Department of Pathology

CURRENT RESIDENTS

Vidya Arole, MD
Vidya Arole, MD

I was born and raised in India where I completed my medical school. I moved to the United States in 2016 and my passion for pathology made me prepare and write step exams. Simultaneously, I started working as a clinical observer in the pathology department at OSU and later on became a part of digital pathology research team with Image Analysis lab. After spending almost 2 years in the pathology department, I am really excited to start my new journey as a resident doctor with this great institute. Apart from pathology, I also enjoy traveling, cooking and playing badminton.


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Tanner Hardy, DO
Tanner Hardy, DO

I am from a family of four children and grew up all over the country, most recently in Cincinnati and then Los Angeles. I went to college at Brigham Young University followed by medical school at Des Moines University. I enjoy anything that gets me outside, especially if it involves mountains, lakes, or the ocean. On any given weekend you'll find me watching either soccer or football; my two sporting loves in life. I enjoy reading about history and can't get enough of a good non-fiction novel. I love to travel as often as possible and see new places, meet new people, and eat delicious new foods. I have thought about being at Ohio State ever since I was a kid and am excited to start my career as a Pathologist.


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Bryce Parkinson, DO
Bryce Parkinson, DO

I grew up in Spokane, Washington and completed my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. I received my medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences while concurrently completing my MBA in healthcare leadership through Rockhurst University. When I’m not studying I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling to new places, and playing sports and board games. I love the challenges and learning opportunities that pathology brings and am proud to be a part of the OSU team!


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Rachel Scarl, DO
Rachel Scarl, DO

I was born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I attended John Carroll University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Before starting medical school, I studied breast cancer and glioblastoma metastasis at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute where I continued to develop a passion for cell biology, research, and the connection to medical pathology and treatment. I attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am very excited to have the opportunity to stay in Ohio and to train at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in pathology, my dream career! I am looking forward to exploring Columbus during my time here. In my free time, I love to be with my family and friends, go hiking especially at Hocking Hills, see movies, play the piano, cook and travel.


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Bindu Challa, MBBS
Bindu Challa, MBBS

I am Bindu Challa. I did my medical school from Hyderabad, India. While I was going through information on the Path residency program at OSU, I immediately noticed that there were so many innovative things that were being done here, Digital Pathology being one of them. When I was given the tour of Wexner Med Center and digital pathology dept, I understood that this was a place that was evidently great at churning out not only efficient pathologists but also puts creativity and innovation at the forefront. I consider myself very fortunate to have matched at OSU. I am so excited and honored to be here and I look forward to what lies ahead of me here in the next four years.


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Jordan Miller, DO
Jordan Miller, DO

I am from New Baltimore, Michigan and did my medical training in Alabama. I grew up watching U of M football so I’ve known about OSU for a long time. But I wanted to apply to programs in the Midwest because I’ve always wanted to come back ever since I moved down to Alabama for training.


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Ashley Patton, DO, PhD
Ashley Patton, DO, PhD

I am extremely excited to be a member of the Ohio State University Pathology program! I am an Ohio native and have enjoyed living in various cities across the state. My bachelor’s degree was completed at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. From there, I moved to Athens, Ohio to pursue my passion for both basic science research and medicine by completing Ohio University’s DO/PhD program. My dissertation was titled “Characterization of the very early development of high fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and efficacy of novel therapeutics for its treatment.” My goal is to pursue my research and pathology interests in both the immunology and GI fields. In the meantime, I enjoy activities including CrossFit and running half marathons.


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Jennifer Ziebell, MD
Jennifer Ziebell, MD

I was born in Minnesota and lived in North Dakota and Illinois until my family settled in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when I was 11 years old. I earned my B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. This was when my love of cells and pathophysiology began. Around this time, I traveled to Swaziland in Africa and worked in a mobile clinic offering free healthcare to the residents. This increased my interest in global medicine, and I hope to become involved in telepathology for other countries one day. While earning my medical degree at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan, my interest in Pathology continued and led me to enter Pathology residency at OSU. I'm thankful for the opportunity to train at OSU due to the supportive faculty and staff, great co-residents, high case volume, digital Pathology, and many other reasons. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, experiencing other cultures, trying new foods, and playing board games.


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Muhammad Abdulwaasey, MBBS
Muhammad Abdulwaasey, MBBS

I was born and raised in the City of Lights - Karachi, Pakistan. I completed my medical degree at Jinnah Sindh Medical University. I feel delighted to be a part of Ohio State University Pathology Program. Moreover, I am keen to explore and learn effectively in the beautiful city of Columbus, Ohio. My interests are widely rooted in Pathology and take in hematopathology as a major field; but I am still on the way of deciding my exact path. My casual interests include cooking and exploring new things.


