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About Us

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Exceptional Training Program



We have been training dedicated providers, compassionate caregivers, and bright minds for almost 10 years. Each of our residents has enhanced the program and helped it to grow through their dedication and excellence, we are proud that a few former residents have remained in our system. Our curriculum is developed to foster lifelong growth and to build strong clinicians. Our residents benefit from an innovative curriculum, exceptional training in three diverse sites, and personalized career development support.

As an EM resident at MHS you will be caring for sick patients from the beginning of your residency! Our residents obtain BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS during their orientation month so they are prepared to begin their clinical duties. The residency utilizes a Teaching Resident during the orientation month to help our interns transition from the medical student role into the long awaited physician role.

Marietta Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Virtual Tour

A Word from Our Chief Medical Officer

Dan Breece, DO, FACEP

I joined Memorial Health System in 2010 and had the pleasure of holding one of the first Core Faculty Positions for our Emergency Medicine Residency Program which welcomed the first class of Residents in 2011. What an honor this was for me then, and what an honor it is for me today, to continue to be part of such an exceptional program which recently achieved the highest accreditation a Residency Program can achieve through ACGME of "10 Years".

After 2010, I became the Medical Director for Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Memorial Health System and proudly represented our Service Line by quickly becoming involved in Health System Initiatives. I rose to the ranks of President of the Medical Staff and during my second term, I applied for and was offered the position of Vice President of Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Health System. I continue to practice in all of our Emergency Departments and enjoy working with and educating our residents, exposing them to all areas of Medicine and Health Care Leadership.

Marietta, Ohio, and Memorial Health System provide an exceptional learning opportunity and environment. We are located in Rural Southeast Ohio and offer an Exceptional Educational Experience where not only our Patients always come first but one in which our Residents are immediately part of our Health Care team from the moment they arrive. Our Resident Physicians serve on many of our system’s committees and are essential to not only the care our Patients receive but also impact decisions made within the organization

I wish you all the best success on your Educational journey and thank you for taking the time to learn about our Exceptional Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Dan Breece, DO, FACEP
VP of Physician Services and CMO
Memorial Health System

Our Core Faculty

Linette Archer, MD, FACEP
Dr. Archer attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she served on the Ethics Committee for the medical center and for the college. Dr. Archer worked five years full time as a nurse with the last two occurring concurrently with the first two years of medical school which she will tell you is how she “stayed sane”. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and then worked at two different community hospitals in single coverage Emergency Departments for about five years until obtaining her first academic Emergency Medicine position at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. While at Geisinger, Dr. Archer transitioned from clinical faculty through the academic ranks to eventually be the Associate Program Director where she was privileged to have great teachers in the world of academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Archer joined the Memorial Health System family in 2013 as Associate Program Director and core faculty then was offered the Program Director position in 2014 which she happily accepted. While at Memorial Health System, Dr. Archer has successfully transitioned our program to ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), first as a Sponsoring Institution and then, as a fully accredited Emergency Medicine PGY 1- 3 residency. She is passionate about patient care and medical education striving to help medical students reach their goals to be board certified Emergency Medicine physicians.

Gayle Galan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Galan has had a passion for teaching emergency medicine since 1983. She was instrumental in the development of the Emergency Medicine residency program at Memorial Health System and is now one of the core faculty members. She has been an Emergency Department director at over 10 different hospitals in her career including University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, Marietta Memorial Hospital, and Selby General Hospital. She was even awarded the Medical Director of the Year Award for Emergency Professional Services.

Dr. Galan has an interest in disaster management. She was the first physician to coordinate the disaster response involving the Cleveland Hopkins Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research has primarily involved the field of asthma. Dr. Galan has an interest in the professional development of our residents, and their wellness.

Tyler Hill, DO, FACEP
Dr. Hill was born and raised in Louisiana and attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate degree. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Hill completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Memorial Health System in 2016 and went on to become the Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Services at Memorial Health System. Shortly after, he took over as the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, West Virginia as a partnership with Memorial Health System. In November 2018, he became the Medical Director of the Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Memorial Health System and a Core Faculty member for our residency.

Julian Jakubowski, DO, FACEP
Dr. Jakubowski is a transplant to Ohio as he was born and raised in NYC. After completing his undergraduate education in New York, he attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). This was followed by a four-year emergency medicine residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He then went to the University of Utah for an ultrasound fellowship. After his training, he moved to the Mid-Ohio Valley to join the faculty of the then new emergency medicine residency program at Marietta Memorial Hospital. His professional interests include point of care ultrasound and evidenced based medicine.

Jaime Lent, DO, FACEP
Dr. Lent attended California State University at Fullerton for his undergraduate studies. His medical degree is from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his internship with Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1999. Dr. Lent finished with his Emergency Medicine residency from 2000 to 2003 at Saint Luke's Health System in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Due to his interest in teaching, Dr. Lent joined the core faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency program at Memorial Health System a couple years after joining our staff.

