Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Marc A. Raslich, M.D., Director

2012-2013 Residents

R-4 Residents

Katrina JohnsonKatrina Johnson, M.D.

Katrina Johnson comes to us from a small farm in Galloway, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and earned her bachelor's degree in microbiology. Dr. Johnson completed her medical studies at Ross University School of Medicine. Aspects of the med-peds program at WSU which appealed to her include the proximity to her family, as well as the welcoming nature of the faculty and residents during her interview. She says, "After meeting our program directors I knew that I would be able to trust their commitment to my educational guidance and mentorship throughout residency." The field of med-peds is an attractive option to Katrina because it provides flexibility for the resident's future educational plans and an easier transition from pediatric to adult healthcare for patients. When not racing around the wards, Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, especially in the outdoors. She and her husband enjoy golfing, cycling, hiking and playing their trumpets in local venues.

 Celine LaBrec-Salmons Celina Labrec-Salmons, M.D.

Celina Labrec-Salmons come to us from Columbus, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and earned her bachelor's degree in biology. She is a home-grown resident, having attended Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for her training. Celina was drawn to the area of med-peds because of the wide variety of options training for two boards leaves open for her. She liked the Wright State program because of the quality of the faculty and people involved. Dr. Labrec-Salmons enjoys spending time with her two beautiful sons and her husband. Following her training, she is interested in becoming a hospitalist and also is considering entering medical education. When not chasing after her sons, Celina formerly liked to bake, but says now, the clean-up makes this no longer appealing.

Amie Ogunsakin, M.D.


Garvin Patel, M.D.

Garvin Patel comes to us from Sayville, N.Y., but was reared in Long Island. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Northeastern University in Boston. Medical school brought him to a more seasonable climate at Ross University in the Dominica. For his clinical years, he returned to New York, where he enjoyed the cultural diversity in the little time he had away from wards. Dr. Patel chose a residency in IM-Peds because he equally enjoyed working with the pediatric and geriatric populations. The WSU program appealed to him because of the faculty, the friendly working environment at the hospitals and the "great group of residents." When not working his tail off, Garvin enjoys spending time outdoors and dreaming of the Caribbean.