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Wilderness Medicine Fellows

Incoming Fellows

Ashlee Davis, MD

Year of Completion: 2022
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Residency: Prisma Health-Midlands University, Columbia, SC

Hello there! My name is Ashlee, and I grew up in the humid wilds of south Georgia. I attended UGA for undergrad (go Dawgs!) and Mercer University for medical school. I am currently completing my EM residency training at Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, SC.

I enjoy many outdoor hobbies including mountain biking, nature photography, and recently, fly fishing. My specific interests in wilderness medicine include all things poisonous or venomous, high altitude pathophysiology, and expedition medicine.

I was drawn to Baystate for a multitude of reasons. The wilderness faculty are highly engaged and the field experiences are top-notch. As an added bonus, western Mass is in close proximity to some breathtakingly gorgeous landscape between the Berkshires, the White Mountains, and the Connecticut River waterways. I’m stoked to train here and can’t wait to begin a new adventure!

Danica Zold, DO

Year of Completion: 2022
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA
Residency Program: Jefferson Health Northeast, Philadelphia, PA

Born and raised in Connecticut, I left the East Coast in search of a change in geography and a new adventure. After completing my undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Psychology from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, I went on to pursue a Master’s in Public Health and a medical degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy from Touro University- California. The diversity in training that a combined Emergency Medicine / Family Medicine residency would provide lured me back to the East Coast, where I will have completed 5 years at Jefferson Northeast, in Philadelphia PA.

Along the way, I discovered my love for traveling, and need for the outdoors in my life. A trek to Everest Base Camp in October 2018 was the “Ah Ha” event. While Jefferson Northeast has been an amazing place to train, I am eager to embark on my next adventure where I hope to blend my passions for medicine, global health, and the wilderness into a sustainable career. I am thrilled to be joining Baystate as an Emergency Medicine- Wilderness Medicine fellow next year!

Current Fellows

Dr. Myungwook Bae

Myungwook Bae, DO

Year of Completion: 2021
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Residency: Emergency Medicine, UMMS-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Dr. Rachel Gershaw

Rachel Gershaw, DO

Year of Completion: 2021
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, UMMS-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Dr. Michael Grant

Michael Grant, MD

Year of Completion: 2021
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, UMMS-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Dr. Elizabeth McClure

Elizabeth McClure, MD

Year of Completion: 2021
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, UMMS-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Dr. Leanora Merwin

Leanora Merwin, DO

Year of Completion: 2021
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus
Residency: Emergency Medicine, UMMS-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA