Spencer Kuper, M.D., PGY4
South Carolina was home to Spencer as he completed his undergrad at Clemson and MD at USC. Spencer enjoys hiking, camping, following NCAA/NFL football. Spencer lists his top 3 reasons for coming to St Vincent as: “The surgical training is outstanding; the teamwork atmosphere among residents and lastly, I was impressed by the excitement for teaching among the staff and private ObGyns.” Spencer is excited to begin his MFM fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Maram Said, D.O., PGY4
Although born in the Palestinian town of Tulkarem, Maram grew up in Racine, WI. Maram completed her undergrad at the Univ of WI and her DO from Des Moines University. “From the very first encounter I had with Robin via phone and then talking to the Program Director, I felt a sense of sincerity. During my rotation here, I learned and got to do far more than I expected, but more importantly, I got to work with wonderful residents that functioned as a cohesive team. The emphasis on camaraderie here truly sets this program apart from the rest; the quality of teaching and the pathology here were second to none. The residents are competent, but also have balanced lives and interests outside of work. The support I’ve rec’d from my co-residents, teaching staff, Robin, and my Program Director has continued as I’ve transitioned through residency and I am very proud and excited to stay with the St Vincent Health System as I move on to my professional OB/GYN career.” Maram speaks Arabic, English, & Spanish and enjoys traveling overseas, cooking, and spending time with her sons Adam and Zak.
Gretchen Stiefel, D.O., PGY4
Gretchen, a native of Missouri, enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with husband Justin and their dog Griffin. “I knew this was a program where I would both receive excellent training and be happy as a resident. It is nice to work in an environment where there is mutual respect and camaraderie amongst the residents and staff.” The Univ of MO is where Gretchen completed her undergrad and Kansas City Univ is where she received her D.O.”
Megan Thomas, M.D., PGY4
Cincinnati is home to Megan, but it was at Chapman Univ in Orange CA where she completed her undergrad and Marshall Univ in WV for her M.D. Megan enjoys home improvement, spending time with her husband Jeremy and daughters Sophia & Adalyn. “I wanted to be at a place that really had an emphasis on teaching. So far I could not be happier with my decision. I am at a place where I feel welcomed, everyone has an open-door policy and I am never worried about approaching an attending with a question. St Vincent has an amazing group of residents; supportive and best of all, they all get along!” Megan anxiously awaits starting her MFM fellowship at Metro Health in Cleveland.
Jennifer Tinder, M.D., PGY4
Although originally from Indianapolis and a graduate of I.U., Jenny received her MD from St George’s University. Jenny lists working out, swing dancing, eating and hanging out with her husband Mike as favorite ways to relax. “The program’s commitment to pt care, service and partnership matched the vision that attracted me to medicine. My time at St Vincent is spent growing as a doctor, a healthcare leader and person. In addition, the food in the cafeteria is fantastic!" Jenny and her husband, Mike, have a daughter, Zoey, and a dog, Willow