Residents (PO)

Drew H. Christie, DPM

PGY-3

Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduate:  Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Podiatry School:  Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Drew Christie's interests in podiatric medicine include foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and wound care. Dr. Christie chose St.Vincent Hospital for a variety of reasons, including diversity in patient populations, as well as emphasis on medical education. Another reason Dr. Christie chose St.Vincent Hospital was the unique opportunity to assist in the development of the podiatric residency program. Aside from medicine, Drew enjoys playing sports, mainly soccer and golf. Drew and his wife, Jenn, live in Glenns Valley, Indiana, with their dog, Max, and their cat, Puma. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends, as well as travelling. After graduation, Dr. Christie plans to practice in the Indianapolis area.

Tina Perron, DPM

PGY-3

Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduate:  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Podiatry School:  Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Tina Perron was born and raised on the west side of Indianapolis, IN. Throughout her undergraduate experience at Purdue University, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Through her job as a CNA, she realized how much she loved taking care of others so she decided to continue her education and become a podiatrist. After completing four years of school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, she chose to work as a resident at St. Vincent Hospital because of the diversity of the patient population and their dedication to teaching. Dr. Perron and her husband Jeff are very happy to be back in Indianapolis. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, cooking, and making improvements on their home in Avon, IN. After residency, Dr. Perron would like to practice in the Indianapolis area.  


Abigail Scott, DPM

PGY-3

Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana 
Undergraduate: Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana 
Podiatry School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Scott chose the field of podiatric medicine after spending time with a local podiatrist while in her undergraduate training at Butler University. Her interests in podiatric medicine include foot & ankle surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, and wound care. Dr. Scott chose St.Vincent Hospital to fulfill her residency training for their well-rounded program and emphasis on medical education. She is happy to be back in Indianapolis after completing her medical school in Cleveland, Ohio. In her free time, Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors. Dr. Scott is looking forward to joining Witham Hospital upon completion of her residency training at St.Vincent Hospital.

Colin J. Blackburn, DPM

PGY-2

Hometown:  Lafayette, Indiana
Undergraduate:  Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Podiatry School:  Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa 

Dr. Colin Blackburn's interest in podiatric medicine began early in high school while job shadowing a local Lafayette podiatrist. He quickly became fascinated with the skill and expertise that the podiatrist possessed with diagnosing medical conditions of the lower extremity. The desire to obtain these skills as a practitioner were the driving force behind choosing St. Vincent Hospital to complete a 3 year residency program. Dr. Blackburn was confident that St. Vincent could provide him with the tools and educational assets needed to become an effective practitioner in the community. Along with podiatry, Colin enjoys playing tennis, working on his car, and riding his classic motorcycle. He currently lives in northern Indianapolis with his wife, Holly, and their two dachshunds, Kirby and Murray.

Kellie Higgins, DPM

PGY-2

Hometown:  Springfield, Ohio
Undergraduate:  Bowling Green State University 
Podiatry School:  Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Kellie Higgins was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio.  She received a 

Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and then went on to the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.  She worked a variety of jobs throughout her schooling, including being a summer camp counselor and mentoring younger kids.  Dr. Higgins enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine, and specifically likes foot and ankle surgery and trauma, sports medicine, and pediatric foot and ankle injuries.  Outside of podiatry, Kellie enjoys playing sports and being outdoors.  She enjoys traveling and loves to visit with family and friends as often as she can. 

J. Tyler Vestile, DPM

PGY-2

Hometown:   Avon, Indiana
Undergraduate: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 
Post-graduate:  Indiana University
Podiatry School: The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. J. Tyler Vestile was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. Through a high school soccer injury, Dr. Vestile became introduced to the field of medicine.  As a junior in high school he was given the opportunity to shadow doctors of many different specialties, including that of podiatry and orthopedics.  At Purdue University he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and minor in Pre-Medicine.  Following his undergraduate education he continued his education at Indiana University in the Masters of Biology program.  After completing four years of school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, he chose to return to his home state for his residency program at St. Vincent Hospital.  Throughout his years of schooling Dr. Vestile worked at Prestwick golf course and enjoyed spending his free time playing golf, soccer, and basketball.  Outside of residency he enjoys spending time with family and friends.  In the field of medicine Dr. Vestile enjoys the areas of diabetic wound care, rearfoot/ankle trauma, sports medicine, and internal medicine.  Dr. Vestile will plan on practicing in the Indianapolis area following his Residency at St. Vincent hospital.

Reid Christie, DPM

PGY-1

Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduate:  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Podiatry School:  Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Christie's interests in podiatric medicine include foot and ankle surgery and wound care. He chose St. Vincent hospital for the opportunity to work with a variety of different attendings, as well as the chance to aid in medical education. He was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis playing soccer with his two older brothers. He attended Indiana University for his undergraduate education, and decided to follow a career path in podiatric medicine. He attended podiatry school at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His other interests include playing golf, watching Indiana University basketball, and any type of outdoor activity.

Eric Moffett, DPM

PGY-1

Hometown:  Palm Bay, Florida
Undergraduate:  University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Podiatry School:  Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Eric Moffett was born and raised in the small town of Palm Bay in central Florida. Although his family moved to Texas, he stayed in the state to finish high school and then go on to college at the University of Central Florida where he obtained a BS in Biology. While obtaining his BS degree, he sought out many different branches of medicine that would allow him to participate in surgery as well as a clinical setting without having to choose one over the other. Advice from a pre-medicine college counselor led him to Podiatric Medicine. Before the first day was done, Dr. Moffett had already decided this was the perfect profession for him. He was soon enrolled in Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and later did his externship training rotations across the country for exposure to Podiatric Medicine across regional differences. He decided on St. Vincent for his residency training due to its excellent medicine rotations, resident run clinic, and multifaceted approach to Podiatric Medicine through various highly trained staffed Podiatrists.

Jessica Patterson, DPM

PGY-1

Hometown:  Fort Wayne, Indiana
Undergraduate:  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatry School:  Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Jessica Patterson was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University and then went on to receive a Masters of Library Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. She worked as an academic librarian for a few years but realized she wanted to make a more meaningful impact in peoples' lives and decided to attend podiatry school. Soon after her decision she started podiatric medical school at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Patterson enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine and specifically likes wound care, diabetic foot care, foot and ankle surgery, and sports medicine. Outside of podiatry Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband.