Faculty

Andrew Bloom, MD

Andrew Bloom, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: East Amherst, NY
Undergraduate: University at Buffalo
Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Ben Boswell, DO

Ben Boswell, DO

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Worthington, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Further Training: Sports Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC
Research and Academic Interests: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Traumatic Brain Injury

Howard Dickey-White, MD

Howard Dickey-White, MD

Medical Director for the UH Center for Patient Flow Management
Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Grinnell College
Medical School: Northwestern University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University
Additional Training: Board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
Research and Academic Interests: NICOM, Shock, Evidence-based Emergency Medicine, Clinical Risk Management

Stephanie Gaines, MD

Stephanie Gaines, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Undergraduate: Kent State University
Medical School: NEOMED
Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center
Research and Academic Interests: Social Determinants of Health

Riley Grosso, MD

Riley Grosso, MD

Director of Quality Improvement and Peer Review
Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Cincinnati
Research and Academic Interests: Effective Educational Modalities, Quality Improvement, Imposterism. Peer Review, Morbidity and Mortality

Louis Horwitz, MD

Louis Horwitz, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Huntington Woods, MI
Undergraduate: The University of Michigan
Medical School: The University of Michigan
Residency: Milwaukee County
Research and Academic Interests: Endotracheal drugs, Malpractice Prevention, Contracts

Robert M. Hughes, DO

Robert M. Hughes, DO

Assistant Medical Director
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: University of Buffalo
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center
Research and Academic Interests: Medical Operations and Medical Education

Aaron Lareau, MD

Aaron Lareau, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Cedar Springs, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center
Research and Academic Interests: Critical Care

Jennifer Li, MD

Jennifer Li, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center
Research and Academic Interests: Medical Education, Oral Board Preparation

 Jeffrey Luk, MD

Jeffrey Luk, MD

Director, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Hometown: Passaic, NJ
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
Additional Training: EMS and Disaster Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC; Master of Science with a Concentration in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management, The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washington, DC
Research Interests: Prehospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Event Medicine, Operational Medicine

 Ryan Marino, MD

Ryan Marino, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Toxicologist
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Additional Training: Medical Toxicology at University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Substance Use Disorders, Harm Reduction, Ethanol Metabolism

Sean Mayerik, MD

Sean Mayerik, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Cleveland State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Victoria Mason, MD

Victoria Mason, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: New Knoxville, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 Lauren McCafferty, MD

Lauren McCafferty, MD

Ultrasound Fellow
Hometown: Newport, KY
Undergraduate: Centre College
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Colin McCloskey, MD

Colin McCloskey, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Critical Care

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern
Further Training: Anesthesia/Critical Care at University of Michigan
Research and Academic Interests: ED-ICU, ECMO, Peer Coaching

Marlea Miano, MD

Marlea Miano, MD

Medical Director, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Hometown: Euclid, OH
Undergraduate: John Carroll University
Medical School: Wright State University
Residency: Wright State University
Additional Training: Registered nurse, EMT-P
Research Interests: ED flow/operations. EMS

Christopher N. Miller, MD

Christopher N. Miller, MD

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Undergraduate: Sewanee - The University of the South
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth, VA (TI year)
Research and Academic Interests: Clinical Operations and System Engineering, Trauma, Leadership Development

Steve Morgan, MD

Steve Morgan, MD

EMS Fellow
Hometown: Gray, LA
Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 Richard Nelson, MD

Richard Nelson, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Bath, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: University of Toledo
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center, NY
Research and Academic Interests: Cardiac Emergencies

Matthew Niehaus, DO

Matthew Niehaus, DO

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Additional Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine
Research and Academic Interests: Sepsis/Septic Shock, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, Post Cardiac Arrest Care

Vicki Noble, MD

Vicki Noble, MD

Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Program Director

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Additional Training: Ultrasound Fellowship - St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, NYC
Research and Academic Interests: Point of Care Ultrasound, Global Emergency Medicine, Imaging Efficacy, Social Justice Advocacy in Emergency Medicine

Lauren Porter, DO

Lauren Porter, DO

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Canton, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Additional Training: Medical Toxicology at University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Research and Academic Interests: Med Tox, Withdrawal Syndromes, Socioeconomic Boundaries to Health Care

 Marina Shpilko, DO

Marina Shpilko, DO

Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: EM/IM OUCOM/St John Medical Center
Additional Training: Ultrasound Fellowship, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Research and Academic Interests: Sepsis, Point of Care Ultrasound

Matthew Stull, MD

Matthew Stull, MD

Assistant Residency Director
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Anesthesia - Critical Care

Hometown: Pittsgrove, NJ
Undergraduate: Bucknell University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Training: Emergency Critical Care Fellowship, University of Michigan; Education & Research Fellowship, American Medical Student Association
Research and Academic Interests: Effective Teaching Practices, Impacts of Mentoring, Goal-Directed Cardiac Arrest and Post-Resuscitative Care, Physician Advocacy/Leadership Development, Effective Teaching of Social Determinants of Health,Teaching & Mentoring, Critical Care in the ED, Cardiac Arrest Care, Social Determinants of Health

Yael Taub, MD

Yael Taub, MD

Attending Physician, UH Center for Emergency Medicine
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: University of Maryland

Jason Tehranisa, MD, MPH

Jason Tehranisa, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Point of care ultrasound Quality
Hometown: Novi, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Additional Training: Ultrasound fellowship, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Sarah Tehranisa, MD

Sarah Tehranisa, MD

Assistant Medical Director
Hometown: Northville, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Michigan
Research and Academic Interests: Operations and Administration

Sorapat Vijitakula, MD

Sorapat Vijitikula

Associate Fellowship Director for Education
Director, Residency Global Health Education

Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Med School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Further Training: Masters in Public Health, University of Michigan
Global Health Fellowship, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Justin Yax, MD

Justin Yax, DO

Director of the Division of Population Health
Hometown: Howell, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MS
Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center (Emergency Medicine)
Further Training: St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals (Internal Medicine), University of Michigan (Infectious Diseases Fellowship), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (DTMH)
Research and Academic Interests: Health in Displaced Populations, HIV, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Resistance

Jason Zeller, MD

Jason Zeller, MD

Associate Director, UH Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine
Hometown: Millstone Township, NJ
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Medical School: Drexel University
Residency: University of Rochester
Additional Training: University of New Mexico - EMS Fellowship
Research Interests: Innovation and Technology in Emergency Medicine/Prehospital Medicine; EMS operations/Logistics; Mass Casualty/Disaster Medicine; Pediatric Trauma/Injury Prevention

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