Current Residents

  • The current total number of residents in our program is 61 (PGY 1 through PGY 4)
  • We will be recruiting 15 PGY1 positions each year.
  • Residents are constantly interacting not only with attending anesthesiologists during the OR rotations, but also with medical students. At any given month, 2 to 6 medical students are rotating through our department, both at the 3rd year and 4th year level.

A Welcome from the Chiefs

Welcome to Hershey, the sweetest place on earth! 

We are excited to introduce you to our exceptional residency program.  There are several advantages to training as an anesthesiology resident at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  Our tertiary care center in the heart of Central Pennsylvania serves a large catchment area with a diverse patient population.  Life Lion, our aeromedical critical care transport and our status as a level 1 trauma center attract challenging and unique cases. Additionally, the new Penn State Children's Hospital allows for a large number of complex pediatric cases.

Penn State Hershey offers a unique, integrated, four-year residency program that results in early exposure to and mastery of a wide variety of anesthetic cases.  Residents are provided with a balanced education starting from the first day of internship that ensures the development of well-rounded consultant anesthesiologists.  Whether you are interested in pediatric, neuro, OB, cardiothoracic, chronic and acute pain, or critical care anesthesia, you will be given the opportunity to become proficient within each subspecialty.  Weekly didactic lectures for each class, including weekly board review for CA-1s and CA-3s, are protected and highly valued time.  Oral board practice exams with faculty are scheduled throughout the year for all residents within the program.  Our graduates leave with a variety of opportunities that include fellowships, private practice, and clinical professorships in academic medicine.  Our diverse faculty members are well recognized for their contributions to research and clinical anesthesia.  They are the foundation of our program and provide our residents with the opportunity to learn many unique techniques for practicing anesthesia.

The residency at Penn State Hershey uniquely combines "big city" training with a high quality of life in a safe rural setting.  Imagine a post-call day enjoying the rides at Hershey Park, a Broadway show at the Hershey Theater, concerts and hockey games at the Giant Stadium, nightlife in Harrisburg, or running, fishing, camping, and skiing.  Hershey is also located within a short drive or train ride of Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore making weekend excursions remarkably easy.  No matter what your academic and personal interests include, living in Hershey and completing a residency at Penn State will provide an enjoyable and thorough training experience.
We thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

Galen Royce-Nagel, M.D. and Shawn Falitz, M.D.
Co-Chief Residents 2015-2016

Scott Clarke, MD, MBS

Scott Clarke, MD, MBS

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Renee Coleman, MD

Renee Coleman, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Christopher Collins, MD

Christopher Collins, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Molly Deacutis, MD

Molly Deacutis, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Rory DeTar, MD

Rory DeTar, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Seth Eisenberg, MD

Seth Eisenberg, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Evan Fuller, MD

Evan Fuller, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Tyler Gillmen, DO

Tyler Gillmen, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Sanshalee McKay Mathews, MD

Sanshalee McKay Mathews, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Kevin McVeigh, MD

Kevin McVeigh, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Kevin Nolt, MD

Kevin Nolt, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Kofi Owusu, MD

Kofi Owusu, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Agnes Pace, MD

Agnes Pace, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Jae Hyung Park, MD

Jae Hyung Park, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Matthew Patil, MD

Matthew Patil, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Jacob Benrud, MD

Jacob Benrud, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Jessica Boden, DO

Jessica Boden, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Sara Brown, MD

Sara Brown, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
James Burke, MD

James Burke, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Amanda Dudak, MD

Amanda Dudak, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
James Francescangeli, MD

James Francescangeli, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Andrew Herman, MD, MBA

Andrew Herman, MD, MBA

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Jordan Ireton, MD

Jordan Ireton, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Matthew Johnson, MD

Matthew Johnson, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Eileen Micaroni Smith, MD

Eileen Micaroni Smith, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Caroline Protin, MD

Caroline Protin, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Lorenzo Rafer, MD

Lorenzo Rafer, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
John Rossi, MD

John Rossi, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Robert Schoaps, MD

Robert Schoaps, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Sadie Smith, MD

Sadie Smith, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Babatunde Afilaka, MD

Babatunde Afilaka, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Kyle Barden, MD

Kyle Barden, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Matthew Bell, MD

Matthew Bell, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Ashley Decker, MD

Ashley Decker, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Keith Gray, MD

Keith Gray, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Benjamin Havens, MD

Benjamin Havens, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Meagan Horst, MD

Meagan Horst, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Joseph Alex Leckie, MD

Joseph Alex Leckie, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Mobolaji Olurinde, MD, PhD

Mobolaji Olurinde, MD, PhD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Taryn Reichard, DO

Taryn Reichard, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Pradeep Singanallur, MD

Pradeep Singanallur, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Chase Altom, MD

Chase Altom, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Brandon Bortz, MD

Brandon Bortz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Shawn Falitz, MD

Shawn Falitz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Kevin Funez, MD

Kevin Funez, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Jacob Gillikin, MD

Jacob Gillikin, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Brian Hertzberg, MD

Brian Hertzberg, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Venkataraman Iyer, MD

Venkataraman Iyer, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Christian Lauver, MD

Christian Lauver, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Jarrett Leathem, DO

Jarrett Leathem, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Natalia Martinez Acero, MD

Natalia Martinez Acero, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Matthew McClain, MD

Matthew McClain, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Andrew McFadden, DO

Andrew McFadden, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Monique Mostert, MD

Monique Mostert, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Guarav Patel, MD

Guarav Patel, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Ashlee Pruett, DO

Ashlee Pruett, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Brandon Rein, DO

Brandon Rein, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Galen Royce-Nagel, MD

Galen Royce-Nagel, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Neha Soares, MBBS

Neha Soares, MBBS

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Class Year: PGY-4