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PGY-1

Paul CampanaPaul Campana, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State Unversity of New York College at Geneseo

Hometown: Tonawanda, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I enjoy running and playing pick-up sports, especially football and soccer. I also like skiing and going to concerts. I like spending time with my friends and family, enjoying the many fun activities Buffalo has to offer. I am the oldest of four siblings. I have two brothers, Andrew and Stephen, and a sister, Catie.

Whay this Program?: I chose the Family Medicine program at Sisters because I realized that it gives trainees the opportunity to learn a great deal in a very friendly environment. The residents and attendings are very approachable and happy to help. When I rotated through this program as a student, I realized that its participants get along exceptionally well with each other.

Ryan ClarkeRyan Clarke, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo

Hometown: Grand Island, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I have a beautiful wife, Shayna and two weimaraners, Cooper and Cabela. I am the middle child, with an older sister and a younger brother. I enjoy all different types of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, cycling, running and boating. I have recently started competing in marathons and triathlons. I hope to complete a full Ironman in the near future. 

Why this Program?: I completed most of my rotations during medical school here and I thoroughly enjoyed each rotation.  It was easy to tell that the program was committed to teaching the residents and students. All the attendings are friendly and easy to get along with and work with. Also, the Thursday lecture series provide a great opportunity to learn from one another and from different specialists. Finally, the continuity clinics are very nice facilities and the patients are diverse. I’m extremely happy to be working in this program. 

Alexandra D'AngeloAlexandra D'Angelo, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - Syracuse, NY

Hometown: Orchard Park, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I love doing anything outdoors - mostly hiking, camping, snowboarding and swimming. I went to an environmental college and became a huge nerd for science. Now I can't hike through any forest without trying to identify all the trees, plants, and mosses that I pass by. When I get the chance, I love going to the Adirondack State Park and hiking the high peaks there; it is the most beautiful area in the state. I also spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I have about 25 family members from my D'Angelo side living around Buffalo. We get together at least once a month. I have an older brother, sister-in-law, mother and father who are all dentists in the Buffalo area.

Why this Program?: I spent the majority of my 3rd and 4th years of medical school doing rotations at Sisters Hospital. I got to know many of the attendings and they were all so caring and had a passion for teaching. I realized what a great learning environment they had created in this program and couldn't imagine going anywhere else! You learn so much, yet never feel broken down or intimidated by the attendings. Plus, I have the added benefit of being near my family and friends. I am very happy I chose this program!

Jenny DulaneyJenny Dulaney, D.O.

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Grand Haven, MI

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I'm a transplant to the Buffalo area and love it!  Originally from Michigan, I moved here with my husband, Hunter, who is in the chiropractic program at D'Youville. In my free time, I enjoy running, playing with my dog Carson, reading, and taking long naps!  I also love most sports and am a huge movie enthusiast. 

Why this Program?: I scheduled a family medicine rotation at Sisters during the fall of my 4th year and knew within a week it was the place I wanted to go for my residency.  All of the residents are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The caliber of the rotations, attending physicians, and continuity clinic impressed me and ensured I'd get the base I need to practice family medicine successfully in the future. I am very excited to be a part of this program!

Matthew KruppenbacherMatthew Kruppenbacher, D.O.

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Coloarado at Boulder

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Specialty: Traditional rotating Intern

Personal Information: I enjoy anything and everything outdoors; running, snowboarding, and basketball take up most of my free time. I have run a couple of Half Marathons and enjoy training for the next one. I also like going to the movies and watching Netflix.

Why this Program?: I chose this program because of the strength of its education and friendliness of everyone in the program. I thought it was the perfect place to strengthen and solidify my knowledge of medicine.

Sean MacLeanSean MacLean, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Derby, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I grew up just south of Buffalo, so naturally I am a hopeless Bills and Sabres fan. I was lucky enough to choose a great undergrad sports school, The Ohio State University, which helps to counteract the dejected moods while watching Buffalo sports. I currently enjoy playing sports particularly soccer. I also enjoy playing music, hiking, camping, and traveling. Best movies include Forest Gump and of course Dumb and Dumber, which is where I get all my one liners.

Why this Program?: I wanted to stay around the Western New York area because all my family and friends are here. Sisters is a great program for family medicine and was quickly my first choice. The collaboration between the residents, attendings and students is impressive. The hospital and clinics provide a great learning environment. The curriculum offers a great opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop impressive doctors. Everyone in the hospital and clinics are helpful and easily approachable which makes the learning environment stress free.

Briana NilandBriana Niland, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Canisius College

Hometown: North Tonawanda, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I grew up in Buffalo and a majority of my family and friends are here. For fun I enjoy being outside- in any season. My favorite activities would be running, swimming, biking, hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, going to concerts, and trying new places to eat.

Why this Program?: I’ve done most of my rotations here as a 3rd and 4th year medical student, and I really enjoyed my time with the residents. Everyone seemed to get along and, most importantly, seemed happy. Not to mention all of the attendings you work with are pretty approachable and are great teachers. The fact that it was at home was just a bonus!

Azima RasiwalaAzima Rasiwala, D.O.

