February 2017 - Welcome New Providers to University Hospitals

March 1, 2016

University Hospitals welcomes the following new providers.

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

 

February 2017

Deanna M. Barry, DO
General Pediatrician

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida
• Pediatrics Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Special interests:
• Preventative medicine
• Nutrition and obesity
• Developmental behavioral medicine
Associations:
• American Academy of Pediatrics
• American Association of Osteopathic Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 330-664-8120.

Office locations:
Children’s Medical Group
UH Fairlawn Health Center
3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite 260
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

Children’s Medical Group
5603 Darrow Road, Suite 200
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Julie E. Bradford, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
• Master of Science in Nursing: Michigan State University,
East Lansing, Michigan
Licensures/certifications:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Certificate to Prescribe
Special interests:
• Primary care of the family
Associations:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Colleen M. Brezine, CNM, MSN
Advanced Practice Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)-Certified Nurse Midwife
• Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program
• Certificate to Prescribe
• Certified Yoga Trainer/Instructor
Special interests:
• Warm water immersion for labor and birth
• Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
• Family planning
• Yoga
Recognitions and awards:
• 2015, Thacher Midwifery Leadership Fellowship,
Frances T. Thacher Midwifery Leadership Endowment
Associations:
• American College of Nurse Midwives

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-827-5483.

Office location:
UH Westshore Midwifery Associates
UH St. John Medical Center
29101 Health Campus Drive
Building 2, Suite 250
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Kenneth D. Chavin, MD, PhD, FACS
Board-Certified in General Surgery
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Doctor of Philosophy: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
• Surgery Residency/Chief Resident: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
• Transplant Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Special interests:
• Transplant surgery, liver masses, hepatobiliary surgery, biliary reconstruction and hepatic resection, kidney and pancreatic transplantation
• Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, laparoscopic hepatic resections
• General surgery in end-stage renal and liver disease
• Clinical research in immunosuppression, drug development and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver)
Recognitions and awards:
• 2005, Roche Laboratories Presidential Travel Award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
• 1998, Faculty Development Award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• American Association of Immunologists
• American Society of Transplant Surgery
• American Surgical Association
• International Liver Transplantation Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-2858.

Office location:
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Bolwell, Suite 2100
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Elizabeth M. Confalone, DPM
Board-Certified in Podiatric Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Podiatry: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio
• Podiatry Residency: UH Richmond Medical Center, Richmond Heights, Ohio
• Podiatric Surgical Residency: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, New York
Special interests:
• Diabetic foot care
• Sports injuries
• Special needs care
• Geriatric care
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
Associations:
• Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Nancy C. Dobrolet, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Step Down, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Board-Certified in Pediatric Cardiology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
• Pediatrics Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
• Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami Children’s Health System, Miami, Florida
Special interests:
• High risk, inter-stage care of complex palliated congenital heart patients
• Neurodevelopmental needs of congenital heart patients
• Transition of congenital heart patients from hospital to home
Associations:
• American College of Cardiology
• American Academy of Pediatrics

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-4955.

Office location:
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology
6th Floor, Suite 669
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Vanessa M. Duber, MSN, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
• United States Department of Transportation-Certified Medical Examiner
Special interests:
• Preventive care
• Smoking cessation
Associations:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners
• Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street
Avon, Ohio 44011

Lauren E. Kerr, MD, FACOG
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency/Chief Resident: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Special interests:
• Comprehensive obstetric care
• Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
• Contraception, long acting reversible contraception
• Collaborative care with midwifery service
Recognitions and awards:
• Outstanding teacher award, Feinberg School of Medicine
• Paul Urnes, MD Operative Obstetrics Award, Feinberg School of Medicine
• Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
• Phi Beta Kappa, The Pennsylvania State University
Associations:
• Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• American Medical Association
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6996
(Center Ridge Road) or 440-827-5483 (Health Campus Drive)
or 440-333-1107 (Rocky River).

