Medical Education Faculty

Who We Are

For nearly 50 years, Firelands Regional Medical Center has provided outstanding medical education in Northwest Ohio. Our university-affiliated, community-based medical training incorporates both osteopathic and allopathic physician educators who work together in a collaborative model to provide our residents with superb clinical educational experiences.
Our medical education department is well-known for its collegial atmosphere. We strive to maintain a healthy balance between a robust training experience and a balanced lifestyle. Residents enjoy great camaraderie and the hospital sponsors many team-building events, such as an annual Lake Erie fishing trip, group outings to Cleveland sporting events and bowling nights.

Faculty

  • Braniecki
  • Dr. Matt Braniecki
  • Dr. Matt Braniecki
  • Dr. Matt Braniecki
  • Preceptor Dr. Braniecki consulting with resident Dr. Lowrie
  • Dr. Matt Braniecki

Matthew A. Braniecki, DO

  • Title: Faculty, FM and TY residency
  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Wife Kari
  • Hobbies: Jigsaw Puzzles, Sailing, Traveling
  • Medicine Interests: Wellness and preventive medicine

  • Reagan Bristol
  • Reagan Bristol

Reagan E.A. Bristol, DO

  • Title: Faculty, HPM fellowship
  • Undergraduate: Middle Tennessee State University
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Personal Info: Wife Mary Beth
  • Hobbies: Sailing and being with his dogs, Ohio State football, Ice Hockey
  • Medicine Interests: Hospice and palliative medicine

  • Paul Bruner
  • Dr. Paul Bruner in his office
  • Resident Dr. Prosser consulting with Preceptor Dr. Bruner

Paul Bruner, DO

  • Title: Associate Program Director, FM residency
  • Undergraduate: Oral Roberts University
  • Medical School: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Wife Robin - Married almost 30-years
  • Hobbies: Sound engineering, music, learning new languages, automotive technology 
  • Medicine Interests: Preventive medicine, research


  • Kari Ketvertis
  • Kari Ketvertis
  • Kari Ketvertis
  • Kari Ketvertis
  • Kari Ketvertis

Kari M. Ketvertis, MD

  • Title: Faculty, FM and TY residency
  • Undergraduate: John Carroll University
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Personal Info: Married, Husband Michael and 3 children
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family
  • Medicine Interests: Women's health

  • Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom
  • Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom

Kristopher Lindbloom, DO

  • Title: Program Director, TY residency
  • Undergraduate: The Colorado College in Colorado Springs
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Personal Info: Wife Sandy and one girl
  • Hobbies: Travel, restaurants, and conferences. 
  • Medicine Interests: Internal medicine, hospitalist medicine

  • Eric Mast
  • Eric Mast
  • Eric Mast
  • Eric Mast
  • Eric Mast
  • Eric Mast

Eric E. Mast, DO

  • Title: Program Director, FM residency
  • Undergraduate: Anderson University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Wife, Jody and I have lived in Huron for 25 years.  We have three children, and one Scottish terrier. 
  • Hobbies: Boating, fitness, family
  • Medicine Interests: Health policy, prevention, office procedures

  • John Ramey
  • John Ramey
  • John Ramey

John F. Ramey, DO

  • Title: Faculty, FM residency
  • Undergraduate: Ohio University
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Wife Kelly, married with 2 adult sons
  • Hobbies: Boating, watching sports
  • Medicine Interests: Geriatric medicine

  • Dr. Larry Robinson
  • Dr. Larry Robinson
  • Dr. Larry Robinson
  • Dr. Larry Robinson
  • Dr. Larry Robinson

Larry E. Robinson, DO

  • Title: Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship
  • Undergraduate: Miami University
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Wife Emily and 4 children
  • Hobbies: Boating and spending time with family
  • Medicine Interests: Hospice and palliative medicine, addiction medicine

PGY3

  • Tim Cutler

Tim Cutler, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Dayton
  • Medical School: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine - Cleveland
  • Hobbies: Playing cards or board games with my family, giving my mind a break with some physical labor on my family’s farm, helping my younger cousins prepare their livestock for show
  • Medicine Interests:  Rural medicine, the broad scope of practice in family medicine 

  • Dr. Dan Delaney
  • Dr. Delaney in the Dragon Boat Races
  • Dr. Delaney with the catch of the day

Dan Delaney, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Millikin University
  • Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: Badminton, video gaming, reading epic fantasy, writing, and playing music. 

  • Aaron Martinez, DO
  • Aaron Martinez, DO
  • Aaron Martinez, DO

Aaron Martinez, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids and our 2 dogs and 2 cats. Watching Denver Broncos or Colorado Avalanche, going to the movies and going to the gym
  • Medicine Interests:  Emergency Medicine

  • Dr. Austen Smith
  • Dr. Smith working at the Family Health Center
  • Dr. Delaney and Dr. Smith showing off the Dragon Boat Races trophy

Austen Smith, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Hobbies: Weightlifting, watching the Columbus Blue Jackets and Buckeye football, exploring new restaurants, hanging out with friends and family, boating, playing chess 
  • Medicine Interests: Sports medicine, integrative medicine, OMT, ultrasound, nutrition, exercise, wellness

