Teresa W. Zryd, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the director of the Wright State University Family Medicine Residency Program. She was previously director of the Dayton Community Family Medicine Residency Program and is vice chair of graduate medical education for the Department of Family Medicine. She is a 1995 graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and a graduate of the Dayton Community Family Medicine Residency Program, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Zryd joined the residency as faculty in August 1998. She is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and also holds a master's in public health from Western Kentucky University. Dr. Zryd serves as chief medical consultant for the Dayton Public Schools and team physician for Fairborn City Schools. Her special interests include preventive medicine, school/public health, and adolescent medicine.
Denise A. Griffith, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in 1994. Dr. Griffith was in private practice at East Dayton Health Center and part-time faculty for the family practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital until July 2008 when she joined the Wright State University Family Medicine Residency full time as an associate director and inpatient service coordinator on the Miami Valley Hospital campus. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University. Her interests are providing healthcare for an underserved community, incorporating faith in practice, and inpatient medicine.
Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., became the director of behavioral science for the residency program in 2001. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Hershberger earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at The Ohio State University in 1989. He is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and is board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition to his teaching responsibilities with the residency, Dr. Hershberger maintains an active research program as well as a private practice. Specific interests include health promotion, stress and coping, treatment adherence and cognitive therapy. Dr. Hershberger's monthly electronic newsletter, e-quilibrium, addresses a variety of topics pertaining to behavior and health. (Read archived issues here.)
Lisa Collier Kellar, M.D., joined the residency faculty in 2009 as an associate professor. After graduating from Wake Forest University's Bowman Gray School of Medicine, she completed a transitional internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, and then worked for several years in rural Tennessee in family, pediatric and emergency medicine. She has also worked in a wide variety of clinical settings ranging from school-based clinics for the underserved in New York City to hospitalist work in rural communities. Her residency in family medicine and community health at the University of Pennsylvania was followed by a faculty development fellowship (with extra experience in obstetrics) there as well. She is currently completing a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kellar loves the many and varied opportunities she has had to practice medicine, and particularly enjoys helping Spanish speaking patients. (Her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University was in Spanish). Her teaching interests currently include family medicine obstetrics, pediatrics and inpatient medicine. Her research interests include pediatric antibiotic utilization, active management of risk in term pregnancy, and technology utilization in medical education. She enjoys surgery, cooking, sewing, music, home remodeling, hiking, camping and other activities with her husband and their six children.
John R. Miller, R.Ph., is the outpatient and inpatient pharmacy educator for the Wright State University Family Medicine Residency. He divides his time between inpatient and outpatient family practice resident teaching. Initiatives in research, group medical visits, and anticoagulation management have begun in the Berry Family Health Center. John received his pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 20 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist in the hospital setting. John supervises the education of pharmacy externs from Ohio Northern University, where he is assistant clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University.
Anne M. Proulx, D.O., associate director, joined the faculty in 1997 after five years in private practice in Dayton and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her osteopathic rotating internship at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York. Dr. Proulx moved to Pittsburgh to complete her family practice residency at Shadyside Hospital, now University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center-Shadyside, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Proulx gained additional expertise and training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Academic Fellowship in Family Medicine. She is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine awarded Dr. Proulx its 2006 Humanism in Medicine Award. Her other interests lie in patient education, research, women's health issues and balancing family life. She shares this latter interest with her husband, Scott, and two children, Meredith and Daniel.
Elisabeth L. Righter, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She joined the faculty in October of 2011, after four years working at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency in Appleton, WI and ten years of residency work at Dayton Community Family Medicine Residency. Before entering graduate medical education she practiced for five years. Her work experiences included urgent care, emergency room, occupational medicine and family medicine practices in Maui, Hawaii and Cleveland, Ohio. She is proud to have mentored residents in research projects. She was named Family Medicine Attending of the Year in 2002 at her residency. Dr. Righter is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice (2011-2014). She is the President of Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society – International. Dr. Righter served as president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians in 2005-2006. She was the 2008 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Philanthropist of the Year. Her clinical interests are pregnancy care, especially group prenatal care (Centering Pregnancy), along with procedures. Her research and teaching interests include quality improvement and cultural proficiency.
Barry Skrobot, M.D., is an outpatient preceptor and inpatient attending for the residency program. Dr. Skrobot is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a family practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in 1978. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and works in Employee Health at Miami Valley Hospital and the perinatal clinics of Montgomery County.
Philip S. Whitecar, M.D., is a professor of family medicine and geriatrics in the Department of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Whitecar joined the residency part time in September 1995 and full time in July 1997. He graduated in 1978 from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri, the birthplace of osteopathic medicine. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1983 and completed his residency at the University of Missouri, then served with the National Health Service Corp in Greenville, Ohio. Since joining the Wright State University faculty, he has served as medical director of University Family Physicians, Indian Ripple Family Health Center, Ollie Davis Medical Arts and Education Center, and Ohio's Integrated Hospice. While enjoying all aspects of being a family physician, he especially enjoys managing "difficult" patients and helping resident physicians prepare for success in the business of medicine. His special interests include care of chronic pain and/or addictions, and assisting patients with lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and smoking cessation.
Kathleen Long Wittberg, M.D., is graduate of the University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr Wittberg completed her family medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and has been a part-time faculty member since 1990. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Wittberg serves the residency as a preceptor, resident advisor, and assists the residency in other academic areas. Her clinical interests are in preventive care, geriatrics and developmental disabilities. She is a former recipient of the Attending of the Year and the Physicians Making a Difference Awards at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Wittberg is in private practice in Englewood and is involved with the Miami Valley Academy of Family Practice serving both as program director for their annual CME course and treasurer. She volunteers with Reach Out Dayton, a local free clinic for the uninsured of the community. She enjoys hiking, choral singing, cooking and watching her U.D. Flyer basketball team.
Michael T. Boggs, M.D.
Medical College of Ohio
Michael F. Bosworth, D.O.
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Cheryl Gill, D.O.
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Aco Jovanov, M.D.
University St. Cyril & Methodius