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CRH welcomes new physicians

Columbus -   Columbus Regional Health welcomed numerous new physicians to the medical staff in 2013.

Justin Burdick, M.D., General Surgery
Justin Burdick, M.D., graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Prior to joining Southern Indiana Surgery, Dr. Burdick was a staff general surgeon at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, serving 50,000 active-duty men, women and their families. He received the Navy Commendation Medal in 2011 and has volunteered his time and talents to several medical missions in South America.

Laura Burdick, M.D., Dermatology
Laura Burdick, M.D., graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Burdick has joined Dermatology Physicians, Inc., of Columbus.

Jason Christie, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
Jason Christie, M.D. graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina in general surgery. He also completed a fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in vascular and endovascular surgery. Dr. Christie has joined Southern Indiana Surgery and the Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana Surgery.

Emily Claerbout, M.D., Emergency Medicine
Emily Claerbout, M.D., graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Claerbout is board certified in emergency medicine and deep sedation. She has joined Emergency Physicians Inc. of Columbus.

Firas Ghanem, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist
Firas Ghanem, M.D. graduated from Tishreen University, Syria, and completed his residency at East Carolina University, North Carolina in internal medicine. He also completed fellowships at the University of Alabama in interventional cardiology and Michigan State University in cardiovascular disease where he was chief cardiology fellow. His special interests include peripheral vascular disease and peripheral vascular interventions as well as coronary arterial interventions. Dr. Ghanem has joined Southern Indiana Heart and Vascular.

Nandu Gourineni, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist
Nandu Gourineni, M.D. graduated from Gandhi Medical College, India, and completed his residency at Michigan State University in internal medicine where he was chief resident. He also completed fellowships at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in heart failure/transplantation; Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan in cardiovascular disease; and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois in interventional cardiology. Dr. Gourineni has joined Southern Indiana Heart and Vascular.

Degaulle Haile, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degaulle Haile, M.D., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Haile is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He has joined OB/GYN Associates of Columbus.

Rachel Kerschner, M.D., Pediatrician
Rachel Kerschner, M.D. graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas and completed her residency at St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana where she was pediatric chief resident. Dr. Kerschner has joined Columbus Pediatrics.

Alyssa Lovell, M.D., Family Medicine
Alyssa Lovell, M.D. graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and completed residencies at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa and Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Lovell has joined Doctor’s Park Family Medicine.

Matthew Lovell, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Matthew Lovell, M.D. graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and completed his residency at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Lovell has joined Southern Indiana Orthopedics.

Indu Menon, M.D., Internal Medicine
Indu Menon, M.D. graduated from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India and completed her residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Her special healthcare interests include diabetes, hypertension, and preventive health. Dr. Menon has joined Columbus Internal Medicine Associates.

Michelle O’Brien, M.D. Anesthesiology
Michelle O’Brien, M.D., graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has joined the practice of Southeastern Indiana Anesthesia Associates.

Robert Retrum, M.D., Radiology
Robert Retrum, M.D., graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wisconsin. Dr. Retrum is board certified in radiology. He has joined the practice of Columbus Diagnostic Imaging.

For more information on CRH physicians, visit www.crh.org/doctor.

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