First Year Residents Find a Location Find a Doctor Family Medicine Residency Training Benefits and Compensation Contact Us and Application About Our Region From Our President and CEO Faculty Third Year Residents Second Year Residents First Year Residents Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Rebecca Adams, DO Dr. Rebecca Adams is originally from Flatwoods, Kentucky. She attended Marshall University for her undergraduate program, where she studied biological sciences and minored in chemistry. She then attended Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky for her medical training. Rebecca chose St. Elizabeth because of the strong support and comradery amongst the residents and faculty. St. Elizabeth is known for their highly reputable training within the many aspects of family medicine. She has a strong interest in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. She hopes to pursue a career caring for the rural under served as well as applying her osteopathic principles and practices. Rebecca spends all of her free time with her wonderful husband of 21 years, Brad, and their two children, Hunter and Jocelyn. Hunter is a sophomore at Northern Kentucky University and Jocelyn is a junior in high school. Rebecca and Brad also enjoy working together as Disney Travel agents and love traveling with their kids. Joel Daley, DO Dr. Joel Daley is from California, Kentucky. He attended Thomas More College for his undergraduate education, where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. He then attended the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Joel chose St. Elizabeth because he appreciated the relationships and respect the residents shared with each other and that is the type of environment he wanted to be a part of. He hopes to pursue a career in outpatient family medicine potentially in a rural or under served area. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, riding bikes or running. He loves taking care of his saltwater aquarium and his lazy dog, Riley. Christopher Etterle, MD Dr. Christopher Etterle is originally from Buffalo, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean. Christopher chose to continue his training here at St. Elizabeth's Family Medicine Program because of its commitment to the superior training of its residents and the consistent high-quality medical care that it delivers to the community. His career goals focus on a comprehensive approach to patient care, including holistic and alternative medical practices, that will allow him to serve the total needs of his future patients. Outside of medicine, Christopher enjoys spending his free time with his wife Grace and their two children Carter and Alexa. In addition, he enjoys athletics, films and creative screenwriting. Christopher Nyland, MD Dr. Christopher Nyland is originally from California. He went to Montana for undergraduate where he earned a degree in Equine Science and Sociology. He joined the Air Force as a medic and served at Vandenberg AFB and Misawa AB Japan where he acquired a second undergraduate degree in Allied Health Science. He received an honorable discharge in order to attend Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nyland was immediately captivated by the Northern Kentucky area and the St. Elizabeth community. He is looking to become a well-rounded provider and perhaps expand his practice to include urgent care as well. Dr. Nyland has a beautiful wife and precocious daughter, and in his spare time he brews his own beer, builds furniture, rides his motorcycle, and plays the guitar. John Proctor, MD Dr. John Proctor is originally from Paducah, Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky, where he majored in Biology and minored in Business Administration. He attended University of Louisville for his medical school training. John was very much interested in coming to this program after completing an away rotation here during his fourth year of medical school. He felt that this program had a compassionate atmosphere for both patients and employees. The residents here were treated like family with a lot of support from both faculty and fellow residents. This program was especially appealing because of its emphasis on good inpatient medicine and continuity with patients both in the hospital and out of the hospital for medicine and OB. John has a wide range of interests including geriatrics, palliative care, and pediatrics as well as outpatient and inpatient procedures. John enjoys hiking, golfing, and playing tennis. He also enjoys spending time with his fiancé Kiersten, who is a cardiac ICU nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Aaron Schklar, DO Dr. Aaron Schklar is originally from Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor of science in biology from the University of Louisville. He attended the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical school training. Aaron chose St. Elizabeth after multiple rotations with the program as a fourth year student. It was apparent during his time here that the residents really treated each other as family and helped to support one another. He was also impressed by the breadth of training available at this program as well as the knowledgeable and friendly faculty. When not working, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, Hannah, and the greatest dog ever, Arya. He also enjoys spending time outside, playing tennis, or hanging out with friends. Sean Sester, DO Dr. Sean Sester grew up in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. He attended Purdue University where he earned his undergraduate degree of Business Management and then received his medical degree from the University of Pikeville. Sean worked at St. Elizabeth prior to medical school and also completed the majority of his third and fourth year medical school rotations here. Sean is looking forward to returning here for residency due to the outstanding residents and faculty and the opportunity for exceptional medical training. In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Alysia and their daughter Isla. Brian Trapani, MD Dr. Brian Trapani was born and raised in Garden City, New York. He earned his bachelors of science in Biology from the University at Albany, in Albany New York. He then went on to receive his medical training at AUA, College of Medicine. Brian chose to complete his residency training at St. Elizabeth because of it’s reputation as a strong, unopposed program with excellent exposure to full spectrum Family Medicine. Brian's interests include Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, and Outpatient Medicine. Outside of medicine Brian enjoys spending his free time with his lovely girlfriend Sammantha and their miniature pug Louie. They love to travel, hike, fish and cook. They are excited about their recent move to the area and look forward to exploring all that Northern Kentucky has to offer.