Medical Education: <br/>Faculty

Medical Education:
Faculty

Firelands is proud to utilize a diverse faculty that is committed to training our residents to be outstanding family physicians. Please choose a link below to learn about our faculty.

Eric E. Mast, DO, director, medical education and family medicine residency

Mast EricDr. Mast was appointed director, medical education (DME) in January 2009 and has been the family medicine residency director since 2003. A graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he first came to Firelands Regional Medical Center in 1991 as a third-year medical student. Upon graduation, he completed a rotating internship at Firelands and family medicine residency at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich. He and his family returned to Sandusky in 1996, when he started his private practice.

Reagan E.A. Bristol, DO, family medicine residency faculty

Bristol ReaganDr. Bristol has been on the faculty at the Family Medicine Residency since 2002. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his traditional rotating internship at Park Lane Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. and his family medicine residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He started his private practice in Sandusky in 2001. Dr. Bristol also serves as co-medical director for Stein Hospice, Inc.

Keri M. Ketvertis, MD, family medicine residency faculty

Ketvertis KariDr. Ketvertis has been on the faculty at the Family Medicine Residency since 2005. She is a graduate of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — St. Margaret in Pittsburgh, Pa. She and her family moved to Sandusky in 2005, where she started her private practice in Huron, Ohio. Dr. Ketvertis has a particular interest in women's health.

Luis L. Perez, DO, family medicine residency faculty

Perez LuisDr. Perez joined the faculty at the family medicine residency in 2011. He is a graduate of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center, and was named the resident of the year by the Ohio American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) in 2011. He started his private practice in Vermilion, Ohio, in 2011. Dr. Perez is also involved in geriatric medicine at the Ohio Veterans Home.

James E. Preston, DO, CORE assistant dean; program director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Preston JamesDr. Preston was appointed in July 1997 by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) as Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs, NW CORE, and served as the DME at Firelands Regional Medical Center from 1991 to 2008. A graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Preston came to Sandusky because of the excellent reputation of its medical education program. He and his family quickly fell in love with the Lake Erie area and decided to establish a family medicine practice here in 1981. Active in local, state and national osteopathic education, Dr. Preston became the President of the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators in 1997. Dr. Preston began working in hospice in 2005. He became certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2010. In coordination with Firelands Regional Medical Center and Stein Hospice Services Inc., Dr. Preston developed an AOA-accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is its program director.

John F. Ramey, DO, family medicine residency faculty

Ramey JohnDr. Ramey has been a member of the faculty at the family medicine residency since 2007. He is a graduate of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He serves as the director for the Kelleys Island clinic, and he is also the medical director at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. Dr. Ramey is also the 2012–2013 president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association.

Larry E. Robinson, DO, family medicine residency faculty

Robinson LarryDr. Robinson has been on the faculty at the family medicine residency since 2009. He is a graduate of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center. After his residency he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Iraq. After his discharge, he and his family moved back to Sandusky, where he started his private practice in 2008. Dr. Robinson also serves as co-medical director of Stein Hospice, Inc.

Robert J. Vaschak, DO, director, clinical skills laboratory

Vaschak RobertDr. Vaschak is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation, he completed a traditional rotating internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio, and an internal medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. At Akron General, he served as chief resident and president of the house staff. He and his family moved to the area in 1993 to start his private practice. Dr. Vaschak is the recipient of many teaching awards and is dedicated to the development of unique and innovative methods of medical education.