Office locations:
UH Westshore Women’s Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Women’s Health
29101 Health Campus Drive, Suite 250
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Women’s Health
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Kristin M. Klosterman, MD
Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Special interests:
• Collaborative care with midwifery service
• Comprehensive obstetric care
• Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
• Complex contraception
• Long acting reversible contraception
Recognitions and awards:
• Alpha Omega Alpha, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
• Ward L. Elkas Award for Residency Leadership
Associations:
• Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-827-5483 (Health
Campus Drive) or 440-835-6996 (Center Ridge Road).

Office locations:
UH Westshore Women’s Health
29101 Health Campus Drive, Suite 250
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Women’s Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Anand R. Kumar, MD, FAAP, FACS
Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Director, Cleft & Craniofacial Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York
• General Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
• Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
• Pediatric Plastic/Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Special interests:
• Pediatric craniofacial surgery, including craniosynostosis, correction of hypertelorism (wide eyes) as well as pediatric and adolescent facial skeletal deformities (Pierre Robin Sequence) using traditional orthognathic (jaw) surgery and distraction osteogenesis
• Repair of cleft lip and palate defects in babies and children
• Pediatric trauma surgery
Recognitions and awards:
• 2004 to 2010, Director and Staff Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, Military Craniofacial Unit, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, United States Navy
• 2004 to 2010, Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and aboard the seagoing United States Naval Support Hospital Ship Comfort
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• Vice President-Communications, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Committee Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-4780.

Office locations:
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Deforia Lane, Suite 1200
2101 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

UH Westlake Health Center
960 Clague Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Drive
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

Karen M. Moore, NP-C
Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Toledo, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)- Certified Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
• Certificate to Prescribe
• Certificate of Authority
Special interests:
• Geriatric care management
Recognitions and awards:
• Commendation for Excellent Care, Ohio House of Representatives
• 2017, Nominated for “Leadership in Nursing Award”, Kent State University
Associations:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
• Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
• Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses


To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Irene C. Nikokirakis, MSN, RN, NP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Biology: Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
• Generalist Master of Nursing (MN) Degree: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Ohio Registered Nurse
Special interests:
• Primary prevention
• Chronic disease management
• Patient education
Associations:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners
• Sigma Theta Tau International

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Kevin Chi Nkeze Shu, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The University of Akron, College of Nursing, Akron, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, Illinois
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Certificate to Prescribe
Special interests:
• Family medicine
Association:
• The American Association of Nurse Practitioners

To schedule an appointment, call: 330-296-2819.

Office location:
UH Portage Internal Medicine
UH Portage Medical Arts Building
6847 North Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Maxine Paulraj-Charles, CNP
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
• Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration: Institute of Health Care Administration, Chennai, India
• Certificate in Research Methodology and Design: National Institute of Health Sciences, Male’, Maldives
• Master of Science in Nursing: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
• Non-Abusive Psychological Intervention (NAPPI) Training
• Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
• Certified Emergency Nurse
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Special interests:
• Preventive care and management of chronic diseases with lifestyle modification and diet changes
• Working with the geriatric population
Associations:
• Lifetime Member, Trained Nurses Association of India
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners
• Golden Key International Honour Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Joseph M. Paxitzis, CPNP-PC
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care

Degrees/training:
• Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner:
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)-Certified
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Special interests:
• Asthma
• Allergy/immunology disorders
• Sports medicine
Recognition and awards:
• 2015, Finalist, Ohio Pediatric Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes
Associations:
• National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

To schedule an appointment, call: 330-664-8120.

Office locations:
Children’s Medical Group
UH Fairlawn Health Center
3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite 260
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

Children’s Medical Group
5603 Darrow Road, Suite 200
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Brittany M. Peters, MSN, NP-C
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Associate Degree in Nursing: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
• Ohio Registered Nurse
• Basic Life Support
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
• Certificate to Prescribe
Special interests:
• Gerontology
Associations:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

W. Stanton Richardson, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas, Dallas, Texas
• Internal Medicine Residency/Chief Resident: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Geriatric medicine
• Palliative care and hospice

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Juan S. A. Solis Jr, MD
Geriatric and Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
• Internal Medicine Residency: Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut
• Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Depression
• Diabetes mellitus
• Geriatric medicine
• Preventive medicine
Associations:
• American College of Physicians
• American Geriatrics Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-328-3420.

