2019 Class of Outstanding Residents Honored

October 1, 2019

Anesthesiology

The AOF and the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiology (AOCA) are proud to recognize Michael Shane Moore, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Anesthesiology.

Dr. Moore graduated from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU) – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. Dr. Moore is currently Chief Resident at OSU Medical Center, where he implemented quality improvement programs and regularly teaches rotating medical students. He is also Simulation Coordinator/Designer in OSU’s Anesthesia Department, where he coordinates archetype simulation programs to ensure advanced operating room capability in catastrophic conditions.

As his program worked to attain ACGME accreditation Dr. Moore helped increase the amount of research in the program which ignited his own passion. He subsequently presented two posters at the International Anesthesia Research Society Conference and has had work on post-operative core outcomes in pediatric pain published in Anesthesia.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Dr. Moore worked as a Nuclear Plant Supervisor and Engineer where he designed and implemented training programs for the safe operation of submarine nuclear reactors. It was on the naval base where Dr. Moore was first introduced to DOs and he knew this was his calling. He says “The Navy left me with the importance of leadership and execution of a well laid out plan, but still having the flexibility to change depending on the circumstance. I have carried these leadership skills into the world of medicine.”

Dermatology

The AOF and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) are proud to recognize Gregory R. Delost, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Dermatology.

Dr. Delost earned his DO degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) before entering University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center dermatology residency program. He is a committed mentor to incoming medical students and serves as advisor to LECOM’s Dermatology Club.

A prolific and recognized researcher, Dr. Delost developed a model, “DERMS DO 5”: Five osteopathic competencies highlighting the value of osteopathy in dermatology that has been presented at two national meetings and submitted for publication. His awards include the AOCD’s Foundation for Osteopathic Dermatology Young Researcher Grant and LECOM’s Excellence in Research Award. In addition, his research on chocolate and acne was featured in a 2019 CNN.com article.

“I am extremely passionate about everything osteopathy stands for and has to offer the field of dermatology,” Dr. Delost says. “During this crucial time of transition in the graduate medical education system, I am determined to spread the word far and wide in order to keep the osteopathic identity alive.”

Family Medicine

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) are proud to recognize Ryan Smith, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Family Medicine.

Dr. Smith graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in 2017; he remains on MSUCOM’s clinical faculty and serves as a resident mentor. He also serves on the ACOFP Board of Governors and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Residents and Fellows Council.

Currently Chief Resident in an Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital family medicine program, Dr. Smith recently led a quality improvement project aimed at increasing resident competency in patient exams and outpatient procedures by incorporating clinical and physical exam skills workshops into weekly didactic sessions.

Dr. Smith is active in community outreach, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the ‘Greening of Detroit’ initiative, and the Detroit Street Care program to provide health care to the homeless.

“Utilizing the many roles of a family medicine physician requires an individual with relentless passion for patient-centered care,” says Dr. Smith. “My goal is to provide inspiration, support, and commitment to a community in need of a holistic family medicine provider [and] continue my growth and development.”

Internal Medicine

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) are proud to recognize Britney McCarty, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine.

Dr. McCarty earned her DO degree from the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) in 2017 and is currently completing an internal medicine residency at Largo Medical Center in Florida, where she serves as Chief Resident. She strives to be an example for her fellow residents and actively participates in Largo’s Career Development Mentorship Program, where she is a senior mentor.

On the research front, Dr. McCarty has been published in the journal Genes and Development for work on endoreduplication of the mouse genome. In 2018, she gave an exceptional poster presentation on Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Conference.

Dedicated to outreach, Dr. McCarty received KYCOM’s T.O.U.C.H. Gold award in 2015 recognizing her 50+ hours of community service. She currently volunteers at two free clinics in Florida (St. Petersburg and Clearwater) and previously completed a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Joseph J. Namey, Jr., DO, Program Director at Dr. McCarty’s residency, says “Dr. McCarty possesses the personality traits and communication abilities that are useful as a physician and resident leader. She is honest, makes ethical decisions, and has strong values. She is skilled at problem-solving issues that arise day to day by staying calm and creating a step-by-step solution.”

Military Medicine

The AOF and the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) are proud to recognize Gregory Bryant Giles, CPT, MC, USA, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Military Medicine.

Dr. Giles graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia (PCOM) in 2017, where he served as student council president. He is currently completing an ophthalmology residency program at Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Giles is passionate about research, working on several approved protocols as well as a quality improvement program to develop a curriculum for rotating medical students. He recently presented on ocular burn complications and preparing the field surgeon for ocular emergencies at the AMOPS National Conference. Prior honors include the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Legislative Fly-In Scholarship Recipient and the Army Achievement Medal for graduating first in his internship class.

As an officer in the U.S. Army, Dr. Giles says a love of teaching is at the heart of everything he does: “Receiving emails or having long conversations helping students plan their futures is my way of giving back and paying forward all the mentorship that AMOPS and AACOM/AOA members offered me. I feel as if mentoring the next generation is an unwritten tenet of our profession, both as an osteopathic physician and within the Medical Corp community.”

Neurology & Psychiatry

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP) are proud to recognize Paresh Jaini, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Neurology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Jaini graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in 2018, where he won the Dean’s Award for Scholarly Excellence in Research. He is currently completing a general psychiatry residency program at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where he received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Jaini has conducted research on the effect of lifestyle medicine on depression and stress management, among other topics. As president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s student and resident section, he oversaw the creation of Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups in over 30 institutions worldwide as well as educational materials to educate others on the topic.

His goal is the become a “lifestyle psychiatrist,” a psychiatrist that “practices a form of contextual patient-centered care that incorporates the patient’s values, beliefs, lifestyle, and environmental conditions into their treatment,” he says. “I am honored to help patients achieve the best quality of life by exploring their journeys to the present and guiding them to a better future through mental healthcare.”

Obstetrics & Gynecology

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) are proud to recognize Marianne Krupka, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Krupka graduated from Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016 and is currently completing an OB-GYN residency at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, where she is administrative and scheduling chief resident as well as resident representative on the graduate medical education council.

Dr. Krupka says her objective is to make a difference in the lives of women through the practice of osteopathic focused comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic care, a goal cemented by osteopathic medicine’s commitment to holistic, compassionate care.

A commitment to education drives her toward leadership opportunities, including presenting academic lectures to fellow residents and mentoring rotating medical students. “It would be my privilege to use this award to motivate others to attain the same level of humility, respect, and due diligence for patients, colleagues, and the educators that brought us to our success in the first place. I would be honored to pay-forward the hard work that has assisted me in achieving my childhood dreams of becoming a physician.”

OMM

The AOF and the American Academy of Osteopathic (AAO) are proud to recognize Angela K. Tyson, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in OMM.

Dr. Tyson graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus (VCOM-Carolinas) in 2015. She completed a pediatrics residency program and NMM/OMM +1 program at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa before entering a Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in August 2019.

She pursued osteopathic medicine with a desire to change the world for the better, and throughout residency has been committed to incorporating OMT into the patient setting. She has worked as both a student tutor and table trainer for OMT, and was the founding President of the Student AAO chapter at VCOM-Carolinas. She has participated in research on OMT on newborns with latching difficulties and is the resident representative on the AAO’s Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee. She has given many presentations on pediatric OMT and the osteopathic approach to pediatric care.

Of her future goals, Dr. Tyson says “I am confident in my osteopathic roots and will continue to be an ambassador for our field. I hope to be one of the first neonatologists in the country paving the way for osteopathic research in the neonatal ICU.”

Orthopedic Surgery

The AOF and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) are proud to recognize Jacob J. Triplet, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Triplet graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016, where he ranked first in his class, and is completing an orthopedic surgery residency at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus. He is a reviewer for the journal Orthopedics and is an Orthopaedic Trauma Association candidate member.

