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Transitional Year Family

The Transitional Year Residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital attracts outstanding physicians with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Our faculty and residents actively work to maintain a welcoming environment for all. A large network of residency alumni practice around the country and here at IU Health and IU School of Medicine.

Current Residents

Brittany Blum, DO

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and have stayed in Illinois all my life up until this exciting new adventure. I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and received a bachelor's degree in molecular biology. I then took some time off of school and worked as a scribe in an emergency department, where my love for medicine flourished. I attended Midwestern University Chicago College of Medicine for medical school, and am excited to be here in Muncie now! After my transitional year I will be pursuing a career in Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Georgia. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, and spending time outdoors. 

Derek Fox, MD

I was born and raised in Yorktown, Indiana, and went to Wabash College for my undergraduate education, studying many subjects while having a focus on psychology and chemistry. I went on to attend medical school at the University of Florida, which was a nice break from the winters of the Midwest. However, it is a humbling honor and great privilege to be brought on as a transitional year resident for Ball Memorial Hospital - the hospital I was born at. After my intern year at Ball, I will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, to continue my medical training in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, with a great interest in Sports Medicine and lnterventional Spine Medicine. 

Outside of the hospital, I love to stay active by playing sports, golfing, and engaging in outdoor activities like hiking and fishing. I also love to cook and share meals with friends and family. And I'll admit, I also enjoy binging a good TV show whenever I get the chance to. 

Joshua Long, DO

After moving all over Indiana, my family landed in Indianapolis, which is where I spent most of my childhood. In 2014, I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a BS in biology. I later obtained a Master of Science from the University of South Florida. During my gap years, I scribed in a family medicine clinic and worked with Eskenazi Hospital to deliver in-home care coordination to at risk patients. In 2018, I matriculated to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine where I fell in love with the field of anesthesiology. 

Now, I am here at Ball Memorial excited to continue my medical education as a Transitional Year intern. Next year I will transition to Wayne State University's anesthesiology program in Pontiac, Michigan. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my spouse Jesse (just married) and our pets. We enjoy getting outdoors: hiking and kayaking especially. 

Cale Melham, MD

As a Muncie native, I am very excited for the opportunity to be a transitional year resident at Ball Memorial Hospital. I graduated from Yorktown High School and then from Ball State University with a degree in biology. I was raised within this community and am proud to call it my home. 

After college, I attended Indiana University School of Medicine where I developed an interest in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). This is an amazing field because of the diverse patient groups, variety of practice settings, and the unique emphasis placed on enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. I look forward to attending the University of Toledo next year to begin my training in PM&R. Honing my medical skills at Ball Memorial Hospital will provide me with an excellent foundation moving forward in my career. 

Outside of medicine, I love spending time with my wife Erin, family, friends, and two dachshunds. We enjoy traveling, cooking, music, and spending time outdoors. I also highly value exercise and particularly enjoy running, biking, lifting weights, and playing a multitude of sports. 

Neeta Patwari, MD

I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, where I spent most of my time reading, hanging out with my friends, and volunteering. After high school, I moved down to Bloomington to start college at Indiana University. I briefly was a finance major before realizing that I missed my science classes. Because of that, I switched to biology and Spanish culture degrees. I enjoyed volunteering at Camp Kesem, writing at the Indiana Daily Student, student teaching, and spending time with my friends. After undergrad, I moved up to Indianapolis to start medical school at IU. During my time in third year, I found that I loved the diagnostics and the breadth of the patient population in radiology. 

I'm so excited to start my transitional year at Ball Memorial Hospital. Ball Memorial was the kindest program that I met during the interview season. Everyone I met, from the residents to the program director, were extremely welcoming and invested in me. After that, I knew Ball Memorial would be the best place for me to continue my medical education. I am so excited to solidify my medical knowledge over the course of my transitional year before I move to New York City to begin my diagnostic radiology residency at Jacobi Medical Center. 

When I have free time, I enjoy reading, embroidery, crocheting, spinning, spending time with my friends and family and traveling. 

Mitchell Rice, MD

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up, I had a passion for soccer, swimming and the outdoors. I attended Indiana University for my undergraduate education where I pursued a BS in biochemistry and a minor in business. Following undergrad I moved back to Indianapolis where I attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Throughout undergrad and medical school I spent time volunteering abroad, aiding in the education and medical care of underserved communities. 

I am very excited to have the opportunity to train at the Transitional Year Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital, as I feel that it offers quality, well­ rounded medical experience with dedicated faculty, while caring for my fellow Hoosiers. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, in the outdoors, fishing and hiking, and exercise. My other hobbies and interests include cooking, technology, wellness and fitness. 

Zach Shumaker, MD

I grew up in rural Northeastern Indiana and attended Purdue University, receiving my bachelor's degree in biology. I took a gap year to work as a scribe in a family medicine office before matriculating into Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018. I attended my first year of medical school at the Muncie campus and worked at Ball Memorial Hospital before continuing my medical education in Indianapolis. Following my transitional year, I will be continuing my training in Charlotte, North Carolina at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident. 

