New TY residents aim for derm, radiology, PMR, and ophthalmology

Six new residents in Hurley’s Transitional Year Residency Training Program found a good home at Hurley, where it’s very close to hiking trails, volleyball courts, and art museums, which are some of the hobbies of the new trainees. They hope to gain a good understanding of the primary care disciplines before leaving next year to pursue training dermatology, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and ophthalmology.

Ji Won Ahn MD

A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., Ji Won Ahn plans to pursue a dermatology residency after completing her transitional year. She enjoys board games, volleyball, and K-pop.

Komal Chughtai MD

Komal Chughtai graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., and plans to enter a radiology residency training program after graduating from TY. She enjoys photography, painting, art, dance, badminton, and traveling.

Greg Messenger MD

A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., Greg Messenger plans to pursue a dermatology residency. He enjoys sports and being outside, especially running, hunting, fishing, and rock climbing.

William Scales MD

A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind., William Scales expects to apply to radiology residency programs next year. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football (go Colts!), playing board games, and traveling.

Alex Schmidt MD

A graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich., Alex Schmidt plans to pursue a career in physical medicine & rehabilitation. Alex enjoys sports, traveling, house renovations, and music festivals.

Sushant Wagley MD

A graduate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich., Sushant Wagley plans to enter ophthalmology training next year. He enjoys cooking, photography, painting, hiking, and scuba diving.

Posted by: Julie Campe