Department of Medicine Faculty

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year Residencies; Chair of Summa Health System GMEC Diversity and Inclusion Council; Assistant Dean of Diversity at Northeast Ohio Medical University
Yoleetah Ilodi MD

Yoleetah Ilodi MD is a Core Faculty member for the Categorical and Transitional Year residencies. She chairs the Summa Health System Graduate Education Commitees's Diversity and Inclusion Council. She practices internal medicine and geriatric medicine at Summa Health System.

Dr. Ilodi is the Assistant Dean of Diversity for Northeast Ohio Medical University where she completed a Fellowship in Academic Medicine and currently is an associate professor of internal medicine and serves on the admissions committee. Dr. Ilodi provides leadership that lends, oversight and strategic vision for policies and initiatives to promote an inclusive and equitable learning environment for students, faculty and staff at the College.

Dr. Ilodi earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and geriatric fellowship at Summa Health System.

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency, Summa Health System; Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Stephanie Tan MD, FACP

Stephanie Tan MD, FACP graduated from the College of Wooster, earning honors in art and art history. She completed the Michigan Merit Fellowship for the History of Art at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she was named the ACP Outstanding Student Entering Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tan has made many contributions to the efficiency, quality and professional impact of the Internal Medicine Center ambulatory clinic, as well as the daily education of residents in Categorical, Transitional and Preliminary Medicine. The physical space and color choices of the Internal Medicine Center owe their aesthetic to Dr. Tan's artistic sensibilities.

Dr. Tan's patient care and hands-on training is valued by residents, who have awarded her multiple teaching awards for her work.

She maintains an active interest in art, cooking, and is a season ticket holder for the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Diana Stewart MD, FACP

Diana Stewart MD, FACP is a graduate of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine where she received the Ideal Physician Award from her class. She completed her residency in Medicine/Pediatrics at Summa Health System. She has served as an resident advisor, and teaching attending physician for inpatient and ambulatory services. Dr. Stewart was recognized for her teaching excellence with the IMC Teacher of the Year award for 2017-18.

Dr. Stewart serves as a community volunteer and enjoys hiking, traveling, and caring for her dogs.

Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center
Joel Rayl MD

Dr. Rayl graduated from The Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his Medicine residency at Summa Health System. He served as Chief Resident for the Medicine Residency at Summa Health System and currently serves as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center.

Dr. Rayl has been a faculty innovator in the areas of EMR use and evaluation of residents and students. Along With Dr. Tatar he has implemented a mobile evaluation system that is used in direct observation of medical residents. Faculty can create and send an evaluation that is coded for level of supervision and next steps to improve, all on the same day as the observation. Our faculty have used this system to increase the number of evaluations five-fold in the first year of use. Dr. Rayl is currently developing a curriculum for POCUS (point of care ultrasound) for faculty and resident training in this physical diagnosis modality.

Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center; Core Faculty Member, Categorical, Preliminary and Transitional Year Residencies; Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Summa Health System
Stephanie Zaugg DO

Dr. Zaugg received her degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine. During her medical school career she received multiple teaching awards, as well as the Global Health Award.

She completed her residency in Categorical Medicine at Summa Health System and went on to serve as chief resident at the Summa Health System Department of Medicine from 2016-2017.

Dr. Zaugg holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, where was a member of the Rho Chi and Phi Kappa Phi, National Pharmacy Honoraries. She graduated with honors of high distinction.

Dr. Zaugg joined the faculty at Summa Health System Department of Medicine where she is the Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center and a member of the core teaching faculty for the Categorical, Preliminary and Transitional Medicine residencies.

Dr. Zaugg was honored with the Internist of the Year award in 2019 from the Department of Medicine, Summa Health System.

Along with volunteer experience and leadership roles, Dr. Zaugg finds life work balance through gardening, cooking and traveling when she is away from the hospital and office.

Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency; Faculty, Transitional Year Residency
Joseph P. Myers MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

“I am often asked what we as a program look for in a resident physician.  My reply is always the same. We seek those individuals with excellent interpersonal skills, good  common sense, industrious behavior, and excellent  medical knowledge.   We can teach the latter but you learn the first three from your parents.”

Dr. Myers is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, after which he completed his medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus Ohio and his fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Cincinnati. He has served multiple health systems as a clinical, educational and administrative leader, including the Youngstown Hospital Association (Director, Division of Infectious Disease), St. Thomas Hospital (Chair, Division of Infectious Disease) and Akron General Medical Center (Chair, Division of Infectious Disease) in Akron, Ohio. From 1996 to the present, Dr. Myers has served the Summa Health System in a broad spectrum of leadership roles, including Program Director of Medicine-Pediatrics, Program Director of Transitional Year Medicine, and as Chair, Department of Medicine. He has won numerous teaching awards from each of these institutions, as well as being named Family Medicine Champion in 2017 at Summa Health System. He is a recipient of the Master Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians and serves as a member of the ACP Ohio Governor's Advisory Council. He is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he holds the office of Master Teacher since 1999 and has made many academic contributions to the infectious disease curriculum.

