Class of 2025

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Colby Buell, MD


Hometown: Skaneateles

Undergrad: Stony Brook University

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Toxicology

Favorite chief complaint: Well Child Check

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Dinosaur

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: NYC, not even close

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Rachel Schooley, MD

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Undergrad: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: St. George’s University
EM Interests: Event medicine, sports medicine
Favorite chief complaint: “I think I’m pregnant”
Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pastabilities all day
Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: What kind of pizza is Little Caesars?

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Steve Lucas, MD

Hometown: Palmyra, NY
Undergrad: University at Buffalo SUNY
Med School: Upstate! 
EM Interests: Med Ed, PEM
Favorite chief complaint: Abdominal Pain
Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pastabilities 
Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: NYC

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Jim DeCourcey, DO
 

Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

Undergrad: Rochester Institute of Technology

Med School: University of New England

EM Interests: unsure currently, but I feel like I should say ultrasound

Favorite chief complaint: Foreign body, always going to be a procedure there

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pasta

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: Being from the upstate area I have to go with upstate style

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Carly Deihm, DO


Hometown: Lancaster, PA 🌽

Undergrad: College of Charleston 🌴

Med School: LECOM- Bradenton ☀️

EM Interests: US, critical care, wilderness

Favorite chief complaint: Shortness of breath

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pastabilities 🍝

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: NYC 🍕🍎

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Chris Woodard, MD


Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Undergrad: Portland State University

Med School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Education, Advocacy, Aerospace

Favorite chief complaint: Shortness of Breath

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Fresh pasta any day

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: Yes

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Matt Holstein, MD

Hometown: Eastchester, NY
Undergrad: Stony Brook University
Medical School: New York Medical College
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education
Favorite chief complaint: extremity injury - matching up your history/exam with your imaging is like a mystery
Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pastabilities
Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: NYC, of course

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Lauren Vignaly, MD

Hometown: Stratham, NH

Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

Med School: Albany Medical College 

EM Interests: EMS, Wilderness Medicine 

Favorite chief complaint: "Other" 

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: pastabilities 

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: upstate! 

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Tim Schreiber , MD

Hometown: Ontario, NY
Undergrad: SUNY Binghamton
Med School: SUNY Upstate
EM Interests: US, Tox, Sports Med
Favorite chief complaint: Abdominal Pain
Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Dino no question: Ribs, pulled pork, and brisket combo with mac and cheese and tomatoes cucumber salad
Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: NYC, upstate has no business making their own pizza style

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Ben Friedman, MD
 

Hometown: Niceville, FL

Undergrad: UC San Diego

Med School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

EM interests: rural medicine, sports medicine  

Favorite Chief Complaint: Rash

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Ribs

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza:  NYC Style

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Brenda Bukowiecki, DO
 

Hometown: Morris Plains, NJ

Undergrad: Lehigh University

Med School: NYITCOM

EM Interests: Tox or Crit Care

Favorite chief complaint: “idk my wife said I need to come in”

Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities: Pastabilities

Upstate Style or NYC Style Pizza: the only correct answer is New Haven pizza