I would like to welcome you to the home page for the Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Thank you for your interest in our program.

We began training Internal Medicine residents in 1967 and have a rich tradition of producing excellent Internists. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in traditional primary care and hospital medicine, as well as further sub-specialization through fellowship training. Over the past 10 years, residents from our program have obtained fellowship positions in cardiology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, pulmonary-critical care, nephrology, infectious disease, and gastroenterology. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our residents, both during their training and later in their careers.

Through a careful selection process, we accept eleven new residents each year. We are very much a multi-ethnic program and enjoy the diverse cultural atmosphere we have created. Our Annual International Dinner is a yearly highlight!  

We have an extremely dedicated and committed teaching faculty, robust scholarly activity and a supportive administration. Each year many of our residents present their clinical research or clinical vignettes at local, regional, national and even international meetings. Our program was awarded the Silver Medal for Research by the Ohio ACP in 2015 and the Gold Medal in 2017!

Please take a few moments to browse through the pages of our web site. I think you will be impressed with what our program has to offer!

Program Director

Thomas P Marnejon DOThomas P. Marnejon, DO, FACP
            
Dr. Marnejon received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA and an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow and Master Teacher of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Marnejon is the Medical Director of the Ambulatory Care Center, serves on and chairs numerous hospital committees and has served as a journal reviewer for various peer reviewed journals. Dr. Marnejon has authored and co-authored many peer reviewed publications over the past 25 years. 

Associate Program Director

Patrick Brine MDPatrick Brine, MD, FACP
            
Dr. Brine is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  He completed a Fellowship in Academic Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University and serves on the Governor's Council for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians.  He currently serves as Section Chief for General Internal Medicine at NEOMED and is administrative director of the ambulatory clinic. He has received grant funding from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine to foster quality improvement in residency education and presented research at the annual ACGME meeting, as well as the midyear ASHP meeting.  His area of interests include  Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, as well as Interdisciplinary Diabetes Management. 

Core Faculty

Timothy J. Barreiro, DO, FCCP, FACOI
Jung Min Kim, MD, MPH
Cynthia A. Kravec, MD, FACP
James F. Kravec, MD, FACP
David Regule, MD
Charles Wilkins, MD
Sarah Park, MD
Mike Van Winkle, DO

Program Coordinator

Gwendolyn Brown
Email Gwen
1-800-837-4783