As an EM resident at MHS you will be caring for sick patients from the beginning of your residency! Our residents obtain BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS during their orientation month so they are prepared to begin their clinical duties. The residency utilizes a Teaching Resident during the orientation month to help our interns transition from the medical student role into the long awaited physician role.
Dan Breece, DO, FACEP
I joined Memorial Health System in 2010 and had the pleasure of holding one of the first Core Faculty Positions for our Emergency Medicine Residency Program which welcomed the first class of Residents in 2011. What an honor this was for me then, and what an honor it is for me today, to continue to be part of such an exceptional program which recently achieved the highest accreditation a Residency Program can achieve through ACGME of "10 Years".
After 2010, I became the Medical Director for Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Memorial Health System and proudly represented our Service Line by quickly becoming involved in Health System Initiatives. I rose to the ranks of President of the Medical Staff and during my second term, I applied for and was offered the position of Vice President of Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Health System. I continue to practice in all of our Emergency Departments and enjoy working with and educating our residents, exposing them to all areas of Medicine and Health Care Leadership.
Marietta, Ohio, and Memorial Health System provide an exceptional learning opportunity and environment. We are located in Rural Southeast Ohio and offer an Exceptional Educational Experience where not only our Patients always come first but one in which our Residents are immediately part of our Health Care team from the moment they arrive. Our Resident Physicians serve on many of our system’s committees and are essential to not only the care our Patients receive but also impact decisions made within the organization
I wish you all the best success on your Educational journey and thank you for taking the time to learn about our Exceptional Emergency Medicine Residency Program.Dan Breece, DO, FACEP VP of Physician Services and CMO
Gayle Galan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Galan has had a passion for teaching emergency medicine since 1983. She was instrumental in the development of the Emergency Medicine residency program at Memorial Health System and is now one of the core faculty members. She has been an Emergency Department director at over 10 different hospitals in her career including University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, Marietta Memorial Hospital, and Selby General Hospital. She was even awarded the Medical Director of the Year Award for Emergency Professional Services.
Dr. Galan has an interest in disaster management. She was the first physician to coordinate the disaster response involving the Cleveland Hopkins Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research has primarily involved the field of asthma. Dr. Galan has an interest in the professional development of our residents, and their wellness.
Julian Jakubowski, DO, FACEP
Dr. Jakubowski is a transplant to Ohio as he was born and raised in NYC. After completing his undergraduate education in New York, he attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). This was followed by a four-year emergency medicine residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He then went to the University of Utah for an ultrasound fellowship. After his training, he moved to the Mid-Ohio Valley to join the faculty of the then new emergency medicine residency program at Marietta Memorial Hospital. His professional interests include point of care ultrasound and evidenced based medicine.
Daniel Jarrell, DO
Dr. Jarrell was born and raised in a small West Virginia town located along the Ohio River just south of Marietta. He completed his undergraduate training in West Virginia and is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and Emergency Medicine residency training at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, Ohio. Upon completion of his residency, he worked at a community hospital in southeast Ohio for the first eleven years of his career. During that time, he functioned in several capacities including EMS Regional Director for the State of Ohio and the Emergency Department Director. He joined the Emergency Department at Memorial Health System in 2010 for an opportunity to participate in academics with the start of a new Emergency Medicine residency program and had the pleasure of holding one of the first Core Faculty positions. Since that time, he has functioned in several roles within the Memorial Health System including Assistant Medical Director of Emergency and Urgent Care Services. As the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program, he looks forward to promoting the growth of current and future residents while assisting them in becoming well trained Emergency Medicine physicians.
Janelle Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas was born in nearby Gallipolis, Ohio, and raised in Jackson County, West Virginia. She went to Marietta College and majored in athletic training, then ventured to Norfolk, Virginia to complete a Master's at Old Dominion University. Her first job was in a sports medicine clinic in New Jersey. A few years later she decided to apply to medical school and was accepted to Marshall University. She initially considered family practice, but quickly realized that emergency medicine was a much better fit. She returned to Norfolk, Virginia, to complete her emergency medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She was offered the opportunity to join the faculty group there and initially planned to stay a year. She ended up staying 20 years. Dr. Thomas is pleased to return to her roots at Marietta. She enjoys working with our residency.