Grant Family Medicine Residency is a three-year, ACGME-approved, Family Medicine residency designed to develop a Family Physician who is an expert in providing continuing comprehensive and personal care to patients and their families.


Program Director: Alysia Herzog, MD 

Program Administrators: Lindsey Ziemke

The Family Medicine Residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center was established in 1971 as one of the first programs approved by the ACGME. The program has graduated more than 400 family physicians and is currently training 36 residents.

Training in Family Medicine includes inpatient and outpatient care. Residents are exposed to a wide range of clinical services, a comprehensive variety of medical disciplines and a diverse patient population. The program supports three outpatient sites — Downtown, Grove City, and Whitehall, Ohio, where residents averaged more than 34,000 patient encounters last year.  Our Downtown office also houses our Family Medicine OB (FMOB) clinic, where residents see prenatal patients (in addition to their regular continuity prenatals) as part of the Centering Pregnancy group prenatal model.  

In the fall of 2017, Grant Family Medicine opened its new state-of-the-art facility downtown (directly across the street from Grant Hospital) and began a several year transition from the Grove City and Whitehall offices to this new downtown center.  Future residents matching in the program will spend their entire three years seeing patients in this new facility, allowing for more seamless integration between the inpatient and outpatient environment, ultimately providing true continuity of care to our community!

Additionally, the program maintains an active inpatient presence with residents caring for general medical, critical care and acute care needs, including Code Blues, Sepsis Alerts and Rapid Assessment Team calls.  Our residents also have a 24/7 presence on the labor and delivery and postpartum units, maintaining continuity of care for our obstetrical and newborn patients.

The faculty includes 10 full-time and 7 part-time physicians, as well as a dedicated behaviorist. All faculty members are board certified in Family Medicine with special interest ranging from maternal-child health, obstetrics, geriatrics, addiction medicine, women’s health, hospice, sports medicine, scholarly activity, and diabetes management.  There are also a wide variety of community preceptors and specialists who dedicate time to teaching our residents in and out of the hospital.


“Grant prepared me to be a Family Physician who can excel in any setting: Hospital, Outpatient, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics; and to perform any procedure I wanted to learn. Our residents were in the center of everything, from code blues to business in medicine. I feel like my training at Grant was the best investment in time and effort of my life. You have 3 years to become the best Attending possible, and Grant will train you well.”
— Elise Y. Sadoun, MD Class of 2011. Owner and Medical Director of Spirit of Texas Family Medicine, Sugar Land, Texas.