University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Apply to our Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Our Faculty | Residents: 1st Year | 2nd Year | 3rd Year | Guest Speaker: Dr. Antonia Novello

First year residents have 6 blocks in the Emergency Department (ED), with the first block being an orientation month to ease into things. You will gain more and more confidence as the year progresses, but even from day one, you will see the patients on your own, come up with a treatment plan, and discuss it with the Attending staff. Outside of the hospital, you can join the other two classes at the monthly "Switch and Swallow", a dinner party that generally occurs at the 'switch' of rotations and is an opportunity to 'swallow' delicious food and libations.

You can also learn more about us through our new social website, ResidentBook.

William Longhurst, MD John Brockland, MD Tyler Haas, MD Barry Brenner, MD, PhD Sofia Teresa Melgarejo, MD Lindsey Elmes, MD Jason Tehranisa, MD Anthony Hammond, MD Thomas Jarrett, MD Hadassa (Elyse) Klerman, MD Debadutta (Dev) Dash, MD
Debadutta (Dev) Dash, MD
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Prior Residency/Fellowship: Neurosurgery
  • Fitness
  • Fencing
  • 80s music
  • Spending time in the great outdoors with coffee and something to read

Fun Facts:

I can speak Japanese!

Hadassa (Elyse) Klerman, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA/Brookline, MA
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • I enjoy listening to and playing classical music. Once upon a time, I played three instruments- piano, recorder and harp.
  • In my non-existent spare time, I enjoy writing (fiction, narrative medicine and poetry) in two languages, reading, and catching up with friends.
  • I am a recent believer in the power of chocolate to make (almost) everything better and am always happy to bake brownies for someone in need.
  • I have an interest in education (medicine and otherwise) and spent a year before college in a teacher training program abroad.
  • Most recently, I led a journal club for undergraduates while in medical school.
  • Hopefully, I'll find time for more teaching in the future!
Fun Facts:

I have a twin sister. You'd never mistake her for me since she would never go to medical school, but I'd be flattered to be confused for her. I often answer to her name too!
Thomas (Tom) Jarrett, MD
Hometown: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Asheville, NC, USA


I am very interested in prehospital emergency medicine and hope to pursue this interest after finishing my formal graduate medical education by becoming an EMS medical director. As an EMS medical director I would have an EMS response vehicle. This vehicle would be equipped for ALS and BLS emergencies, a point of care mobile lab, and a dispensary of common medications used in primary care. While waiting for an EMS call requiring a physician response Iíd do "home visits" to my regular primary care patients. My primary care practice would be full age spectrum and include women's health. My patient panel would be indigent patients who call 911 frequently and used the emergency department for primary care. When not in the field as an EMS medical director I would like to spend time in my research laboratory or working shifts in a high volume urban emergency department. In my research laboratory I would like to use advanced live-animal simulation systems to study prehospital emergency medicine disease states.

Fun Facts:

Within two months of moving to Cleveland I have:
  • Been to the North Union Farmersí Market on the Case Medical Center Campus/li>
  • Eaten at Lola Bistro in The Warehouse District, Giovanni's Ristorante in Little Italy, Shuhei in Historic Beachwood and Open Pit BBQ in East Cleveland
  • Been invited sailing on Lake Erie on a 40í Beneteau sloop
  • Been running and to dog parks in four different Cleveland Metro Parks
  • Staffed a Cleveland Browns Football Game as a stadium doctor
  • Signed up to be the Severance Hall physician on duty during a Cleveland Orchestraís performance
Anthony Hammond, MD
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Undergraduate: Illinois state university
Medical School: university of Illinois college of medicine

  • Spending time with family
  • Anything involving friends

Fun Facts:

My granddad was the mountain man with a grizzly bear in the Hamm's beer commercials of the 1970s.
Jason Tehranisa, MD
Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Undergraduate Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Graduate School: University of Michigan
Masters Degree: Public Health - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Medical School: University of Michigan
  • Hockey, football, soccer, board/card games.
  • University of Michigan and Detroit sports.
  • I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Fun Facts:
  • I played on the University of Michigan club inline hockey team during undergrad and grad school, we went to Nationals my final season.
  • I went backpacking around Europe for three weeks before medical school and it was an awesome experience. Was able to visit Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Milan, Lucerne, Interlaken, Paris, and met a ton of awesome people along the way.
  • Go Blue!
Lindsey Elmes, MD
Hometown: Marlton, New Jersey
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey - B.S. - Physics
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University
Graduate School: University of Central Florida - M.Ed. - Science Education
  • Spending time with my husband and two children
  • Hiking, kayaking, and just being outdoors

Fun Facts:

I taught physics and physical science for 5 years before deciding to change to a career in medicine.

