Family Medicine Residency Faculty


John DesMarais, MD

  • Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, ARMC 

Medical Education:  University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, MD degree 
Residency:St. Thomas Hospital Medical Center, Akron Ohio, Family Medicine 
Graduate School: University of Texas at Dallas,   MS Healthcare Management 
Medical Interests:  Teaching, podiatry, neurology, behavioral health, management/administration 
Personal Interests:  Football and baseball, fitness, the beach

Edward Onusko, MD

Edward Onusko, MD

  • Designated Institutional Official/Director of Medical Education

Medical Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Medical Interests:
Cardiovascular disease, Practice Management, Spirituality in Medicine, Professionalism
Personal Interests: 
Guitar, Spirituality, Bicycling, Travel, Family

Elizabeth Cordial, MD

  • Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, ARMC

Medical Education: Boonshoft School of Medicine 
Wright State University
Medical Interests:
 all areas, women's health, care of families, in-office procedures
Personal Interests: crafts, reading, crochet, spending time with my daughter and pets

Nicole Rex, DO

  • Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, ARMC

Medical Education: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky
Residency: Arnot Ogden Medical Center- Family Medicine Residency; Elmira, NY
Medical Interests:
 OMM, Women’s Health, MAT, Medical Marijuana, Integrative and Preventive Medicine
Personal Interests: music, art, hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends

Gayle Melnick, DO

  • Pediatric Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Adena Family Medicine - Main Campus Clinic

Medical Education: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctors Hospital North, Columbus, OH / Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Medical Interests: 
Childhood development and teaching
Personal Interests: 
Spending time with family, drawing and nature

Dr. Jason Foster

Jason Foster, MD, ATC

  • Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, ARMC

Medical Education: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine MD
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Family Medicine
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH Primary Care Sports Medicine
Medical Interests: 
Sports Medicine, Osteopathic Principles & Practice
Personal Interests: 
Sports, Keyboard performance


Abdul Ghanem, MD

  • Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, ARMC

Medical Education:  American University of Antigua
Residency:  Summa Barberton Family Medicine Residency
Medical Interests:  Hospitalist medicine, chronic disease management, geriatric medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, basketball, video games, any thing tech related

Robert Makishi, MD

  • Faculty, family Medicine residency, ARMC

Medical Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Chesterfield Family Medicine Residency Program
Medical Interests: Care of complex patients, longitudinal care
Personal Interests: 
Reading, sports, video games, cooking and eating


 Michael Weinstock, MD

  • Director of Research and Scholarly Activity / Director of Emergency Medicine Curriculum


Medical Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Family Practice
Family Medicine Interests: Chest pain, HIV/AIDS, evaluation of emergent conditions, hypertension management
Personal Interests: Music, backpacking, skiing


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