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Meet Our Team

Our board-certified gastroenterologists are serving patients in the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Green and Medina communities and surrounding areas:


Ramakrishna Bandi, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Edward Esber, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Jonathan Hlivko, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Costas Kefalas, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Somia Mian, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

John Park, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

William Shaheen, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Corey Sievers, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Ganesh Veerappan, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Arjun Venkataramani, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Stephen Verbeck, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
 


Our board-certified colon and rectal surgeons are fellowship-trained in their specialty.  All surgeries are performed at Summa Akron City Hospital.

Seeing patients in 55 Arch Street, Suite 2A, Akron, OH 44304.

Cullado 
Michael J. Cullado, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
                                                    

 Fondran
John C. Fondran, M.D.
 *Summa Physicians, Inc.
                                                     


Seeing patients in 95 Arch Street, Suite 150, Akron, OH 44304.

Laipply
Erica L. Laipply, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
                                                    
porter
Joel A. Porter, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
                                                        
slezak
Frederick A. Slezak, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
                                                       

*All physicians participate with NewHealth Collaborative, Summa's Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

To schedule an appointment with a Summa gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon, call (800) 237-8662.