Current Residents

Class of 2022

Avi Asner, DO

Avi Asner, DO, is a 2019 grad from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his undergrad from the University of Iowa in 2015. He enjoys weightlifting, camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Alison Fraehlich, MD

Alison Fraehlich, MD, is a 2019 grad from the University of Iowa. She received her undergrad degree from Wartburg College. She enjoys reading, photography, traveling, art and cooking.

Peter Kim, MD

Peter Kim, MD, is a 2019 grad from the University of Iowa. He received his undergrad degree from the University of Iowa earning both his BS and MPH degrees. He has extensive research experience and poster presentations. He enjoys intra-mural and pick-up soccer.

Swarna Masala

Swarna Masala, MD, Received her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, Kurnool, India. She enjoys music and is an avid reader.

Kelsey Smithart, DO

Kelsey Smithart, DO, is a 2019 grad from Rocky Vista University. She received her undergrad degree from the University of Iowa earning both her BS and MPH degrees. She enjoys traveling, hiking, running and camping.

Jake Walburg, MD

Jake Walburg, MD, is a 2019 grad from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He received his undergrad degree from Drake University.  He enjoys playing piano, running, biking, and trivia.

Class of 2021

Jesicah Ambrisco, DO

Jesicah Ambrisco, DO, grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and attended the University of South Carolina Upstate where she played volleyball and completed a B.A. in Education. She, then completed a second Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences at the University of Iowa. After Iowa, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa for medical school. She enjoys being active and spending time outdoors.

Bindi Chokshi, MD

Bindi Chokshi, MD, grew up in Titusville, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a major in Biomedical Sciences and minor in Biomedical Physics. She then went on to receive her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. She has also earned an MBA in Multi-sector Healthcare Management. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and watching movies.

Alan Julius, DO

Alan Julius, DO, is originally from Mason City, IA. After high school, he attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, where he received a bachelors degree in Biology. He then moved back to Iowa for medical school at Des Moines University and graduated in 2018. He tries to spend as much of his free time doing things outdoors. He especially enjoys hunting, fishing, biking, and golfing.

Anna Mark, MD

Anna Mark, MD, is originally from Decorah, IA and completed her undergraduate education at University of Northern Iowa. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa. Her hobbies include reading, baking, travel, and exercising. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and two puppies.

Sarah Smith, DO

Sarah Smith, DO, grew up in the small town of Pella, Iowa. She completed her undergrad at the University of Iowa and went to Des Moines University for medical school. She has a large family so whiffle ball and card games were regular occurrences. She loves to be active and enjoys playing softball and volleyball. She also enjoys baking and experimenting with new foods.

Joseph Standard, MD

Joseph Standard, MD, studied nutrition in graduate school before attending medical school, and has an interest in how diet and lifestyle can play such an important role in overall health and wellness. Additionally, he enjoys the puzzle of medicine in figuring out what steps need to be done to help our patients get better. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family and wife, watching movies and documentaries, playing and watching basketball and soccer, running, and being a part of his local church.

Class of 2020

Mitchell Binkley, MD

Mitchell Binkley, MD, grew up in Polo, IL. He graduated from St. Ambrose with a BS in biology and a minor in chemistry. He graduated Southern Illinois University Medical School. He is married to Paige Binkley, and they have two kids, Greyson and Merrick. The Binkley's have two dogs, Rhea (West Highland Terrier) Heidi (Bernese Mountain Dog). He enjoys being outdoors, watching movies, taking care of our aquariums with African Cichlids, woodworking, and house projects.

Averil Fuhs, DO

Averil Fuhs, DO, grew up in Chariton, Iowa. He received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology from Drake University. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University in 2017. He enjoys spending time outside either running, biking, fishing, watching football, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Matthew Kracuin, DO

Mathew Kraciun, DO, grew up in Bettendorf, IA. He attended St. Ambrose University, earning a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He played 4 years on the Men's Soccer team at St. Ambrose. He then received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. His wife, Megan, is a Physical Therapist in town. He met her at St. Ambrose and she played on the Woman's Soccer team. Matthew and his wife enjoy traveling, working out, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Manisha Kumar, MD

Manisha Kumar, MD, was born in Newfoundland, Canada but grew up in Davenport, IA. She received her B.A. from Augustana College with a major in biology and a minor in psychology. During her time at Augustana, she went on a medical missions trip to Nicaragua. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going on walks with her three Miniature Australian Shepherds, trying new cuisines, singing, and going to see Broadway musicals.

Francis Oguntodu, MD

Francis Oguntodu, MD, grew up in Mesquite, Texas. Received BS Degree in Biology at University of Texas. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. After graduation, he worked as a Clinical research associate for Trauma Department in Phoenix Az and Fort Lauderdale FL. He enjoys traveling, watching movies, working out, playing sports and spending time with family.

Michael Sinklier, DO

Michael Sinklier, DO grew up in Des Moines IA. He attended Grand View University where he received a BA in Applied Mathematics before embarking on a year-long volunteer experience in Peru where he taught English. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University and is excited to be living and working in the Quad Cities. In his spare time, Michael enjoys biking, yoga, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.

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