Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to St. Elizabeth Boardman Otolaryngology residency. I am proud to present a newly ACGME initial accredited ACHOON-HNS program located in Youngstown, Ohio and part of Mercy Health, the largest hospital system in Ohio. We have designed a ground-up approach to a new program that is focused on health care today in a changing medical education environment with special emphasis on training the next generation of Otolaryngologist. As you progress through the residency you will have an opportunity to experience excellent medical education through hands-on resident-focused clinical, surgical, and education services at multiple Mercy campuses and University Hospital of Cleveland. Our dedicated faculty will emphasize the clinical and surgical skills you will need to become the future of the profession, whether it be through a practicing Otolaryngologist or the pursuit of fellowship upon completion of your residency.

Our facilities include full time audiologist, speech pathology, four separate clinical sites, and we cover three Emergency Departments in two counties including facial trauma call at a Level 1 Trauma center. We have taken great strides to focus on the resident experience as we build what we believe to be the future of medical education in a rapidly changing environment with close relationships to ACGME surgical residency as well as limited out rotations in intensive Neurotology and Head and Neck Oncology.

I am looking for the very special residents to shape, grow, and succeed in the mission of St. Elizabeth Boardman Otolaryngology. Please contact our program coordinator for any questions or to step up an audition rotation.

Dr. Jared Bunevich, Program Director of Otolaryngology Residency at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
Dr. Jared Bunevich, DO, MEd | Program Director

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UPMC Hamot

Dr. Bunevich is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in otolaryngology. His specialties include rhinology, sinus and base skull surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, general otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. His academic interests include medical education, head and neck and laryngology. In his spare-time he enjoys spending time with his family and golf.

Dr. Michael Pascolini, Associate Program Director of Otolaryngology Residency at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
Dr. Michael Pascolini, DO | Associate Program Director

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Millcreek Community Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), UPMC Hamot

Dr. Pascolini is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in otolaryngology. His specialties include rhinology, sinus and base skull surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery and sleep medicine.

His academic interests include medical education and sinus and pediatrics. In his spare-time he enjoys dining and discovering new and traditional Italian cuisine, spending time with his family and hockey.

Core Faculty

Dr. Tom M. Brickman, MD, PhD
Dr. Adam Cash, MD
Dr. Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Dr. Eugene Potesta, MD

Contact Us

Sondra Barganier, Program Coordinator
Email address: sbarganier@mercy.com
Phone: 330-729-8770