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

  • Nancy Cloak

Nancy Cloak, MD

  • Title: Faculty, HPM fellowship
  • Undergraduate: University of South Florida  
  • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Swimming
  • Medicine Interests: Hospice and palliative medicine 

  • 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

  • James Preston
  • James Preston
  • James Preston
  • James Preston

James E. Preston, DO 

  • Title: Program Director, HPM fellowship
  • Undergraduate: Indiana State University
  • Medical School: Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: married 45 years to Kathy, three adult children with 6 grandchildren
  • Hobbies: Enjoys family time, boating, shooting, and martial arts
  • Medicine Interests: Hospice and palliative medicine, undergraduate medical education

  • 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: Associate Program Director, HPM 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

PGY4

  • Ashley Burkholder DO
  • Dr. Ashley Burkholder
  • Dr. Ashley Burkholder
  • Dr. Ashley Burkholder
  • Dr. Ashley Burkholder

Ashley Burkholder, DO

  • Title: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow
  • Undergraduate: University of Dayton
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I have three dogs
  • Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family
  • Medicine Interests: Kids and elderly 

PGY3

  • Dr. Kevin Carnahan
  • Dr. Kevin Carnahan
  • Dr. Carnahan in practice

Kevin T. Carnahan, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Wright State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I am very close with my parents, sister and two nephews
  • Hobbies: Sailing, construction, woodworking, and architecture
  • Medicine Interests: Rural Medicine, maritime medicine and psychiatry

  • Marie Gerow
  • Dr. Gerow consulting with Dr. Lanzola and Dr. Prosser
  • Dr. Lanzola, Dr. Prosser and Dr. Gerow making rounds through the cancer atrium
  • Dr. Gerow, Dr. Jackmovich, and Dr. Lanzola making rounds at Firelands Regional Medical Center
  • Dr. Gerow consulting with a care team
  • Dr. Gerow talking with a nurse headed through the corridors at Firelands Reigonal Medical Center

Marie E. Gerow, MD

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Norte Dame of Ohio
  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Personal Info: Medicine is my second career. I was a paint formulation chemist while raising my 3 kids - now 15, 16, and 19 years old. I am excited to be pursuing my dreams! 
  • Hobbies: Hiking and exploring nature, gardening, playing cards, and board games, cooking and dreaming up new recipes, spending time with my family, cook-outs, traveling, reading cozy mystery novels by the fire, having coffee with my friends
  • Medicine Interests:  Battling chronic illnesses with a whole person approach including conventional medicine along with diet and nutrition, activity and exercise, personal development, stress reduction, environment and relationships, community involvement and positive psychology

  • Emily Lanzola
  • Emily Lanzola
  • Emily Lanzola
  • Emily Lanzola

Emily L. Lanzola, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: The College of Wooster in Wooster
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I am the first member of my family to attend medical school. I was married in May to my wonderful husband, Bob, who is a school counselor. 
  • Hobbies: I am a huge reader— I read over 70 books last year. I love to read all kinds of books, especially thrillers and young adult fiction. I really enjoy learning what others are reading and providing recommendations. My favorite books of all time are the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling. I also love cooking and baking. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I enjoy binge-watching shows on Netflix and Hulu. I am interested in continuing to travel around the world to explore new sights, cultures, and food
  • Medicine Interests: Women’s health, adolescent medicine, and hospice and palliative care

  • Dr. Ramiz Momin
  • Dr. Momin entering documentation
  • Dr. Momin
  • Dr. Momin working on the computer
  • Dr. Momin getting a drink during a shift at the Family Health Center

Ramiz R Momin, MD

  • Title:  Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Personal Info: I am married to a beautiful, awesome, weird wife of many years 
  • Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, playing any sports, reading self-help books
  • Medicine Interests: Meditation, philosophy and the study of religious mysticism (especially sufism) 

PGY2

  • 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

PGY1 - FM

  • 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

  • Joe Jackmovich
  • Dr. Gerow, Dr. Jackmovich, and Dr. Lanzola making rounds at Firelands Regional Medical Center

Joe Jackmovich, DO

  • Title: Family Medicine Resident
  • Undergraduate: Indiana University South Bend
  • Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I have two cats
  • Hobbies: Video Games
  • Medicine Interests:  LGBTQ care and addiction medicine 

  • 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 - TY

  • Bender
  • Bender
  • Bender

 Tyler Bender, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: Ohio University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: I have two dogs
  • Hobbies: Golf and boating
  • Medicine Interests: Anesthesia 

  • Dr. Derrek Schartz
  • Resident, Dr. Schartz and preceptor, Dr. Mast consulting on a case
  • Schartz
  • Schartz
  • Dr. Schartz completing documentation at the Family Health Center
  • Schartz

Derrek Schartz, MD

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: Tufts University
  • Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Personal Info: Married and has a dog
  • Hobbies: Skiing
  • Medicine Interests: Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology 

  • Anuj Shah
  • Dr. Shah with his wife at a celebration
  • Dr. Shah with Elephant
  • Dr. Shah celebrating graduation with his dog
  • Dr. Shah and his wife
  • Dr. Shah completing documentation at Family Health Services
  • Dr. Shah and his wife as the pumpkin king and queen
  • Dr. Shah conversing with a medical student

Anuj Shah, DO

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: Wayne State University
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Personal Info: Play sports, watch football and basketball
  • Hobbies: Avid car enthusiast and roller coaster fanatic
  • Medicine Interests: Interventional spine and pain mgmt 

  • Emily Young
  • Emily Young
  • Emily Young
  • Emily Young

Emily Young, MD

  • Title: Transitional Year Resident
  • Undergraduate: Case Western University
  • Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Personal Info: Married and have a dog
  • Hobbies: Skiing, running and walking the dog
  • Medicine Interests: Radiology 
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