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Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, FACC, FAACVPR
Executive Director, McConnell Heart Health Center
System Vice President, Heart & Vascular Service Line, OhioHealth
Dr. Caulin-Glaser is an experienced administrator, physician, teacher and researcher in the specialty of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Caulin-Glaser received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her cardiovascular research and clinical fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. After completing her residency, chief residency, and fellowship, she was invited to join the faculty at Yale, where she was an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine until she joined the McConnell Heart Health Center in 2002. Dr. Caulin-Glaser served as Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, the Director of Research, and later, the Director of Preventive Cardiology before becoming the Executive Director in 2008. In addition to her role as Executive Director of McConnell, Dr. Caulin-Glaser has been the System Vice President for Heart & Vascular Services at OhioHealth since 2011.
She is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and in the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She has been the recipient of a NIH-independent investigator award, primary investigator on several NIH-sponsored clinical trials, authored several medical text chapters, has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and abstracts and co-authored a book titled “The Woman’s Heart: An Owner’s Guide” directed to women of all ages. Dr. Caulin-Glaser is a member of the OhioHealth Research Institute Board.
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Julie S. Cantrell, MD
Dr. Julie Cantrell attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in family medicine at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is board-certified in family medicine and obesity medicine.
Dr. Cantrell is medical director for the OhioHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation programs in Central Ohio. She oversees management of heart patients by our cardiac rehabilitation staff. Patients with coronary artery disease, heart attack, bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, heart failure, and other heart conditions can benefit greatly from participation in cardiac rehabilitation, improving quality of life and decreasing risk of hospital readmission and progression of heart disease.
She is also the medical director for OhioHealth Medical Weight Management, overseeing patient care in our nonsurgical weight loss program. Patients who are overweight or obese can see significant health benefits from weight loss. It can improve blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and reduce heart disease risk. It can treat GERD, sleep apnea and arthritis pain. It can help a person to live longer and feel better on fewer medications.
She also supervises exercise stress testing for new MHHC members.
She lives in the Worthington area with her husband and three children.
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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 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-operative comprehensive musculoskeletal care from acute sports injuries to chronic pain.
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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.
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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 President of the Board of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (2015-2016) and is clinical professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at OSU.
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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® again in the 2015-2016 list.
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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 OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. Following his residency at Riverside Methodist, 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.
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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 team physician for Olentangy 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 at Riverside.
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Joseph J. Ruane, DO
Dr. Joseph Ruane is the lead physician of the Spine, Sport and Joint Center at the McConnell Center.
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 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 all modern treatments and techniques to treat the spectrum of acute injuries to chronic conditions.
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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 sports medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain management and spinal cord injury medicine. He is ABEM certified in electrodiagnostic medicine nad ADRMS certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound. 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.