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General Surgery Residency Program

Micheal Elrod, DO Program Director:
Michael Elrod, DO, FACOS
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Number of Positions: 10
ACGME Accreditation Status: Continued Accreditation without Outcomes

Mission:
The Kettering Health Network (KHN) General Surgery Residency Program seeks to produce competent, compassionate, and current osteopathic surgeons through dedication to self-directed learning, progressive training in advanced surgical skills, and a lifelong commitment to advancement of surgical knowledge. We want to produce surgeons who will improve the lives of patients and colleagues in the communities they serve. The General Surgery's staff and physicians are multi-subspecialty trained. The physicians instruct the residents with the goal of achieving proficiency and excellence in services, education, and research. Over the course of their training, each resident develops competency and efficiency in the handling and use of technical equipment, surgical equipment as well as surgical lab skills under the supervision of qualified faculty and staff.

2020-2021 Academic Year: 2 (PGY-1), 2 (PGY-2), 2 (PGY-3), 3 (PGY-4), 2 (PGY-5)
2021-2022 Academic Year: 2 (PGY-1), 2 (PGY-2), 2 (PGY-3), 2 (PGY-4), 3 (PGY-5)

The KHN General Surgery Residency Program is a 5-year program which takes 2 residents per year into the program. It is the goal of this program to meet the ever changing needs of residency training in General Surgery to meet the demands of training the modern surgeon. We provide progressive, continuous training to satisfy all requirements necessary for eventual certification in General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Association through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery with an option to meet requirements in becoming board certified through the American Board of Surgery.

The Department of General Surgery at Grandview Hospital assumes the obligation to supervise training of General Surgery Residents.

Residents are exposed to basic sciences as related to surgical practice and have required rotations in various specialty areas relating to the practice of surgery. There is special emphasis on developing technical skills, diagnostic competency, sound medical and surgical judgment, preoperative and postoperative care, as well as progressive development and responsibility in the seven competencies: professionalism, Osteopathic principles and practices, medical knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, practices-based learning, systems-based practice, and patient care. Emphasis is placed on high ethical and moral standards.

  1. Produce general surgeons who are highly qualified, competent, compassionate, well-rounded, and ready for a career in community-based surgery.

  2. Expand our residency to support the local demand for general surgeons as KHN opens new locations to care for an increasing patient population.

  3. Prepare residents to be competitive applicants for fellowships and have the opportunity to pursue a subspecialty interest of their choice.

  4. Train physicians who are involved in Quality Improvement and aware of how to conduct research in a community-based setting.

  5. Continue to train and retain the top-notch graduates of the General Surgery 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.
General Surgery Residents train at six locations:
- Grandview Medical Center
- Kettering Medical Center
- Grant Medical Center (OhioHealth) - Columbus, Ohio
- Dayton Children's Hospital
- Miami Valley Hospital
- Ohio State University Hospital
All residents should present a poster at a local, state, regional or national conference during their residency.

Chief residents should present at the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).

Residents utilize the Skills/Simulation Labs every week and have Suture Labs in the Russ Wetherell Innovations Center in the Yankee Medical Building.

For Audition / Sub I Rotations see our Rotation Dates.

First Surgical Care - Kettering Physician Network
First Surgical Care Group

Archer
Andrew Archer, DO, FACOS
General Surgery
Trauma Surgery
ABOUT
Andrew Archer, DO, FACOS has practiced in the greater Dayton area since 2002. He is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon with excellent outcomes, having performed thousands of procedures, trained other surgeons and lectured on surgical techniques.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
General, Breast and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Archer performs open and laparoscopic general surgeries with special interest in minimally invasive colon and hernia surgeries. He has performed thousands of hernia procedures and trained other surgeons across the country in these techniques.
Dr. Archer also offers complete breast care services including high risk surveillance, in-office biopsies, and definitive cancer surgery procedures.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
20

CERTIFICATION(S)
Current, Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Current, Board Certified, General Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

EDUCATION
2004, Fellowship, General Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
2002, Residency, General Surgery, Chief Resident, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH
1997, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
Current, Medical Director, Trauma, Grandview Medical Center, Level 3 Trauma Center, Dayton, OH
2013 - 2014, Chief of Staff, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Current, Adjunct Professor, The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current, General Surgery Training Program, The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

