there I began my Master’s work at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, completing my Master’s training and obtaining a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Next, I completed an APA Accredited pre-doctoral internship at Park Center, Inc, a community mental health center in Fort Wayne, IN. I completed post-doctoral training at Park Center, Inc as well. My clinical interests include evaluating ADHD, working with oppositional defiant teens and their families, and using cognitive behavioral interventions to treat depression and anxiety.
I am blessed with a wonderful wife and family. I enjoy exercising and most sports, and to say I am a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers is a gross understatement.
I grew up in northeast Indiana. I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University. After graduation I joined the Cleveland Clinic Health System where I had many different roles. Most recently, I held the position of Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist at Cleveland Clinic – Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH. I am also an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy. My areas of interest included chronic disease management, such as diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction, anticoagulation and quality improvement. My wife, Sarah, and I have 2 children. We enjoy serving at our church, outdoor activities and traveling. During my free time I can be found in my garage building furniture.
My first love in the medical profession was teaching and that continues to this day. I have been teaching at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program since arriving in Indiana in 1979. In tandem with that, I have been Course Director for the Freshman course “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” since 1980 at Fort Wayne’s regional center of Indiana University School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor. I am boarded in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. I was course director for the first ACLS course in Fort Wayne in 1979 and the first ATLS course in Indiana in 1982. I currently am responsible for Family Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Junior Clerkship and Senior Elective programs at FWMEP.
I was born in England and spent my formative educational years in Toronto. I am an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan and was fortunate to have attended all their playoff games of their back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. I enjoy my schedule that allows spending time at my beach house in Florida, working in my flower gardens, and running 2 miles daily.
I received my medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt and completed my residency here at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. Although from New Jersey, I loved it here in Fort Wayne and loved the program so much that I joined the teaching staff right out of residency, first as a volunteer and then as an Assistant Director. I have my own solo private practice and enjoy practicing OB and office procedures as part of the full scope of family medicine.
I enjoy learning challenging (and sometimes frustrating) things like playing golf and my piano lessons. My favorite activity is time spent with my son, Luke, practicing baseball.
I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, so it has been an honor to serve the people of Fort Wayne. I went to Snider High school were I played football, track and cross country. I then got my biology major from Indiana University. I started my medical training on the Fort Wayne campus of the IUSOM before finishing in Indianapolis. I now see babies to the elderly at my office at Parkview. I enjoy going to lakes and watching IU basketball. I spend most of my time with my wife Angela and our five kids. As our youngest daughter has Down Syndrome, we try to support the local community by supporting causes that support people with Down Syndrome.
I hail from Iowa and received my medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. I moved to Fort Wayne and completed my Family Medicine Residency here at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 1990. Upon graduation, I remained in Fort Wayne and began my private practice with Brooklyn Medical Associates, now known as Lutheran Medical Group. At the same time, I joined the Fort Wayne Residency faculty with teaching and supervising responsibilities for Lutheran Hospital. Currently I serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Hospital, Rehab Hospital, The Orthopaedic Hospital, and Lutheran Health Network.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy hunting, fishing, music, and most all sporting activities. I am the team physician for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Developmental League and the Fort Wayne Komets Hockey Team.
I have three wonderful daughters. Rachel is married with two children. Michelle is married with 2 ½ children and lives in Warsaw, IN. Megan is engaged and working in the medical industry and living in Denver, CO.
Originally a Buckeye, I grew up in a military family and had the opportunity to live in and visit several different states and countries growing up. I attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and received a BS in Biology. While in college I served in the United States Marine Corps both as a reservist and active duty infantryman. I served in Iraq in 2005 and retired in 2008. I attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed my family medicine residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, beekeeping, and woodworking.
Since starting my private practice in 1997, I have been actively involved in teaching the residents here at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. In 2001, I became the Assistant Director of Obstetrics for FWMEP. I am involved in hands on teaching normal and operative vaginal deliveries along with caesarian sections. I staff the high-risk obstetrics clinic for the residents on Wednesday afternoons. I also enjoy teaching and helping with resident research projects.
I am board certified in OB-GYN and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, Indiana Medical Association, and the Fort Wayne Medical Society. I am chairman of the Physician Leadership Group at St. Joseph Hospital. I helped start the Robotic GYN surgery program at Lutheran Hospital where I continue to be a proctor for other physicians. Residents rotate with me and my colleagues in the office to learn the full-spectrum of gynecologic conditions.
I have been in Fort Wayne for 18 years and am happily married with 3 kids, a set of twin daughters and a son.
I grew up abroad, the son of Southern Baptist missionaries, in Benin, West Africa. It was there I first encountered medicine, working as a translator for volunteer medical teams. I attended Campbellsville University in central Kentucky where I graduated with a B.A. in biology and chemistry. I studied at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine wherein I completed an Osteopathic Manipulation Fellowship. After graduating medical school, I joined Fort Wayne Medical Education Program to study Family Medicine. I am married to my wife, JK, and I have three children, Jacqueline, Darren, and Michael.