PGY2

  • Dr. Emily Cox
  • Dr. Prosser, Dr. Lowrie, Dr. Shah, Dr. Schartz, Dr. Young and Dr. Cox all enjoying an evening at the Sandusky Pier
  • Dr. Cox practicing on SIM man
  • Dr. Jackmovich and Dr. Cox enjoying a cookout

Emily Cox, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Travel, music, and movies
  • Hobbies: SCUBA Diving
  • Medicine Interests: Emergency Medicine

  • Sohail Merchant
  • Sohail Merchant
  • Sohail Merchant
  • Sohail Merchant
  • Sohail Merchant

Sohail Merchant, MD

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Florida State University
  • Medical School: American University of Antigua
  • Personal Info: I am from Orlando, Florida.
  • Hobbies: I enjoy playing basketball, tennis, poker, working out, & creating content for my blog/vlog.
  • Medicine Interests:  Digital health, AI, emergency medicine, remote patient monitoring, & pediatrics 

  • Dr. Christian Lowrie
  • Dr. Lowrie consulting with medical student and nurse at the Family Health Center
  • Dr. Lowrie completing documentation
  • Dr. Lowrie explaining a patient experience with a medical student
  • Dr. Lowrie greeting a patient

Christian Lowrie, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Macalester College
  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Personal Info: I have 2 cats
  • Hobbies: Strategy Games
  • Medicine Interests:  Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine

  • Alexandra Prosser MD
  • Dr. Prosser with her son
  • Dr. Prosser with her diploma from The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Prosser and her son out for a stroller ride
  • Dr. Prosser and her son enjoying a hike together
  • Dr. Prosser with her husband and son after graduation
  • Dr. Prosser's son smiling big for the camera
  • Dr. Prosser and her husband getting some exercise out on Lake Erie

Alexandra Prosser, MD

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Toledo
  • Medical School: THE Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Personal Info: Knitting and crochet 
  • Hobbies: Biking, walking at the park and being near or on the lake
  • Medicine Interests: My professional interests include caring for families in times of transition, including adolescent medicine, the mother-baby dyad, and end-of-life care

PGY1

  • Adam Jenkins, DO
  • Adam Jenkins, DO
  • Adam Jenkins, DO

 Adam Jenkins, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: The University of New Mexico
  • Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I met my wife on accident the day before our blind date
  • Hobbies: Water sports, strategic board & video games, & spending time with my wife and kids
  • Medicine Interests: Full practice family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and emergency department medicine 

  • Melissa Malek, DO
  • Resident, Dr. Schartz and preceptor, Dr. Mast consulting on a case
  • Melissa Malek, DO
  • Schartz
  • Melissa Malek, DO

Melissa Malek, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Lorain County Community college / Bowling Green State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I have two cats, Simba and Zazu, and a guinea pig named Hammond. I have also been showing miniature horses for 19 years
  • Hobbies: Hiking, birdwatching, gardening, baking, & crafting
  • Medicine Interests: Women's health, preventive medicine 

  • Joe Parenteau, DO
  • Joe Parenteau, DO
  • Joe Parenteau, DO
  • Joe Parenteau, DO
  • Joe Parenteau, DO

Joe Parenteau, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Boston University
  • Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Currently in an apartment with 14 individual heartbeats: 2 cats & 2 fish tanks
  • Hobbies: Comedy, cooking/baking, the outdoors, the water, travel, animals, & technology
  • Medicine Interests: Academic medicine, emergency medicine, addiction medicine, health informatics, & healthcare reform

  • Daniel Truitt, DO
  • Emily Young
  • Daniel Truitt, DO
  • Daniel Truitt, DO

Daniel Truitt, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Bowling Green State University
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I have collected almost 200 Funko Pops over the past 7 years
  • Hobbies: Art, nature, nerdy things (DC, Marvel, Anime + many more), & movies
  • Medicine Interests: OMT, MAT, women's health, LGBTQ+ healthcare, outpatient medicine, rural/underserved medicine 

  • Jarrod Buchanon, DO
  • Jarrod Buchanon, DO
  • Jarrod Buchanon, DO
  • Jarrod Buchanon, DO

Jarrod Buchanon, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I've been to the Bird's Nest, built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics…and yes it was amazing.
  • Hobbies: Running, listening to music, playing Settler's of Catan, breakdancing, & watching collegiate football
  • Medicine Interests: I am going into the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and am excited to help grow the field! 

  • Nhi Nai, DO
  • Nhi Nai, DO
  • Nhi Nai, DO
  • Nhi Nai, DO

Nhi Nai, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
  • Medical School: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Fluent in 3 languages
  • Hobbies: Being outside & hiking, camping, staying fit, & playing at the lake
  • Medicine Interests: Anesthesiology

  • Keval Patel, DO

Keval Patel, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Miami
  • Medical School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: Golfing, exercising, sports, traveling
  • Medicine Interests: TBI, MSK, Rehab

  • Anmol Singh, DO
  • Anmol Singh, DO
  • Anmol Singh, DO
  • Anmol Singh, DO

Anmol Singh, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I am very competitive in most aspects of my life, including the game of HORSE!
  • Hobbies: Basketball, biking, guitar, hiking, and watching movies
  • Medicine Interests: PM&R, family medicine, sports medicine, underserved, community research
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