Teaching Faculty

Louis Leone, DO, FAOASM

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Title: Director of Family Medicine
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Education/Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: UH Richmond, Sports Fellowship and Cleveland Medical Center
Post-Residency Career: Private practice in Chardon, Ohio, Co-program director for Sports Medicine Fellowship, Program Director for Family Medicine
History with UH Regional FM Residency: Director 2008 – Present
Medical/Professional Areas of Interests: Sports medicine, Preventative health
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Running, tennis, watching good movies, being a team doctor for the local high school
Favorite Quote: “Don’t just count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

Larry J. Witmer, DO

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Title: Associate Director of Family Medicine; Southeast Regional Medical Director – UH Primary Care Institute; Chair – UH Outpatient Quality Assurance; Medical Director – UH Aurora Family Medicine
Hometown: Willowick, Ohio
Education/Medical School: OU-HCOM
Residency: St. John West Shore Hospital
Post-Residency Career: Center for Health and Wellness, Madison, OH 2000-2002; UH Twinsburg Family Medicine, 2002 – 2012; UH Aurora Family Medicine, 2012 – Present
History with UH Regional FM Residency: Associate Director 2010 – Present
Medical/Professional Areas of Interests: Sports, Pediatrics, Preventative Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family; boating, jet skiing, baseball, basketball, football
Favorite Quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Lili Lustig, DO

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Title: Family Physician
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergraduate Institute and Major/Minor: Arizona State University, Major: Biology/Physiology, Minor: Communication
Professional/Medical Areas of Interest/Future Aspirations: Medical Education, Dermatology. Currently Vice President Elect, State of Ohio, ACOFP Board of Governors. Osteopathic Advocacy
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Healthy cooking, travel, community education, “How to Eat a Rainbow”
Why I chose UH Regional: To be a part of the opportunity to create something great. Moving this Family Medicine Residency program into the ACGME world, while preserving our osteopathic identity
Favorite Quote: “Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

Christopher Tangen, DO

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Title: Medical Director of Sports Medicine
Hometown: Seymour, Illinois
Education/Medical School: Miami University – Oxford, OH; Des Moines University Residency: UH Cleveland Medical Center
Post-Residency Career: Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship- UH Cleveland Medical Center/Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital
History with UH Regional FM Residency: 5 years
Medical/Professional Areas of Interests: Sports Medicine, Urgent Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Sports
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”. – Wayne Gretzky

Randy Jernejcic, MD

Randy Jernejcic, MD Title: Vice President, Ambulatory Quality and Clinical Transformation – University Hospital
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
Education/Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Masters of Medical Management – Carnegie Melon University
Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Residency: OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
Post-Residency career: Twenty years of mixed clinical practice in both general family medicine, high acuity emergency medicine and medical education. For the last ten years most of my work has been as a physician executive holding several roles, including a Chief Medical Officer in Beijing, China and Cleveland, Ohio in addition to my current work as Vice President for System Quality, Value and Clinical
Transformation History with UH Regional FM Residency: I precept one half day a week . Started in the beginning of 2020. Have many years precepting experience (residents and medical students) at other institutions
Medical/Professional Areas of Interest: Population Health, Emergency medicine, International medicine (I have worked providing health care and/or consulting on health care quality improvement in China, Rwanda and Central America)
Personal Interests/Hobbies: International travel
Favorite Quote: “Do what you love. Love what you do.” Many attribute this to Ray Bradbury as he said it in reverse. This one is from the people at Life is Good. It is my approach to life and my approach to being a doctor. Love every patient and what you are doing for them. Serve each of them, learn from each of them. Serve yourself by also following what you enjoy. Family medicine has allowed me to work all over the world and with so many amazing patients and care givers. I make sure I love what I do and I always work to do what I love.

Mara Edison, DO

Mara Edison, DO

Title: Attending Physician, University Hospitals Family Medicine Residency, Bedford, OH
Hometown: Bismarck, ND
Education/Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Post-Residency career: This is my first position after residency and I knew I wanted to continue with medical education after residency. I enjoy a mix of seeing patients and precepting residents and teaching medical students and plan to continue with this through my career.
History with UH Regional FM Residency: I have recently joined the UH FM residency and work at the Bedford Primary Care location. I am involved with the residents at this location and with the rest of the residents during didactic sessions.
Medical/Professional Areas of Interest: Procedures, Lifestyle medicine, women’s health, OMT
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, camping, paddle boarding, running, crafting
Favorite Quote: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Emerson

Donna Ayres

Title/Position: Senior Medical Education Specialist
Hometown: Newbury, Ohio
History with UH Regional FM Residency: I have been the Family Medicine Coordinator at UHRH for nine years. Could not ask for a better Program Director or group of residents.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, attending garage sales/estate
sales/auctions with my sister, eBay, Sports, enjoying a good movie with a bowl of popcorn
Favorite Quote: “The happiest persons don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything.” – Anonymous