Leadership Team

Thomas Heniff, MD

President of BCEM and Medical Director at Major Hospital

Dr. Heniff is the President of BCEM, and Medical Director at Major Hospital. He grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois, received his undergraduate education at University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, then attended Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He is involved in various leadership[...]

Rena Zenarosa, MD

Medical Director of our Witham Health Services ED’s, and Assistant Medical Director at Major Hospital

Dr. Zenarosa is the Medical Director of our Witham Health Services ED’s, and Assistant Medical Director at Major Hospital. She grew up in Belleville, Illinois, received her undergraduate education at University of Illinois (where she also played collegiate volleyball), then Masters in Molecular Biology at SIU. She worked as a molecular biologist and volleyball coach[...]

Chris Wood, MD

Medical Director of BCEM’s Advanced Practice Providers

Dr. Wood is the medical director of BCEM’s Advanced Practice Providers. He is a true Hoosier: he hails from Granger, Indiana, attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, then IU for medical school, and finally, completed the Combined EM/Pediatrics residency at IU. Dr. Wood has special interest in pediatric emergency care, and is involved in initiatives[...]

Lauren Stanley, MD

Assistant Medical Director at Witham and Major

Dr. Stanley is an Assistant Medical Director at Witham and Major. She grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, then traveled southward to complete her undergraduate degrees in Cognitive Studies and Violin Performance at Vanderbilt University. She came back to the Midwest for medical school at Northwestern University, then was drawn to Indianapolis for the excellent clinical[...]

Ryan White, MD

Dr. White is the Assistant Medical Director of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. He holds several other leadership positions including Chief of the Medical Staff at JMH. We are thrilled to have Dr. White on the BCEM team! Check out more about Dr. White in this article that featured his story on WTHR: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/behind-the-mask/behind-the-mask-dr-ryan-white-er-doctor/531-2fe4059c-cf19-4ee6-ad1e-f3e68e5432db


Johanna Coughlin, MD

Dr. Coughlin grew up in Walled Lake, Michigan, a small town 90 minutes outside of Detroit. She attended Eastern Michigan University as an undergraduate, then Wayne State University (in Detroit, MI) for medical school. She trained in EM at Indiana University. Dr. Coughlin is well-loved by staff and patients alike; she was voted one of[...]

Jonathan Fried, MD

Dr. Fried is a native “cheesehead,” having spent his early years in Madison, Wisconsin, although he has been a Hoosier since age 12. He attended Indiana University Bloomington as an undergraduate, then obtained his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Fried completed residency training at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, and[...]

Melanie Heniff, MD

Dr. Heniff grew up in Chicago, completed her undergraduate education at Marquette University, then medical school at Rush Medical College. She met her husband (“the other Dr. Heniff”) at Rush in the romantic environment of the anatomy lab. She trained in the combined EM/Pediatrics resident at IU Methodist in Indianapolis, and is board certified in[...]

Steven Lane, MD

Dr. Lane grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan and completed his undergraduate education at University of Michigan, where he was a trumpeter in the famous U of M marching band. He went on to attend medical school at Wayne State University, then Emergency Medicine residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His interests outside medicine include[...]

Joe Moody, MD

Dr. Moody grew up in Marion, Indiana, and attended Indiana University as an undergraduate. He was an advertising photographer before attending University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for medical school, then St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria for EM residency. Dr. Moody’s special interest within emergency medicine is EMS; he serves as EMS[...]

Michele Peggs, MD

Dr. Peggs joined BCEM after completing her Emergency Medicine training at Indiana University. She attended medical school at Creighton University. She and her husband are racing fans, so living in Indianapolis and being able to attend races at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a favorite activity outside work. Having grown up in Wichita,[...]

Makalah Solway, MD

Dr. Solway grew up all over the Midwest, with the majority of time in Iowa. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Iowa, then attended the Tulane University School of Medicine. She returned to the Midwest to complete her residency training at Indiana University Emergency Medicine. Dr. Solway’s favorite part of working with[...]

