Residents

Third Year Dermatology Residents

Sarah Belden, DO
Sarah Belden, DO – PGY 4

Hometown: Presque Isle, Maine
Undergrad: Colby College, Maine
Med school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: University Hospitals Regional Hospitals

Lauren Karpinski, MD
Lauren Karpinski, MD – PGY 4

Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio
Undergrad: Miami University, Ohio
Med school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship: Summa Health Systems
Research interest: Lower extremity rashes and infections, photodynamic therapy

Miesha Merati, DO
Miesha Merati, DO – PGY 4

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Med school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: University Hospitals Regional Hospitals
Research interest: Dermoscopy, quality improvement

Barbara Reichert, MD
Barbara Reichert, MD – PGY 4

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Med school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Internship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Research interest: Microbiome and its role in atopic dermatitis

Aleta Simmons, MD, MS
Aleta Simmons, MD, MS – PGY 4

Hometown: Mayfield, Kentucky
Undergrad: Loyola University
Med school: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Internship: Loyola University Medical Center
Research interest: Health disparities

Amanda Suggs, MD
Amanda Suggs, MD – PGY 4

Hometown: Fort Pierce, Florida
Undergrad: University of Florida
Med school: University of Miami School of Medicine
Internship: The Cleveland Clinic
Research interest: Photobiology, sleep and skin, acne

Margaret Wat, MD, PhD
Margaret Wat, MD, PhD – PGY 4

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Undergrad: Duke University
Med school: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Research interest: Medical dermatology

Second Year Dermatology Residents

Gregory Delost, DO
Gregory Delost, DO – PGY 3

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Undergrad: Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
Med school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: University Hospitals Regional Hospitals
Research interest: Acne, cutaneous lymphoma, drug development and design

Michelle Filanovsky, MD
Michelle Filanovsky, MD – PGY 3

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Undergrad: Miami University, Ohio
Med school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship: MetroHealth Medical Center
Research interest: Quality of life, psychiatric co-morbidities in dermatologic disease

InYoung Kim, MD
InYoung Kim, MD, PhD – PGY 3

Hometown: Seoul, Korea & Chicago, Illinois
Undergrad: University of Chicago
Med school: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Internship: University of Chicago, NorthShore
Research interest: Immunodermatology

Rachel Mistur, MD
Rachel Mistur, MD – PGY 3

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Undergrad: Columbia University
Med school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship: Summa Health Systems
Research interest: Photodermatoses and photoaging

Timmie Sharma, MD
Timmie Sharma, MD – PGY 3

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Med school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship: MetroHealth Medical Center
Research interest: Skin cancer prevention, cutaneous oncology

Emily Shelley, DO
Emily Shelley, DO – PGY 3

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Med school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus
Internship: University Hospitals Regional Hospitals
Research interest: Effects of sleep apnea on photoaging

First Year Dermatology Residents

Emily Boes, DO
Emily Boes, DO – PGY 2

Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Undergrad: University of Iowa
Med school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Beaumont Hospital, Trenton
Research interest: Psoriasis, Medication compliance

Molly Campa, MD
Molly Campa, MD – PGY 2

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergrad: New College of Florida
Med school: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Internship: MetroHealth Medical Center

Harib H. Ezaldein, MD
Harib H. Ezaldein, MD – PGY 2

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Undergrad: Yale University
Med school: Yale School of Medicine
Internship: University of Washington, Surgery
Research interest: Nanotechnology, Biosensors, Drug-delivery systems, immunotherapy

Alexa Leone, DO
Alexa Leone, DO – PGY 2

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Undergrad: University of Miami
Med school: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: University Hospitals Regionals Hospitals
Research interest: Atopic dermatitis, pediatric dermatology

Fuad Muakkassa, MD
Fuad Muakkassa, MD, MPH – PGY 2

Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Med school: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Internship: The Cleveland Clinic – Akron General Hospital
Research Fellowship: Clinical Trials in Dermatology University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Robert Rothbaum, MD
Robert Rothbaum, MD – PGY 2

Hometown: Great Neck, New York
Undergrad: Boston University
Med school: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research interest: Medical dermatology, cutaneous oncology

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