Your Emergency Medicine Residency Journey Starts Here.

About Us


Exceptional Training Program

We have been training dedicated providers, compassionate caregivers, and bright minds for almost 10 years. Each of our residents has enhanced the program and helped it to grow through their dedication and excellence, we are proud that a few former residents have remained in our system. Our curriculum is developed to foster lifelong growth and to build strong clinicians. Our residents benefit from an innovative curriculum, exceptional training in three diverse sites, and personalized career development support.

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.

Marietta Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Virtual Tour

A Word from Our Chief Medical Officer

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
Memorial Health System

Our Core Faculty

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.

Our Residents


Elaine Stearney, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Palatine, Illinois

Shaun McMillin, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Spencer Ashcraft, DO

Pacific Northwest University
Fairbanks, Alaska

Pamela Brearey, DO

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Independence, Ohio

Raymond Dobson, DO

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Colliers, WV

Alyssa Gates, DO

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Whitehall, PA

Jake Berg, DO

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY

Stephen DeWitt, DO

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kansas City, MO

Mark Musselwhite, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
Spartanburg, SC

Allegra Newland, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Scott Wallace, DO

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State
University Park, NM

Michael Wilson, MD

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, OH

Michael William Archer, DO

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Maxwell Karsten Beers, MD

Bostom University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Kallie Harrington, DO

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Boise, ID

Peter Ma, DO

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, IA

Ryan Elliott Nagy, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Michael Issac Reinganum, MD

Bostom University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Bostom, MA

Our Curriculum

Including rotations and didactics


  • Cardiology
  • Surgery/Interventional Radiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Hospital Medicine
  • ENT/Ophthalmology
  • OB/GYN
  • EMS
  • EM X 5 blocks


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • ICU
  • ED Administration
  • SICU/Trauma X 2 months
  • EM X 8 blocks


  • Pediatric ICU
  • Teaching Resident
  • Elective
  • EM X 10 blocks
Didactics are Thursdays from 0700 until noon utilizing virtual conference days and in person days. Sim Labs are held approximately 4 X year.

Pay Scale for Residents

PGY-1: $57,470.40
PGY-2: $58,843.20
PGY-3: $61,360.00

  • 20 days paid time off (PTO)
  • 403(b)
  • Certification courses (BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS) with all fees paid
  • CME stipend: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Dependent care
  • Flexible spending account
  • Housing for required "out rotations"
  • Library access (24 hours)
  • Meal allowance while on service
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Membership to ACGME, ACEP/EMRA
  • Wellness Center
  • Personalized scrubs and white coats
Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with all Federal, State and Local requirements, Memorial Health System’s Emergency Medicine Residency does not discriminate, exclude or treat differently any person or group of people on the basis of race, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or other protected classes. Employment matters would include but not be limited to such activities as recruitment, selection, promotion, evaluation, compensation, benefits, training or retention of employees.

About Marietta Ohio

Marietta was established in 1788 as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory and is named after Marie Antoinette in honor of France’s role in the Revolutionary War. As you drive down our brick streets lined with tall trees, Marietta College students, and historical homes, you’ll see why National Geographic magazine named Marietta "One of the Best Places to Live" and "Best Adventure Town”, the New York Times says it’s “where the West began”.
Our river town is tucked in between the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, and provides multiple local festivals, culture, and activities. The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival happens every September filling downtown with people and vendors from all across the Mid-Ohio Valley to awe over the sternwheel boats floating in the river. A couple other events not to miss are the Washington County Fair and the fireworks display on Independence Day! The seasons do not stop the hustle and bustle of Marietta; fall and winter events bring locals together to enjoy activities such as historical home tours while they are perfectly decorated for the holidays and ghost walking tours.
Our charming community offers a diverse experience for residents including extensive biking and hiking trails, lakes for kayaking, sternwheel tours, a national forest, parks and wetlands just to name a few to-dos for the adventurer. Our region also offers a diverse culture, from a multitude of the outdoor activities to the local theater that brings big name talent like Kansas, REO Speedwagon and others. We support local with our unique shops, galleries, local restaurants, cafés, farmer’s markets, and museums, alongside brand names you already know like, H&M, Sephora, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, and more. Marietta offers all of this plus, yet we are just a short drive away from several major metro cities of your choice.

Contact Us

Emergency Medicine Residency
Memorial Health System
401 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Office (740) 568-5669
Fax (740) 568-5279