Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. We are eager to show you what we have to offer students ready to consider family medicine as a career. Within this website, you will have an overview that demonstrates our program’s commitment to education and our community.

Our program has been founded on the premise that excellence in medical care comes from quality of teaching, an intellectually stimulating environment and an ample variety of clinical exposures. Our experienced faculty is ready to provide a challenging but supportive environment for residents to grow and gain essential skills. A graduate of this program will be ready to enter any number of clinical opportunities and find him or herself capable and comfortable.

So, if you are looking for an educational experience that will challenge and reward you, look no further. Take some time, read through the site. If this program interests you, feel free to contact us to learn more.

Dr. Thomas Macabobby, MD, FAAFP | Program Director

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: Aultman Hospital, Canton

Dr. Macabobby’s interests include adult medicine, preventative health, quality improvement, health systems management and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys collecting music memorabilia, coaching youth sports and rooting on Cleveland's professional sports teams.

Dr. Sumira Koirala, MD, FAAFP | Associate Program Director

Medical School: Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Residency: St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown

Dr. Koirala’s professional interests include women’s health, pediatric medicine and office procedures. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Dr. Michael Paronish, MD | Associate Program Director

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Washington Health System, Washington, Pa.
Fellowship: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Dr. Paronish’s professional interests include population/preventative health, quality improvement, medical education, health system management and musculoskeletal/sports medicine. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing or just enjoying the outdoors, baking or grilling, home improvement and chess.

Lisa N. Weiss, MD, M.Ed., Associate Program Director of Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency
Dr. Lisa N. Weiss, MD, M.Ed., FAAFP | Associate Program Director

Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Kentucky

Dr. Weiss came to the Youngstown area in 2002 right after residency to fulfill her National Health Service Corp Scholarship requirement and she liked it so much that she stayed. Since that time, she has been either working with residents or medical students in the area, focusing her professional career on teaching and curriculum design. Beyond academics and medicine, powerlifting and being a mom are what keep her feet on the ground. Walking in the park with her husband and dogs is always a highlight of the day.

Anthony Brine, PsyD, Assistant Program Director of St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency
Anthony Brine, PsyD | Assistant Program Director

Doctoral Degree: Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Brine’s professional interests include the assessment and treatment of childhood behavioral problems, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as the difficulties and adjustments within the geriatric population. His interests not pertaining to work involve spending time with his wife and family, cooking, traveling, playing with the dogs, watching college football, movies and camping.

Core Faculty

Shawna Koprucki, MD
Joseph Ambrose, DO
Alex Heintzelman, MD
Roy Morcos, MD, FAAFP
Ashley Reimer, MD, FAAFP

Contact Us

Program Coordinator: Elaine Kaneski
Phone: 330-729-8749
Email: ekaneski@mercy.com