Office location:
UH Sheffield Primary Care
UH Sheffield Health Center
5001 Transportation Boulevard, Suite 300
Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054

Glen H. Tinkoff, MD, FACS, FCCM, CNSC
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Nutritional Support

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Surgery Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Surgery Residency: Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
• Trauma Fellowship: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Special interests:
• Acute care surgery
• Trauma center and system administration and management
• Surgical nutritional support
• Surgical simulation and training
• Injury prevention and control
Recognitions and awards:
• 2014, Surgeon’s Award for Service to Safety, National Safety Council and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
• 2014, Teacher of the Year, Oromaxillo-Facial Residency Program, Christiana Care Health System
• 2014, Teacher of the Year, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Rowan University School of Medicine
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
• American Association of the Surgery of Trauma
• American Medical Association
• American Trauma Society
• Society of Critical Care Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-7874.

Office location:
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Bolwell, Suite 2100
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

January 2017

Michelle J. Belardo, MD, FACOG
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio
Special interests:
• Abnormal menstrual bleeding
• Laparoscopy
• Minimally invasive hysterectomy
• Comprehensive prenatal care
• Family planning
• Menopause management
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6996.

Office location:
UH Westshore Women’s Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Elizabeth V. Brandewie, MD, FACOG
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Minimally invasive hysterectomies
• Treatment for bladder control
Recognitions and awards:
• 2010 to Present, The Best Doctors in America®, Best Doctors, Inc.
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6996.

Office location:
UH Westshore Women's Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Lisa A. Brown, MSN, AGNP
Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)- Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
• Certificate to Prescribe
• Basic Life Support
Special interests:
• Gerontology
• Acute care
Associations:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Jennifer M. Carandang, MD
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
• Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Pediatrics
Recognitions and awards:
• 2015, Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
• 1999, Graduated with Distinction, Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
• 1995-1996, Golden Shovel Award, Fairview Center for Family Medicine
Associations:
• American Academy of Pediatrics
• American College of Physicians
• Lorain County Medical Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Melanie L. Carlson, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
• Family Practice Residency: Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Women’s health
• Pediatrics
• Adult medicine
Recognitions and awards:
• Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification
• Quality Alliance Outstanding Performance
• Meaningful Use Vanguard
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Practice
• Geauga County Medical Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-286-6155.

Office location:
UH Geauga Family Physicians
UH Geauga Health Center
13221 Ravenna Road, Suite 8
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Jeffrey S. Christian, MD, FACOG
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UH St. John Medical Center
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
Special interests:
• Operative hysteroscopy
• Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding
• Pap test abnormalities
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Perimenopause and menopause
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6996.

