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We are fortunate to have a faculty that is as friendly and approachable as it is knowledgeable and experienced. Each member brings the depth and variety of interests and experiences that provide our residents not only expert personal instruction, but also an important real-world perspective that's imperative to family medicine. Whether it's discussing a clinical dilemma, offering advice on career planning, or sharing a friendly chat, you'll find our faculty's personal approach instructive, informative and refreshing.


Timothy Graham, MD, ABFM

Timothy Graham, MD, ABFM

Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Ohio University

  • BS: The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MD: The Ohio State University, 1999
  • Residency Training: Riverside Methodist Hospital, 2002
  • Special Interest: Academic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, occupational medicine, wellness, integrative medicine, spirituality in medicine
  • Outside Interest: Fitness, arts, meditation
David Banas, MD, FAAFP

David Banas, MD, FAAFP

Associate Program Director, Medical Student Clerkship Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Medical University

  • MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2003
  • Residency Training: Cleveland Clinic/Fairview Hospital, 2007
  • Fellowship Training: Adolescent Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, 2009
  • Special Interest: Academic Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Eating Disorders, Men's Health, LGBTQ Healthcare, Diabetes, Preventive Medicine
  • Outside Interest: WChurch Music, Classical Music, Working Out, Swimming, Reading, Politics.
James Dombroski, MD

James Dombroski, MD

Assistant Program Director, Director of Women's Health

  • BS: Youngstown State University, 2006
  • MD: Northeastern Ohio Medical University, 2010
  • Residency Training: University of Wyoming – Casper & Akron General Center for Family Medicine, 2013
  • Fellowship Training: Obstetrics in Family Medicine – University of Alabama – Huntsville, 2014
  • Special Interest: Weight/Obesity Medicine, Wilderness Medicine
  • Outside Interest: Water sports, Winter sports, Technology in Medicine
John Jonesco, DO, ABFM

John Jonesco, DO, ABFM

Associate Program Director, Director of Osteopathic Medicine and Inpatient Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Ohio University

  • BA: Ohio Wesleyan University, 1995
  • DO: Ohio University College of Medicine, 2000
  • Residency Training: The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Special Interest: Preventive medicine, age management medicine
  • Outside Interest: Spending time with family, tennis, cooking, Cleveland and OSU sports fan
Christine Young, MD, ABFM

Christine Young, MD, ABFM

Associate Program Director, Director of Curriculum and Research
Clinical Assistant Professor Northeast Ohio Medical University, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine

  • BS: Indiana University, 2006
  • MD: The Ohio State University, 2010
  • Residency Training: Grant Family Medicine in Columbus, OH, 2013
  • Special Interest: Wellness, Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Global Health
  • Outside Interest: Exploring Columbus with my family, Experiencing new restaurants, Fitness, and Travel
Jeri A. O'Donnell, MA, LPCC

Jeri A. O'Donnell, MA, LPCC

Director, Clinical Behavioral Science

  • BS: University of Dayton
  • MA: The Ohio State University
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, State of Ohio
  • Special Training: Certificates in Training and Development and Wellness Coaching
  • Special Interests: Stress management, grief counseling, mind/body/spirit wellness, resident well-being
  • Outside Interests: Swimming, golf, farmer's markets, cooking, reading, fitness
James Barnes, MD, ABFM

James Barnes, MD, ABFM

Associate Faculty
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Ohio University

  • BS: The Ohio State University, 1992
  • MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency Training: Mount Carmel Medical Center, 1999
  • Special Interests: Sports medicine, pediatrics, and acute care medicine
  • Outside Interests: Basketball, chess, computers, volleyball, and cats
Philip David Berger, MD, ABFM

Philip David Berger, MD, ABFM

Associate Faculty
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Ohio University

  • BA: University of Toledo, 1992
  • MD: Medical College of Ohio, 1996
  • Residency Training: Mount Carmel Medical Center, 1999
  • Special Interest: Pediatrics, diabetes, practice management
  • Outside Interest: Running, our metro parks, my family
Babak Jalali, MD, ABFM

Babak Jalali, MD, ABFM

Associate Faculty

  • BA: University of California Irvine, 2003
  • MD: Ross University, 2009
  • Residency Training: Mount Carmel Health System, 2013
  • Special Interests: International Medicine, Community outreach & underserved populations, Preventative Medicine, Medical Education, Adolescent Care
  • Outside Interests: Traveling, Concerts/Live music, Snowboarding, Medical Missions, Mixed Martial Arts, Sushi, Traveling some more
John O'Handley, MD, ABFM

John O'Handley, MD, ABFM

Director of Medical Outreach
Associate Faculty

Clinical Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Ohio University

  • BS: St. Louis University, 1968
  • MD: University of Missouri, 1972
  • Residency Training: St. John's Medical Center, St. Louis, 1975
  • Special Interests: Colposcopy, otitis media, and medical ethics
  • Outside Interests: Tennis, swimming, reading, and flying