Janelle Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas was born in nearby Gallipolis, Ohio, and raised in Jackson County, West Virginia. She went to Marietta College and majored in athletic training, then ventured to Norfolk, Virginia to complete a Master's at Old Dominion University. Her first job was in a sports medicine clinic in New Jersey. A few years later she decided to apply to medical school and was accepted to Marshall University. She initially considered family practice, but quickly realized that emergency medicine was a much better fit. She returned to Norfolk, Virginia, to complete her emergency medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She was offered the opportunity to join the faculty group there and initially planned to stay a year. She ended up staying 20 years. Dr. Thomas is pleased to return to her roots at Marietta. She enjoys working with our residency.

Our Residents

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Irina Catanescu, DO

PGY 5
Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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William Gatewood, DO

PGY 5
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas
Richmond, Virginia
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Michael Grahl, MD

PGY 5
Medical College of Wisconsin
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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Cady Kennedy, MD

PGY 3
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Oshawa, ON
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Zach Tritsch, MD

PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine
Schererville, IN
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Dylan Brown, DO

PGY 3
LECOM - Bradenton
Napoleon, Ohio
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Alison Grady, MD

PGY 3
Thomas Jefferson University
Boulder, Colorado
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Joshua Leonard, MD

PGY 2
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
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Ahmad Maarouf, MD

PGY 2
Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Cleveland, Ohio
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Matt Peck, MD

PGY 2
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
West Lafayette, Indiana
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Matthew Phillips, DO

PGY 2
WVSOM
Huntington, WV
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William Timmer, DO

PGY 2 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Grand Rapids, MI
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William Balshuweit, DO

PGY 2
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Owego, NY
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Elaine Stearney, DO

PGY 1
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Palatine, Illinois
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Shaun McMillin, DO

PGY 1
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
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Spencer Ashcraft, DO

PGY 1
Pacific Northwest University
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Pamela Brearey, DO

PGY 1
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Independence, Ohio
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Raymond Dobson, DO

PGY 1
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Colliers, WV
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Alyssa Gates, DO

PGY 1
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Whitehall, PA

Our Curriculum

Including rotations and didactics

PGY 1

  • Cardiology
  • Surgery/Interventional Radiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Hospital Medicine
  • ENT/Ophthalmology
  • OB/GYN
  • EMS
  • EM X 5 blocks

PGY 2

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • ICU
  • ED Administration
  • SICU/Trauma X 2 months
  • EM X 8 blocks

PGY 3

  • Pediatric ICU
  • Teaching Resident
  • Elective
  • EM X 10 blocks
Didactics are Thursdays from 0700 until noon utilizing virtual conference days and in person days. Sim Labs are held approximately 4 X year.


Pay Scale for Residents

PGY-1: $53,726.40
PGY-2: $54,600.00
PGY-3: $56,700.80

Benefits:
  • 20 days paid time off (PTO)
  • 403(b)
  • Certification courses (BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS) with all fees paid
  • CME stipend: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Dependent care
  • Flexible spending account
  • Housing for required "out rotations"
  • Library access (24 hours)
  • Meal allowance while on service
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Membership to ACGME, ACEP/EMRA
  • Wellness Center
  • Personalized scrubs and white coats

About Marietta Ohio

Marietta was established in 1788 as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory and is named after Marie Antoinette in honor of France’s role in the Revolutionary War. As you drive down our brick streets lined with tall trees, Marietta College students, and historical homes, you’ll see why National Geographic magazine named Marietta "One of the Best Places to Live" and "Best Adventure Town”, the New York Times says it’s “where the West began”.
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Our river town is tucked in between the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, and provides multiple local festivals, culture, and activities. The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival happens every September filling downtown with people and vendors from all across the Mid-Ohio Valley to awe over the sternwheel boats floating in the river. A couple other events not to miss are the Washington County Fair and the fireworks display on Independence Day! The seasons do not stop the hustle and bustle of Marietta; fall and winter events bring locals together to enjoy activities such as historical home tours while they are perfectly decorated for the holidays and ghost walking tours.
Our charming community offers a diverse experience for residents including extensive biking and hiking trails, lakes for kayaking, sternwheel tours, a national forest, parks and wetlands just to name a few to-dos for the adventurer. Our region also offers a diverse culture, from a multitude of the outdoor activities to the local theater that brings big name talent like Kansas, REO Speedwagon and others. We support local with our unique shops, galleries, local restaurants, cafés, farmer’s markets, and museums, alongside brand names you already know like, H&M, Sephora, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, and more. Marietta offers all of this plus, yet we are just a short drive away from several major metro cities of your choice.
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Contact Us

Emergency Medicine Residency
Memorial Health System
401 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Office (740) 568-5669
Fax (740) 568-5279
http://www.mhsystem.org/gme