Class of 2018

Resident Brief Bio

Lindsay Baltzer, DO
Lindsay Baltzer, DO

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: I am an Arizona native, so the possibility to stay in Phoenix near family and friends and to learn while serving the community where I grew up was very appealing. The staff and residents here are amazing, and I had witnessed the strength of the Family Medicine residents when I had worked as scribe in the ED here prior to med school. I hope to be able to follow in their footsteps as I work to become the type of physician who has a true impact on patients' health.

Joanna Judith Campodonico, MD
Joanna Judith Campodonico, MD

Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: Couples-matched here. Desired to explore the Southwest. At Banner, the people, fun activities, many opportunities provide a fantastic education.

Suchismita Dash, MD

Suchismita Dash, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: The people, the enthusiasm, the advocacy for the future of Family Medicine, flexibility to tailor program to your interests, as well as the beautiful and inexpensive state of Arizona.

Michelle Hamilton, DO

Michelle Hamilton, DO

Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: So many reasons! The rigorous, flexible, evidence-based curriculum with strong pediatric and obstetric training (if desired); an abundance of leadership opportunities; most important, the people at our program — approachable, knowledgeable and engaged faculty, happy and supportive residents and great support staff. After rotating at Banner as a medical student, nowhere else felt the same. I've loved living in Arizona for the past two years. There are so many things to do, the weather can't be beat eight months of the year and the cost of living is low.

Christopher Murphy, MD

Christopher Murphy, MD

Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: Born and bred in the Midwest and was ready for a new adventure. Two of my four siblings had relocated with their families to the Phoenix area, so I was somewhat familiar with the Southwest. I joined Banner because once I became acquainted with the people and many other assets of the program, I realized this was where I could make my home. There's a lot of heart in this "family."

Shari Pressley, MD

Shari Pressley, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: Born and raised in Arizona. Wanted to stay near parents. Born at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Fantastic benefits! I picked Banner because of all the programs in Arizona, I never felt a program have so much interest in my personal well being. From advisors to the intern support group, to including family members/partners in all aspects. I was confident that this program was looking out for me.

Kellie Wheeler, MD

Kellie Wheeler, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: The people — they felt like my family away from home. Great mix of academic and community medicine. Excellent outdoor activities. Excellent training and supportive, friendly faculty, staff and residents.

Albert Zheng, MD

Albert Zheng, MD

Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​: I grew up and went to school in St. Louis. I wanted to go somewhere else for residency, and I applied all over the country. I was attracted to this program for the people, quality of training and flexibility that it provides. I also love being outdoors, and Arizona certainly provides a lot of outdoor opportunities.