OMFS Residents


Chief Residents

Natalie Eden, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)
Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Personal Statement: Born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana, I traveled to Wittenberg University for my undergraduate training where I majored in Chemistry and minored in German and was able to play volleyball and basketball.  After Wittenberg, I traveled back to the great state of Indiana to attend dental school at Indiana University School of Dentistry.  Following graduation from IUSD, I began my internship in OMFS at The Ohio State University, where I spent one year as a non-categorical intern.  In July of 2010 I started my OMFS training at Indiana and I look forward to the experience and training over the next 4 years.  It is wonderful to be back in Indiana, close to my family, friends, and my boyfriend Justin.  In my free time, I enjoy running, playing sports and watching athletics.  I am a huge Colts fan and am thrilled to live in the middle of the city I love!  Go COLTS!!

Khurram A. Khan, B.D.S., D.M.D.

Undergraduate College: Baqai Dental College
Dental School: Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Personal Statement: I was born in Pakistan and raised in Bahrain, London and Karachi. I graduated from Dental School in Karachi, Pakistan. I then completed an Advanced Standing program at Boston University and received my DMD. I went on to complete a one year OMFS internship at LSU - New Orleans.
My wife, Zofeen, and I have been married for five years. She has been my constant support and travel companion through this journey. I am honored and excited to be a part of the IU OMFS team and look forward to all this program offers. In my spare time I like to travel, spend time with family, play tennis and soccer.

Third Year Residents

Ross Freeman, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: Indiana University
Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
Personal Statement: I was born in Oakland, California, however I spent most of my childhood in Carmel, IN.  I studied chemistry at Indiana University and received my DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2011.  I married my wife in 2005 and we have three children including a set of twins.  Family life and residency have kept me very busy. I enjoy sailing and I plan to do a lot of traveling with my family after I complete my residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Cole Lambert, D.M.D.

Undergraduate College: Bellarmine University
Dental School: University of Louisville
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Personal Statement: I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where I received my undergraduate training and dental school degree.  My wife Chelsea and our two children are enjoying living in Indy while I receive my OMFS training.  Following my training, we will go back to Kentucky to be closer to our families and friends.  When I have time away from residency, I enjoy spending time with our kids, hunting, and watching sports.  We are proud supporters of the Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts!  I look forward to completing residency and expanding my knowledge in the OMFS field

Scott Peifer, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: Arizona State University
Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Personal Statement: I grew up in Southern California until moving to Arizona and completing my undergraduate at ASU.  We have enjoyed living in Indianapolis and all the city has to offer.  I am married to my beautiful wife Karen, and we have four great kids.  In my free time I enjoy dirt bike riding, wakeboarding, golf, and snowboarding. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has always been a goal of mine, and I am excited to be able to gain my surgical skills and training at Indiana University.

Second Year Residents

Michael Bingham, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
Dental School: Creighton University School of Dentistry
Hometown: Neola, Utah
Personal Statement: I'm very happy to be pursuing my OMFS career here in Indianapolis. It's a great city.  This is a challenging but worthwhile program. I spend what little free time I have enjoying life with my wife and six boys. That's a tough balancing act but I thrive on their support and motivation.  The next 3.5 years will be a great growing experience.

Kevin Hall, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: University of Michigan
Dental School:  University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Personal Statement: I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. For undergrad, I attended The University of Michigan and was a member of the men's varsity soccer team. I attended The University of Michigan School of Dentistry where my passion for OMFS developed, and I am excited to continue my training here in Indianapolis. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife Lisa, playing in the occasional soccer game and cheering on the Wolverines. Go Blue! 

Catherine Rode, DMD

Undergraduate College: University of Montreal
Dental School: University of Montreal
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Personal Statement: I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and graduated from the University of Montreal in 2010. Following graduation I worked for a year in private practice and then moved to Vermont to complete a residency at Fletcher Allen Healthcare. I started my OMFS training at IU in July 2012 and look forward to the next four years! In my free time I enjoy running, playing tennis and skiing.

First Year Residents

Chase Andreason, D.M.D.

Undergraduate College: Utah State University
Dental School: Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Personal Statement: After completing dental school in AZ, I have felt privileged for the chance I have had to come to Indiana to pursue my career in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. I have a wife and two wonderful kids who have come out here with me. We have loved our time here in Indianapolis. In my spare time I enjoy being a Dad, trying to exercise, playing golf, and spending time in the outdoors. 

Mathew Ruggles, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dental School: University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Personal Statement: Hi there... I am a laid-back, fun-loving west coast guy with a good heart, long arms, and a passion for learning. I am muy, muy excited to be a part of the IU OMFS program, and look forward to the depths of knowledge that I will gain through inculcation over the following 4 years. I used to enjoy exercising, making playlists on Spotify, watching sporting events, and being decadent. Now I read and look things up. But learning is fun, so it's okay.

Timothy Surber, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: Wabash College   
Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
Personal Statement:

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Steven Ledford, D.D.S.

Undergraduate College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dental School: University of Minnesota
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Personal Statement: I am looking forward to spending the next four years of my training with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program here at IU. My wife, Chelsea, and I have enjoyed getting to know Indianapolis and setting up our new home here. In my spare time, I enjoy athletic activities, watching movies and hanging with family and friends.