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Teaching Staff

Each of our faculty brings special strengths and a determination to enrich your residency experience. Our experienced faculty emphasizes the joy and excitement of learning and the acquisition of the skills to be life-long learners. We value teamwork in an atmosphere of support and respect for each other.

  • We have six full-time Cleveland Clinic physicians, all appointed with Case Western Reserve University.
  • Two of our faculty have research fellowships.
  • One of our faculty has OB privileges.
  • We also have a full-time behavioral science coordinator and family nurse practitioner, as well as a part-time patient education coordinator.
Sandra M. Snyder, DO, Program Director/Osteopathic Program Director

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internship St. John West Shore Hospital. Residency in Family Practice, Fairview General Hospital. Board-certified in Family Medicine, 2003. Board-certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, 2007. Joined Fairview faculty, 2005. Osteopathic Program Director, 2008. National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship, 2009-2010. Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Allopathic Program Director, 2012. Sandy's clinical interests include health promotion, chronic disease management and quality improvement. She is married to Kile and they have two sons, Connor and Carter. Sandy enjoys reading, exercise and travel.

Fred M. Jorgensen, MD, Chair/Associate Director/Medical Director

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Residency in Family Practice, Fairview General Hospital. Board-certified in Family Medicine, 1985; re-certified 1992, 1999, 2006. Physician Executive Institute I and II, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 1997, 1998. Joined Fairview faculty, 1986. Chair of Family Medicine at Fairview, 2011. Associate Director/Medical Director, 1989. Associate Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Fred's special interests include practice management/managed care, EHR speech recognition technology, quality improvement and preventive health services. Fred is married to Sandy and they have two sons, Sean and Andrew. He enjoys golf, travel and home rehab.

Robert B. Kelly, MD, MS, Associate Director/Curriculum Director

University of Virginia School of Medicine. Residency in Family Practice, Brown University. Board-certified in Family Medicine, 1983; re-certified 1990, 1996, 2003, 2013. Master of Science in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 1987. Programs including Advanced Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard University, 1994, 1996. Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, Helms Medical Institute, UCLS, 2004. Member Fairview faculty 1986 through 1991. Rejoined Fairview faculty 2001. Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Rob's special interests include patient education and health promotion, therapeutic communication, practice-based research, acupuncture, and clinical hypnosis. He serves as the Patient Education Editor for the American Academy of Family Physicians' website www.familydoctor.org, and for many of their other related publications. Rob is also an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Family Medicine.  He is married to Judi and they have two sons, Sean and Ryan. Rob is a Scouter and enjoys backpacking, golf and music.

Kelly A. Raj, DO, Pediatric & Women's Health Director

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Internship/Residency in Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic.  Board Certified in Family Medicine, 2008.  Joined Fairview faculty, 2012.  Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Kelly's clinical interests include preventive medicine, women's health and pediatrics.  She is married to Dr. Joyesh Raj, and they have a daughter, Giovanna.  She enjoys golfing, travel and yoga.

Terri Dalton, MA, IMFT, Behavioral Science Director

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Fellow: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellow; American Psychological Association Associate Member. Terri's clinical interests include Integration of Behavioral Science in Family Medicine; Narrative Medicine; Wellness of Body-Mind-Spirit and Physician Well-Being + Life/Work Balance. Joined Fairview faculty, 2011. Terri enjoys lots of creative activities from creating jewelry to trying out new recipes. In her free time you'll find her hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, practicing yoga, spending time outdoors and enjoying her old 1906 home in Lakewood.

David A. Eberlein, MD, Ob/Gyn & Medical Student Director

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Residency in Family Practice, Fairview General Hospital. Board-certified in Family Medicine, 1986; re-certified 1993, 2000, 2007. Joined Fairview faculty, 1997. Senior Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dave has special interests in obstetrics, the diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency and the development and maintenance of nurturing patient-physician relationships. Dave is married to Sandy and they have two daughters, Alana and Amelia. Dave's principle diversions are home repair and remodeling, mechanics and travel.

Cory M. Fisher, DO, Associate Director, Osteopathic Curriculum

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2004. Traditional Rotating Internship, St. John Westshore Hospital, 2005. Family Medicine Residency, SUMMA-Akron City Hospital, 2007. Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, 2007. Staff physician, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, 2007. Medical Director, Lakewood Hospital Teen Health Center, 2008. Associate Director, Osteopathic Curriculum, Fairview Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, 2012.  Dr. Fisher's clinical interests include:  disease prevention/health promotion, quality improvement and osteopathic medicine.  Dr. Fisher's hobbies include golfing and home improvement projects.

Eileen M. Garven, RN, BSN, Director of Patient Education

Kent State University. Former hospital head nurse. Certified Diabetic Educator. Member, American Association of Diabetes Educators. Joined Fairview faculty, 1991. Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Eileen takes special pride in continually enhancing our award-winning patient education program. She and her husband, Chuck, are the parents of two sons and a daughter. Eileen enjoys sewing, quilting and gardening.

Ann R. Rutt, MSN, CNP, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Case Western Reserve University. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Board-certified in Family Practice, 1998; re-certified 2013. Joined Fairview faculty, 2005. Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Ann's special interests include adolescent health, women's health and health promotion. She is married to Richard. Ann enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking, travel, and time spent with family and friends.

Nathan T. Stuckey, PharmD, BCPS, RPh

Graduate of Purdue University and a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, American College of Clinical Pharmacist, and Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacist. Nathan is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Nathan's interests are anticoagulation, management of diabetes and cardiovascular risks, and hospital readmissions. During his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with family and building furniture.

Carl V. Tyler, MD, CMD, MS, Geriatrics and Research Director

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). Intern in Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine. Residency in Family Practice, Fairview General Hospital. Board-certified in Family Practice. Board-certified in Geriatrics. Fellowship with Master of Science in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, concentration in aging and disability. Fellowship in Practice-Based Research Design and Methodology, Case Western Reserve University. CMD (Certified Medical Director in Long-Term Care). Joined Fairview faculty in 1995. Associate Professor Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Carl's clinical and research interests include the primary medical care of adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, practice based research and community based participatory research. Carl and his wife, Maca, have three daughters, Ana, Aleksandra, and Natalija. Carl enjoys deer hunting, festivals and Byzantine music.