Office location:
UH Westshore Women's Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Chantal I. Dalencour, MD
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
• Pediatrics Residency: Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
• Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Interpersonal relationships
• Children’s heart issues
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Recognitions and Awards:
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Outstanding Primary Care Physician Award, Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-327-6687.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
34960 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Laura A. Davis Luarde, DO, FACOI
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
• Internal Medicine Residency: UH St. John Medical Center,
Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Adult medicine
• Women’s health
• Diabetes
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
• American Osteopathic Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Charles H. Duncan, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
• Internal Medicine Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Internal medicine
• Geriatric care
Associations:
• American College of Physicians
• American Professional Practice Association
• Society of General Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6142.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Medical Center
29325 Health Campus Drive, Suite 2
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Katherine H. Eilenfeld, DO
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia
• Internal Medicine Residency: UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
• Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Chronic disease management
• Palliative medicine
• Aggressive pain and symptom management
• Geriatrics
• End of life care
• Medical ethics
Recognitions and awards:
• 2012-2013, Resident of the Year, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 2012-2013, “Patience with Patients” Award, UH St. John Medical Center
• 2010-2011, Intern of the Year, UH St. John Medical Center
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association
• American College of Osteopathic Internists
• Ohio Osteopathic Association
• Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine
• American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-835-6142.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Medical Center
29325 Health Campus Drive, Suite 2
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Andrew Z. Filiatraut, DO, FACOI
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Adult medicine
• Women’s health
• Diabetes
Recognitions and awards:
• 2009, 2013, 2016, Outstanding Primary Care Physician Award, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 2008, Jack Brill Physician of the Year, West Shore Osteopathic Foundation, UH St. John Medical Center
• 2006-2007, Chief Resident of Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency, UH St. John Medical Center
• 2005-2006, Outstanding Resident of the Year, UH St. John Medical Center
• 2002-2003, Outstanding Resident of the Year, UH St. John Medical Center
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
• American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine
• American Osteopathic Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Rebecca A. Fredrick, DO
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
• Family Medicine Residency: UH St. John Medical Center,
Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Health promotion
• Women’s health
• Pediatrics
Recognitions and awards:
• 2016 to Present, Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 2005 to 2006, Chief Intern, UH St. John Medical Center
• 2004, Jack J. Brill Outstanding Medical Student Award,
The West Shore Osteopathic Foundation
Associations:
• American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
• American Osteopathic Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-333-1107.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Mary T. Gabriel, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Training Director, Post Pediatric Portal Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Degrees/Training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
• Pediatric Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
• Post Pediatric Portal Fellowship: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
• Community Psychiatry Fellowship: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Adolescent psychiatry
• Child psychiatry
• Anxiety
• Collaborative/integrative behavioral health
Recognition and Awards:
• 2015, Excellence in Teaching Award, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospitals
• 1999, Jeffrey C. Elkins Memorial Scholarship Award, Baylor College of Medicine
Associations:
• American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• American Psychiatric Association
• American Academy of Pediatrics

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-3881.

Office location:
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry-Child/Adolescent
WO Walker Building, Suite 1155A
10524 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Mark J. Gipson, MD, FAAP
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas School of Medicine,
San Antonio, Texas
• Pediatrics Residency: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Vitamin D deficiencies
• Immune disorders
Recognitions and awards:
• 1995, Diagnosed immunodeficiency in the world’s first Human Gene Transplant patient, Science
• 1995, Diagnosed the first reported case of Fumarase Deficiency in a child as a new cause of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, Science

To schedule an appointment, call 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suites 200-201
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Peter T. Gotsis, DO
Site Director, Family Medicine Program, UH St. John Medical Center
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downer Grove, Illinois
• Family Practice Residency: UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
Recognitions and awards:
• Specialty Medicine Award, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association
• American Academy of Family Physicians

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-777-3500.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 201
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Michael J. Grusenmeyer, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
• Family Medicine Residency: Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan
Special interests:
• Alternative and integrative medicine
• Meditation and yoga
• Exercise and nutrition
• Hypnosis
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Physicians
• Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
• American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
• The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-777-3500.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 201
Westlake, Ohio 44145

David A. Gumucio, DO
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
• Family Medicine Residency/Chief Resident: UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Diabetes
• Osteopathic manipulative medicine
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-333-1107.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Jessica L. Hone, DO
Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Lincoln Memorial University –
Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, Tennessee
• Family Medicine Residency/Chief Resident: UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Disease prevention
• Wellness
Recognitions and awards:
• 2010-2011, TOUCH Silver Pin Award, Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association
• American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
• American Medical Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-353-3433.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
34960 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Sharon C. Johnson, CNM, MS
Advanced Practice Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife
Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: St. Petersburg College,
St. Petersburg, Florida
• Master of Science in Nursing: Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Licensures/certifications:
• American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)-
Certified Nurse Midwife
• Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructor/Trainer
Special interests:
• Patient education
• Birth environment

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-827-5483.

Office location:
UH Westshore Midwifery Associates
UH St. John Medical Center
29101 Health Campus Drive
Building 2, Suite 250
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Katherine M. Joyce, MD
General Pediatrician
Board-Certified in Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
• Pediatrics Residency: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• General pediatrics
• Preventive medicine
Recognitions and awards:
• 2007, Sherman-Johnson Medical Scholarship, The Cleveland Foundation
Associations:
• American Academy of Pediatrics
• Membership Chair, Chagrin Valley Early Childhood Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-285-9166.

Office location:
Chardon Pediatrics
13241 Ravenna Road, Suite A
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Matthew A. Kacir, MD, FAAP
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Pediatrics Residency: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
• Pediatrics Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center,
Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• General pediatrics
• Asthma, allergy and immunology
• Child development
• Genetics
• Endocrinology
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
• American Medical Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suites 200-201
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Nuria Lacuey Lecumberri, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
• Neurology Residency: Hospital Universitario Valle de Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain
• Neurophysiology Fellowship: UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
• Epilepsy Fellowship: UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Epilepsy surgery
• Stereotactic electroencephalography
• Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
• Critical care electroencephalogram test (EEG)
• Intra-operative monitoring
Associations:
• American Epilepsy Society
• Spanish Society of Neurology
• American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

To schedule an appointment, call: 216-844-3192.

Office locations:
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Neurology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Lawrence K. Lief, DO
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois
• Family Medicine Internship: Brentwood Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Osteopathic manipulation therapy
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Three-Year Postgraduate Training, Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association
• Ohio Osteopathic Association
• Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine
• American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-777-3500.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
UH St. John Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 201
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Karen L. Magruder, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Malone University, Canton, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Ohio Registered Nurse
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Special interests:
• Chronic disease management
• Preventive medicine
• Adult, adolescent and pediatric health
Associations:
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-944-4070.

Office location:
UH Eapen, Stanescu and Whitehouse
UH Richmond Medical Center
27155 Chardon Road, Suite 205
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143

J. Brad Moritz, MD, FAAFP
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
• Family Practice Residency: Naval Health Clinic Charleston,
Charleston, South Carolina
• Family Practice Residency: Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Pediatrics
• Adult medicine
• Preventive health
Recognitions and awards:
• Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification
• Quality Alliance Outstanding Performance
• Meaningful Use Vanguard
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice
• Geauga County Medical Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-286-6155.

Office location:
UH Geauga Family Physicians
UH Geauga Health Center
13221 Ravenna Road, Suite 8
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Katheryn Mullin, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner; Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)-
Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Special interests:
• Pediatrics
• Wellness
• Pulmonology

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Primary Care
34960 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Niculina R. Olariu, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine
Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mure?, Târgu Mure?, Romania
• Internal Medicine Residency: Case Western Reserve University/St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Women's health
• Perimenopausal and menopausal management
• Chronic disease management: diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease
• Geriatric medicine
• Teaching internal medicine residents
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 1994, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
• 1994, Alexander Soros Foundation Award
• 1991, Doctors without Borders Award
Associations:
• American Medicine Association
• Romanian Medical Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Vidya M. Pandit, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India
• Internal Medicine Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Geriatric medicine
Recognitions and awards:
• 1999, Aadel Askari Memorial Award, St. Luke’s Hospital

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-930-4955.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
32730 Walker Road, Building H
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Mona Patel-Jagetia, MD
Board-Eligible in Pediatrics

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
• Pediatric Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• General pediatrics
• Adolescent medicine
• Newborn medicine
• Developmental pediatrics
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• American Medical Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-327-6687
(North Ridgeville) or 440-934-8810 (Avon).

