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Heritage College bestows Master Faculty status on 37 physician/teachers

 
 
(ATHENS, Ohio—Nov. 20, 2015) The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has recently recognized 37 of its clinical faculty members as Master Faculty, including 11 Heritage College alumni. The college bestows this honor every four years on a select group of physicians who teach at its clinical campuses, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the college. It is the highest honor the college gives faculty members working at its consortium of clinical teaching sites around the state.

“One of my favorite duties as executive dean is honoring the longtime standouts among our clinical faculty,” Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., said. “These physician-teachers play a truly indispensable role in training our students, interns and residents. We would not be able to do what we do without their willingness to share their skills and experience."

Receiving Master Faculty honors in the latest round of awards were:

  • R. Aaron Adams, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Adams has a private practice, Aaron Adams D.O., Inc., in Portsmouth. He is affiliated with the Southern Ohio Medical Center clinical campus. Dr. Adams is a 1975 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Scott J. Anzalone, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Anzalone has a private practice, Scott J. Anzalone, M.D., in Logan. He is affiliated with the southeast Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Anzalone is a 1995 graduate of the Medical College of Ohio (later merged into the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences).
     
  • Thomas E. Baker, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Baker practices with OhioHealth Orthopedic Surgeons in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Baker is a 1974 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Steven N. Bass, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Bass practices with Marymount Hospital in Cleveland. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Bass is a 1976 graduate of Cornell University Medical College.
     
  • Brian J. Beesley, D.O., A.A.H.I.V.S., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Beesley practices with Victorian Village Family Health in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Beesley is a 1995 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Lance F. Broy, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Broy practices with Holzer Athens. He is affiliated with the southeast Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Broy is a 2001 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
     
  • Jeffrey M. Cochran, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Cochran practices with Tri-County Orthopedic Surgeons in Massillon. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Affinity Medical Center. Dr. Cochran is a 1985 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • John V. Cua, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology. Dr. Cua practices with Mobile Medical Care in Westlake. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at St. John Medical Center. Dr. Cua is a 1966 graduate of the Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Institute of Medicine.
     
  • Kirk R. Davis, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Davis practices with The Toledo Clinic. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Davis is a 1993 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • G. Patrick Ecklar, M.D., F.A.C.P., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Ecklar is a 1975 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
     
  • Essam Elashi, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Elashi practices with Firelands Physician Group in Sandusky. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Dr. Elashi is a graduate of Mansura University.
     
  • Daniel J. Evans, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Evans practices with Heartland Cardiology LLC in Hilliard. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Evans is a 1983 graduate of the Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine).
     
  • Frank D. Ferris, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Ferris is the executive director of palliative medicine in research & education at OhioHealth in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Ferris is a 1981 graduate of the McMaster University School of Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
     
  • Donald L. Freidenberg, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Freidenberg practices with Neurobehavior and Neurology, Inc., in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Freidenberg is a 1980 graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine (now the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences).
     
  • Vinay K. Gudena, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Gudena practices with Seidman Cancer Center in Sandusky. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gudena is a 2000 graduate of the Andhra Medical College.
     
  • Charles D. Hanshaw, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Hanshaw has a private practice, Charles D. Hanshaw, D.O., Inc., in Dayton. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Hanshaw is a 1980 graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Gregory Hill, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Hill practices with Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Hill is a 1986 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Robert W. Hostoffer, Jr., D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Hostoffer practices with Allergy/Immunology Associates, Inc., in Mayfield Heights. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Hostoffer is a 1985 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Jeffrey L. Hunter, D.O., D.C., F.A.A.F.P., clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Hunter practices with Chillicothe VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with the southeast Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Hunter is a 1994 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Cornelia M. Kacir, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Kacir is self-employed in Athens. She is affiliated with the southeast Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Kacir is a 2001 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • David C. Kazmierski, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Kazmierski practices with Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Kazmierski is a 1975 graduate of the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (now Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine).
     
  • Shawn R. Kerger, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M., associate professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Kerger practices with OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus. He is employed by the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Kerger is a 1996 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Kari Ketvertis, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Ketvertis has a private practice, Kari Ketvertis, M.D, in Huron. She is affiliated with the clinical campus at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ketvertis is a 1999 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
     
  • Pete E. Kondolios, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at St. Joseph Health Center. Dr. Kondolios is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University.
     
  • Eric E. Mast, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Mast practices with Firelands Physician Group in Sandusky. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mast is a 1993 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Jeri A. O’Donnell, M.A., L.P.C.C., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. O’Donnell practices with OhioHealth’s Doctors Hospital Family Practice in Grove City. She is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. O’Donnell is a 1978 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
     
  • Kevin Olson, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Olson practices with Columbus Health Professionals in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Olson is a 1987 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • James E. Preston, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Preston practices with Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky and is affiliated with its clinical campus. Dr. Preston is a 1980 graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine (now the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences).
     
  • Charles P. Sammarone, Jr., D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Sammarone has a private practice, C.P. Sammarone Jr., D.O., Inc., in Hubbard. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at St. Joseph Health Center. Dr. Sammarone is a 1995 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Michael G. Sekman, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Sekman has a private practice, Michael Sekman M.D., Inc., in Girard. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at St. Joseph Health Center. Dr. Sekman is a 1988 graduate of the CEBU Doctor's College of Medicine.
     
  • M. Terrance Simon, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Simon practices with Family Practice Associates, Inc., in Massillon. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Affinity Medical Center. Dr. Simon is a 1978 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Robert J. Skully, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Skully practices with Ohio Health’s Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He is affiliated with the central Ohio clinical campus. Dr. Skully is a 1979 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
     
  • Mark S. Smilek, D.O., clinical professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Smilek practices with Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls and is affiliated with its clinical campus. Dr. Smilek is a 1980 graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Philip A. Starr, III, D.O., is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Starr practices with St. Joseph Health Center in Warren and is affiliated with its clinical campus. Dr. Starr is a 1995 graduate of the Heritage College.
     
  • Scott R. Swope, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Swope practices with the Warren County Health Department in Springboro. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Swope is a 1962 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
     
  • Mousab I. Tabbaa, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine. Dr. Tabbaa practices with North Shore Gastroenterology, Inc., in Westlake. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at St. John Medical Center. Dr. Tabbaa is a 1981 graduate of the University of Damascus.
     
  • John P. Wagner, D.O., clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Wagner practices with Unity Health Network in Stow. He is affiliated with the clinical campus at Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Wagner is a 1985 graduate of the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
 
 
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