Kristen Ward, MD

Dr. Ward grew up in Indianapolis, then attended college at Northwestern University. She returned to Indy for medical school at Indiana University, then completed Emergency Medicine training at IU EM. She has special interest in obstetric emergencies, and is also one of the group’s “nocturnists.” When not working, she has various hobbies including playing guitar[...]

Eashwar Chandrasekaran, MD

Dr. Chandrasekaran was born in Newport News, Virginia, and grew up in West Chester, Ohio. He went to college at University of Cincinnati, then graduate school at Columbia University. He returned to Ohio for medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. After completing residency training in Emergency Medicine, he completed a Fellowship in Palliative Care[...]

Steve Mahon, DO

Dr. Mahon attended Southern Illinois University, then medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine at the Midwestern University Emergency Medicine Residency and is board certified in Emergency Medicine by ABOEM. He has practiced in various locations in Indiana and Illinois and has a particular interest in serving[...]

Allen Barton, MD

Dr. Barton joined the BCEM team in July 2020. He complete undergrad at Columbia International University in 2002 and worked doing youth and family counseling/youth ministry for 9 years.  During that time he also worked Fire/EMS and fell in love with medicine.  His family moved to Ghana, West Africa in 2009 to work at a[...]

Justin Smith, MD

Dr. Smith joined BCEM after completing residency at IU’s Emergency Medicine residency program in 2020. He achieved his MD at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. We are happy to have him on the team!

Stephen McBride, MD

Dr. McBride joined the BCEM team in 2020 after graduating from Indiana University’s Emergency Medicine residency. He originally hails from New Jersey, but has enjoyed moving to the Midwest and is having fun exploring all that Indy has to offer.  When not working, he enjoys self-described “nerd things,” from DnD to Video Games to Comics,[...]

Josh Garcia, MD

Dr. Garcia joined the BCEM team in 2020 after completing his training in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University’s EM residency. Dr. Garcia completed medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, but decided to give the Midwest a shot for residency, and has been here ever since! He enjoys live music in his[...]

Roma Patel, MD

Dr. Patel brings a unique perspective to BCEM, as a physician who is trained in both Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Patel grew up in Maplewood, Minnesota, attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Minnesota. She also earned her Master of Public Health at Minnesota. She completed her residency in[...]

Devin Doos, MD

We are happy to welcome Dr. Devin Doos to the BCEM team in July 2021! She is a 2020 graduate from the Indiana University Emergency Medicine program who specializes in medical simulation education, with a special focus in disaster medicine. Current studies and publications have been related to personal protective equipment and techniques to improve[...]

Victor Lohla, MD

BCEM is thrilled to join Dr. Victor Lohla to our team in summer 2021! Dr. Lohla grew up in Texas and joined the military after medical school at Texas Tech. He served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force and was stationed in Italy for a short time. He graduated from Indiana University[...]

Adam Thomas, MD

Dr. Thomas hails from Missouri, and received his medical training at the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine. He and his wife moved to Indianapolis for his residency training at Indiana University Emergency Medicine. He enjoys reading and good music.

Cody Elmore, MD

Dr. Elmore grew up in LaPorte, Indiana, received her undergraduate and medical education at Indiana University, then stayed on at IU to do her residency training in Emergency Medicine. When not working, she enjoys biking, and has taken advantage of some of the beautiful bike paths that go through Lebanon, Zionsville, and Indianapolis. She also enjoys spending[...]

Thomas Gansman, MD

Dr. Gansman joined BCEM in 2016 after working in North Carolina for a number of years. He trained in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University and continues to be a part time clinical instructor at IUEM. We are excited to have welcomed Tom, his wife, and their daughter back to Indiana!

