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 13th – February 24th, 2023

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 23rd Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the 23rd Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum that took place virtually on Gather Town 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. 86 residents/fellows presented their scholarly work to 44 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

Dillon Stanfield, M.D. – WSU Pediatrics Residency – A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project on Firearm Safety in a Pediatric Continuity Clinic

Second Place Award

Samantha Brenner, M.D. – WSU Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency – Compliance with wearing a novel Dual Compression Wrap (DCS) design in patients with lower extremity edema


First Place Award

Garrhett Via, M.D. – WSU Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Intravenous Cefotetan Monotherapeutic Prophylaxis Improves Antibiotic Stewardship and Reduces Return to OR in Grade III Open Fractures

Second Place Award

Joseph Lyons, M.D.  – WSU Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Epidemiology of Ballistic Fractures in the United States: A 20-Year Analysis

Case Reports/Series

First Place Award

Nicholas Zingas, M.D. – WSU Internal Medicine Residency – Holy Moly, Is That The Foley? Bladder Catheterization Gone Wrong

Second Place Award

Cody Lane, D.O. – Grandview Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – Dorsal Lunate Dislocations with Minimal to No Trauma, A Case Series


Fellow Submissions

First Place Award

David Herman, M.D. – WSU Infectious Disease – A Case of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) due to Disseminated Histoplasmosis

Second Place Award

Hiroshi Yamagata, M.D. – KMC Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship – Application of a Genomic Assay for Risk Stratification of Resected NSCLC in a Community Cancer Center Setting, a Pilot Study



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 dagmec@wright.edu
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 13th — February 24th, 2023

24th Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident/Fellow Research Forum

A poster presentation featuring research and scholarly work by interns, residents and fellows
Thursday, May 4, 2023 
5–7 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)