Residents

Lindsay Campbell, DO
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: Addiction psychiatry, college mental health, outpatient psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: I grew up in a small town, and Danville felt like my "home away from home." In addition, Geisinger is a nationally recognized integrated healthcare system complete with state-of-the-art resources and technology, but without the big-city stress.
 
Ashley Dotson, DO

Medical school: West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of interest: Addiction - I love the challenge that comes with battling a disease with such a strong hold on the patients. Though the numbers for "success" are not that promising, when you're able to guide a patient to the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel, it is extremely rewarding.
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: Geisinger was an instinctive choice for me. Family members of mine have been coming to Geisinger for years and have always been impressed with the quality of care and attention to patient satisfaction. I trust Geisinger; I knew when I was looking into training programs that I would receive one of the best, if not THE best, education available here. I have not been disappointed. Furthermore, I love the region. I completed my undergraduate degree about 45 min from Danville at Lycoming College, so it was exciting to return to an area I was already fairly familiar with. Though the town of Danville is quaint and small in size, there is so much to do and see in the surrounding cities and mountains!

Sarah Wagner, DO
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: College mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: My husband and I were interested in couples matching in a rural setting. We also have a lot of family in Danville. We fell in love with the surrounding area, and found it ideal for raising a family.

Andreea Bucaloiu, MD
Medical school:
Universitates de Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila
Areas of interest: Geriatric psychiatry and physician mental health
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: Geisinger is a world class medical center, in a family friendly area. I have lived in Danville for the past 10 years, and I came to appreciate Geisinger as an amazing place to work and learn. with a robust electronic health record and emphasis on quality and innovation, Geisinger is a leader in healthcare and education. The Psychiatry Faculty is dedicated to teaching and wellbeing of residents. As a first year Psychiatry resident, I feel I am part of an amazing team of neurospecialists, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and neurologists , all services having dedicated teaching and research components. I am very happy having chosen Geisinger for my Psychiatry residency and look forward to my future learning experiences.

Wei-dar Lu, DO
Medical school:
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: Child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: Geisinger has outstanding facilities and spares no expense when it comes to technology. The benefits are competitive. Overall, there is a nice balance between education and service. The psychiatry faculty has been very supportive and willing to implement changes to the program based on resident feedback. Danville has been a pleasant, quiet, and affordable place to live without all the stress of larger cites.

Ryan Moore, DO
Me
dical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: General psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: I chose Geisinger because the area is beautiful and the institution is renowned for its excellence.

Joshua Nickerson, DO
Medic
al school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: 
Inpatient and outpatient general adult psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: I chose Geisinger because the rural setting and laid back atmosphere appealed to me. I was interested in working with an under-served patient population.

Johnny Phan, MD
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Areas of interest:
Forensic psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: Being at Geisinger is a unique opportunity to use the Epic EMR, in addition to working in the most advanced integrated healthcare system in the country. Additionally, the faculty and my co-residents are very nice and helpful in teaching. The team and supportive atmosphere amongst residents here in psychiatry is what makes our program unique.

Branydn Powers, DO
Medical school:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: Addiction psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry, sleep
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: I grew up in a rural area in Central Pennsylvania and wanted to return to a rural setting after medical school. It was also important to my wife and I to find a place that was near home so we could stay close to family. 

Karm Trivedi, DO
Medical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: 
Inpatient & outpatient adult psychiatry, sleep medicine
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: 
The residents and attendings at Geisinger are very personable, encouraging and understanding. Teaching is a large emphasis here, and it's usually done in a very relaxed atmosphere, which is always conducive to learning. I was looking to work at a large hospital with abundant resources and opportunities, but I also wanted to find a residency that would allow me to live in a serene environment with very little traffic. By working for Geisinger Medical Center and living in central PA, I get the best of both worlds!

Victoria Tyrell, DO
Medical school: 
Lake Erie College of Medicine (Seton Hill).
Areas of interest: Adult inpatient
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: Geisinger's psychiatry residency has an excellent balance of education, experience, and innovation. I wanted an environment that would allow me to grow into the best psychiatrist possible, and Geisinger has an incredibly supportive program with a strong network behind them. It's a great fit!

Caleb Washabaugh, DO
Medical school: 

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: Addiction, forensics, general inpatient psychiatry
Why I chose Geisinger for my residency training: I chose Geisinger because I think the culture of patient-centered medicine is something they really emphasize and I am glad to be a part of a health system that holds that dear. Also, being from a small Pennsylvania town I can relate to the area and I believe central Pennsylvania is a unique and beautiful place. I enjoy the close proximity to nature and outdoor activities, as well as the interesting things to do in the surrounding areas. During rotations here I really enjoyed the staff and residents and thought it would be a great atmosphere to learn and grow into a psychiatrist.