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Chris Barden, MD, FACEP

Chris Barden, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Wright State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: Pre-hospital care
Michael Beeson, MD, FACEP

Michael Beeson, MD, FACEP
Residency Program Director
Past President Council of Residency Directors (CORD)
Professor of Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director, Simulation Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Board of Directors, American Board of Emergency Medicine

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Akron City Hospital
  • Interests: Education, Research and Assessment
James N. Belleza, MD, FACEP

James N. Belleza, MD, FACEP
Part- Time Faculty, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Amber Bradford-Saffles, DO, FACEP

Amber Bradford-Saffles, DO, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Associate Program Director

  • Medical School: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Ethics
  • Personal Interests: Water Sports, Candy Making
John Bradford, DO, FACEP

John Bradford, DO, FACEP
Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine,NEOMED

  • Professional Interests: Ethics, Medical Mission Outreach, Professional Mentoring, Retirement
Steve Brooks, MD, FACEP

Steve Brooks, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director North Fire Dept. EMS

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: ED Operations, Quality
  • Personal Interests: BMX Racing, Flying, Snow Skiing, Golf
Jennifer M. Brown, MD, FACEP

Jennifer M. Brown, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency:Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: Disney, Education, Theatre
Christina M. Campana, DO, FACEP

Christina M. Campana, DO, FACEP
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
EMS Medical Director, Coventry Fire Department

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Toxicology, EMS, Physician Wellness
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Food, Golf, Pop Culture Fandoms
Rohit Chandurkar, DO, FACEP

Rohit Chandurkar, DO, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Director, Emergency Medicine Informatics

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Interests: QA/QI, Community Outreach, Travel, Flying

David Cheng, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Part- Time Faculty
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Brooklyn Hospital, NYC
Carrie A. Cregar, MD, FACEP

Carrie A. Cregar, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Temple University
  • Residency: New Jersey Medical School/The Univ. Hospital -UMDNJ
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education
  • Personal Interests: Cooking, Travel
Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS

Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
EMS Medical Director, State of Ohio
Board of Directors, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Interests: EMS, Homeland Security, Emergency/ Disaster Preparedness
  • Personal Interests: Music, Contemporary Art, Teddy Bears, Cleveland Sports
Jno Disch, MD

Jno Disch, MD
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: CWRU MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Physician Wellness
  • Personal Interests: Skiing, Sailing and Mountaineering
Kristin Drogell, MD, FACEP

Kristin Drogell, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: CWRU Metro Health/ Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Airway Management, Sports Medicine
Justin J. Eggleston, DO, RDMS, FACEP

Justin J. Eggleston, DO, RDMS, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center
  • Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Family - Anything my kids are involved in, Running, Coaching Track and Cross country, Photography
Richard Gradisek, MD, FACEP

Richard Gradisek, MD, FACEP
Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director Akron Fire EMS

  • Medical School: Loyola Stritch
  • Residency: Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids (Now Spectrum Health Systems), MI
  • Professional Interests: EMS, Quality Emergency Care
  • Personal Interests: Family, Skiing, Golfing, Boating
Ashley Ivkovich Heaney, MD

Ashley Ivkovich Heaney, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Professional Interests: Critical Care, Ultrasound, Sepsis, Resident/ Medical Student Education
  • Personal Interests: UNC- Chapel Hill Basketball, Baking, Hiking
Christine Hong, MD

Christine Hong, MD
Part- Time Faculty

  • Fellowship: North Shore - LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
James P. Hurley, DO, FACEP

James P. Hurley, DO, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education
  • Personal Interest: Family
Joshua Jacquet, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Joshua Jacquet, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Emergency/ Point-of-Care Ultrasound, International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound
  • Personal Interests: God, Family, Church Community, Missions, Travel, Music, Euchre, Table Tennis, Games

Bruce Janiak, MD, FACEP
Part-Time Faculty
Past President, American College of Emergency Physicians
Past President, American Board of Emergency Medicine

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Interests: ED Operations, Medical- Legal
Nick Jouriles, MD, FACEP

Nick Jouriles, MD, FACEP
Chair, EM, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Past President, American College of Emergency Physicians

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: IM-Dartmouth Hitchchock Medical Center,
    EM-Denver General/U Colorado Medical Center
  • Professional Interests: Education, Career Development, Health Care Administration and Reform
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Roller Coasters, Water Sports, Fine Dining
Brian Keaton, MD, FACEP

Brian Keaton, MD, FACEP
Part-Time Faculty
Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Chief Medical Information Officer, CCAG
Past President, American College of Emergency Physicians

  • Medical School: Medical College Ohio/ University of Toledo
  • Residency: Akron City Summa
Patricia Rhae Khatib, MD

