Residents, Fellows & Applicants —
Welcome to DAYTON!

On behalf of the entire Graduate Medical Education (GME) community - welcome to our new residents and fellows. Welcome to Dayton! is a document that will help you find some of the hot spots you might to need to know about in the Dayton area.

Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week
February 14th – February 25th, 2022

If you are interested in buying or renting a home or condo or finding opportunities to share rent, please check out our listing. You can click on this link to find what our GME community has offered.

The Greater Dayton Hospital Association's website, www.daytonhospitaljobs.com, has links to all non-physician jobs in the area hospitals. We think it also has some great info about the Dayton community—things to do and see. Check it out!

DAGMEC 22nd Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the 22nd Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum that took place virtually this year. We tried to make this virtual event experience as close to the live event as possible. This event provides trainees with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback on their research from 3 faculty judges. 84 residents/fellows presented their scholarly work to 37 voluntary judges from around the graduate medical education community.

We extend our sincere thanks to all who give their time and efforts to support graduate medical education.

Patient Safety/Quality Improvement

First Place Award

Samuel Theis, D.O. – Internal Medicine Residency – Perceptions and Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Within a Military Base Population

Second Place Award

Samuel Shine, D.O. – Grandview Orthopedic Surgery – Compliance with wearing a novel Dual Compression Wrap (DCS) design in patients with lower extremity edema


First Place Award

Vaama Patel, M.D. – KMC Transitional Year – Post-operative Day 1 versus Day 0 follow-up for Uncomplicated Cataract Surgeries

Second Place Award (Tie)

Matthew Thomas, M.D. – WSU Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Research Productivity after Implementation of Dedicated Research Track

David Brueggeman, M.D. – WSU Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Candidates and Program Directors Prefer In-Person Interviews: A Survey Study of Virtual Interviews

Case Reports/Series

First Place Award

Nicholas Cameron, D.O. – Grandview Otolaryngology Residecy – Transfacial Transmandibular Approach to the Masticator Space: Excision of Odontogenic Myxoma Arising from the Mandibular Condyle

Second Place Award

Nicholas Zingas, M.D. – WSU Internal Medicine Residency – A Rash Return By The Great Imitator: Latent Neurosyphilis After Initiation Of The Immunosuppressive Drug Secukinumab

Steve Young, M.D. – WSU Internal Medicine Residency – Closing the Curtain: A Rare Complication of Aortic Valve Infective Endocarditis

Fellow Submissions

Hiroshi Yamagata, M.D. – KMC Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship – Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia Secondary to COVID-19 Vaccine



The DAGMEC office is located with the offices of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Our mission is to support all of the Dayton-area residency and fellowship programs. Albert Painter, Psy.D., serves as the director. The contact information is below.

Lisa Boydston at lisa.boydston@wspi.org, phone: 937.245.7278
Heidi Sowl at heidi.sowl@wspi.org, phone: 937.245.7633
Fax Number: 937.245.7955 or 937.245.7956
Office location: Wright State Physicians Health Center, 725 University Boulevard, Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Helpful Information

Upcoming Events

Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week

February 14th — February 25th, 2022

23rd Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

A poster presentation featuring research and scholarly work by interns, residents and fellows
Thursday, April 28, 2022
5:00-7:00 p.m.



News & Accomplishments

Full Accreditation
All residency and fellowship programs are fully accredited. Congratulations to the entire GME community on this accomplishment!


Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Community

Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D.

Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Lisa Boydston
Fax: 937.245.7955
E-mail: lisa.boydston@wspi.org

Heidi Sowl
E-mail: dagmec@wright.edu


Wright State Physicians
725 University Boulevard
Fairborn, OH 45324
Directions and Map (PDF)