MEMBERSHIPS
Member, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons


Brown
Jordan Brown, DO
ABOUT
Jordan Brown, DO is a local native of Kettering OH who recently completed his general surgery residency through Grandview Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He is Associate Clinical Faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and is actively involved in research through Kettering Hospital. Additionally, he has won a number of teaching awards. Dr. Brown specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, breast and colon surgery, and upper and lower endoscopy. He has special interest in complex abdominal wall reconstruction, anti-reflux surgery, and hernias.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
Advanced laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, burn and wound care, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, breast and thyroidal surgery, trauma and critical care.

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
"I was born and raised in Kettering, so naturally I am excited at the opportunity to provide the best surgical care to the same community that fostered and supported me growing up."

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
8

MEMBERSHIPS
ACOS, AOA


Levy
Paul Levy, DO, FACOS
ABOUT
Paul M. Levy, DO, FACOS is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon with excellent outcomes and has been practicing in the greater Dayton area since 2008. He often uses his medical expertise at multiple medical schools and the Grandview Medical Center residency program and has won multiple awards for excellence in medical education and training.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Levy performs open and laparoscopic general surgeries with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in upper gastro-intestinal disorders including reflux and hiatal hernias as well as a focus on minimally invasive surgery and enhanced recovery. He is specially trained in laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical techniques, as well as gastrointestinal endoscopy and thyroid surgery.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
13

PHILOSPHY OF CARE
Dr. Levy is dedicated to providing every patient expert, individualized treatment, and the highest quality in surgical skill, diagnosis and treatment.

CERTIFICATION(S)
Current, Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Current, Board Certified, General Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

EDUCATION
Fellowship, General Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Residency, General Surgery, Chief Resident, Resident of the Year, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH
2008 - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Columbus, OH

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
Current, Vice-Chairman, Surgery Department, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT(S)
Present, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Columbus, OH


Morgan
Josh Morgan, DO
ABOUT
Josh Morgan, DO is a highly-skilled surgeon serving the Kettering and surrounding community. Dr. Morgan graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in General Surgery at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Morgan' commitment to his patients mirrors the network's mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve.
Dr. Morgan is married with three children and enjoys exploring the outdoors.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
Surgical care, hernias, gallbladder disease, appendectomy, diagnostic endoscopy, breast disease, skin and colon cancers and a special interest in robotic surgery.

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
"I believe in providing personalized care to every patient. I work with the patient to accomplish their goals. I am committed to continual improvement to ensure optimal patient outcomes."

CERTIFICATION(S)
Board-Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

MEMBERSHIPS
American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons


Bruce
David Bruce, DO
Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery
ABOUT
Dr. David Bruce specializes in general and bariatric surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and has been a Clinical and Oral Examiner. He is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, he is the director of the bariatric surgery service at Grandview Hospital and Victor J. Cassano Center. Dr. Bruce completed his internship and surgical residency at Grandview Hospital, where he served as chairman of the department of surgery and program trainer.

EDUCATION
1974-1979, Rotating Internship/General Surgery Residency, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio
1974, Doctor of Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
American Osteopathic Association, Hospital Intern Program Inspector
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Dayton Surgical Society
Dayton District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Ohio Osteopathic Association

CERTIFICATION(S)
Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery



The KHN General Surgery program will select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program strives to recruit, select, and retain a diverse group of residents. We do this first and foremost by marketing our program to highly qualified DO and MD candidates from various backgrounds and medical schools. All candidates must do a Sub-Internship Rotation at our Institution and pass the COMLEX and/or USMLE (between 226-235) on the first attempt. Our interview selection committee aims to set aside conscious and unconscious bias during the interview and ranking process in an effort to select candidates that would best benefit from the educational experience that our program has to offer.

Click here to apply for a Sub-Internship Rotation.

All applications must be received through ERAS.

More info regarding the General Surgery Residency Program is located at:
freida.ama-assn.org

Rebecca Deborde
Medical Education Program Coordinator in General Surgery
Phone: 937-723-3713