Welcome 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 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 more than 50 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 Anderson Township 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 the 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.

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

Medical School: Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Bethesda North Hospital
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, TriHealth Primary Care Sports Medicine

Prior to joining Mercy Health in 2020 as the inaugural program director, Dr. Rankin was the associate program director and associate 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
Residency: University of Kentucky
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky 

Dr. Evans-Rankin returned 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. 

Core Faculty

John Alford, Jr., DO
Allegra Tenkman, MD
Jillian Atherton, EdD, LPCC-S

Contact Us

Program Coordinator: Tiffany Best (interim)
Email address: tiffany_best@mercy.com