Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty
Marc A. Raslich, M.D.
Dr. Raslich completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 and then completed a residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He served as chief resident for the Med-Peds program before becoming joining the faculty here at Boonshoft School of Medicine, where he now serves as an associate professor. Dr. Raslich is a member of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics, being board certified in both specialties. His clinical interests include integrating evidence into clinical practice and promoting adult and child preventive health services. His personal interests include golfing.
Dr. Pickoff is chair of both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Community Health at Boonshoft School of Medicine. A native of New York City, Dr. Pickoff received his B.A. in public health from Queens College. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his internship and pediatrics residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Pickoff completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral trainee in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. A professor of pediatrics and an associate at Children's Cardiology of Dayton, he is certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
His publications include more than nine book chapters and 60 articles in scientific and medical journals. His research interests include the pharmacology of anti-arrhythmic medications in children and the electrophysiology of the immature heart. He is a member of various professional organizations and serves as a manuscript reviewer for Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Research. Although Dr. Pickoff has all the above accolades to his name, the residents appreciate him most as their chair and professor of pediatrics and for the "Great Pickoff Pool Party" he throws every year.
Virginia C. Wood, M.D.
Vice Chair Graduate Education, Department of Internal Medicine
An active faculty member at Wright State since 1981, Dr. Wood received her Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She served her internal medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital and completed fellowship training in critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wood is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with special qualifications in critical care medicine. She has received several awards for teaching excellence from both residents and medical students.
Dr. Wood calls McMurray, Pennsylvania, home. Her hobbies and interests include cello, piano, reading and spider solitaire. Among her "weirdest jobs," Dr. Wood lists working as an all-in-one lab tech where she did chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, and urinalysis, as well as serving as the phlebotomist, EKG tech, and code team. She is married to William Wood and they have two sons, both of whom attend college. Dr. Wood chose internal medicine because she enjoyed the challenges and rewards of caring for critically ill patients. She enjoys teaching and serving as program director because she says it is very gratifying to work with the next generation of physicians and to learn with them about changes in medical care.
Gary Onady, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Onady graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, and upon completing medicine-pediatrics residency training at Cleveland's Metro-General Hospital (MetroHealth), he established an academic medical career as a medicine-pediatrics residency program director. He served as president of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association and during this tenure drafted the modern version of the national med-peds residency training curriculum and secured funding for combined med-peds residency programs by writing Section 4627 of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. He is proud to have had an active role in the formation of the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA). He served as NMPRA's first faculty advisor and was honored by the organization with the creation of the Gary Onady Award.
Dr. Onady's academic interests have transitioned in his second decade of teaching toward championing transitional care curricula and developing undergraduate medical education curricula using team-based learning (TBL) to integrate a case-based curriculum into the molecular biology and histology/physiology courses. Dr. Onady is currently the medical director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Dayton Children's Medical Center. All med-peds residents rotate with Dr. Onady in the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic while on their ambulatory rotations.