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Anesthesia Residency Program at UPMC Lititz: Current Residents

Post-Graduation Year Four

Jonathan DeBoer, DO
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-’17

My name is Jonathan DeBoer and I am a senior anesthesia resident here at Lititz. I am originally from the Midwest, but have found my time in Pennsylvania to be enjoyable. Aside from anesthesia, my interests lie in being active with my fiancé and golden retriever. We enjoy being outdoors, travel, and good food wherever we can find it.

Tara Secor, DO- Chief
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-VA-’17

My name is Tara Secor. I grew up in Indiana, and attained a human biology degree from Indiana University. Following a move to the East Coast, I obtained an M.S. of Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, followed by a year-long research fellowship at the NIH National Cancer Institute. After receiving my osteopathic medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, I moved to Lititz for residency with my two rescue dogs. When I am not exploring local restaurants and breweries, my husband and I are traveling around the world scuba diving, skiing, taking motorcycle trips and trying to find adventures wherever we may be.


Post-Graduation Year Three

Danielle Cook, DO
A.T.Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-’18

My name is Danielle Cook, third year anesthesia resident, and I am originally from Columbia, Missouri. I attended medical school at KCOM before coming to Pennsylvania for residency. When I am not at the hospital, you will likely find me spending time with my family and doing my best to keep up with my two daughters, or watching The Office. Probably both.

Abigail Kushner, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-’18

My name is Abigail Kusher. I am a third year anesthesia resident. I am from the small state of Delaware where I grew up with my two sisters and met my husband. I pursued a bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Delaware and completed my medical education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. While out of the hospital, I enjoy time with my husband and two energetic dogs, designing DIY projects, and spending time on my yoga mat.


Post-Graduate Year Two

Lauren Hammell, DO
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine-’19

My name is Lauren Hammell and I am a second year anesthesia resident originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I attended Allegheny College where I majored in Biochemistry. I played Division III collegiate golf there for 4 years and competed in four NCAA Women's Golf Team National Championships. I completed a Master’s Degree in Biology before attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) for medical school. When I'm not in the OR, you can find me out on the golf course in the summer, or on the ski slopes in the winter.

Nicholas LeFevre, DO
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine-’19

My name is Nick Leferve. Growing up in Wisconsin, the oldest of 3, I originally intended to pursue a career in business. Working for 7 years out of college, I definitely took a nontraditional approach into medicine. I attended Campbell University School of Osteopathic medicine in North Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing with my dog Lucy, DIY projects and playing soccer.


Post-Graduate Year One

Katerina Grynyshin, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-’20

My name is Katerine Grynyshin. I was born in Ukraine and grew up in the little town of Schuylkill Haven. I studied biology at Rosemont College. During this time, I found my love for running and served as cross country captain for two years. I attended PCOM for medical school and continued my love for running by participating in half marathons. I am also a PADI advanced certified scuba diver and in my off time, I love baking cakes!

Alex Woldt, DO
Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW -’20

My name is Alex Woldt. I grew up in Oregon and attended University of Oregon for my undergraduate, where I received a B.S. in Human Physiology. I attended Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW in Lebanon, OR for medical school. I previously worked as a paramedic. I am excited to explore and travel around a new area of the country with my wife and dog. In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, backpacking, woodworking, barbecuing and spending time outside.


Recent Graduates

Chelsea Cambria, DO – 2020 Graduate
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-’16
Practicing in Harrisburg, PA – Private Anesthesia Group

Charles Adam Whitener, DO – 2020 Graduate
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VA-’16
Practicing in Virginia – Private Anesthesia Group

Reinaldo Trujillo, DO – 2019 Graduate
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine-’14
Practicing in Miami, FL – Private Anesthesia group

Daniel Grutter, DO – 2018 Graduate
Michigan State Univeristy College of Osteopathic Medicine-’14
Practicing in Michigan – Private Anesthesia Group


Resident and Fellow Salary and Benefits Information

Contact Us

Dawn Steffy
Residency Manager, UPMC Lititz
Phone: 717-625-5668
steffydm@upmc.edu

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