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
34960 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Evan A. Rae, DO
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
• Family Medicine Residency/Chief Resident:
UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Chronic disease management
Recognitions and awards:
• 2011, Outstanding Graduation Medical Education Resident Award, UH St. John Medical Center
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-0276.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
5323 Meadow Lane Court, Suites A and B
Sheffield Village, Ohio 44035

Jason D. Ridgel, MD, FAAFP
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
• Family Medicine Residency/Chief Resident: Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Chronic disease management
• In-office procedures, including mole removal and wart treatment
Recognitions and awards:
• Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy Family Physicians
• American Board of Family Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-0276.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
5323 Meadow Lane Court, Suites A and B
Sheffield Village, Ohio 44035

Michelle R. Riley, DO, MPH, FACOI
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
• Master’s in Public Health: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
• Internal Medicine Residency: UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Internal medicine
• Women’s health
• Diabetes
Recognitions and awards:
• 2002, Specialty Medicine Award, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 2002, Outstanding Student Award, Northwest CORE,
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
• American Osteopathic Association
• Ohio State Medical Association

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-934-8810.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Monique A. Richardson, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
• Family Medicine Residency: UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Pediatrics
• Women’s health
• Minor in-office procedures
Recognitions and awards:
• Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 1989, Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
• 1985, Presidents Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Southern Methodist University
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Physicians

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-930- 4599.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
32730 Walker Road, Building H
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Michael J. Rish, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
• Family Medicine Residency: Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Pediatrics
• Behavioral health
Recognitions and awards:
• 2012, Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
• 2011, Outstanding Family Medicine Physician Award, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 1986, Alpha Lambda Delta, The Ohio State University
• 1986, Phi Eta Sigma, The Ohio State University
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Physicians
• Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-930- 4599.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
32730 Walker Road, Building H
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Aubrey R. Shearn, MSN, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Psychology: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
• Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Licensures/certifications:
• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
• Ohio Registered Nurse
• Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
• Certificate to Prescribe
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Special interests:
• Preventive care
• Chronic care management
Associations:
• Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners
• Sigma Theta Tau International

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-250-8660.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Nishanthini Sooriyapalan, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: Saba University School of Medicine,
The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands
• Family Medicine Residency: MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventative medicine
• Women's health
• Hypertension management
• Diabetes management
• Pediatrics
Recognitions and awards:
• 2013, Jack H. Medalie MD Resident Achievement Award, MetroHealth
• 2013, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher Award, MetroHealth Medical Center
• 2013, Chief Resident Award, MetroHealth Medical Center
• 2015, Provider Communication Award, MetroHealth Medical Center
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Physicians

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-466-4641.

Office location:
UH Geneva Family Medicine
810 West Main Street, Suite B
Geneva, Ohio 44041

Colleen B. Staszak, DO
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania
• Family Medicine Residency: UH St. John Medical Center,
Westlake, Ohio
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Family medicine
• Women’s health
Recognitions and awards:
• 2016 to Present, Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
• 2009, Outstanding Family Physician, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associations:
• American Osteopathic Association
• American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
• American Medical Technologists

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-333-1107.

Office location:
UH Westshore Primary Care
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Maureen Stein-Vavro, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife

Degrees/training:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
• Master of Science in Nursing: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Licensures/certifications:
• American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)-
Certified Nurse Midwife
Special interests:
• Adolescent and teen gynecology
• Pregnancy and birth
Associations:
• American College of Nurse-Midwives
• Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

To schedule an appointment, call:
440-827-5483 (Health Campus Drive, Westlake)
or 440-835-6996 (Center Ridge Road, Westlake)
or 440-333-1107 (Rocky River).

Office locations:
UH Westshore Midwifery Associates
29101 Health Campus Drive, Suite 250
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Women’s Health
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite M
Westlake, Ohio 44145

UH Westshore Primary Care
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Christina M. Trillis, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
• Internal Medicine Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center/Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
• Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship: UH Cleveland Medical Center/Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Diabetes
• Thyroid disorders, including management of thyroid cancer
• Pituitary disorders
• Hypogonadism
• Adrenal disorders
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Associations:
• American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
• Endocrine Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-930-4955.

