Family Medicine Residency Program

Teresa W. Zryd, M.D., M.S.P.H., Director

Residents for 2013-2014

3rd Year Residents | 2nd Year Residents | 1st Year Residents

3rd Year Residents

Ewa Campbell, MD

Ewa Campbell, M.D.

Dr. Ewa Campbell was born and raised in Poland and came to the United States 10 years ago. She graduated from Silesian University in Poland with a MA in English.  She took premed classes at Kent State and Colorado Universities. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated in May 2011. She is married and has a daughter.

Seth Kettel, MD

Seth Kettel, M.D.

Dr. Seth Kettel is a graduate of Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. He earned a degree in Biochemistry from Ohio University in 2007 after graduating from Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio. Having grown up in the Dayton area, Dr. Kettel is thrilled to be working in this community. His medical interests include whole family care, especially pediatrics, and sports medicine. Dr. Kettel is married and has two children. He enjoys all sports and traveling.

Cynthia Mahin, MD

Cynthia Mahin, M.D.

Dr. Mahin was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained her BS in Biology in 2002. She then attended the University of Louisville for graduate school where she received her MS in Physiology. After graduate school she continued at the University of Louisville School of Medicine obtaining her MD in 2010. Dr. Mahin is currently married with one child. She loves spending time with family and friends. She is looking forward to working and living in Dayton.

Melissa Mekesa, MD

Melissa Mekesa, M.D.

Dr. Melissa Mekesa grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Wittenberg University where she earned her BS in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Psychology. Dr. Mekesa received her medical degree from Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in 2011. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, playing and watching sports.

Melanie Raffoul, MD

Melanie Raffoul, M.D.

Dr. Melanie Raffoul was born in the Dayton area and attended London Central High School. She received her BS in PreMed and BA in Spanish from the University of Dayton in 2006. She completed medical school in 2011 at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Raffoul is looking forward to a career in Academic Medicine.

Heather Schulte, MD

Heather Schulte, M.D.

Dr. Heather Schulte grew up in Denver, Colorado where she attended the University of Colorado. She received her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in 1984 and completed a psychiatry residency at Wright State University.  She served as a faculty member at Wright State University, Department of Psychiatry until 1997. She has worked for the last 8 years teaching clinical psychiatry to Family Practice Residents at the Family Health Center in Wilmington, Ohio. She is married with four children and two grandchildren.

Andrew Selvarajah, MD

Andrew Selvarajah, M.D.

Dr. Andrew Selvarajah split time between London, England and Reseda, California when he was growing up. He received his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at University of California Riverside. He later received his MD from Ross University in 2010. His medical interests include Preventative Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Selvarajah enjoys sports, reading, movies and outdoor activities.

Nicole Turkson, MD

Nicole Turkson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Turkson was born in Ghana and grew up in Germany and the United States. She received her B.A in Biology from the College of Wooster. She then earned a Master of Science in Marine Science at the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in Oceanography at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she studied marine natural products chemistry and drug discovery. Following this, she attended Wright State University’s  Boonshoft School of Medicine, where she earned her M.D. Dr. Turkson loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking and trail running. Other beloved pastimes are traveling, writing historical fiction and spending time with family and friends.

Heather Veeder, MD

Heather Veeder, M.D.

Dr. Heather Veeder grew up in Northwest Ohio. She received degrees in music from Wright State University and the University of Oklahoma. She graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Veeder has a daughter and a mutt named Katie. She enjoys being outside, as much as possible, reading and baking.

Spencer Wolf, MD

Spencer Wolf, M.D.

Dr. Spencer Wolf is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Biology. He has experience as a nurse and EMT. His medical interests include Sports Medicine, Obstetrics, and Dermatology. Dr. Wolf enjoys sports, travel, gaming, and reading.

2nd Year Residents

Tynese Anderson, MD

Tynese Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Anderson was born in Gary, Indiana.  She attended Indiana University Bloomington where she completed a BA degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry, Social Science and Medicine.  She received her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's medical interests include Primary Care and Adolescent Medicine.  She enjoys You Tube (for entertainment and educational purposes), playing with her pet cat named Bruce Bruce, going to the movies and enjoying life with family and friends.

Achint Choksy, MD

Achint Choksy, M.D.

Dr. Choksy was born in India and migrated to the US at the age of 12. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and received his MD from Avalon University School of Medicine.  Dr. Choksy’s medical interest is Sports Medicine. He enjoys basketball, singing and hanging out with family and friends.

Andrea Dillon, MD

Andrea Dillon, M.D., MPH

Dr. Dillon is a Dayton native. She attended Manchester College in Indiana where she received a BS in Chemistry. She went on to earn a Masters in Public Health and her MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Dillon’s interests include travel, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Downing, MD

Elizabeth Downing, D.O.

Dr. Elizabeth Downing was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield MN, she completed her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. In her spare time, Dr. Downing enjoys drawing and has had her artwork on display at Stauf's in Columbus OH. She also loves being active and frequently can be found swimming, spinning, or dancing.

Reena Enaker, MD

Reena Enaker, M.D.

Dr. Enaker grew up in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in Agricultural Biotechnology. She received her MD degree from Ross University. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching movies and she loves college sports! She has an English Bulldog named LoLa that she adores. Dr. Enaker’s career interests include Sports and Emergency Medicine.

Zia Khan, MD

Zia Khan, M.D., MPH

Dr. Zia Khan was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After receiving his Bachelor’s and M.S. degrees from the George Washington University, he completed a Master of Public Health degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium of Public Health before graduating from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. His medical interests are Sports Medicine and Rural Health. In his spare time, Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and watching foreign films.

Rashi Patel, MD

Rashi Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel was born in Detroit, Michigan but has been living in Lakeland, Florida for the past 17 years. Dr. Patel attended the University of Florida for undergrad and American University of Antigua for medical school. Her interests include all sports, playing the piano, trying new types of food and watching movies. Her medical interests are Sports and Emergency Medicine.

Pradeep Raju, M.D.

Pradeep Raju, MD

Dr. Raju grew up in Chicago and received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University.  Later, he attended Xavier University School of Medicine where he received his MD degree.  Dr. Raju is a diehard Chicago sports fan and has continued to have his fingers crossed that the Cubs will win the World Series in his lifetime.  His medical interests include Primary Care and Sports Medicine.

Omar Siddiqi, MD

Omar Siddiqi, MD

Dr. Siddiqi was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. He attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. He received his MD from the Medical University of the Americas. Being from Canada, he played hockey growing up and is a HUGE HOCKEY fan with his favorite team being the Ottawa Senators. He has lived in Dayton for the past four years. Dr. Siddiqi met his wife while doing a 2-year Clerkship in Chicago. He is very close to his family and loves to travel, workout, play/watch all sports (especially hockey), and cook and watch movies.

Adam Welch, MD

Adam Welch, MD

Dr. Adam Welch grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University of Ohio where he graduated with a BA in Zoology and Neuroscience. Dr. Welch received his MD from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. His greatest passions include traveling, flying, boating and several other outdoor activities.

1st Year Residents

Angela Amato, D.O.

Angela Amato, D.O.

Dr. Amato was raised in upstate New York. She received her B.S in Biology from Towson University and her Doctor of Osteopathic from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her medical interest is Women’s Health. Dr. Amato enjoys traveling and spending time with her two dogs.

Karuna Anantharaman, M.D.

Karuna Anantharaman, M.D.

Although Dr. Anantharaman does not think her growing up is done yet, she grew up in India and then moved to Indiana. She attended the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) where she received her B.S. degree in Science Pre Professional.  She received her M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Anantharaman’s medical interests include Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry in Primary Care. She enjoys hiking, art house films, cooking and eating, the gentleman is game of cricket and baby pandas. She is enjoying life, living vicariously through her colleagues’ children and waiting for the next cricket World Cup to see if India can dominate again.

