SAOAO 2020-2021 Leadership
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adam is a third-year medical student at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born in Harrisburg, PA and raised in Bel Air, MD. A lifelong athlete and Division I quarterback at Elon University, Adam developed a propensity towards learning more about the musculoskeletal system with specific regard to performance optimization and advanced treatment measures. With the guidance of his mentor, Dr. Christopher Betz, a sports medicine subspecialist who completed his surgical fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Adam has developed a clinical research interest in the field of arthroscopy and hopes to contribute to the development of advanced minimally invasive techniques that both improve patient outcomes and speed patient recovery time. Additionally, Adam has a particular interest in the administrative aspects of clinical medicine and desires to determine the feasibility of implementing personal health savings accounts on both a local and system-wide scale. He looks forward to serving the members of the SAOAO community by actively promoting osteopathic inclusion during the ACGME residency merger and securing greater funding for clinical research opportunities for current medical students.
During his free time, Adam enjoys weightlifting, playing basketball, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and astrophysics. Also an avid runner, he completed the 2015 Baltimore Marathon and has placed in 5k events.
Vice President: Annie DeVinney
Annie is an OMS-II at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL. She was born and raised in Coxsackie, NY and completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University at Albany, SUNY. Annie’s first exposure to orthopedics occurred when she shadowed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine physician while in high school, however, her interest in the specialty really developed after undergoing surgery due to an injury while training for a marathon. Since then, she has had the opportunity to shadow multiple orthopedic surgeons across various sub-specialties and has developed an interest in hip arthroscopy and labral repair. Since matriculating at CCOM, Annie has joined the research team of Dr. Jorge Chahla, a hip arthroscopist based out of Rush University. Her current project has investigated the long-term outcomes in medial meniscus posterior root tear and capsular management in hip arthroscopy. Her additional interests include the impact of post-operative OMM on the length of return to sport and the effect of orthopedic injury on the mental health of athletes. Outside of school, Annie enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, and her dog, lifting, all things Disney, and playing the piano.
Secretary: Stephen Doxey
Stephen is an OMS-III at Kansas City University in KC, MO. He is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah where he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he worked in the radiology department at a local level 1 trauma hospital, and while working there, was introduced to a number of orthopedic surgeons who he grew to admire. This helped spark the desire to pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery. When not studying for medical school, Stephen enjoys skiing (weather and landscape permitting), playing guitar, watching movies, and trying new restaurants with his wife, Addie.
Treasurer: Tyler Hunt
Tyler is currently serving his second term as SAOAO Treasurer after his re-election in the Fall 2020 meeting. Tyler is an OMS-III at LECOM-Erie who is originally from upstate New York and has since lived in several states up and down the east coast. Tyler’s 5 years of college basketball and interest in biomechanics developed his interest in the world of medicine, specifically orthopedics. After graduating from Merrimack College in 2016 (North Andover, MA) with a degree in Sports Medicine and a minor in Religious and Theological studies, Tyler accepted a research position with the Boston Shoulder Institute where he spent the following two years working on projects pertaining to shoulder arthroplasty, sports shoulder cases, and value/cost influences in health care. Tyler’s research pursuits have been driven by his interests in value-based care and utilization of patient reported outcomes measures to assess the patients’ perspective of their orthopedic care. Tyler is a proud member of the United States Army and is thankful for the honor and privilege of serving our great nation.
Conference Chair: Julia Chung
Julia is an OMS-III at Nova Southeastern University KPCOM in Davie, Florida. She grew up in suburban Atlanta and received her bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She became fascinated with orthopedic surgery after she observed a periacetabular osteotomy while she was working at the Mayo Clinic before medical school. Outside of school, she enjoys watching movies, solving crossword puzzles, doing yoga, building Ikea furniture, and traveling solo.
Recruitment Chair: Christina Schultz
Christina is an OMS-III at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH. She is now completing her rotations at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH. Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Loyola University Chicago and her Master’s in Medical Sciences Biomedical Sciences at the University of Toledo. Christina’s countless years of ballet and her interest in anatomy led her to her interest in medicine, especially Orthopedic Surgery. After her own injuries and experiences with orthopedic surgeons, she was drawn to the impact that they can have on the young athletes’ lives. Outside of medicine, Christina enjoys ballet, yoga, baking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Membership Chair: Evan Callahan
Evan is an OMS-II at LECOM in Erie, PA. He grew up in Massachusetts and received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and chemistry from McDaniel College ‘17, in Westminster, MD. His interest in orthopedics began as a patient of knee and shoulder reconstructions. A college athlete of both football and track and field, Evan became fascinated with the process of getting athletes back on the field and in peak performance through medical intervention. After graduation he accepted a position at Sarepta Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA where he worked as an organic chemist developing and making a drug for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. With SAOAO Evan hopes to serve the osteopathic medical student community by advocating for more opportunities for networking and mentorship within the orthopedic field. Outside of medical school he enjoys rooting on his hometown Boston sports teams, homebrewing and volunteer work.