Medical Health Professions Advisory Council

The Medical Health Professions Advisory Council has as its charge:

  1. To advocate for and promote the study of pre-health professions as John Carroll University;
  2. To serve as an advisory body to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Provost, and the President of the university on matters related to the health professions at John Carroll;
  3. To enhance John Carroll’s reputation as a destination school for the study of health care, by augmenting the number of experiential learning opportunities for our students in health care; cultivating strategic partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally; and increasing our number of advanced degrees and placements in the health professions.
  4. To explore how John Carroll’s Jesuit heritage can further enhance the study of the health professions at John Carroll by leveraging the University’s mission and core values to meet the needs of our communities.


The Advisory Board

  • Michael Anderson; President, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco
  • Jeanne Colleran, Ph.D.; Provost and Academic Vice President of John Carroll University
  • Margaret Farrar, Ph.D.; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science of John Carroll University
  • Brian Farrell; Otorhinolaryngologist of Century Ear Nose and Throat
  • Robert Hostoffer, D.O.; Allergy Immunology Associates
  • Robert Juhasz, D.O.; Physician at Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
  • Graciela Lacueva, Ph.D.; Associate Dean of Science, Mathematics, and Health; Professor of Physics of John Carroll University
  • Kathy Lee, Ph.D.; Assistant Dean of Health Programs of John Carroll University
  • George Lewandowski, M.D.; Ret. OB/GYN and Physician-in-Residence of John Carroll University
  • Michael Martin, Ph.D.; Professor, Department of Biology of John Carroll University
  • Thomas Masaryk; Department Chair, Radiology of Cleveland Clinic
  • Christine Moravec, Ph.D.; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director of Basic Research, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure; Assistant Dean for Basic Science Education of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Gerald Novak, M.D.; Ret. Pediatric Neurologist, Senior Director of Janssen Pharmaceutical Research & Development
  • Holly Perzy, M.D.; MMM, FAAP, FACP Chief Executive Director, MHSelect Vice-President, Care Delivery, MetroHealth Associate Professor Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; MetroHealth
  • David Piraino, M.D.; Diagnostic Radiology of Cleveland Clinic
  • Mary Rycyna, M.A.; Senior Director of Major Gifts of John Carroll University
  • Ellen Valentine; Administrative Assistant to the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, John Carroll University
  • Janet Gulley; Executive Assistant to Dr. Robert Juhasz, Cleveland Clinic – Southpoint