A letter from our Director

Dear Future Resident, 

Welcome to The Christ Hospital! With a century-long tradition of excellence and as one of the top hospitals in the nation, we are leaders in cardiac care, oncology care, hospitalist training, primary care training, and comprehensive fellowship preparation. Therefore, I am confident our program will build a solid foundation for your career. 

Our attending physicians have an enthusiasm for teaching and an eagerness to share their expertise and research. As a tertiary care referral center, The Christ Hospital will introduce you to a multitude of medical care, treatment options, and diagnoses. I am confident our program will instill in you the utmost medical expertise and drive your passion for wellness and exceptional care. 

Above all, our residency program is committed to your success, whether it be in primary care, hospital medicine, research, fellowship training, or additional specialist residencies. 

Sincerely,

Kalpan Desai, MD

Faculty

Interior Content

​​​​​Exceptional Training Driven by Passion​

The teaching faculty at The Christ Hospital is an exceptional group of compassionate individuals eager to transition residents into their full potential. Our team is comprised of board certified general internists and sub specialists who are committed to providing not only exceptional care for patients but for also providing influential training experiences for our residents. More than 90 of our physicians are recognized as the best local doctors by Cincinnati Magazine. Many of these attending physicians are graduates of the program who have remained with The Christ Hospital team or returned after specialist training. Our residency program offers one-on-one training with attendings that have a strong desire for the residents and the program to excel.​

Residency Administration

Program Director

Kalpan Desai, MD 2012 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency


Program Administrator

Tena Toft


Associate Program Directors

Nathan Hudson, MD​ 2016 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Kenneth Heberling, MD​​ 2005 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency


Core Faculty

Douglas Bauman, MD 2008 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency 

Mary "Abi" Oyerokun, MD 2018 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency 

Matthew Schuermann, MD 1995 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency 


Clinical Instructors

Debbie Gerdes, MD​ 2002 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency​

Tom Lamarre, Jr, MD 

Eric Weinstein, MD 2007 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

John Hergenrother, MD 2000 graduate of The Christ Hospital Inte​rnal Medicine Residency

Martha Orabella, MD​ 2011 graduate of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Santosh Menon, MD

Sonali Chokshi, MD




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TENA TOFT
INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY ADMINISTRATOR