Emergency Medicine Residents
Andrew Augustine, MD
Hometown: Gibsonia, Pa
Undergrad School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medicine appealed to me for a great number of reasons. For one, I find that the procedural requirements of Emergency Medicine suit my "hands-on" personality nicely. In addition, I feel most at home keeping up with the fast pace of Emergency Medicine. When I get home, I enjoy knowing that I put in a hard day's work. Lastly, the ability to make an immediate difference in someone's life is the ultimate perk of any career. Whether it be suturing a laceration or reducing a dislocated shoulder, nothing in Emergency Medicine has felt like work to me.
What do I like to do in my free time: Working out, playing drums. playing poker, playing video games, reading books, watching TV/movies, getting together with friends and relatives, among many others. I am almost always exploring new hobbies and and revisiting past hobbies.
Sean Cady, DO
Undergrad School: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: PCOM Georgia
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: The opportunity to see a diverse patient population. I enjoy the breath of knowledge that comes with emergency medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: I usually spend most of my free time adventuring about usually in the form of cycling, hiking or skiing.
Jared Dupree, MD
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergrad School: Baylor University
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: Emergency medicine prepares you to tackle any challenge you face. Every day is new, exciting, and you never know what is going to walk through the doors.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy being outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, you name it and I'm there. I love to travel and have a passion for international medicine, but COVID had other ideas about that. On weekends I enjoy partaking in competitive underwater basketweaving and full contact origami.
Peter Fedyshin, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: I like the opportunity to engage with a variety of patients and conditions in an acute setting. The ER is a place where a physician can make a significant positive impact on a community by providing service to people who may otherwise face obstacles to healthcare access.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy creative writing, and am currently working on a science fiction series. I also enjoy guitar playing, technology, fitness, and the outdoors.
Dean Licurgo, DO
Hometown: West Islip, NY
Undergrad School: Farmingdale State College
Medical School: NYiT College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: Being a patients first contact in their potentially most vulnerable time, the challenge in seeing a varied and diverse patient population, and the hands-on nature.
What do I like to do in my free time: Photography, hiking, biking, traveling, cooking, gardening, teaching, raising chickens, spending time with friends and family.
Alexis Oropallo, DO
Hometown: Somerset PA and Auburn NY
Undergrad School: Saint Vincent College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: I love the variety of the emergency department; it keeps me on my toes! I also consider my personality to be a calming one, and I enjoy helping patients in their time of need. The field of emergency medicine fosters a lot of teamwork, which is highly appealing to me and my outgoing personality.
What do I like to do in my free time: Getting outside to do just about anything- hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, traveling, archery, etc. I also love to cook, especially when spending time with my friends and family. Music is a massive part of my life, and I often play my piano and clarinet to relax.
Michael Sonnier, MD
Hometown: Kinder, LA
Undergrad School: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: As someone interested in all aspects of medicine, the variety and depth of medicine practiced in the ED is unrivaled. Also, I find it to be rewarding to make the initial diagnosis and start the management of patients. Overall, being able to be there for patients when they need help the most is the reason I chose to become a physician, which is why I found EM to be the right choice for me.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family and friends, playing guitar, reading up on history (or anything really), and traveling.
Zachary Dewar, MD
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Undergrad School: Dalhousie University
Medical School: Dalhousie University
What drew me to Emergency Medicine: The constant variability in what comes through the door, the collegial relationship with the teams that you work alongside with in the hospital, the hands on technical skills/procedures and the human connection that you experience with those vulnerable people you care for every day. Nowhere else in medicine have I found the intersection of all of those things.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time in the gym, hiking with my wife and two dogs, running marathons and piloting recreational aircraft.
Laura Walker, DO
Hometown: Elmira, NY
Undergrad School: Binghamton University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Emergency Medicine:: I enjoy the variety in the work. The ED is where people go when they feel they need care the most and I feel that I can do the most good here.
What do I like to do in my free time: Run, spend time outside and with family.