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate School: Roswell Park Cancer Institute/ University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Undergraduate: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Hometown: Williamsville, NY

Specialty: Traditional rotating Intern

Personal Information: I love to travel, dance and taking long walks.

Why this Program?: I never rotated with the Sisters’ hospital as a medical student but when I interviewed here I knew this was the program I wanted to match into.  Sisters program was the only program that had the most structured interview and the most dedication towards helping their graduates achieve their goals. 

Lindsay SzafranskiLindsay Szafranski, D.O.

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Undergraduate: University at Buffalo

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Specialty: Traditional rotating Intern

Personal Information:  I grew up in beautiful Buffalo, New York. I have two wonderful and supportive parents who have always been there for me and a fantastic younger brother who just finished his first year of college at Clarion University as a business major. I love doing just about anything that involves physical activity, especially if it’s outside. I played soccer in college for the University of Buffalo Women’s soccer team. My favorite holiday is Halloween. Some of my favorite Halloween costumes from past years are Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc., Celino from Celino and Barnes and Double Dare contestants. As for movies, my two favorites are Toy Story and Home Alone. 

Why this Program?: I’m so happy to be given the opportunity to spend a year practicing medicine at Sisters Hospital. As soon as I came to Sisters Hospital I knew it was the place for me. The other physicians and nurses as well as the support staff who I have the privilege of working with daily are dedicated to their jobs. In addition, the hospital is quiet and calm which encourages an environment of healing for my patients. Practicing at Sisters Hospital also gives me the chance to be back at home with family over the course of this next year.

PGY-2

Derek GallucciDerek Gallucci, D.O.

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Hometown: Youngstown, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I live in the Elmwood village and love Buffalo. I like going out and enjoying everything the city has to offer. I love working on my house and spend way too much money at home depot. 

Why this Program?: Sisters hospital has a great feeling to it and I cannot be happier with my choice. 

Andrea KudelAndrea Kudel, D.O.

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Hometown: Williamsville, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: In my free time I enjoy cooking, crafting and spending time with my wonderful husband and family.

Why this Program?: The family medicine program truly has a family like quality to it. Everyone is very welcoming, accepting and helpful to each other; which not only includes the residents but also the attendings and staff at the hospital and clinics. It is also a great opportunity to give back to the community in which I grew up.

Kellyrose NicholsKellyrose Nichols, D.O.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Hometown: LeRoy, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: My husband and I have a daughter who was born on match day! I spend most of my time cooking and enjoying my family.

Why this Program?: My husband and I are both Western New York natives so Sisters allowed me to be close to family and still be part of a great program.

Angelika SnyderAngelika Snyder, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Roberts Wesleyan

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I love animals, especially dogs (and unicorns). I appreciate nature, fine art, and creativity. To relax, I enjoy painting in acrylics, reading fashion magazines, and wandering the sales racks at the Galleria Mall.

Why this Program?: Warm, friendly learning environment thanks to the exceptional people that fuel this residency. Well-established and a known reputation for providing quality education.

PGY-3

Jacquie HeimJacquie Heim, D.O.

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: University of Oklahoma

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: I enjoy doing just about anything outdoors, but my activity of choice will always be rock climbing. I spend the better half of my free time with my husband and our dog exploring all the trails, boulders, and crags that New York and Ontario have to offer.

Why this Program? This program initially drew my attention because of its location – all of my relatives live in Buffalo. I chose this program because it is a well-established residency with a heavy emphasis on teaching and an excellent continuity clinic. Every one of the attendings is an exceptionally genuine, approachable, compassionate, and dedicated mentor. Compared to other hospitals that I rotated through, the residents and staff at Sisters Hospital are very friendly and helpful. All in all, this program offers a remarkably positive and encouraging environment in which I feel inspired to learn and practice medicine.

Richard KaragaRichard Karaga, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: Canisius College

Hometown: Orchard Park, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: One passion of mine, outside of the hospital, is working on cars. Whether it be detailing, modifying, or driving, I enjoy working on all aspects of sport cars. I also like to make time to follow both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.

Why this Program? Sisters of Charity Hospital was my number one choice for residency after completing several clinical rotations there. The knowledgeable and caring staff provides an ideal learning environment for future physicians, and recent graduates of the same program exceed my expectations of patient care. Also, this program is located in WNY, where I intend to practice medicine in the future.

Ashley KremerAshley Kremer, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: State University of New York at Albany

Hometown: Lockport, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: Most of my family lives in the Buffalo area. I have a younger sister who is just completing a degree to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a younger brother who is currently an undergraduate at the University at Albany. My grandparents own a sailboat that my family races on Lake Ontario in the summer on most Thursday nights. I also love to ski, read, travel, and take my family’s yellow lab for walks.

Why this Program? I chose this program after completing multiple rotations through Sisters of Charity Hospital. While on these rotations, I saw how well people involved in the residency worked together. The residents helped each other, and the attending physicians were always helpful and encouraging, both of which seemed to lead to trusting, supportive relationships, allowing the residency to be educating and successful. I also love that the residency is in Buffalo, which allows me to stay close to my family.

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