Val Smalley, DO (PGY-4)
- San Francisco, CA
- Automotive Repair Palomar and Miramar Community Colleges San Diego, CA
- BA Economics University of San Diego
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Vallejo, CA
- Internal Medicine Internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA
- Active Duty with the United States Navy, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Combat Veteran
- Faculty excellence and commitment to education
- Community hospital with a high volume of studies and procedures
- Radiology/ considering fellowships in Interventional Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Surfing, foreign language, traveling to places not in the Lonely Planet (Indonesia, Central and South America, Mexico), home remodeling, vehicle restoration, Jiu Jitsu
- Welcome to a beautiful area that in many respects rivals the SF Bay Area and Northern California. Radiology at Arnot Health is a dynamic program that will enable you to become the radiologist that you want to be. We have the dedicated and experienced faculty, volume of cases and procedures, and resources so that you can succeed.
Derrick Wagoner, DO (PGY-4)
- Charles Town, W.V.
- B.S. in Biology from Bluefield College
- Medical School at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- I believe our radiology residency is a hidden gem. Though not in a major city, our radiology department manages a large volume of cases with a surprising range of pathology. Our attending physicians place an emphasis on creating a balance between education and working in a high-volume private practice group which will make the transition after residency much easier on us.
- Musculoskeletal, Body MRI, and Neuroradiology
- Spending time with my family, basketball, and listening to audiobooks
- NEVER GIVE UP
Richard Grinstead, DO (PGY-3)
- Hornell, NY
- Undergrad - University of Pittsburgh.
- Medical School - LECOM, Erie.
- Military medical training - San Antonio, TX; Pope Air Force Base, NC; Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
- I was intrigued and excited about the opportunity to help lay the foundation of a new residency program and having an active role in shaping the direction and training for future residents. I wanted a place where there was a good mix of educational didactics and work. I wanted the autonomy to actively learn, but at the same time have attendings who are willing to teach and who are invested in my education and growth as a physician. Arnot happened to be close to home and the Finger Lakes Region offers a ton of outdoor activities, wineries, and microbreweries. There is also easy access NYC, Rochester/Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
- Everyday I step into work, I want to be better than the day before. I am currently working to be the best radiology resident possible and learn as much as I can. I want to make the Arnot radiology residency a destination spot for high quality applicants. I personally plan on doing a fellowship after residency. Currently my top choices include Interventional Radiology or Musculoskeletal imaging.
- Triathlon, Snowboarding, Guitar, Camping, Playing with my dogs
- Have a good work ethic and care about what you do. Dare to be great.
Anthony Mirabella, DO (PGY-3)
- Rochester, NY
- Graduated Canisius College in 2010 with Honors and a B.S. in Biology.
- Graduated Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014.
- Arnot is the most welcoming hospital I have ever been in. Everyone works extremely well together. The attending physicians throughout the hospital are the most approachable physicians I have ever worked with. The radiology department at Arnot is special. The 1 on 1 time the radiology residents get with attending radiologists on a daily basis is unparalleled. We have countless opportunities for procedures and are an extremely tight knit and motivated group.
- My current interests include pursuing a Radiology Fellowship in Interventional, Musculoskeletal or Neuroradiology after residency.
- Working out, playing guitar, watching/playing any type of sport, finding live music.
- When looking for a residency program, choose the place you feel is right for you. Don't pick a place because it has a big name or big reputation. If you put in the work you will be successful no matter where you are.
Jenna Gage, DO (PGY-2)
- East Amherst, NY
- Canisius College in Buffalo, NY
- Medical School at LECOM in Erie, PA.
- I chose Arnot Ogden for residency for a few reasons. I have a big family and I am very family oriented. This program is close to home, allowing me to visit my family more often than I would've been able to at other programs. Also, during a rotation as a student, I felt like I fit in well with the residents and I would learn a lot from the attendings that I had the chance to work with. I also like that it is a small community hospital.
- My career goals include being a well rounded, knowledgeable physician at the end of my residency and being accepted in to a fellowship. At the same time, balancing work and family life and being successful in the field I end up choosing.
- I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, trying new restaurants and drinking wine.
- My advice to applicants would include participating in audition rotations to get a chance to meet the residents and attendings you could potentially work with. Also, find the field in medicine that makes you truly happy.
Rita Sico, DO (PGY-2)
- Pittsburgh area
- B.S. Biology with minor in Chemistry
- I chose Arnot for the location.
- My career goals are a fellowship in nuclear medicine and I would like to practice in the Pittsburgh area someday.
- I enjoy the hiking and the wineries in the area. My hobbies are hiking, jogging and swimming.
- Always keep reading.