His advice and clear thinking benefit faculty and learners of all levels in the Department of Medicine

He enjoys reading, swimming and all things grandchildren.

Associate Director Internal Medicine Center
Kamal Dayal MD

"I love working in a team; we learn from each other and give quality care to our patients."

Dr. Dayal is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed residency at Summa Health System and joined the care faculty group of the Summa Internal Medicine residency. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center. Dr. Dayal has a passion for teaching and has published clinical cases with educational import in peer reviewed journals.

Along with his work as a faculty educator, Dr. Dayal has served as lead faculty member for the transition to Professional Fee Billing for the residency clinic, the Business Curriculum for resident education and resident training in Population Health.

Interim Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Internal Medicine Center; Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency
Michael Rich MD, FACP

A graduate of The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Rich completed his medical residency at Akron City Hospital, now part of Summa Health System. He has served as a full time faculty member in the Department of Medicine since 1994 and currently is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency, and the Director of the Internal Medicine Center. Dr. Rich serves as Chair for the Department of Medicine. He is a member and fellow of the American College of Physicians, who honored him with the Master Teacher's Award in 2007. Dr. Rich has received numerous teaching awards from resident learners and has been a major proponent of resident leadership for ambulatory projects focused on quality improvement. He is a published author in peer-reviewed journals on a wide variety of topics. He provides a leadership role for multiple hospital committees.

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Center; Assistant Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University
Katherine Tatar MD

“When life gets busy and chaotic, remember to slow down and remind yourself that the patient is why we are here.”

Dr. Tatar is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine where she was awarded the George D. Ludwig Prize in Medicine for her "outstanding ability in clinical medicine, compassion for her patients, the zeal for understanding and a commitment to excellence." She served as chief resident for the Summa Health Internal Medicine residency before joining the faculty in the Summa Department of Medicine, where she currently serves as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Center. Dr. Tatar is an Assistant Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and a member of the American College of Physicians. She serves in multiple young physician leadership roles for the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Tatar, along with Dr. Rayl, has been instrumental in developing a mobile evaluation system used by faculty to perform workplace evaluations of residents using direct observation. Using this system, individual observations are captured and assembled to form a pattern for faculty to determine the supervision level and milestone use of medical residents.

Program Director, Transitional Year Residency, Summa Health System. Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Ron Jones MD, FACP

"Our core skill is learning to be present to our patients. No other skill contributes more to healing."

Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His primary pursuit was private practice until 2004, when he transitioned his practice to join Summa IM residency as a full-time faculty member. Since that time his interests have included the Patient Centered Home, QI, and training physicians to work in clinical teams. As an educator in the Summa Department of Medicine, Dr. Jones has received nine teaching awards and two program director recognition awards. He currently serves as the Program Director for Transitional Year Medicine and chairs the GMEC committees on Wellness and Core Curriculum. Dr. Jones has published several papers related to his work with members of the ACGME's Educational Innovation Project. He continues to lead HVM sessions at NEOMED where he is a clinical professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Jones was awarded the inaugural Ohio Chapter American College of Physicians Internist of the Year award in 2014.

Dr. Jones currently serves on the hospital Diversity and Inclusion committee and believes active participation in an Equity and Diversity Curriculum is critical to the quality of care delivered by medical learners to their patients.

Dr. Jones is an active cyclist and kayaker and enjoys photography and outdoor sporting and camping in wild places.

Active Staff, Department of Medicine; Associate Clerkship Director, Internal Medicine, Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University
Donald Albainy MD

"Learning medicine is a tremendous challenge, but also one of the most fun things in life."

Dr. Albainy is a graduate of the Wright State University College of Medicine. He served as chief resident for Medicine at Akron General Medical Center and has received teaching awards at both AGMC and Summa Health. He was awarded the Barbara Donoho Distinguished leadership in Teaching Award by the Kent State School of Nursing. Dr. Albainy is an Associate Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and adjunct clinical faculty member at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and at Kent State University School of Nursing. He currently serves as a faculty facilitator for the Reflective Medicine Course at NEOMED.

He is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committee for the Summa Transitional Year Medicine residency.

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
David Sweet MD, FACP

"We are preparing competent doctors who will thrive in  21st century settings."

David B. Sweet MD, FACP is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio and has served in a variety of leadership roles. He was a founding partner of Summit County Internists and Associates, a multi specialty physician group that was formed to bring skilled educators and clinicians to the Northeast Ohio area. Dr. Sweet is a professor of medicine at NEOMED and currently serves as a member of the national Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine. Dr. Sweet received ACGME's Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award which recognizes outstanding leadership to the field of medical education. He is a recipient of the Ohio ACP Chapter Laureate Award given for outstanding leadership.

Clerkship Director, Internal Medicine, Summa Health System; Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Program Director, Transitional Year Medicine
Brad Moore MD

"Every student or resident can develop their skills in the right learning culture."

Brad Moore MD is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his medicine residency at Summa Health System after which he served as Chief Resident for the program.

He now serves as the Clerkship Director for internal medicine, member of the Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committee for Transitional Year Medicine, and as core faculty for the Internal Medicine residency.