While in medical school, Dr. Triplet completed a competitive, twelve month, pre-doctoral research fellowship between his second and third years. To date, this prolific researcher has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles in publications including the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been recognized for this work with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Student Research of the Year and the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute Annual Research Award.

Of his success, he says he doesn’t consider himself outstanding, but instead tries “to practice outstanding habits; habits that I have learned from mentors throughout my journey to become an Orthopedic Surgeon. Practicing such habits is not always easy as they demand time and focus. And, I must admit that residency routinely keeps me humbled. But in this humility I have learned much.”

Pediatrics

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) are proud to recognize Erin Thornley, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Pediatrics.

Dr. Thornley said her passion for advocating for children in need led her to a career in pediatrics: “I felt strongly that, in order to best serve my future patients, I would need to do more than treat their medical ailments. I would need to address social needs and stressors as well. This strong belief in treating the whole child is what led me down the path to becoming an osteopathic pediatrician.”

A DO through-and-through, she enthusiastically incorporates osteopathic medicine and principles into her allopathic program. She co-founded her residency’s Osteopathic Interest Group, where she developed a monthly lecture series focused on common pediatric pathology and related osteopathic principles. She is also the resident representative on the ACOP Board of Directors.

Dr. Thornley graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017 and is currently in the Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program. As a member of Phoenix Children’s Hospital PICU Task Force, Dr. Thornley uses a team-based approach to implement changes that improve pediatric residents’ educational experiences. She plans to apply to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit fellowship after completing residency.

Radiology

The AOF and the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) are proud to recognize David Young, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Radiology.

This U.S. Navy veteran used to supervise a staff of 50+ as a Naval Medical Officer, providing care to over one thousand marines and sailors. Now, this father of four says “I believe I gave the Navy very little in comparison to everything they gave me in return. I see my current path and future life as a radiology resident as an opportunity to pay it forward and make patients’ or colleagues’ lives a little better each day.”

Dr. Young earned his DO degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in 2013 and completed an internal medicine internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego before entering a radiology residency program at Oklahoma State University Medical Center.

Within his residency program, he joined the Osteopathic Philosophy and Utilization Committee and developed a medical student radiology terminology course. He was also selected as the Radiological Society of North America resident representative for the coming year. He has presented educational exhibits at recent AOCR and American Roentgen Ray Society conferences.

Dr. Young has the utmost respect of his colleagues who describe him as an exceptional physician and future leader of the osteopathic and radiologic professions.

Surgery

The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) are proud to recognize Timothy W. Wolff, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Surgery.

Dr. Wolff earned his DO degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in 2016 and completed a general surgery residency at Ohio University Doctor’s Hospital before entering a Trauma Research Fellowship at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

In his residency program, Dr. Wolff worked with his fellow residents and attendings to create a Resident Research Committee. The Committee’s goals are to foster research skills and professional development by organizing lectures & workshops, to build an electronic resource library, and to collaborate on quality improvement initiatives. In addition, his personal research has led to presentations at local and national conferences, and three studies submitted for publication.

Dr. Wolff also prioritizes education. He has supervised medical students participating in OhioHealth’s Summer Research Externship Program and he teaches Advanced Trauma Life Support to fellow medical providers.

“Since I began my general surgery training,” he says, “it has been incredibly rewarding to work with, and be mentored by, physicians and researchers whose professional accomplishments are as clinically noteworthy as they are inspirational…I plan to disseminate what I have been fortunate enough to learn and reciprocate what others have done for me”

Michael Shane Moore, DO, Anesthesiology
Gregory R. Delost, DO, Dermatology
Ryan Smith, DO, Family Medicine
Britney McCarty, DO, Internal Medicine
Gregory Bryant Giles, DO, CPT, MC, USA, Military Medicine
Paresh Jaini, DO, Neurology & Psychiatry
Marianne Krupka, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Angela Tyson, DO, OMM
Jacob J. Triplet, DO, Orthopedic Surgery
Erin Thornley, DO, Pediatrics
David Young, DO, Radiology
Timothy W. Wolff, DO, Surgery