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Lokman Cevik, MD
Lokman Cevik, MD

I am originally from Turkey. I completed my medical school at the Hacettepe University in Turkey. I moved to the US in 2018. I attended the Neuropathology Department of The OSU as a researcher after taking my step exams. This allowed me to know the innovation and developments in the field of pathology which is so exciting to me. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing ping-pong, watching animations, and coding. I am very excited to be a resident here and start my pathology career at The OSU.


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Saba Shafi, MD
Saba Shafi, MD

I was born and raised in Kashmir where I completed my medical school and a residency in Anatomic Pathology. In 2017, I moved to the United States as a Visiting Research Scientist at Yale University. I stayed on at Yale to finish my post-doctoral research fellowship, focusing on translational cancer research, biomarker discovery and quantitative approaches to predict response to therapy. When I interviewed at OSU, I was highly impressed by the progressive approaches to Pathology, with an emphasis on Digital Pathology. A nice walk with a friend, soul-stirring meaningful conversations, “Sufi music,” evocative poetry, and a good book to read are some of the things that help me unwind.


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Nada Shaker, MD
Nada Shaker, MD

I was born and raised in Damascus, Syria and I completed my training in pathology at Damascus University, Syria. Due to the turmoil in Syria, I relocated to France where I pursued a dual Master's degree in Biotechnology and International Business at the University of Grenoble Alpes. This master allowed me to help my birth country, Syria, by managing a deal with an international provider of medical supply to cover the shortage of medication during the crisis. In the US, I joined the department of pathology at UCSD as a clinical observer and research assistant. I have one publication in Modern Pathology and six approved abstracts. I am proud to be a part of the OSU team and I am so excited and honored to have this amazing opportunity to pursue my goals in GI Pathology and Cytopathology. During my free time, I love to be with my family and friends, go shopping and travel.


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Lucas Bushrow, DO
Lucas Bushrow, DO

I grew up in Sylvania, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University to earn my undergraduate degree in health sciences. I completed medical school in Athens, Ohio, at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am extremely excited to be back in Columbus to complete my pathology residency at OSU. Go Bucks! Columbus is where I learned to love myself and found a community, I consider to be my family. My favorite spots in Columbus include the Short North, Scioto Riverfront, and the North Market. Outside of work I like to listen to audiobooks, hangout with my friends, compete in multiple Stonewall sports leagues, travel, and work out.


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Aaron Chow, DO, PhD
Aaron Chow, DO, PhD

I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where I completed my undergraduate training in biological and physical sciences. I continued on to a Master’s degree at the University of Alberta in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, where I studied antibody mediated rejection of kidney transplants using mouse models. I then joined the DO-PhD combined degree program at Michigan State University in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Department of Physiology. This culminated to my dissertation entitled “Enteric Glial Modulation of Immune Activation During Inflammatory Stress”. I’m interested in immunology / inflammation research, along with the developments of digital pathology and AI image analysis. OSU is an excellent place to be trained in those areas, and I’m excited for the start of residency and the upcoming years! In my free time, I enjoy photo- & videography, video / board games, and hanging out with my pets (corgi, calico cat, two holland lop rabbits, and coral / saltwater fish).


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Himani Kumar, MD
Himani Kumar, MD

I was born and raised in India where I completed my medical school and residency in Anatomic Pathology. The splendour of pathology lies in how an early diagnosis can considerably alter the disease outcome, which drives my passion for this branch. The decision to move to the USA stems from my interest in learning and gaining expertise in advanced techniques like molecular pathology, and artificial intelligence in field of pathology. I am honoured and extremely excited to be a part of the Ohio State University Pathology program. In my free time I enjoy gardening, cooking and spending time with my family.


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Ryan Reagans, MD
Ryan Reagans, MD

I grew up in Dayton and have lived in Ohio my entire life. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Ohio State. After working as a medical scribe and then as a chemist, I received my medical education at the University of Toledo. I also had the privilege of completing a year-long student “fellowship” in pathology at the University of Toledo following my third year of medical school. During this amazing experience, I explored multiple subspecialties within pathology, and I immediately fell in love with the field. I am thrilled to return to Ohio State and the city of Columbus for the next four years. My hobbies include singing (mainly to myself), playing video games, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.


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