During my first year of medical school, I was thoroughly impressed by the training offered at Ball Memorial Hospital. Because of this, I ranked Ball Memorial transitional year as my top choice for my intern year. I was honored to be accepted into the Transitional Year program and am excited to continue to work with the spectacular group of physicians who provide medical services at Ball Memorial. I look forward to the strong training and the diverse array of medical experiences offered at the hospital as well as the future friendships with current staff and my fellow residents in the program. 

I am married to Christine Shumaker and have a goldendoodle named Franklin. I enjoy camping, hiking, and going out to eat with my wife. I also am passionate about biking and playing board games with friends. 

Joshua Streveler, MD

Growing up as a Hoosier, I lived in the small town of Bluffton, IN - about an hour north of Muncie. I pursued a degree in Kinesiology during my undergraduate at IU which is where I fell in love with the field of medicine. I was accepted to IU Medical School and completed my four years of training at the Indianapolis campus. I fell in love with the field of radiology during my clinical rotations, and I will be completing my residency in diagnostic radiology at Cleveland Clinic after my transitional year at Ball Memorial. 

Still having family in the area, I am excited to be at Ball Memorial for my first year of residency training as the program provides solid foundation to my education and allows me to be close to my family. I plan to still head north on weekends to catch some of my younger brother's high school football games at Bluffton. When I'm not hanging out with my family, I enjoy watching sports with my friends as well as playing pick-up basketball at the park. I hope to adopt a dog or a cat soon to add to my household and to venture with me to Cleveland. 

Kyle Sturdy, MD

Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, attended Purdue Northwest where I received my BS in biology. Outside of class, I spent time working at a winery in South Michigan before eventually being employed as a medical scribe. 

The preclinical years of my medical education occurred in Muncie, but I completed the final two years in Indianapolis. After completing the Transitional Year Residency at Ball Memorial, I hope to pursue a career in Radiology. Throughout the application process, I knew I wanted to return to Muncie. Having spent two years of medical school here, I really enjoyed the community and the people I met during this time. I received tremendous support while here as a medical student, and I knew it would be the same as a resident. 

My spare time is largely consumed by nutrition, cooking, and lifting weights. I have been lifting weights since middle school and while I no longer do it competitively, it still is a huge anchor in my life as a way to stay active and destress. 

Adam Warner, MD

I was born in Lexington, Kentucky but moved to Bloomington, Indiana when I was three years old. After growing up in Bloomington, I attended Washington University in St. Louis where I majored in computer science, but ultimately chose to pursue medicine. I then went to Indiana University School of Medicine, where I spent time at the South Bend, Bloomington, and Indianapolis campuses. I am excited to be completing my intern year at Ball, as I have heard great things about the program and training environment from several IU School of Medicine alumni. After my time at Ball, I will head to New York to complete a residency in diagnostic radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy rock climbing, playing board games, trying new restaurants, watching HBO and Bravo, and spending time with my friends, family, and two cats.

Casey Wendorff, MD

I was born and raised in Greenwood, Indiana and developed an interest in medicine in high school. I furthered this passion in undergrad at the University of Indianapolis before attending IU School of Medicine. Entering medical school with a strong interest in sports, I thought I would become a sports medicine physician through a residency path in family medicine. However, at the beginning of my third year, I fell in love with radiology and never looked back. After my training at Ball Memorial Hospital, I will complete my diagnostic radiology residency at IU School of Medicine and intend on specializing my training with a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship. 

In high school and college, I participated in cross country and track, logging around 14,000 miles in my career. In my free time, I still enjoy getting out to run a few miles. My favorite way to spend my time is with my wife and dog, Koda. I am a massive sports fan of all the Indiana professional teams as well as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500. My professional interests include the incorporation of artificial intelligence in radiology as well as educating medical students on diagnostic imaging. 


  • Class of 2022

    Brady Boles, MD
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Jason Garrett, DO
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Gage Howard, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, University of Virginia

    Omar Husain, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Temple University Hospital

    Ariba Khalid, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, IU School of Medicine

    Grant MacKinnon, MD
    Radiology, University of Michigan

    Luke Miller, DO
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Rahul Nalamasu, DO
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

    Brooks Rodibaugh, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Albin Vleck, MD
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Lily Wolf, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, IU School of Medicine

  • Class of 2021

    Denise Clark, MD
    Dermatology, University of Cincinnati

    Jonathon Conatser, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, University of Oklahoma Medical Center

    James Daggett, DO
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Samuel Kimmel, DO
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Louisville

    Jessica Kuo, MD
    Anesthesiology, UCSF

    David Price, MD
    Ophthalmology, IU School of Medicine

    Hunter Promer, DO
    Radiology, Advocate Healthcare

    Jared Salisbury, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, IU School of Medicine

    David Schmitz, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, Ohio State University

    D. Brock Smith, DO
    Radiology, Integris Baptist Medical Center

  • Class of 2020

    Christian Briggs, MD
    Ophthalmology, University of Louisville

    Jesse Dority, MD
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Patrick England, MD
    Radiology, University of Louisville

    Katelyn Glines, DO
    Anesthesiology, West Virginia University

    Patrick Goodin, MD
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Camille Gordon, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, University of South Florida

    Michael Groswald, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, IU School of Medicine

    Scott O’Brien, MD
    Anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Derek Rohlfing, MD
    Anesthesiology, IU School of Medicine

    Evan Rush, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology, Ohio State University