Patricia Rhae Khatib, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: NEOMED
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Physician Wellness, Medical Education, Trauma, Ultrasound
  • Personal Interests: Hiking/Backpacking, Cooking, Travel, Foreign Films
Christopher Kirkpatrick, DO, FACEP

Christopher Kirkpatrick, DO, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Part-Time Faculty

  • Medical School: Ohio University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Board Certified: American Board of Emergency Medicine
Brittany Heflin-Koy, MD

Brittany Heflin-Koy, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: International Health/ Underserved Populations
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Scuba, Snowboarding
Chris Kyriakedes, DO, FACOEP, FACEP

Chris Kyriakedes, DO, FACOEP, FACEP
Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director, Stow Fire Department

  • Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Grandview Hospital, Dayton
  • Professional Interests: Education, Sports Medicine
Candace Leigh, MD, FACEP

Candace Leigh, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: CWRU Metro Health/ Cleveland Clinic
  • Professional Interests: Coding/Billing, ED Operations
  • Personal Interests: Outdoor Sports
Thomas Lloyd, DO FACEP

Thomas Lloyd, DO FACEP
Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Cardiology
  • Personal Interests: Personal Fitness, Running, Biking, Weight Training
Kate E. Lyren-Sondles, MD, FACEP

Kate E. Lyren-Sondles, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education
  • Personal Interests: Music, Travel, Basketball
Mark McDowell, MD, FACEP

Mark McDowell, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director of Copley & Fairlawn

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Pharmaceutical, Therapeutics
  • Personal Interests: Family
Patrick R. McHugh, MD, FACEP

Patrick R. McHugh, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director Akron Hazmat

  • Medical School: University of Toledo
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Personal Interests: Weight Training, Travel, Music
Rebecca A. Merrill, MD, FACEP

Rebecca A. Merrill, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Student Director

  • Medical School: Michigan State
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: Baking, Family
Stephen G. Miller, DO, FACEP

Stephen G. Miller, DO, FACEP
Part- Time Faculty

  • Medical School: Lecom
  • Residency: Northeastern Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program. South Pointe Hospital - Cleveland Clinic
  • Personal Interests: Family, Running, Fishing
Jack Mitstifer MD, FACEP

Jack Mitstifer MD, FACEP
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director, LifeCare Ambulance

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Portsmouth Naval Hospital-Transitional Year, Mt. Sinai Hospital Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Hospital Administration, Leadership Development
  • Personal Interests: Fantasy Sports League, Fine Dining
Amy Raubenolt, MD, FACEP

Amy Raubenolt, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Associate Medical Director, Akron Fire Department

  • Fellowship: Western Michigan University (EMS)
  • Medical School: Ohio State University
  • Residency: Western Michigan University
  • Professiona Interests: EMS
  • Personal Interests: Family, Music, Spanish Culture
Thomas E. Rench, MD, FACEP

Thomas E. Rench, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Personal Interests: Military Memorabilia, Cooking, Marching Band, Politics
Zachary K. Robison, MD

Zachary K. Robison, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation
  • Personal Interests: World Literature, Debate
Melani L. Sherman, MD

Melani L. Sherman, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Howard University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Education, CHF Outcomes, Asthma Protocols, Airway Management
  • Personal Interests: Triathlons, Marathons, Masters Swimming, Snowboarding
Erin Simon, DO, FACEP

Erin Simon, DO, FACEP
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Emergency Medicine Research Director

  • Medical School: Ohio University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Research, Freestanding Emergency Departments, Procedural Skills, Business, Aesthetic Medicine
  • Personal Interests: Family, Travel, Triathlons, Crossfit, Playing Violin, Live Music, Skiing, Boating
Randy L. Wallace, Jr. MD

Randy L. Wallace, Jr. MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Professional Interests: Teaching
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Politics
Scott D. Winot, MD, FACEP

Scott D. Winot, MD, FACEP
Clinical Instructor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Ross University
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Personal Interests: Travel, Skiing
Andrew Yocum, MD

Andrew Yocum, MD
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Professional Interests: HEMS, Aeromedicine, EMS, Medical Education
  • Personal Interests: Family, Travel, Shooting Sports, Photography
Georgia Zachopoulos, DO, FACEP

Georgia Zachopoulos, DO, FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Professional Interests: QI
  • Personal Interests: Cooking, Travel
Erick Zoumberakis, MD, FACEP

Erick Zoumberakis, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, NEOMED
Medical Director, Tallmadge and Mogadore Fire Department EMS

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Personal Interests: Sports, Exercise, World Champion Cavs



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