Department of Pathology

CURRENT RESIDENTS

Ramon Hartage, MD
Ramon Hartage, MD
Jesse Sheldon, DO
Jesse Sheldon, DO

I was born in Mansfield, OH. I received a bachelor of arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012. I then started work as a pathology research data coordinator at OSUWMC for two years prior to medical school. I attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am incredibly excited to be back at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and in the Pathology Program! I was a collegiate swimmer, and still enjoy getting in the pool. I also attend Orange Theory classes a few times per week.


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William Sinclair, MD
William Sinclair, MD

I grew up in Oklahoma City and went to the University of Oklahoma for college and medical school. My wife and I matched in Columbus and we are very happy here! We like to try new restaurants, go to Blue Jacket games, and play with our dog, Paisley. I also enjoy running, playing the guitar, and reading science fiction novels in my free time. I am very excited about a career in Pathology and I am happy to be apart of such a special residency program.


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Jennifer Vazzano, DO
Jennifer Vazzano, DO

I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado and grew up doing ballet, piano, and sketching. I took anatomy in high school and enjoyed all of the dissections which confirmed my interest in medicine and passion for learning about the body. I even brought home a picture of myself holding the results of my fetal pig dissection to post on my parent’s fridge as a surprise (it still hangs there today). I went to Colorado State University for an undergraduate degree in psychology. It was during that time I realized my passion for jet skiing, concerts, karaoke, and trivia. I continued at Colorado State for a masters degree in biomedical science with concentration in neuroscience. Then, I braved the journey to my medical school interview at A.T. Still University in the copilot's seat of the tiniest plane I've ever seen and was accepted. I relocated to Columbus, OH for my clinical rotations and fell in love with the city, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue my training here.


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Brad Zehr, MD
Brad Zehr, MD

I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended Indiana University, where I studied biochemistry, music, and journalism. I met my wife while we were both editors at the college newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. I completed my master's thesis and medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, where I developed an academic interest in genomics and extracurricular interests in health care policy, advocacy, and medical trainee wellness. My chief interests within pathology are Molecular Genetic Pathology and Pathology Informatics. I enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling.


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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 Florida, 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, and I became interested in Pathology after a Pathologist told me how awesome his field was. Around this time, I traveled to Swaziland in Africa and worked in a mobile clinic offering free healthcare to the residents. This ignited 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, I continued to be enamored with histology and the small details that cause disease. I am excited to now be training in Pathology at OSU! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, experiencing other cultures, trying new foods, playing soccer (aka football), 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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