Kyle Roth, MD

Dr. Roth is a lifelong Hoosier. He obtained his medical degree from Indiana University then went on to train in Emergency Medicine at IU EM, finishing in 2016. He and his family live north of Indianapolis and enjoy working with various animals including horses. Dr. Roth is a nocturnist and known for keeping his cool under pressure.

Advanced Practice Providers

Andrew Bowman, ACNP-BC

Andrew Bowman grew up in Dayton, Indiana, received his undergraduate education at Purdue University with a BS in Nursing, then went on to complete his training at the University of Southern Indiana for his MS in Nursing/Acute Care NP. Andrew is known not only within our group, but throughout the EM community in central Indiana,[...]

Kristin Habbe, MPAS

Kristin grew up in Greenfield, Indiana. She completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University Bloomington, with a BS in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She went on to complete the MPAS (Master of Physician Assistant Studies) at Butler University in Indianapolis. Kristin is married to Andrew, and they are proud “parents” to their[...]

Joel Ruetz, MPAS

Joel was born in Muncie, Indiana, and grew up in Carmel. He attended Butler University for both his Undergraduate education and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. When not at work, Joel enjoys spending time with his wife, Jerilynn, and dog, Moxy; they are also excited to have welcomed a second child into their family in 2016![...]

Lauren Searles, PA

Lauren is one of the newest members of BCEM, having joined in 2014. She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, then obtained her undergraduate and PA training at Butler University in Indianapolis. She particularly enjoys the procedural skills in Emergency Medicine, and is always happy to take on the most daunting of suturing tasks. Her[...]

Kyle Geiss, PA-C

Kyle graduated from Butler University PA school in 2018, went directly into an Emergency Medicine setting, and hasn’t looked back! In his spare time, he is an avid soccer fan, but loves pretty much any sport out there. He also really enjoys the outdoors through camping and hiking (especially out West). Welcome to the BCEM[...]

Brenna Lee, PA-C

Amy Purol, PA-C

Amy completed her bachelors degree and MPAS at Butler University, graduating in 2017. She was drawn to Emergency Medicine and has been practicing in the ED ever since graduating. She and her husband are proud parents to sheepadoodle Frankie. In her free time, Amy intermittently considers herself a runner, in addition to reading, spending time[...]

Kailey Vernon, PA

Kailey hails from Logansport, Indiana, and attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis as an undergraduate, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then achieved her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Butler University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and hiking at national parks. Closer to home, she enjoys discovering new coffee shops and[...]

Alyssa Del Priore, PA-C

Alyssa joined BCEM in 2021 as a Physician Assistant after doing two clinical rotations with us at Major & Johnson Hospitals. She is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and remained a native Hoosier by attending Butler University for her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Alyssa is a bulldog fan to the[...]

Danielle Krizka, PA-C

Danielle joined the BCEM team in 2015. She grew up in Roscoe, Illinois, then attended Butler University for her undergraduate and graduate education; at Butler, she participated in club volleyball and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She developed her interest in Emergency Medicine while working as a scribe in a large Indianapolis emergency[...]


Molly joined the BCEM team in 2017 as a Physician Assistant after doing a clinical rotation with us at the Major Hospital ED. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, and attended the University of Dayton as a Biology major. She then obtained her MPAS at Butler University in Indianapolis. Molly loves to travel as[...]


LeAnn is a Shelbyville native who achieved her BSN and MSN at Indiana Wesleyan. She worked in the Major Emergency Department as an RN prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, and brings to the BCEM team an invaluable perspective as a provider who has cared for patients at Major in various capacities.  In her free[...]


Katie grew up in Chesterton, IN, leaving the state for a few years to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating, she moved to Indianapolis with her husband, Patrick, where they live with their dog.  She is so grateful to work[...]


Bailey grew up in Lake Zurich, IL, then went to Butler for undergrad and PA school. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, traveling, yoga and going on walks with her dog and her husband (Grant). She loves working with BCEM because of how supported and also challenged she feels as an emergency provider, the teamwork that[...]