Fellows

John Diefenderfer, DO
Medical School
: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine ResidencySt. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency, Jacksonville FL

John earned his undergraduate degree at the University of the South in Sewanee TN, and was awarded a master’s degree in biological sciences from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia PA. He completed medical training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and family medicine training at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency in Jacksonville, FL.

John became active in sports at a very young age and developed a particular enthusiasm for soccer. His experience as a recurrently-injured high school and collegiate athlete affords him an innate empathy that makes him especially suited to a career in primary care sports medicine.  In residency, John volunteered at a college training room and covered sports events. He is looking forward to applying his skills in osteopathic manipulation to the management of sports injuries.

In his spare time, John enjoys road and mountain cycling, CrossFit, soccer, and golf.

 

John Gunel, DO
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Family Medicine Residency: Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, John completed an undergraduate degree in optical engineering at University of California – Davis and worked as a sales engineer for Carl Zeiss/SCHOTT, achieving an award for his success in marketing advanced optics. He matriculated to Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where he was noted for being a passionate advocate for the underserved.

At the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, he created a mobile home visit clinic for large refugee families. During residency John volunteered for athletic event coverage and championed physical activity promotion among children and adults in Lewiston. He is thrilled to continue his training at Maine Dartmouth Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Among his varied hobbies and interests are working on cars, bicycle touring, running, swimming, sailing, and strategy board games.