Top Air Force medical officers trained at Wright-Patterson Medical Center

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  • By Stacey Geiger
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 100 of the newest Air Force military medical residents and interns were recognized at a graduation ceremony held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 23.

Depending on the specialty, the medical officers completed their residency and internship at the Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center in one of 11 accredited programs.

During their residency and internships, medical officers also trained with civilian residents at hospitals throughout the Dayton area to include the Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, was the guest speaker for the graduation ceremonies.

Earlier in the day, Hogg and Chief Master Sgt. Steve Cum, Chief Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, toured the Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

On the tour, Hogg and Cum toured the pediatric clinic, emergency department, diagnostic imaging, operating room, simulation center, medical surgical unit and the intensive care unit and spoke with many of the Residency Program Directors about their programs.

Along with receiving an overview of the clinic at each stop, the Air Force Medical Service senior leaders had the opportunity to listen to medical staff members discuss the current challenges of each department as well as their successes.    

The following are the graduating residents and interns and specialty. The graduating officers will now go on to provide medical care for Airmen, retirees and their eligible dependents at their next assignment.



Internship Graduates

Maj. Jonathan W. Beich, M.D.

Capt. Dalton S. Bourke, M.D.

Capt. Katherine E. Caujolle-Alls, M.D.

Capt. Jonathan D. Miller, M.D.

Capt. Laura R. Virgo, M.D.



Capt. Nolan R. Carlile, D.O.

Capt. Brandon S. Withers, M.D.


Internship Graduates

Capt. Joseph P. Bowens, M.D., MS

Capt. Kevin M. Brown, D.O.

Capt. Chase W. Chambers, M.D.

Capt. Rachel M. Cinlemis, D.O.

Capt. Thomas J. Pittman, M.D.

Capt. Vishaka Ravishankar, M.D.

Capt. Amanda M. Smith, M.D.

Capt. Erik J. Wilson, D.O.

Capt. Lauryn E. Zielinski, M.D



Capt. Lauren Coogle, M.D.

Capt. Mariah E. Davis, M.D.

Capt. Eric E. Engstrom, M.D.

Capt. Amy E. Hammen, D.O.

Capt. Andrew M. Kung, M.D.

Capt. Dustin R. Mayne, D.O.

Capt. Katherine M. Miller, M.D.

Capt. Caylin E. Riley, D.O.

Capt. Katharina E. Wyns, M.D.


Chief Resident

Capt. Thomas M. Bertagnoli, D.O.



Internship Graduates

Capt. Zachary G. Candela, D.O.

Capt. Adam J. Langer, M.D.

Capt. Ashley B. Sutherland, M.D.



Capt. Tanya L. Glenn, M.D.

Capt. Amanda M. Hawkins, M.D.

Capt. Anthony M. Pickrel, M.D.


Internal Medicine

Internship Graduates

Capt. Brant W. Bickford, D.O.

Capt. Kyle D. Blasser, D.O.

Capt. Daniel K. Ford, M.D.

Capt. Cody L. Hedrick, M.D.

Capt. Eric R. Karr, D.O.

Capt. Peter C. Li, M.D.

Capt. Paul Pikman, D.O.

Capt. Samuel R. Theis, D.O.

Capt. Finianne J. Umali, D.O.

Capt. Seth J. Van Der Veer, D.O.

Capt. Melinda M. Vasser, D.O.

Capt. Timothy J. Wall, M.D.

Capt. Keith B. Wright, D.O.

Capt. Joseph A. Yuhas, M.D.



Capt. Sean P. Barnett, D.O.

Capt. Robert H. Blank, M.D.

Capt. James D. Dizmang, M.D.

Capt. Jordan R. Evans, M.D.

Capt. Dee T. Gardner, D.O.

Capt. Michael A. Massoud, D.O.

Capt. Nicholas S. Niazi, M.D.

Capt. Satej R. Pradhan, D.O.

Capt. Amy L. Stacey, D.O.

Capt. Huiling Wolff-Koo, M.D.


Chief Resident

Capt. Jason M. Thomas, M.D


General Surgery

Internship Graduates

Capt. Samantha G. Brock, M.D.

Capt. Catherine A. Entriken, M.D.

Capt. Ryan T. Deci, D.O.

Capt. Jill A. Jozefowicz, D.O.

Capt. Garett M. Phipps, D.O.



Capt. Brian T. Bentley, D.O.

Capt. Deanne R. Jacobs, M.D.

Capt. Aaron J. Schneider, M.D.

Capt. David J. Testrake, M.D.



Emergency Medicine

Internship Graduates

Capt. Aaron E. Brooks, D.O.

Capt. Justin D. Dickson, D.O.

Capt. Christopher V. Falslev, D.O

Capt. Andrew C. Gurtis, M.D.

Capt. Ryan M. Grow, D.O.

Capt. Daniel R. Hutchinson, D.O.

Capt. Kyle P. McClain, D.O.

Capt. Mara K. O’Sullivan, M.D.



Maj. Scott J. Owen M.D.

Maj. Son P. Pham, M.D.

Capt. Mikel E. Borup, D.O.

Capt. Frederick P. Griffith, M.D.

Capt. Eric K. Hand, M.D.

Capt. Ashley R. Humphries, D.O.

Capt. Katelyn J. Lippert, M.D.

Capt. Nicholas J. Myers, M.D.


Critical Care Nurse Anesthesia

Maj. Katherine Knott, RN, DNP

Maj. Robert Wittwer, RN, DNP

Capt. Alicia Scott, RN, DNP



Maj. Dawn Johnson

Capt. Wafa Amayreh

Capt. Elizabeth Gunnell

Capt. Stacey Jackson

Capt. Joshua Staples



Capt. Eric C. Cheng, D.D.S.

Capt. Haylea N. Craigmiles, D.D.S.

Capt. Keane W. Fink, D.D.S.

Capt. Eric G. Lines, D.M.D.

Capt. Mega Margapuram, D.M.D.

Capt. Elisabeth E. Mauro, D.D. S.

Capt. Renee A. Smith, D.D.S.

Capt. Jonathan D. Taylor, D.M.D.


Orthopedic Surgery, Physician Asst. Fellowship

Capt. William D. Rannow, PA-C


Social Work - Done

2nd Lt. Anthony Sanger, LCSW

1st Lt. Jonathan Ale, MSW

1st Lt. Britney Leonard, LCSW, LCAS-A

1st Lt. Nicholas Polk, MSW


The 88th Medical Group is one of the largest Air Force Medical Treatment Facilities providing primary and specialty care to over 58,000 eligible beneficiaries. They are a major military and civilian integrated platform with many formal programs in advanced specialty training of physicians, nurses and technicians.