Last month, Mercy Health – Cincinnati welcomed more than 45 new residents and fellows from across the United States and abroad to its residency and fellowship programs at its two sponsoring institutions, The Jewish Hospital and Anderson Hospital.
The Jewish Hospital’s oldest residency program is its surgery program, which launched in 1933. This year, the hospital welcomed 31 residents in specialties including internal medicine, general surgery and podiatric medicine. The hospital will also welcome three orthopedic and sports medicine fellows to the sports medicine orthopedic surgery fellowship program in August. Over the course of its residency and fellowship programs, The Jewish Hospital has played a role in developing the careers and expertise of hundreds of doctors.
Anderson Hospital will be home to eight new family medicine residents. The hospital received full accreditation for a new family and community medicine residency program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2021. This is the second cohort of family medicine doctors to choose Anderson Hospital for their residency.
“It is an honor and a privilege to help these talented doctors grow their futures in internal medicine, general surgery, podiatric medicine, surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine and family medicine, the most recruited specialty in the United States for the past decade. The residents’ and fellows’ skills and talents benefit those in our hospital and, should they choose to practice locally, our community, too,” said Mercy Health – Cincinnati Chief Clinical Officer Steve Feagins, MD, who serves as designated institutional official of the residency programs at both Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital. “We are proud of our programs, which help address critical community needs, and we look forward to working with our new residents.”
The hospitals’ programs and their directors are as follows:
The Jewish Hospital
- General Surgery Residency – Scott Hobler, MD
- Internal Medicine Residency – Imran Naqvi, MD
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency – Robert Brarens, DPM
- Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship – Frank Noyes, MD
- Family and Community Medicine Residency Program – Wade Rankin, DO
In addition, Mercy Health sponsors the following programs:
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at Mercy Health – Jamie Schwartz, PT, DPT, OCS
- Pharmacy Residency at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital – Craig Ratermann, PharmD, BCPS
- Pharmacy Residency at The Jewish Hospital – Holly McCrystal, PharmD, BCPS
- Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Mercy Health – Rachel Heyl PT, Med, SCS, ATC
After graduation from medical school, doctors must complete a residency program in their field of practice where they undergo extra three to five years of hands-on training in environments including the hospital, outpatient settings and the community.
Mercy Health’s commitment to graduate medical education (GME) is linked to its mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need. Faculty and administration teams work to provide residents with the highest quality education, enabling them to give patient care in the safest environment. We foster the qualities of academic excellence, scholarship, research and professional leadership to help our students, residents and staff achieve and advance their clinical skills.