Welcome from the Program Director

I would like to thank you for the interest you are showing in our podiatric medicine and surgery residency training program. We do not take it for granted that you would allow us to teach and train. This residency program has been growing over the last 10 years and continues to make leaps and bounds as we grow not only as an individual program but also as part of a greater training institution.

Experiencing our residency training provides you much more than the basic sciences, knowledge and surgical skill sets. Through our exceptional attending staff, you will be exposed to everything podiatric medicine and surgery offers in the state of Ohio. We have worked very hard to create a comprehensive program that will allow you to learn advanced skill sets but also participate in clinical research.  

I am honored you are giving us the opportunity to show you what we have to offer. I believe this program creates a positive, respective, enjoyable but advanced learning experience. If there is any way that we can further assist you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

Shawn C. Ward, DPM, FACFAS | Program Director

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University College of Podiatric Medicine 
Residency: Dayton VA Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and VA Outpatient Clinic

Dr. Ward is an advanced foot and ankle surgeon with extensive special training in llizarov external fixation, limb preservation, skin and muscle flap and bone limb reconstruction, deformity correction, trauma, orthoplastic techniques and peripheral nerve and muscular microsurgery. He is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and in wound care by the American Board of Specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He recently completed a traveling fellowship in orthoplastic microsurgical limb reconstruction and deformity correction. 


Heather M. Gray, DPM, FACPM | Associate Program Director

Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland
Residency: Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center 

Dr. Gray is an Ohio native. She joined West Central Ohio Podiatry in July 2012. Dr. Gray is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She enjoys treating all ailments of the foot and ankle. Dr. Gray is an avid OSU fan and enjoys running and camping. She lives in Sidney with her husband, Eric, their sons, Jimmy and Luke, and her chocolate lab, Carmen.

Core Faculty

Nathan T. Hensley, DPM, FACFAS
Darryl M. Haycock, DPM, FACFAS
Eugene R. Little, Jr., DPM, FACFAS
Eric C. Miller, DPM, FACFAS
Christopher J. Stucke, DPM, FACFAS
Jennalee M. Rauh, DPM, AACFAS
Alison R. Niemeyer, DPM

Contact Us

Program Coordinator: Christina E. Landin, MBA
Email address: celandin@mercy.com
Phone: 419-226-9403