Parkview welcomes its inaugural group of resident physicians

Last Modified: 6/27/2022


On June 24, at our inaugural Parkview Health Graduate Medical Education white coat ceremony, the health system welcomed our first group of resident physicians and celebrated the launch of Parkview’s first residency programs. During the ceremony, long white coats were bestowed upon each of the 19 individuals entering their first year of residency, marking their transition from student to physician.

How the residency program works

Parkview currently has residency in internal medicine, a three-year program that will be open to 15 residents per year, and general surgery, a six-year program that will be open to four residents per year.

Medical students and program directors submitted their preferences into the National Resident Matching Program, or The Match, an independent organization that matches the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors. Those who matched will now begin their training at Parkview.

Parkview’s program directors, Kevin Pei, MD, MHSEd, FACS, general surgery, and Scott Yen, MD, internal medicine, are excited to launch the programs.

“I, as the program director, and we, as Parkview Graduate Medical Education, are one hundred percent committed to our residents’ success,” said Dr. Pei. “Although we are a new residency program, we are not new to training. Among our faculty and residency leadership are phenomenally trained, nurturing surgeons who come from renowned institutions across the country.”

“We look forward to providing a collaborative, challenging and enriching clinical experience for incoming residents as we build a truly outstanding residency program,” said Dr. Yen. “I lived and worked in Chicago for more than 25 years, leading a residency program there, and my decision to move to Fort Wayne and Parkview Health was an easy one. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join a warm, wonderful faculty and administration, be in a health system with tremendous resources and create a truly innovative, high-level residency program in a growing community.”

What this program means for our community

Parkview’s graduate medical education program is based at Parkview Hospital Randallia, but residents will also complete training rotations at Parkview locations throughout the region.

Establishing a residency program attracts top talent and expands our community of medical professionals in our region. As our population grows, so too, does the need for additional physicians.

“Parkview is advancing,” Ray Dusman, MD, president, Physician and Clinical Enterprise, Parkview Health, said. “By creating our very own graduate medical education programs, we are molding the next generation of physicians for our region. As our first two residencies begin, we are launching the start of something bigger than their training. We are launching a healthier future for our region, creating educational opportunities, economic development and improved access to high-quality care.”

Already growing

In addition to its internal medicine and general surgery residency programs, Parkview has added a transitional year program and a physical medicine and rehabilitation program. Parkview has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for all four programs.

The transitional year residency is a one-year program, approved for 12 resident physicians per year, that serves as a requirement for advanced medical residencies, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as other specialty programs. Recruitment for transitional year resident physicians will begin in September, with the first class arriving for orientation in June of 2023.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation will be a three-year program, with two resident physicians entering the program each year. The first resident physicians in this program will start their training in July of 2024.

Meet the resident physicians

The first 19 resident physicians at Parkview Health Graduate Medical Education are a diverse group of individuals, coming to Fort Wayne from different backgrounds, different states and even different countries.


First-Year General Surgery Residents

  • Tony Boualoy, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Alexandra Helbing, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Schupp, MD, The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Samantha Sherman, MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York.


First-Year Internal Medicine Residents

  • Michael Campbell, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • Donna Dodds, MD, All Saints University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica.
  • Brandon Gordon, MD, Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla.
  • Priya Hotwani, MD, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Haider Khalil, MD, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten.
  • Aqsa Khan, MD, Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Nang Lin, MD, University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Samina Martin, MD, Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine, Willemstad, Curaçao.
  • Rodolfo San Juan, MD – Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • Payal Shukla, MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science/Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wasay Siddiqui, DO, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downer’s Grover, Illinois.
  • Supreet Singh, DO, Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Sivaprakash Sivaji, DO, Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Katie Wyatt, DO, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington.
  • Jose Zelaya, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine.

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