Letter from the Program Director

I am very excited and humbled that you are considering a future providing Family and Community Medicine and you are interested in our new Program. I believe our program will provide the clinical experience and didactic curriculum to allow you to excel in your future.

Graduate medical education has been a passion of mine throughout my entire career and I look forward to building and growing our program.  This community-based residency program has significant support from the sponsoring hospital, Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital, but also the sponsoring system, Mercy Health.  We are joining a family of over 40 Residency Programs within the Mercy Health family.  That history of excellence in Graduate Medical Education allows us to have systems in place and support to be successful.  This support continues through to the city of Anderson and the Cincinnati region.

Our residents will have the opportunity to train at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital for most of the rotational obligations.   Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital is recognized by American Heart Association for its excellence in heart failure and stroke care, was named a top 100 performing large, community hospital, and is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.  

The faculty’s experience and knowledge regarding evidence-based medicine, value-based care, transitional care management, integrated behavioral health, quality improvement, research and scholarly activity, curriculum development, diversity and inclusion and wellness has been gained through multiple combined years of Graduate Medical Education.  This dedication to education, personal growth, wellness and diversity will be hard to match at other programs in our region or even nationally.  We are excited about the opportunity to guide your growth and show you what is possible for you professionally and personally.

Our rotational experiences have been developed to maximize education opportunities while allowing our residents to thrive personally.  Our residents will integrate into educational teams and will be scheduled to minimize in-house, overnight call allowing personal wellness and resilience while maximizing educational experiences.

Cincinnati was ranked the #1 Best Places to Live in Ohio, #10 Cheapest Places to Live and #39 Best Places to Live by US News and World Report.  Cincinnati is proud of its German heritage and does support many local breweries.  Residents benefit from a wealth of amenities, including museums, professional sports teams, and a wide selection of restaurants.

If this sounds like the place that you would like to consider for your residency, please apply to our program.  I look forward to meeting you and aiding you to accomplish whatever goal you choose.

Wishing you a successful match and career,

Wade M. Rankin, DO, CAQSM


Program Director

Wade M. Rankin, DO, CAQSM, Program Director
Medical School:
  Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:  Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, TriHealth Primary Care Sports Medicine 
Prior to joining Mercy Health in 2020 as the inaugural Program Director, Dr. Rankin was the Assoc. Program Director and Assoc. professor for the University of Kentucky’s Family and Community Medicine Residency program. He has served on multiple state, regional, and national committees throughout his career. His intellectual contributions include national and international presentations and multiple publications. 
Kelly Evans-Rankin, MD, CAQSM, Associate Program Director
Medical School
:  Ross University, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
Residency:  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Dr. Evans-Rankin returns home to Cincinnati after spending most of her medical career at the University of Kentucky Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, where she served as Core Faculty and Sports Medicine Physician. She is active on national committees, presents at regional, state, and national meetings, conducts research, and  produces publications.  Dr. Evans-Rankin serves as Team Physician for FC Cincinnati Academy. 


Jillian Atherton, EdD, LPCC-S

Program Manager

Daniel Kloepfer