Program Director: Roland Gazaille III DO Number of Positions: 8 ACGME Accreditation Status: Continued Accreditation
The Kettering Health Network Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program's mission is to produce competent, compassionate, well-rounded, practice-ready diagnostic radiologists. We train our residents with an emphasis on providing high-quality care in a community-based setting. In doing so, the program fosters the continuation of quality care of patients throughout the Kettering Health Network, Dayton, as well as the greater Miami Valley region. KNRI's multi-subspecialty fellowship-trained staff instruct residents with the goal of achieving proficiency and excellence in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services, education, and research. Over the course of their training, each resident develops competency and efficiency in the use of technical diagnostic equipment under the supervision of qualified faculty and staff. The program strives to be a leader amongst Diagnostic Radiology residency programs in our region by continuously developing an up-to-date curriculum, providing outstanding academic mentorship, and fostering Quality Improvement strategies.
The KHN Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a 4-year advanced program which takes two residents per year into the program. Applicants interested in our program are encouraged to consider doing their Transitional Year at Kettering or Soin Medical Centers. (Kettering TY, Soin TY)
Produce diagnostic radiologists who are highly qualified, competent, compassionate, well-rounded, and ready for a career in a community-based practice setting.
Continue to expand our residency program to support the local and regional demand for radiologists in the Kettering Health Network as well as throughout Southwest Ohio to care for an increasing patient population.
Prepare residents to be competitive applicants for fellowships and have the opportunity to pursue a subspecialty interest of their choice.
Train physicians who are dedicated to Quality Improvement and are aware of how to conduct research in a community-based setting.
Continue to train and retain the top-notch graduates of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program to meet the Kettering Health Network's overall mission of improving the quality of care throughout the Dayton area and the state of Ohio.
Nearly all of our graduates have chosen to undertake various fellowships in highly competitive subspecialty fields at academic institutions across the country including UCSF, USC, Henry Ford Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, Case Western, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Cincinnati.
Kyle Wenker, DO
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: University of Dayton
Why did you choose Radiology? I chose radiology because of the breadth of knowledge required to succeed in the field, the art of image interpretation, and the associated procedures that are performed on a daily basis. Oh, and the lack of constant note-writing and rounding are additional perks.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? I like Grandview because it is a great setting for an educational residency with plenty of opportunities for procedures and to see interesting cases. The staff are all great to work with, and you can tell that everyone enjoys working there. I like Dayton because it's an unassuming Midwest town with more to offer than one may expect. It is also close to both Cincinnati (my hometown) and Columbus, so if you're wanting a bigger-city experience, it's only a short drive away.
Interests: I enjoy bike riding, walking my Goldendoodle, Sammi, music, sports, and hanging out with friends.
Jessica Blaza, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Undergrad: Wright State University
Why did you choose Radiology? Besides being the coolest specialty ever, I chose radiology because it allows me to care for patients across all other specialties, with both visual and hands-on emphasis.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? I am actually a Dayton native and love downtown Dayton and the surrounding communities. There's always something to do, or something to see, whether festivals or museums or nature trails. Something I was very proud of growing up was the availability and quality of healthcare in the Dayton area, and now as a resident, I am honored to be part of the team and provide quality healthcare to the community.
Interests: I am a classically trained musician in clarinet, handbells, and other instruments, and had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall in 2013.
Hooman Hamedani, DO
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why did you choose Radiology? I chose radiology because during my ten years as a medical dosimetrist in radiation oncology I became fascinated with the MRI, CT and PET scans we used for treatment planning. It's so integral to a patients care and other physicians decision making process.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? I like Dayton because it's affordable, a medium sized city with plenty to do, and close to big cities. I chose Grandview because the volume of imaging and pathology we see, as well as the early exposure to procedures; which makes us well-prepared for private practice radiology.
Interests: I played cornhole in professional Ohio tournaments for charity before the birth of my daughter, and starting medical school.
Don Flowers, DO
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Bellarmine University
Why did you choose Radiology? I chose radiology for its focus on human anatomy and my visually oriented personality.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? I like how it's super easy to get around the city quickly and that there are a lot of family friendly neighborhoods.
Interests: I am very passionate about all things culinary
Robert Hessemer, DO
Medical School: University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Undergrad: University of Florida
Why did you choose Radiology? I chose radiology because every Radiologist I talked to loved their job. It's never boring, there's always something to learn and you never stop getting surprised.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? I chose Grandview because of the happy, friendly, and genuine people in the community and at the hospital.
Interests: I enjoy learning all I can about investing, and I am a die-hard Chicago sports fan!
Kristin Frisby, DO
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
Why did you choose Radiology? I chose radiology because I enjoy anatomy and love that you connect with almost every other specialty in some way. I also appreciate the vast knowledge base required and look forward to always learning new things and being challenged.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? So many things! I've lived in several places that were all vastly different. Dayton has the best qualities of all of them. Friendly people, beautiful parks, close to larger cities, no horrible traffic, four distinct seasons, tons of events and activities, and much more. My favorite thing about Grandview is that it's big enough to get a great learning experience but small enough that it has a family feel.
Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband, Charlie. We are huge movie lovers and go to the theater as much as possible. We also enjoy playing with our dogs, Joey and Spike. I also like to garden, bake, and work on improving my mediocre drum skills.
Emily Rawlings, DO
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Abilene Christian University
Why did you choose Radiology? I am a visual learner, and medical imaging naturally taps into how I structure information. I am also interested in aspects of all medical specialties. Radiology offers a platform to work with other specialties in multidisciplinary care settings.
What you like about Dayton/Grandview? Dayton is great because it offers extraordinary experiences without the crowds and traffic congestion of a big city. The best part is that I am 5 minutes from both wonderful hiking trails (my dog's favorite is the Creekside Reserve at Beavercreek Wetlands) and major retailers. It's the perfect balance of daily convenience with a variety of recreation opportunities. I chose Grandview's Radiology program because the excellent reputation of the Kettering Health Network attracts talented professionals across many healthcare fields. This depth of faculty and staff allows Grandview residents a distinct and supportive learning environment.
Interests: My son is a film major, so we regularly enjoy movies. I also love painting, studying art theory, and yoga.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Grandview Medical Center does not support Visas at this time. All applicants for the Grandview Residency programs must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The program welcomes applications from DO and MD candidates. We are looking for residents who are self-starters and prepared for a high case load volume. We prefer applicants with a COMLEX 1 score > or equal to 550 and/or USMLE 1 score > or equal to 230, but do evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. Highly qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through ERAS.