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
32730 Walker Road, Building H
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

UH Westshore Primary Care
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145

John M. Urbancic, MD
Division Chief, Family Medicine, UH Geauga Medical Center
Board-Certified in Family Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Medicine: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
• Family Practice Residency: University Hospitals,
Cleveland, Ohio
Special interests:
• Pediatrics
• Adult medicine
• Preventive health
Recognitions and awards:
• Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification
• Quality Alliance Outstanding Performance
• Meaningful Use Vanguard
Associations:
• American Academy of Family Practice
• Geauga County Medical Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-286-6155.

Office location:
UH Geauga Family Physicians
UH Geauga Health Center
13221 Ravenna Road, Suite 8
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Nancy Wasserbauer, DO, FAAAAI
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology
and Pediatric Medicine

Degrees/training:
• Doctor of Osteopathy: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois
• Pediatrics Residency: UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
• Allergy and Immunology Fellowship: Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Special interests:
• Allergic rhinitis
• Allergy immunotherapy
• Anaphylaxis
• Asthma
• Atopic dermatitis
• Primary immune deficiency disorders
• Drug and food allergy challenge testing
• Urticaria (hives)
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
• American Board of Allergy and Immunology
• American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
• American Board of Pediatrics
• Clinical Immunology Society

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-333-1107.

Office locations:
UH Westshore Primary Care
19800 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

UH Westshore Primary Care
2535 Hale Street, Suite A
Avon, Ohio 44011

Colleen A. Zelonis, CNM, MSN
Advanced Practice Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife

Degrees/training:
• Master of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,
Cleveland, Ohio
• Midwifery Certification: Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery and Family Nursing, Hyden, Kentucky
Licensures/certifications:
• American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)- Certified Nurse Midwife
• Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program
• Certificate to Prescribe
Special interests:
• Warm water immersion for labor and birth
• Contraception and family planning
• Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum
Associations:
• American College of Nurse Midwifery

To schedule an appointment, call: 440-827-5483.

Office location:
UH Westshore Midwifery Associates
UH St. John Medical Center
Building 2, Suite 250
29101 Health Campus Drive
Westlake, Ohio 44145

November 2016

Abidemi A. Adegbola, MD
UH Cleveland Medical Center
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
Special interests:
• Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Autism
• Disruptive and Impulse Control Disorders (ICDs)
• Learning disorders
• Genetics
216-844-3881

Nadine El Asmar, MD
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, UH Cleveland Medical Center 
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine
Special interests:
• Adrenal disorders
• Pituitary disorders
• Thyroid disorders
216-844-8500

Kay E. Gianantonio, CNP
Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
UH Geneva Medical Center
Special interests:
• Gerontology
440-466-4641

Sara R. Irvin, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine
UH Brimfield Family Medicine
Kent, Ohio
Areas of interests:
• Women’s health
• Mental health
• Geriatrics
330-676-0488

Chitra Manickam, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine
Special interests:
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Inflammatory arthritis
• Osteoporosis
216-844-6001

Maroun Matta, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine 
UH Conneaut Medical Center
UH Geneva Medical Center
Special interests:
• Interstitial lung disease
• Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Lung transplantation
440-593-0197

Eiichi A. Miyasaka, MD
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Board-Certified in General Surgery
Areas of interests:
• General pediatric surgery
• Short bowel syndrome
• Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
216-844-3015

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, FACC, FSCCT, FAHA
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Herman K. Hellerstein, MD, Chair in Cardiovascular Research,
UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
Special interests:
• Preventive cardiology, including hypertension, lipids and diabetes
• Advanced cardiovascular imaging, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scanning
• Vascular medicine
216-844-3800

Susan J. Ruzich, CNP
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
UH Ahuja Corporate Health
Special interests:
• Diabetes
• Thyroid disorders
216-285-5050

Priya V. Shrestha, MD
Board-Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Special interests:
• Disaster psychiatry
• Childhood trauma
• Depression
• Bipolar
• Anxiety
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Conduct disorder
216-844-3881

Jennifer L. Turner, CNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
UH Concord Health Center
Special interests:
• Preventive medicine
• Diabetes
• Hypertension
440-358-5701

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