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Dr. Syed Ali, MD
Board-certified Anesthesiologist & Pain Medicine Physician, Summa Western Reserve Hospital Graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health Medicine Internship, Cleveland Clinic Residency in anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Chief Fellow in Pain Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Ali is board-certified and fellowship-trained in the treatment of several types of chronic pain. His treatment focuses on geriatric pain, low back and neck pain, spinal stenosis, herniated disc treatment, facet joint syndrome, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, sciatica, musculoskeletal pain, diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic pain, joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy, shingles, failed back/post-laminectomy syndrome, and interventional pain management including spinal cord stimulation and kyphoplasty.
Dr. Murrell Henderson, DO
Attending Physician, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
Dr. Murrell Henderson holds certifications from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Leon Howard II, PhD, PCC-S
Professional Clinical Counselor, Center for Pain Medicine at Summa Western Reserve Hospital
B.A. in Psychology, Youngstown State University
M.S. Ed. in Counseling, Youngstown State University
Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, The University of Akron.
Traineeship, The University of Akron (Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling, in Akron Ohio)
Adjunct Professor, Counseling Department, The University of Akron
Dr. Leon Howard II is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Currently, and for the past 10 years, he has worked as an adjunct professor in the Counseling Department at The University of Akron teaching a variety of courses, particularly the practicum course. In September, 2007, he joined the staff of the Falls Pain Management Center and continues now with the Center for Pain Medicine. He particularly values the comprehensive approach to pain medicine the Center embraces. At the Center, he provides and specializes in psychological consultation, crisis intervention, health and behavior assessments, as well as pain management psychotherapy. Services include psychological counseling, behavioral/cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy. His areas of interest include the assessment and treatment of chronic pain, depression, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Susan Iannicca, CNP, RD, CDE
Certified Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Insulin Pump Trainer
Susan Iannicca serves as a certified nurse practitioner, diabetes educator and dietitian through the Department of Endocrinology, Hudson Specialty Center. She has experience as a renal dietitian for Center for Disease Control dialysis centers to serve patients who need nutrition counseling. Iannicca holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Notre Dame College of Ohio, a Master of Science in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine/Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has formerly served at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Intensive Diabetes Management Clinic treating patients with diabetes and has spoken at symposiums, conferences, workshops and luncheons to educate on diet and nutrition and corresponding disorders relative to obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Steven B. Jackson, DO
Orthopedic Surgery & Adult Reconstruction, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Orthopedics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. Steven Jackson delivers a focused approach to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries and disorders using the most advanced technologies. Whether treating a painful fractured hip, repairing damage to the delicate bones of the human hand or caring for a moderate joint injury, Dr. Jackson’s utmost commitment is to provide individual attention and complete patient satisfaction.
Dr. David C. Kazmierski, DO
Attending Physician, Gastroenterology
Dr. David Kazmierski is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and specializes in the treatment and care of disorders of the digestive system-- esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, liver, bile ducts and pancreas, including colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, liver disease and other digestive problems. Dr. Kazmierski is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, served residency at Brentwood Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio and was fellowship-trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Cleveland. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI).
Dr. Howard Klions, MD
Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Howard Klions is a graduate of Allegheny College and received his M.D. from Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He served his residency at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY and served under fellowship at University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Dr. Klions is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine. He is an American College of Chest Physicians Fellow and a member of both the American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. James Martin, DO
Medical Director, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
Dr. James Martin is board certified in General Practice and holds certification from the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice, FAA Medical Examiner and has further certification in Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). He received his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Samer Narouze, MD, MSc, DABPM, FIPP
Chairman, Center For Pain Medicine, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University (OSU)
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)
Associate Professor of Surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Dr. Narouze has served as Pain Medicine fellowship director at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and holds board certifications in pain medicine, interventional pain management, headache medicine, and anesthesiology. He is a pioneer of ultrasound guided nerve blocks, which allows for greater safety for patients, and his clinical research has focused on pain management techniques for chronic headaches such as cervicogenic, cluster and migraine. Dr. Narouze has been published in numerous national and international pain journals, has authored and edited textbooks, and he serves as a visiting professor both nationally and abroad.
Richa Redhu Gehlaut, M.D.
Dr. Richa Redhu Gehlaut attended medical school at Sardar Patel Medical College in Rajasthan, India. She served her residency in Internal Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and served under fellowship in diabetes at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Richa Redhu Gehlaut is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Medical Council of India.
Dr. Tim Sable, MD
Pain Medicine Physician, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
B.S., The University of Akron
Doctorate of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Medicine Internship, Summa Akron City Hospital
Residency in anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
Chief of Pain Medicine Fellow, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Tim Sable focuses on interventional and multi-disciplinary pain management, including spinal cord stimulation, for a variety of conditions including chronic back and neck pain secondary to spinal stenosis, herniated discs, facet syndrome, radiculopathies, sciatica and failed back surgery syndrome. He is also trained in the management of various other painful conditions including abdominal pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic post-surgical pain and complex regional pain syndrome (RSD).
Jacob Sisko, PA-C
Jacob Sisko, PA-C received his Master’s Degree in Health Science through the Physician Assistant Program from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA after attending Ohio University in Athens, OH for Biology. Jacob Sisko has served as Colorectal Surgery PA-C and Physician Assistant Coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic and Medical Technologist for Akron General Medical Center where he obtained his ASCP certification.
Dr. Gary Sipps, PhD, ABPP
Psychologist, Behavioral Health Services, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
B.A. in Psychology, Rutgers University
Traineeship, the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center Psychology Service with rotations in General Medical/ Surgery and Inpatient Psychiatry
Pre-doctoral internship, Iowa State University
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, The University of Maryland
Dr. Gary Sipps joined the staff of the Falls Pain Management Center in 2006 and continues now with the Center for Pain Medicine at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. He values the multi-disciplinary team approach that the Center embraces and provides psychological consultation and evaluation, as well as pain management psychotherapy. His services include psychological counseling, hypnosis/ imagery/biofeedback, health and behavior assessments/ interventions, and psychological assessment. He has served as a faculty member for The University of Akron Department of Psychology (1981) and operated a full-time, private psychotherapy practice (1994).
Dmitri Souzdalnitski, MD, PhD
Dr. Dmitri Souzdalnitski is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology, as well as ACLS certified. Souzdalnitski earned his medical degree at Irkutsk State Medical University in Irkutsk, Russia. He also studied Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center in Moscow, Russia. He served a residency in Anesthesiology at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, a residency in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, and served under fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic.
Souzdalnitski has received numerous high honors including the 2011 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Pain Fellow of the Year Award, the 2011 American Pain Society Award, and the 2009 American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Award. Souzdalnitski is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Education in Anesthesia, the New York School of Regional Anesthesia, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Jennifer Wojtowicz, DO, MS
Endocrinologist, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
M.S. in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, The Ohio State University
Internal Medicine Residency, Cleveland Clinic
Endocrinology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Previous Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society and American Diabetes Association
D.O., University of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moine, IA
Dr. Jennifer Wojtowicz is a board-certified and fellowship-trained endocrinologist dedicated to the specific treatment of endocrinology related disorders. She has a special interest in thyroid disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and women’s endocrine disorders. She is specially trained to help restore the normal balance of hormones in patients and treats other conditions such as adrenal gland disorders, calcium disorders, cancers of the endocrine glands, cholesterol (lipid) disorders, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, menopause, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary gland disorders (tumors, hormone excess and/ or deficiency), thyroid diseases.