SIU Division of Emergency Medicine 
Phone: 217-545-3518 
Email:  lschneider@siumed.edu 
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Emergency Medicine Resident Class

Class of 2013

Antonio (Tony) Cummings
BS
– Nutrition Sciences – Human Biochemistry Emphasis – University of California at Davis
MD – Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Rock Climbing (trad and bouldering), fly fishing, horseback riding, chess and golf.

Richard (Rich) Jeisy
MA
– Medical Sciences – Loyola University Chicago
BS – Biology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Interests: Golfing, hunting, bird watching, gardening/landscaping.

Ryan Joshi
BS
– Chemistry – Tennessee Technological University
DO – Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Spending time with family, fishing, traveling, hunting, camping, boating, shooting and video games

Quoc Pham
BS – Biology – Baylor University
MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Interests: Fishing, camping, kayaking, running and playing basketball.

Charles Dusten (Dusty) Reeve
BS – Biology – Texas Tech University
DO – University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Restoring cars, fishing, camping and restoring old furniture.

James Waymack
BS Magna Cum Laude – Biology – Western Illinois University
MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Interests: Marathon runner and triathlete.

 

Class of 2014

June Brown BA – Movement and Sports Science – Purdue University
MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
Interests: Running, Pilates reformer, learning to play golf.

Erica Cacioppo BS – Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign MD – Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Interests: International travel when time and finances permit, playing sports, particularly softball and basketball, and spending time with family

Sumesh (Jimmy) Jain BA – Chemistry and Biochemistry – Knox College MD – Rush Medical College
Interests: Photography, cricket, volleyball, reading, cooking, and learning history of Jainism and Buddhism.

Christi Lindorfer BS – Biology – Loyola University. Chicago IL MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, swimming, child care, and playing card games. During medical school, attended the Springfield Citizens' Police Academy and is currently a member of the Springfield Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association

Rebecka Lopez BA – Biology and Philosophy – Johns Hopkins University MD – Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Interests: Health policy, philosophy, cooking and baking, and reading autobiographies

Class of 2015

Matthew Albrecht BS – Chemistry/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology – Illinois State University MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Nic Barbaree BS – Biology – Troy University DO – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Interests: Enjoys many outdoor activities, including kayaking, water skiing, fishing, and camping; enjoy sports, especially football, basketball, and baseball.

Bradley Cowley BS – Behavioral Science and Health – University of Utah DO – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Interests: Playing sports, running, mud runs, obstacle courses, reading, listening to books on CD, board games, mental puzzles (Sudoku, MENSA, etc.), amateur photography, lock picking, playing with my kids, road trips, flying in the F-15E Strike Eagle.

Robert Flores BA – Biology – Texas A&M International University MD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Interests: Playing and teaching piano as well as musical composition, and weight training. Performed at the Multi-Cultural show at UT Southwestern (the Multi-Cultural show is a yearly event that showcases the talents of students from culturally diverse backgrounds).

Jerel Watson BS – Biology – St. Xavier University MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Interests: Enjoys spending time with family and friends. Football and basketball are two favorite sports-loves to play and watch when time permits. Enjoys going to movies to see interesting films that are playing. Enjoys working out and staying physically fit. Likes spending time with his dog.

Class of 2016

Jeffrey Austen, MD
BA – Biology – Wabash College, Crawfordsville IN
MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
Permanent Address:  Indianapolis IN

Interests:  Throughout my medical education, I have developed the following professional interests: 1) Septic Shock treatment (Surviving Sepsis Campaign), 2) Anatomy, 3) Surgical Procedures.

David Beal, MD
BA – Chemistry (major), Biology (minor), Near Eastern Languages & Culture (minor) – Indiana University, Bloomington IN
MD – Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Permanent Address:  Cicero IL

Interests:  Movies:  sci-fi, action & adventure, catching up on classics, war movies, and political dramas; music:  R&B, gospel, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, classical; athletics:  biking along the lakeshore, basketball with my nephews, swimming, hiking, skiing; traveling:  Ghana, Burkina Faso, Bahamas, Canada, New York, Boston, DC, San Francisco; educational:  still enjoy visits to the local planetarium, aquarium, and museums; entertainment:  summer festivals, live music, cook-offs, fireworks displays, air & water show.

Chelsea Belden,MD
BS – Psychology – University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
MD – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Permanent Address:  St. Elmo IL

Interests:  I enjoy traveling, especially road trips with friends.  I like to read, anything from the classics to a breezy beach read.  I try to swim laps a few times a week if my schedule permits.

Chinmay Patel
BS – Biology – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
DO – University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth TX
Permanent Address:  Austin TX

Interests:  Cooking, camping, skiing, college football, movies, jogging, and water sports like kayaking, whitewater rafting, and canoeing.

Karin Stokke
BS – Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of Illinois-Urbana
DO – Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Permanent Address:  DeKalb IL

Interests:  Spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling to new places, playing tennis, exercising, watching movies, and baking.

Sevan Yeghiazarian
BS – Biopsychology – University of California, Santa Barbara CA
MD – Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
Permanent Address:  Glendale CA

Interests:  Hobbies:  Scuba-diving, racquetball, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, pole-vaulting, flying trapeze; interests:  academic emergency medicine, critical care, theoretical physics