Mount Carmel's Internal Medicine Residency Program is led by a dedicated group of clinicians that encompasses six full-time internal medicine faculty and over 30 key subspecialists. All members are board certified and most are recertified in internal medicine and/or their particular specialty and continue to see private patients. This level of involvement ensures residents a real-world view of medical practice and of the physician-patient relationship.
John Weiss, MD
- Dr. John Weiss is the Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program. A native of Ohio, Dr. Weiss completed his undergraduate study in biological science from Wright State University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Indiana University Medical Center after receiving his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
- Dr. Weiss has been in the practice of general Internal Medicine for over 10 years. He is a dedicated medical educator. He has held several medical education leadership positions and played a key role in improving the quality of resident training in each program he has served. He has received various student and resident teaching awards for his commitment to medical education. Prior to joining Mount Carmel Health as the Program Director of Internal Medicine in June 2007, Dr. Weiss served at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana as the Associate Director of the Internal Medicine residency program, and Director of Ambulatory Education, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Indiana University-Muncie Campus for the past five years. Previously, Dr. Weiss was a faculty member at the Indiana University Medical Center- Department of Internal Medicine.
- Dr. Weiss is an ABIM board certified physician in general Internal Medicine. His academic interest is in medical education. In his spare time, Dr. Weiss enjoys spending time with his wife Melisa and their daughter Olivia.
G. Patrick Ecklar, MD, FACP
- Dr. Ecklar has been involved in Internal Medicine resident training for the past 33 years. As a native of Ohio, Dr. Ecklar completed his residency training in general Internal Medicine in the Mount Carmel Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program after receiving his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is board certified and recertified in Internal Medicine, and has been in private practice for over 33 years.
- Dr. Ecklar served as the Program Director of Internal Medicine from 1994 to early 2007, and is an active member of the teaching staff involved in primary care Internal Medicine teaching. Furthermore, he is very active in providing supervision to The Ohio State University, Wright State University and Ohio University 3rd and 4th year medical students while they go through their clerkships at MCHS. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Mount Carmel Health System for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Ecklar enjoys traveling, camping, cooking, and watching movies.
Vik Tamaskar, MD
Associate Program Director
- Dr. Tamaskar is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the Mount Carmel Internal Medicine Residency Program. Originally from the Cleveland area, he graduated from The University of Cincinnati School of Medicine prior to completing his residency. He is a board certified Internist who performs teaching rounds on the General Medicine rotation and helps to supervise the Mount Carmel West Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Tamaskar’s teaching interests include board review, and he frequently lectures on the Foundations of Internal Medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Tamaskar enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Other hobbies include photography, landscaping, and painting.
Hilary Vaughn, MD
Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty
- Dr Vaughn is a native of Lexington, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she returned to the Buckeye state for her medical training, graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completing her medical residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. When she is not at work, Dr. Vaughn enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Binay Eapen, MD
Internal Medicine Teaching Facility
- Dr. Eapen is a recent graduate of Mount Carmel’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Eapen is directly involved with residents and medical students on inpatient rounds. Dr. Eapen’s passions include emphasis on evidence-based medicine and opening the eyes of the residents and medical students to the great and wonderful world of Internal Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny, who is a Hospitalist at Mount Carmel West, and two daughters. He is an avid reader and loves anything Mac or Apple related.
Meredith Mucha, MD
Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty
- Dr. Mucha is a board certified Internist and Geriatrician. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Mucha graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She became interested in medicine after participating with several international medicine outreach trips, and decided to pursue a medicine doctorate at Wright State University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital, during which she won the annual Ohio ACP Poster competition. She then completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Ohio State University. She worked for Geriatric Physician Associates, which later became Central Ohio Geriatrics, serving as Medical Director for several nursing homes and skilled rehab facilities, as well as staffing Mount Carmel’s Memory Disorders Clinic. She became a Medical Director for Acclaim Hospice in 2010. Her medical interests include Dementia and Behavioral Medicine, and she remains active in both the local and national Parkinson’s disease communities. Outside of medicine, Dr. Mucha enjoys travel, long-distance biking and watching movies with her son.