I would like to personally congratulate you on taking an opportunity to continue your education at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center. St Rita's is a very diverse and technologically advanced hospital dedicated to serving the Greater Lima area. Our small community atmosphere offers the same advancement of medicine that large institutions provide, while allowing you to retain an intimate learning experience with a teaching staff focused on helping you learn and develop skills that will advance your goals as a provider.

Thank you for considering our program and we look forward serving you in the future.

Program Director

Lima Podiatry Residency Director

Shawn C. Ward, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Ward is an advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeon who has been practicing in the Lima area since 1999. Prior to settling in Lima, he completed his training at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and VA Outpatient Clinic in Columbus. Dr. Ward is board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Wound Care, and has advanced training in limb preservation surgery, plastics and flap techniques, reconstructive surgery, trauma and external fixation techniques.


Heather M. Gray, DPM
Nathan T. Hensley, DPM
Darryl M. Haycock, DPM
Eugene R. Little, Jr., DPM
Scott E. Marsh, DPM
Eric C. Miller, DPM, FACFAS
Laurie A. Nielson-Haak, DPM
Alison R. Niemeyer, DPM
Jennalee M. Rauh, DPM