Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, FACC

Dr. Caulin-Glaser is the executive director and the director of research at the McConnell Center. She oversees the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and performs exercise stress tests for our programs.

Dr. Caulin-Glaser is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. She attended Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland and did her medical internship, residency and fellowships at Yale University Medical School and Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven , CT. Prior to her arrival at the McConnell Center , she was associate professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Cardiac Wellness and Preventive Program.

Dr. Caulin-Glaser has extensive experience in women's heart health, cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology.

 Julie S. Cantrell, MD

Dr. Julie Cantrell is a staff physician at The McConnell Center working in the Medical Weight Treatment Program, the Cardiac Rehab Program, the Anticoagulation Clinic and the Cardiometabolic Clinic. She is board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Cantrell attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Prior to working at The McConnell Center, Dr. Cantrell practiced family medicine for 13 years at Worthington Industries Family Medical and Wellness Center.

Jason P. Dapore, DO

Dr. Jason Dapore received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. While serving as chief resident for OhioHealth’s Doctors Hospital Family Practice program, Dr. Dapore received the 2004 Pfizer Outstanding Resident of the Year Award chosen nationally by the American Osteopathic Foundation.

Dr. Dapore completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University in 2005 and currently serves as a team physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets. His practice is dedicated to non-operativecomprehensive musculoskeletal care from acute sports injuries to chronic pain.

John W. Diehl, MD

Dr. John Diehl received his medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and completed his fellowship in sports medicine through Bethesda Family Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Diehl has received several awards for excellence, and in 2007 was nominated Resident Teacher of the Year by Bethesda Family Medicine. His practice is dedicated to comprehensive nonoperative musculoskeletal care from acute injuries to chronic pain.

Ruth Goldberg, PhD

Dr. Ruth Goldberg is a clinical psychologist at the McConnell Center and is on the medical staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital . Her behavioral health services include psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples and groups. She also teaches educational classes on topics such as emotions and overeating, attitudes that promote lifestyle change, and depression.

Dr. Goldberg also offers psychological services by referral to individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, loss or relationship issues.

Dr. Goldberg received her doctorate in psychology from The Ohio State University. She specializes in health psychology. Her focus is on behavioral health and the mind-body connection as it relates to physical illness, medical conditions and the promotion of optimal physical and emotional well-being.

Dr. Tom Houston Tom Houston, MD

Tom Houston, MD, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at University Hospitals in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was chief resident. After a year of private practice, he moved to Columbus in 1981 and was assistant professor of family medicine at Ohio State. Over the next 10 years, he had academic appointments at medical schools in Georgia and Kansas.

From 1990-2003, he directed the initiatives in preventive medicine and public health at the American Medical Association in Chicago. He was then recruited as the Jim Finks Endowed Professor in Health Promotion at LSU School of Public Health in New Orleans. He came to McConnell in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the Board of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and is clinical professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at OSU.

Dr Scott Merryman
 Scott Merryman, MD

Dr. Scott Merryman is the clinical director of cardiovascular risk management at the McConnell Heart Health Center Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Lipid Clinic. He specializes in evaluating and treating people with elevated blood lipid levels to lower their risk for heart and vascular disease. His lipid clinic at McConnell uses advanced testing methods to obtain accurate and predictive information used to guide treatment, with the goal of preventing events such as heart attack or stroke.

Dr. Merryman is board-certified in clinical lipidology and family medicine. An area of interest for him is behavioral medicine, and working collaboratively with patients to achieve their goals. Dr. Merryman attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He is a member of the National Lipid Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He has been named one of America’s Best Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.

Gail E. Mutchler, MD

Dr. Gail Mutchler is currently serving as the director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the McConnell Heart Health Center. Dr. Mutchler attended medical school at the Ohio State University and completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Following his residency at Riverside, he also completed a two year fellowship in pulmonary medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

As director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at McConnell, Dr. Mutchler performs evaluations and oversees the treatment plan for patients with pulmonary disease. He also is currently the tuberculosis controller for several areas in Ohio. His areas of special interest include ventilator management, cardiopulmonary interactions and exercise testing, infections of the chest and pleural disease.

 Dr. Robert H. Perkins Robert H. Perkins, MD

Dr. Robert Perkins received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and completed his medical studies at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Perkins did his residency at The Ohio State University Department of Physical Medicine and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnosis. Dr. Perkins serves as the medical director for the Rehabilitation Unit at Madison County Community Hospital and is the team physician for Mifflin High School. His areas of special interest are spinal disorders, minimally invasive spine procedures, musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine and electrodiagnosis. Dr. Perkins sees patients at the McConnell Spine Sport & Joint Center and also at Physical Medicine Associates Riverside and Springfield offices.

 Joseph J. Ruane, DO

Dr. Joseph Ruane is the medical director of the Spine, Sport and Joint Center at the McConnell Center . He cares for patients experiencing acute and chronic conditions, including sports injuries, arthritis and chronic tendinitis and tendinopathy.

Dr. Ruane is board certified in family practice medicine. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine with Horizon Orthopedic and team physicians for the Cleveland Indians. He is trained in acupuncture through the UCLA School of Medicine and currently serves as team physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

Dr. Ruane's practice is dedicated to comprehensive musculoskeletal care. He uses multi-modal care to treat the spectrum of acute injuries to chronic pain.

 Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his residency at The Ohio State University in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Strakowski is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has subspecialty certifications in electrodiagnostic medicine, pain management and spinal cord injury medicine. His areas of interest include electrodiagnostic medicine, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and sports medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Strakowski sees patients at the McConnell Spine Sport & Joint Center and also at Physical Medicine Associates at Riverside.