Baldwin, MD

Peter Baldwin, M.D., MPH

Dr. Baldwin grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Butler University with a BS in Chemistry and was a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed a Transitional Internship at Michigan State University - Kalamazoo Center for Medical studies, now Western Michigan University School of Medicine, before practicing and managing a clinic for a few years in New Mexico. Not wanting to be away from the classroom for too long, Dr. Baldwin also holds an MBA from Texas Tech University and an MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy from University of Michigan. He is also residency trained in Aerospace Medicine. Outside of his residency responsibilities, Dr. Baldwin serves as the editor for a medical society newsletter and is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for the Department of Healthcare Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His medical interests include aerospace and occupational medicine as well as healthcare policy and management. In his free time, Dr. Baldwin likes to watch and play sports, especially basketball and spend time with his family.

Meaghan Ebetino, MD, MPH

Meaghan Ebetino, M.D., MPH

Dr. Ebetino was born in Rochester, New York and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with her family when she was 6 years old. She attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate education and studied Molecular Genetics and Spanish.  She received her M.D. and M.P.H. from Wright State University in the 5-year dual degree program. Dr. Ebetino now considers herself to be a Daytonian and enjoys getting involved in her Dayton urban neighborhood, South Park, where she had a minor acting role in her neighborhood's Shakespeare in the Park play Romeo and Juliet. She is interested in traveling to Latin American countries. She most recently did two medical school global health rotations, spending one month in Bolivia and another month in Guatemala. She also enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and skiing, exercising, and hosting get-togethers. 

Arthur Horton, M.D.

Arthur Horton, III, M.D.

Lara Ilyas, M.D.

Lara Ilyas, M.D.

Dr. Ilyas is a native of Anderson, Indiana. She attended Indiana University-Bloomington where she obtained her B.A. in English. She graduated with her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ilyas enjoys playing the guitar and piano, singing, catching up with friends and spending time with family. She has two cats: Mr. Kitty and Marble Rye.

Leslee McElrath, M.D.

Leslee McElrath, M.D.

Dr. McElrath grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her undergraduate years were spent at Xavier university of Louisiana in New Orleans where she majored in Chemistry and minored in Biology and Creative Writing graduating in 2009. She completed her M.D. at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Her medical interests include teen pregnancy and sexual education. She enjoys fiction writing, reading and watching movies. She is currently spending time training her cocker spaniel puppy.

Clifton Nowell, D.O.

Clifton Nowell, D.O.

Matthew Nyholm, M.D.

Matthew Nyholm, M.D.

Dr. Nyholm grew up in Flat Rock, Michigan. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology in 2002. He was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force until attending Georgetown University where he earned a M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics in 2009. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2013. His medical interests include Primary Care and Sports Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling and soccer.

Kyle Ott, M.D.

Kyle Ott, M.D.

Dr. Ott grew up in the Dayton area, imparting much sweat and blood in the local wrestling rooms and as a frequent patient at the region’s hospital ORs. His collegiate journey as a BIG TEN student-athlete for the University of Illinois included a B.S. degree in Kinesiology while becoming a two-time NCAA Runner-Up wrestler for the Fighting Illini, amongst other accolades. Dr. Ott was later hired as Assistant Wrestling Coach at West Virginia University.  His M.D. training was completed at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine with interests in Family and Sports Medicine. Proud of his roots, Dr. Ott is excited to advance his training where he calls home. Personally, he enjoys time with family, passing forward wrestling expertise to youth-collegiate grapplers, functional strength training, and the occasional chocolate-chip cookie.

Saba Qureshi, M.D.

Saba Qureshi, M.D.

Dr. Qureshi grew up in Dayton where she attended Wright State University receiving her B.S. in Biological Sciences and her M.D. from the Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has a strong interest in Preventive Medicine.  She is an Adrenalin junkie who enjoys zip lining, skydiving and whitewater rafting. On the calmer side she enjoys baking. Dr. Qureshi is married and has a daughter.