Get to know our residents

Our residents are a diverse group that come from a variety of backgrounds and have unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!

Class of 2028

Benjamin Talbot, MD
Benjamin Talbot, MD

Hometown: Moses Lake, WA

Medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

What excites you about your residency/fellowship at Corewell Health? The training quality here is excellent, with a large number of open and endovascular cases. The program and its staff genuinely care for and support residents. The cost of living is affordable and there are numerous activities to enjoy in West Michigan.

Clinical interests: My clinical interests include limb salvage, aortic aneurysmal disease and carotid artery disease. I am also passionate about expanding vascular services to rural areas and leveraging new technologies to enhance their accessibility.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball and soccer, anything outdoors, board games, playing guitar and am starting to get into astronomy and astrophotography.

Class of 2027

Dar Chung, MD
Dar Chung, MD

Hometown: Northville, MI

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I completed my medical school training at Spectrum and really enjoyed working with and learning from the faculty and other residents. I knew I'd receive really great training here, which is why I chose this residency.

What are your clinical interests? Vascular surgery and preventative medicine.

Hobbies: Watching movies, hiking and stargazing.

Class of 2026

Christina Supino
Christina Supino, DO

Hometown: Windham, NH

Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? I chose Spectrum Health for my residency because I thoroughly enjoyed my rotation here as a medical student. The faculty are incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, along with being committed to teaching the next generation of vascular surgeons. This dedication to teaching and the wide breadth of cases I experienced during my rotation were major factors in my decision. Additionally, witnessing the camaraderie and the peer to peer teaching amongst the vascular surgery residents and fellow is another major reason I chose to attend Spectrum Health for residency.

What are your clinical interests? My clinical interests include carotid disease, aortic aneurysmal disease and limb salvage.

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy running, mountain biking, traveling, hiking and snowboarding.

Class of 2025

Carolyn Postol, DO
Carolyn Postol, DO

Hometown: Mclean, VA

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health? I chose Spectrum Health for vascular surgery because their program has a wide variety of cases with a good mix of open and endovascular cases as well as a heavy case load.

What do you like most about your program? I am most looking forward to improving my clinical and surgical skills and becoming a well rounded surgeon.

Clinical Interests: My interests include carotid disease, aortic aneurysmal disease, and limb-preservation.

Living in West Michigan: I am an incoming resident and have not had the full experience of living in Grand Rapids yet.

Hobbies: I enjoy cooking/baking, pilates, and travel.

Class of 2024

Jake Nicholson
Jake Nicholson, DO

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health? Spectrum Health was the obvious choice after my interview. The volume of cases, vast array of pathology, and support from the attendings/staff/residents made Spectrum stand out from other places. Those things in combination with being a successful and established program made Spectrum Health a clear fit for me.

What do you like most about your program? The people in this program make it an excellent place to train. From the very beginning, you are encouraged to contribute. You are never seen as lesser and everyone is easy to approach. While communication with the entire team is easy, there is still an environment of expected success. This is achieved through cooperation with one another and not degradation. The people are great because the culture is great.

Clinical Interests: I have not decided how I want to practice after graduation. I could see myself in a semi-academic large community center practice, such as this one. That is one of the great things about this program, it prepares you for any practice you wish to pursue.

Living in West Michigan: West Michigan is a great place to live. The people are nice, the beer is good, the restaurants are endless, and there are plenty of outdoor places to explore when you have some time off. Being from Florida, my wife and I were sure we wouldn't last through the winter. However, we love the changing of the seasons and have adapted to the colder climate quickly.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing basketball, anything to do with coffee, playing with my dog, working around the house, and spending time with my family.