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Faculty

Because our family medicine residency is the only residency here, you’ll have plenty of time and opportunities to get to know our faculty members. Combined, our faculty has more than 65 years of experience in residency education. We invite you to review our credentials and professional interests to learn more about us.

Download a composite of our 2011-2012 Residents and Faculty

Jeanine S. Huttner, MD

Program Director

Dr. Huttner was born in Cincinnati, attended Miami (OH) University as an undergraduate and went to medical school at The Ohio State University. She did her internship at Mercy Hospital in Toledo before finishing her residency with the Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Huttner is board-certified in family medicine and coordinates the geriatric rotation and curriculum. In her free time, Dr. Huttner enjoys gardening, piano, and spending time with her younger children, Zachary and Molly, and her husband, James Huttner, MD, PhD. The Huttners also have two grown children, Jeremy and Aaron. Dr. Huttner has been on faculty in the program since 1983.

Judith Furlong, MD

Associate Director

Dr. Furlong is a native of the Toledo area. She attended The University of Toledo for undergraduate training and The University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Furlong’s interests include rheumatology, sports medicine, adolescent care and community medicine. Outside the hospital, she enjoys reading, walking, training and showing Akita dogs, classical guitar and being a soccer mom. She and her husband, Bill, have two children, Billy and Dana. Dr. Furlong is board-certified in family medicine and joined the faculty in 1994.

Sanjiv Josh, MD

Associate Director

Dr. Josh was born in India and received his medical degree from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India. He also attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio to obtain a Masters in Public Health. He is a graduate of The Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Josh is also the director of ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence at Flower Hospital. Outside the office he enjoys travelling and photography.

J. Christian Zona, MD

Assistant Director

Dr. Zona was born in Queens, New York, and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency and is board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Zona serves as director of the lab curriculum; his medical interests include dermatology, weight loss, and office procedures. He is currently finishing his master's in medical education. Outside the office, Dr. Zona enjoys photography, hiking, basketball, swimming and spending time with his wife, Barbara, and children, Victoria, Luke, and Nate. Dr. Zona joined the faculty in 1990.

Dale Derick, MD

Associate Director

Dale Derick, MD, completed residencies at North Oakland Medical Centers in Pontiac, Mich., and Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Derick specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, and will continue to practice at the Center for Health Services on the campus of The Toledo Hospital. He is also a member of ProMedica Physician Group.

Nick Piazza, PhD

Director, Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Piazza was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has obtained degrees from Quincy College (psychology), Illinois State University (master of arts in clinical psychology) and Southern Illinois University (PhD in counselor education, and supervision). He is an Ohio-licensed psychologist, professional clinical counselor, mental health counselor and addiction counselor. Dr. Piazza oversees the behavioral science curriculum of the residency. He enjoys motorcycling and tennis during his free time. Dr. Piazza is married (Rebecca Yeager, PhD) and has three children: Rebecca Danner, Jack and Nicholas. Dr. Piazza joined the faculty in 1997.

Jessica Shimman, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Jessica is a Toledo, OH native, receiving both her bachelor’s degree in 2003 and her PharmD degree in 2005 from The University of Toledo. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Toledo Hospital/Toledo Children’s Hospital and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Jessica joined the Flower Family Medicine Residency team in 2011. In addition to working with the medical residents, she trains pharmacy students from multiple colleges of pharmacy as well as pharmacy residents. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent and son, Eli.

Lynda Singer, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Lynda was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio. She received her associate degree in nursing from Owens Community college, Toledo, Ohio, and obtained her bachelors from the University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan. Her graduate degree as a family practice nurse practitioner was earned at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. She is board certified as a family practice practitioner. Past experience as an NP has included liver, kidney and pancreas transplant, neurology, geriatric medicine and orthopedic trauma. Lynda enjoys jogging, bicycling and roller blading with her sons Jason and Chad.

Patricia Halbert-Raich

Office Manager

Patricia is a Toledo native, hired at The Toledo Hospital in 1984, after she completed an associate nursing degree from The University of Toledo. She began in med-surg nursing specializing in ostomy care, IV therapy and diabetes management. She was a charge nurse while completing her bachelor of science in nursing at The University of Toledo in 1988. Patricia then became the second supervisor of the advanced admission program, a department established to stream-line patient preparation for surgery. Areas of interest include emergency medicine, wound and ostomy nursing. She is a certified wound and ostomy nurse. Patricia joined Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 2009 and is a member of the Family Medicine Residency Nurses Association and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.

Katie Miller

Residency Program Coordinator

Katie Miller graduated from the University of Toledo in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in marketing and a minor in business law. Katie is actively involved in the residency program’s recruiting task team and retreat planning, and Flower Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Committee. She coordinates multiple aspects of the residency program including student electives, daily rotation schedules, didactic lecture series and social activities.

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