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
Daniel Jarrell, DO, FACEP
Daniel Jarrell, DO, FACEP is from 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 in the Northeast Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program, having served as chief resident. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Jarrell began his career at a community hospital in southeast Ohio. During that time, he functioned in several capacities including becoming the Emergency Department Medical Director for the facility and the EMS Regional Director for the State of Ohio. He joined the ED staff at Memorial Health System in 2010 for an opportunity to become more involved 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 Memorial Health System, most recently serving as the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program. His professional interests include Quality Improvement and Medical Education.
As the new Program Director, Dr. Jarrell is dedicated to the goal of providing an educational environment with the necessary support to allow each resident to reach their full potential of becoming a highly competent, skilled, compassionate, and culturally sensitive Board-Certified Emergency Physician.
William Balshuweit, DO
William Balshuweit, DO grew up in upstate New York. He began his journey in Emergency Medicine as a volunteer EMT eventually becoming a Paramedic. He completed his undergraduate education in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and completed his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. After completing a Traditional Rotating Internship at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York, Dr. Balshuweit completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in Marietta, Ohio with the Memorial Health System. After residency he joined the Emergency Medicine team in 2022. Dr. Balshuweit returned to the Residency Program in July of 2023 as the Associate Program Director. His professional interests include EMS, Medical Education, and Administration.
Gayle Galan, MD, FACEP
Gayle Galan, MD, FACEP 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
Julian Jakubowski, DO, FACEP 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.
Janelle Thomas, MD
Janelle Thomas, MD 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.
Josh Grubb, DO
Josh Grubb, DO is originally from southeast Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He later attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, earning his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and Master's in business administration. Dr. Grubb graduated residency here at Marietta Memorial Hospital and has been an Attending Physician, before joining the core staff with the EM Residency this past summer. Professional interests include critical care medicine and toxicology along with medical education.