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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, FACP

Program Director

  • Dr. John C. Weiss is the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. A native of Ohio, he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wright State University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Indiana University Medical Center.
  • Dr. Weiss began his journey as an educator at the Indiana University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Clinical of Medicine. He then served as the Director of Ambulatory Education and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Indiana University-Muncie Campus before returning to Ohio and accepting his present position as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  • Dr. Weiss is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a dedicated medical educator. He has played a key role in improving the quality of the resident training in each program he has served and earning various student and resident teaching awards. His academic interests include clinical informatics, curriculum development, and healthcare quality and safety, presenting these topics on a state and national level. He was instrumental in developing an International Medicine Rotation for senior Internal Medicine Trainees.
  • Dr. Weiss enjoys watching college and professional football, participating in the arts, and spending time with his wife Melissa and daughter Olivia. Presently, he serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Children’s Theatre.

G. Patrick Ecklar, MD, FACP

Senior Faculty

  • Dr. Ecklar has been involved in Internal Medicine resident training for the past 35 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 35 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 M & M conferences, Morning Report, and Journal Club. Dr. Tamaskar’s teaching interests include board review, and he frequently lectures for MKSAP Club. Outside of work, Dr. Tamaskar enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, photography, and watching movies and Netflix.

Binay Eapen, MD

Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty

  • Dr. Eapen is a Board-Certified Internist and graduate of our residency program. Dr. Eapen is directly involved with residents and medical students on inpatient rounds. His passions include emphasis on evidence-based medicine, medical simulation and medical jeopardy. He loves being at Mount Carmel because of the amazing atmosphere for teaching, and one on one interaction with residents. He loves 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 their three daughters Jaya, Aysha and Saraya.

Nivedita Bijlani, MD

Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty

  • Dr.Bijlani is board certified in Internal Medicine and a recent graduate of Mount Carmel’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is directly involved in teaching residents and medical students on inpatient and outpatient rounds. She is passionate about resident participation in ACP meetings, Doctor’s Dilemma and Medical Jeopardy. Her current projects are to work with the interns and residents in the new Clinical Skills Simulation Lab and on Quality Improvement Projects.
  • Dr.Bijlani enjoys swimming, traveling, snorkeling, camping and outdoor activities with her friends, family and daughter, Sushmita.

Erich Pearson, MD

Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty

  • Dr. Pearson is a recent graduate of Mount Carmel's Internal Medicine Residency Program. He works directly with residents with a primary focus in outpatient medicine, emphasizing the importance of quality patient care. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Terra, and his sons. In addition to medicine, Dr. Pearson enjoys computer programming, playing guitar, music composition, gaming, camping, and watching films.
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