Sofia Teresa Melgarejo, MD
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico & Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: University of Rochester
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Rowing
  • Kickboxing
  • Hot yoga
  • Cooking
  • Painting
  • Traveling
Fun Facts:

I have been chased by a pack of llamas, a group of wart hogs, and a very large elephant.
Barry Brenner, MD PhD
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, CWRU

Residency: Emergency Medicine (University of Chicago) and Internal Medicine (University Hospitals Case Medical Center)

Iím proud to introduce you to our current Intern class - an outstanding and enthusiastic addition to our family. They have diverse backgrounds and come from widely different areas of the United States. They are having just as much impact as all the classes in shaping our program to make it one of the best in the country, just as our incoming class will have next year. † †
Tyler Haas, MD
Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma - Bachelors in Philosophy with Minors in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment and History of Science
Medical School: University of Oklahoma - School of Community Medicine
University of Oklahoma - School of Community Medicine
  • Hanging out with my wife Meredith, my golden retriever Arizona, and my amazing fellow residents
  • the great outdoors
  • designing fitness routines
  • martial arts, and yoga/meditation
  • philosophy
  • religion/spirituality
  • drawing
  • the military
  • cartoons
  • video games
  • British TV
  • beer tasting
  • cooking

Fun Facts:
  • I have three brothers: an evil clone who shares my birthday named Ben who has a full beard and has dedicated his life to non-profit work; an older brother Ash with whom I share a hero complex with who served as a U.S. Marine and is now an L.A. County Firefighter; and an even older brother Shane who shares my love of all things nerdy and who works as an editor and movie odd-job man in Hollywood.
  • Before getting into medical school, I was a U.S. Navy Corpsman Field Technician (HM 8404) in the Reserves. I got to provide medical support for my Marines as we shot firearms and launched missiles into unsuspecting berms accused of conspiring against the U.S. government.
  • In order to overcome my ultra-skinny scarecrow genetics, I enjoy reading fitness articles and designing routines to attempt with the hopes of some day being able to fight my way out of a wet paper bag should the need arise.
  • I am also a gear-nerd; I like collecting camping and survival gear to prepare for the inevitable Zombiepocalypse. Emergency Medicine residency is actually part of my carefully laid plan to make myself indispensable to the new world order.
  • I like to draw nerdy comic art when I have the time. My DeviantArt site is filled with pictures of knights and tactical heroes.
  • All this to say, I'm super cool...
John Brockland, MD
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia
Prior Residency: Surgery, University of Missouri - Columbia

  • technology
  • finance
  • MLB
  • biking, and hiking
  • poker
  • board/video games
  • movies
Fun Facts:
  • I love being in the jack-of-all trades branch of medicine.
  • I'm married with two dogs that are an excellent substitution for kids.

William Longhurst, MD
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizone
Undergraduate: The University of Arizona
Undergraduate Major: Art History Medical School: The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Prior Residency: Pathology Ė 1 year, UH Case Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  • Exploring
  • Art History and Architecture
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Cardistry
  • Discovering new music
  • Being at home with my wife and kids
  • Trying to get into mountain biking and eventually surfing

Fun Facts:
  • Iím an enrolled member of the Dinť (Navajo) tribe.
  • I hosted my own radio show as an undergrad and once took 1st place in a rollerblading contest.
  • I worked in an investment management firm and also as a construction surveyor.
  • I withdrew from a Masterís of Architecture Program so I could attend pre-med classes.
  • Iím pretty sure I have ADD. Squirrel!

Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-844-3610 Fax: 216-844-7783