Class of 2021

Sarah Balog, DO

Chief Resident

Hometown: Hummelstown, PA

Undergraduate: Reed College

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Other" and "Foreign body"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: There is literally no traffic. And I can bike to work (all year!)

EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Global Outreach, Informatics, FEMinEM, TimesUp Healthcare, Med Twitter, FOAM

Hannah Charland, MD

Chief Resident

Hometown: Saranac, NY

Undergraduate: SUNY Oswego

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Abdominal pain"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: The state parks around the area - especially Green Lakes!!

EM Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Academics

Jas Adlakha, MD

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: AUC

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Would like my blood pressure checked"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Finger Lakes

EM Interests: Education and advocacy

Christina Coronado, DO

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Constipation"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Lots of parks, waterfalls, and places to picnic

EM Interests: Global health, Women in Residency Life

Alexander LaMee, DO

Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Undergraduate: University of Central Florida

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton, FL)

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Swine attack"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Skiing, hiking and snowmobiling

EM Interests: Community and Wilderness Medicine

Alan Ly, DO

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate: UC Santa Cruz

Medical School: Midwestern University

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Altered mental status"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Lake life, people-watching at the NY State Fair

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Toxicology, Peds

Vlad Panaitescu, DO

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergraduate: CUNY Queens College

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Spider bite" (It's never a spider bite)

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: The people, the beautiful and affordable golf, the outdoor dining and festivals in the summer, the affordable housing and the hiking

EM Interests: Simulation and Medical Education

Christopher Turner, DO

Hometown: Manchester, UK

Undergraduate: University of Colorado

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "GSW" and "Overdose"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  Proximity to skiing, mountain biking, and lakes

EM Interests: Wilderness, Ultrasound

Daniel Walsh, DO

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate: BYU

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NV

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Foreign body"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  The amazing amount of waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and hikes to go visit.

EM Interests: All things EM!

Elizabeth Zorovich, MD

Hometown: Massapequa, NY

Undergraduate: Hofstra University

Medical School: St. George's University

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Swallowed foreign body"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  I really enjoy living here. The people are nice, living is affordable and we're surrounded by great parks I can walk my dog at. Blarney Stone also makes the best burger in town!

EM Interests: Pediatrics and Ultrasound

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