Alison Case, MD
David T. Furman, Jr., DO
Hello! I am excited to be coming back home to Fort Wayne as a part of FWMEP. I am originally from Columbus, OH and went to college at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After graduating from college I spent time in various settings studying malaria both in the US and abroad. I completed my medical studies at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine through the Rural Physician Program spending my clinical years in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) where I learned the true meaning of winter (and loved it!). Following medical school, I spent one year as a fellow with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) outside Washington D.C. working on policy and organizing for various grassroots campaigns.
I was looking for a residency program where I could train in unopposed, full-spectrum family medicine, have access to surgical OB experiences, find a friendly resident family, and be close to my own family--FWMEP has fit all those criteria and more!
In my free time, I love anything to do with nature and being outside, organizing for social justice campaigns, knitting, reading, and watching sci-fi. I am an avid Tincaps fan and have a pet axolotl named Dirk and a pet cat named Sal. I'm excited to be with FWMEP in the Midwest close to family and friends!
Elizabeth Hollingsworth, MD
Hello! My name is David Furman, and I look forward to returning to my hometown of Fort Wayne for residency training. I obtained my undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where I also spent time working as an EMT. Upon completion I got married to my wonderful wife and we moved up to Appleton, Wisconsin where I worked as Campus Life administrator and Pharmacy Technician. We then returned to Indiana where I attended Ball State University for my Master's degree in Physiology. After teaching physiology and anatomy as adjunct faculty, my wife and I moved down to Spartanburg, South Carolina where I attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus.
Choosing to move back to Fort Wayne for my Family Medicine training was the perfect choice. I looked all over the country for a community-based, unopposed, dually accredited program and was happily surprised to find that the FWMEP was exactly what I was looking for 'in my own backyard!' I have been continuously impressed with the friendly, supportive environment that is created and know that this program will provide the continued training to hone my skills as well-rounded family physician.
Outside of medicine, I love spending time with my wife and son. We enjoy traveling, eating great food, attending local festivals and watching the Colts win!
Ahmad S. Khatri, MD
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Hollingsworth. My friends call me Liza. I was born in Fort Wayne, lived all over the eastern half of the country, and returned to Fort Wayne to raise my family 15 years ago. I have four daughters ranging in age from 19 to 7. The oldest is currently attending Indiana University in Bloomington.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Nursing. After a short time working as an emergency room nurse, I went on to pursue my Medical Degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
In my free time I enjoy watching my daughters compete in show choir and diving. As a family, we love being outside and going to the lake, watching college football and basketball, cooking and baking. My family and I are thrilled to be able to continue calling Fort Wayne our home!
Timothy Kowaleski, DO
Hello, my name is Ahmad Shahid Khatri. I grew up in Cincinnati, OH and attended the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, and then Saba University School of Medicine on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saba.
When I came to Fort Wayne as a medical student for my Family Medicine rotation, I had no idea that the experience would change my life forever. The sense of community within the rapidly growing city, the friendliness and support from the residents, the caring attitude of the highly accomplished faculty, and the relationships I developed with the residency/medical student education personnel at FWMEP made Fort Wayne the place I wanted to train and develop as a new physician.
Otherwise, I am a tortured Cincinnati Bengals fan that has remained loyal to the team despite the yearly heartbreak. I also enjoy drawing, stand up comedy, documentaries, playing basketball, fantasy football, billiards, and almost anything outside when the weather is warm.
Megan Lemon, MD
Hello! My name is Tim Kowaleski. I was born and raised in Michigan, in the Ann Arbor area. I attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and received my Bachelors in Psychology. After college I got accepted into Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine I attended the satellite campus in Detroit and actually never attended a class in Lansing. I lived in Livonia MI during that period of time.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family, friends and bulldog! I also tend to watch a lot of sports, especially college football, I am a huge MSU football fan. I also watch pro football, and am an unfortunate Lions fan. My wife, my daughter and myself are very happy to be here and I consider myself lucky to be here at FWMEP.
