Alumni Notes: Fall 2014

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Alumni Notes

We’re proud of our alumni and graduates of our residency programs and want to spread the word about your achievements. If you have professional news or personal updates to share—or simply want to stay in touch—please contact the Office of Advancement at or 937.245.7610.


 John Dimar II, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Norton Leatherman Spine Care and Norton Spine Care. He is also a clinical professor with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, chief pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, and director of resident basic science education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.


Lori Remeika, M.D., ’82, and husband, Craig Wolfe, M.D., ’83, are both practicing internal medicine in Marshfield, Wisconsin.


Alan Davis, M.D., and Pamela Davis, M.D., live in Cleveland and have five children. Alan is a foot and ankle surgeon practicing at the Cleveland Clinic Westlake Family Health Center. He is the former chair of the St. John West Shore Hospital Department of Orthopaedics, and joined the Cleveland Clinic from his private practice in Westlake in 1999. Pamela is a dermatologist with MetroHealth and also serves as an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University. They welcomed their first grandchild, a boy, in 2014.

Richard Stockelman, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group specializing in simple and complex problems of the shoulder and the knee. He and his wife, Anne, are the proud parents of four children, and all are active participants in the community of Colorado Springs.

Louis Cannon, M.D., FACA, FCCP, FACC, FACP, is a recognized leader in cardiovascular research and development having been named in the Top 100 CardioVascular Specialists in America. Currently, he serves as president of the Cardiac and Vascular Research Center of Northern Michigan. He and his wife, Sally, have three children and live in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Helene McGarey Wechsler, M.D., is the founder of Scottsdale Private Physicians LLC., a concierge medical practice that allows her to provide each patient with undivided and unhurried attention. Dr. Wechsler comes from a family with a long tradition in medicine. Her maternal grandparents, parents, and two brothers, including David McGarey, ’87, are doctors. She is the proud mother of two sons and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

Ann Bevelhimer, M.D., is a family physician with Lakemoor Family Physicians in Knoxville, Tennesee. Her clinical interests include women’s health, pediatrics, and preventative health. She and her husband, Mark, have two children: Nathan and Samuel. In her free time, Bevelhimer enjoys jogging, soccer, boating, reading, camping, and outdoor activities.

George Herman, M.D., and Parmie Herman, M.D., own Auglaize Family Practice in Wapakoneta, Ohio. They are the proud parents of two children: Beth, who graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is now in a family medicine residency at the University of Kentucky, and David, who is a current medical student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Robert Shrake, M.D., is a market medical director in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky with United Healthcare. He is married and has three adult children.

Marlene Willen, M.D., is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon with Northcoast Dermatology Associates Inc., in Cleveland. Prior to this position, she was chair of the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University for 10 years. She and her husband, Michael, D.D.S., have three children. Her son, Benjamin, is in his first year as a medical student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.


Michael Muha, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialization in disorders of the upper extremity at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio in Lima, Ohio. He has also earned certificates of added qualifications in hand surgery, as well as sports medicine.


Robert Deters, M.D., ’87, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. His wife, Jean Casello Deters, M.D., ’88, is the medical director and owner of RenovoMD, a sound medical aesthetics practice offering a portfolio of noninvasive facial and body treatments based on “Science, Beauty and Wellness.” They have two sons and enjoy traveling.


Robert Mott, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM, is a physician on the Global Medical Team for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. He recently started this position after retiring from a long career in the Army specializing in preventive medicine.


Deborah Miller, M.D., is the family medicine residency director for the University of Chicago Department of Family Medicine. She also serves as a family medicine physician with the Northshore Medical Group in Glenview, Illinois.


Thomas Fritinger, M.D., practices family medicine at the Ogden Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Ogden, Utah. He married and has three daughters.


Tiffany Hall, M.D., is a practicing at Premier Ob/Gyn in Dayton. In addition, she is the medical director for Revitalize MD MedSpa & Laser Center in Springboro. Hall has most recently founded, a shopping site that enables shoppers to contribute to their favorite local charity and/or scholarship fund. She is married and has two daughters.

William Wong, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, is medical director for the Chicago Fire Department and has spent his entire career in public health. He is also a major in the Illinois Air National Guard.

Rick Chadha, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with O’Rielly Medical Consultants in Palos Heights, Illinois. He and his wife, Vishali, have two children and live in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Efrem McAdoo, M.D., is an emergency physician with Adventist Health and medical director for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago. He and his wife, Nakia McAdoo, CRNA, have three sons and live in Elmhurst, Illinois.


Michelle Milic, M.D., has joined MedStar Health in Washington, D.C., as an internist specializing in critical care and hospice and palliative care.


Megan Baker-Ruppel, M.D., is an associate professor of surgery and surgery program director at Comprehensive Breast Care at Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina. She attributes the mentoring and encouragement of the following Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty with her success: Drs. Barney, Dunn, McCarthy, and Johnson.

Rebecca Rastetter, M.D., practices at Whitney Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Hamden, Connecticut. She has two children, Reese Puchalski (11) and Corinne Puchalski (9). She is a clinical instructor at Yale University and an assistant professor at Quinnipiac University.

Cynthia Villacis, M.D., of Edgewood, Kentucky, is a family physician at HealthSource of Ohio.


Anup Patel, M.D., is an attending pediatric neurologist and associate program director of the Neurology Residency Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition, he is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is married and has two young children.


Baljinder Bathla, M.D., is a cofounder of Chicago Sports and Spine, a multidisciplinary pain management clinic with multiple locations throughout Chicago. Bathla also serves on the executive board of directors for Awassa Children’s Project, an Ethiopian orphanage for children orphaned from HIV in Ethiopia and provided medical care in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010, the Asian tsunami of 2004, and Hurricane Katrina. He and his wife, Sagina Hanjrah, M.D., live in Chicago with their two children.

Joanne McKell, M.D., lives in the Ukranian Village located just outside of downtown Chicago with her husband and two young children. She is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mercy Health and Medical Center.

Loretta Riley, M.D., is a psychiatrist at the Denver Health Medical Center and an instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Jennifer Vargas, M.D., and Ramon Alvarez, M.D., live in Riverside, Illinois, with their two children. Jennifer is a family physician at Alivio Medical Center, a bilingual medical clinic that serves the underserved. Ramon is a psychiatrist at the Dreyer Medical Clinic specializing psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, adult psychiatry.


Katharine Conway, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of family medicine for the Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency and Master of Public Health at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland and focused her studies and clinical experience on global health and underserved populations.


Dovilan Logan Wyatt, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in Chicago. She lives on the west side of Chicago with her husband, Patrick, an IT consultant. They have two children, a 19-year-old daughter who is attending Brown University and an 8-year-old son.


Dr. Brian Harmych, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face and neck, has opened his practice, Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery, on Chagrin Boulevard, in Pepper Pike, Ohio.


Laura Rust, M.D., is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow and clinical informaticist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

In Memoriam

Donald Lane Wamsley, M.D., ’87, passed away May 10, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center. Wamsley is survived by his wife, Denise, his parents, and four sons, James, Andrew, Samuel, and Joseph. He was a practicing neurologist in the Dayton area for 21 years. For more information: aspx?src=value&obitid=83988 med.

Last edited on 02/19/2016.