Stephanie Aaron, DO
Clemson, SC (GO Tigers!)
Stephanie Aaron earned her medical degree at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and attended Presbyterian College for her undergrad. In her free time she enjoys exploring new places with her pup, Apollo, listening to vinyl, street art, sushi, and sneakers.
When asked why she had chosen Kent she said "I chose Kent because of the autonomy we are given in the ED and throughout the hospital as interns, as well as the highly intelligent and welcoming current residents, faculty and staff. I am also excited to explore the new England area and beautiful coastline for the first time."
Timothy Bikman, DO
Timothy Bikman earned his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and attended Utah State University for his undergrad. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family. Together we love to travel, run, rock climb, hike, swim, camp, etc.
When asked why he had chosen Kent he said "I first heard about Kent from a couple of residents as a second year student while attending an ACOEP conference.
I was immediately impressed by their passion for this program. As a fourth year student, I spent 4 weeks in their emergency department and just fell in love with their program. I had so much fun on and off shift here. While in the ED, I felt surrounded by people who seemed genuinely happy and dedicated to exceptional education. When I wasn’t working, I had a blast swimming in the ocean, rock climbing at the local climbing gyms, running on the beach, visiting Boston, driving up to Main to eat fresh lobster, and just experiencing the New England region.
Kent is a great place to train with exceptional attendings, residents, nurses, etc. I feel very honored and grateful to be a part of this program."
Annie Demas, DO
Oak Park, IL
Annie Demas earned her medical degree at Midwestern University - CCOM and attended DePaul University, Chicago IL for her undergrad. In her free time she enjoys reading non-medical books, spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes and exploring new parts of the country.
If she could travel every day when she's not working and indulge in great restaurants and exploring the outdoors, she would. When she is not doing this or spending time laughing and enjoying life with her husband, family and friends, she is typically training for some sort of endurance race, finishing two marathons and her first full-distance Ironman in Texas on 4/22/17.
When she was asked why she had chosen Kent she said "I was looking for a residency program and I found so much more than that at Kent. Even though I did not rotate here, I instantly knew in my interview that it was where I wanted to continue my career and call home. It has everything I was looking for in a program and the residents and staff were all very welcoming.
I wanted a program that felt like a family, where everybody looked out for one another and pushed each other to be their best and Kent is just that. I knew I would learn everything I needed to in the next 4 years here but also gain new friends along the way and enjoy my time doing it. "
Jaclyn Gell, DO
Jaclyn Gell earned her medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and attended the University of California San Diego for her undergrad. In her free time she enjoys gymnastics, piano, rock-climbing, hiking, running, mountain biking, concerts, and trying new restaurants.
When she was asked why she had chosen Kent she said "I absolutely loved my audition rotation here. For me, it was a perfect mix between a family atmosphere, hard work and physicians who loved to teach. I was confident I’d come out of this residency and be a great ER physician while also gaining lifelong friendships."
Seth Lampert, MD
Seth Lampert earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and attended Tufts University for his undergrad. In his free time he enjoys Boston sports (especially Patriots and Celtics), weight lifting, and basketball.
When asked why she had chosen Kent she said "New England has always been my home and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. The residents and attendings seem like a close knit group, interested in having fun, learning and becoming great emergency physicians."
Matthew Lombardi, DO
West Warwick, RI
Matthew Lombardi earned his medical degree at the University of New England and attended Villanova University for his undergrad. His academic interests include hyperbaric medicine, emergency ultrasound evaluation, and wilderness medicine. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include golfing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking and snow skiing.
When asked why he had chosen Kent he said "Emergency Medicine at Kent Hospital was my favorite clinical rotation during medical school. After completing my obligation to U.S. Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer, I wanted to return to an excellent training program in my home state of RI.
The dedicated faculty, academic environment and camaraderie of the residents all contribute to producing well prepared and skillful Emergency Medicine physicians."
Sae Jin Oh, MD
Ansan, South Korea
Sae Jin Oh earned his medical degree at UMass Medical School and attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergrad. In his free time he enjoys music (playing flute, piano, guitar, (embarrassing myself at karaoke), video games, watching basketball (Celtics), and traveling.When he was asked why he had chosen Kent he said, "When I interviewed at Kent, I felt very welcomed by the family-like atmosphere among the residents and faculty. From the tour of the facility to the interview itself, I felt relaxed interacting with everyone and knew that I had found the place where I belong. It gave me confidence that I can be happy while training to become a great doctor. Plus, Rhode Island has the great culture, food and the beach to entice anyone."
James O’Neill, DO
James O’Neill earned his medical degree at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and attended Central Connecticut State University for his undergrad. In his free time he enjoys firebreathing, judo, rock climbing and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
When he was asked why he had chosen Kent he said, "As a fourth year medical student rotating through the ED at Kent, I felt immediately at home. The residents, attendings, nurses, and other staff really felt like a family and I knew I would be very happy to join the team here.
Additionally, the quality of training and education at Kent was excellent and I felt it would make me into the physician I wanted to be. As lifelong New Englanders, my wife and I are very excited to be part of the Rhode Island community."