Anna Kathleen Menze, DO
Hello! My name is Megan Lemon, and I grew up in northwest Indiana, near Chicago (a.k.a. "the Region"). I went to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for college, where I earned B.A. degrees in biology and Spanish. I then went on to earn my M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
After spending my first two years of medical school at the Indianapolis campus, I transferred to the Fort Wayne campus, which is where I first heard about the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. I was really impressed by the superb training offered by this program, and I am very excited to continue my training in Fort Wayne. My interests within family medicine include care for the underserved, procedures, women's health, and obstetrics. I also love working with Spanish-speaking patients.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing the piano, reading, crafts, running, spending time with family, and spending time outdoors.
Oludayo Olusanya, MD
Hi! My name is Anna Menze, and I am so glad to be coming home to Fort Wayne. I attended Purdue University, West Lafayette for my Bachelors where I majored in health science with a public health concentration and a biology minor. As I have a strong interest in preventative health, I continued my education at Purdue and earned my Masters of Public Health. I attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.
When I did my sub-internship at FWMEP, I knew immediately that this is where I wanted to be! The camaraderie between residents, the diverse patient population, the unopposed program, and the opportunity to learn full spectrum care are second to none.
When I have free time, I love spending time outside, going to our family lake house on Lake Gage, spending time with family and friends, going on weekend trips, cooking and baking for family and friends, and going on spontaneous adventures.
I could not be more excited for the new adventures and opportunities that training at FWMEP will provide.
Eric A. Shoemaker, DO
Hello! My name is Oludayo Olusanya. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria but grew up mostly in Houston, Texas. I graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a degree in Biology and went on to pursue a Master of Health Administration degree at Texas A&M University. Afterwards, I completed a Post Baccalaureate Certificate at Creighton University and worked for a year before attending Ross University for medical school.
I was initially drawn to the FWMEP because of the genuine warmth and kindness I received from the faculty, staff and residents but I also choose FWMEP because I believed I would be well-prepared to be a competent physician an a myriad of clinical settings.
Aside from medicine, I enjoy reading autobiographies, traveling, watching sci-fi and action movies, weight lifting, college football and basketball.
Justin Weirich, DO
Hi, my name is Eric Shoemaker, and I am a proud Fort Wayne native. I grew up in the great city of Fort Wayne until I went to Butler University in Indianapolis for college. There I majored in Chemistry with a minor in Biology and Spanish. After undergrad, my goal of becoming a physician took me to the University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. I spent my first two years down in Kentucky and was able to move back to Fort Wayne for my clinical rotations in my third and fourth year of school.
It is a dream come true to be back and practicing as a new physician in my hometown. I am even more excited to be a part of FWMEP, a program that has always welcomed me and made me feel like I belonged. The opportunities FWMEP provides are incomparable; I am thrilled to be a part of a program where I can explore my interested in obstetrics, procedures, community health, and health education.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and friends. I am a huge fan of being in the outdoors, whether that includes hiking, biking, or kayaking, and exploring Fort Wayne.
Hi! I am a native of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I've always known I wanted to do family medicine. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Mary Washington where I majored in Chemistry and played four years of varsity soccer. I then graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
I was drawn to Fort Wayne for a number of reasons. After auditioning at FWMEP, it became very evident that this program had a lot to offer. I loved that the curriculum is geared toward traditional family medicine where doctors not only have an outpatient practice, but a large inpatient and OB role as well. Another big draw was the chance to work unopposed in all rotations at three excellent hospitals in Fort Wayne. The icing on the cake was certainly the people; the residents and faculty are not only fantastic clinicians and teachers, but were welcoming, kind, and easy to work with during my audition and interview process. I'm excited and honored to be a part of the FWMEP family.
Outside of my passion for medicine, I enjoy just about any sport but especially love soccer, golf, tennis and basketball. I also enjoy bow hunting, wood working, and gardening.