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Kristopher Brickman

Kristopher R. Brickman, M.D., FACEP
Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Emergency Department

Dr. Brickman graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at St. Vincent Medical Center/Toledo Hospital 1988.

He developed Northwest Ohio Emergency Services in 1989 and currently is CEO employing 35 to 40 physicians providing Emergency Department staffing at six surrounding hospitals in Northwest Ohio including the University of Toledo Medical Center. Also, he developed the Department of Emergency Medicine in July 2009 establishing the Emergency Medicine Residency Program and currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Brickman has served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the University of Toledo Medical Center since 1992, coordinating and managing the clinical activities of the Emergency Department. He has been responsible for supervising students and residents from various disciplines ranging from third and fourth year medical students, PA students to residents from various programs including Emergency Medicine.

He has been actively involved in research activities with residents and students primarily involving clinical projects within the Emergency Department. His research efforts have focused on areas of Pediatric Resuscitation, Pain management, Resource Utilization and Sports Injuries. These activities have resulted in over thirty national and international presentations at various research conferences within Emergency Medicine and over twenty five publications.  

Along with serving as a member of the Medical Executive committee over the last 18 years and as Faculty-Senate President 2007-2008, he has also been involved in numerous other committees within the institution including Credentials, Medical Records, Quality Assurance and Utilization, Critical Care, Ethics, Medical Occurrence, Trauma Care, Bioterrorism Task Force and Paramedic Committees.

He graduated with a degree in Biologic Sciences from Ohio State University in 1979 where he was a member of the nationally ranked Ohio State University Wrestling Team from 1977-1979. Since 1985 he has continued sports interests by serving as the Assistant Wrestling coach at St. John’s High School and as the team physician and medical advisor for all of the sports programs. In 2006 received the Ohio Outstanding Team Physician Award from the Ohio State Medical Board.



 David Weldy

David Weldy, M.D., PhD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Dr. Weldy earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the MCO/St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Dr. Weldy received his MA and PhD in Exercise physiology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and completed a Family Medicine Fellowship in Academic Medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) in Rootstown, Ohio. He is board certified in family medicine with an added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Weldy also attended Silliman University in the Philippines for two years before finishing his BA in Physical Education at Goshen College. He then taught physical education at Woodstock School in northern India for two years followed by four years of graduate school at Kent State University before attending medical school.

Prior to returning to Toledo, Dr. Weldy spent 20 years in private solo practice in the Ohio towns of Hiram, Mantua, and Ravenna, and since 1992, was an associate clinical professor at NEOUCOM where he also served on their Family Medicine Research Committee. He also was Associate Residency Director at Northside Hospital Family Medicine Residency for five years and precept at the Barberton Family Medicine Residency. He has served as team physician for Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and several high schools in northeast Ohio including Crestwood High School for 20 years. He is currently the team physician for Rogers High School in Toledo and The University of Toledo Women’s Soccer Team.

Dr. Weldy is a member of many professional societies, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He has served on OAFP’s Sports Medicine and Research committees and currently serves on OSMA’s Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine. He was cited as one of Northeast Ohio’s top doctors in 2006 and 2007.

Dr. Weldy’s clinical interests are Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology and the application of physical activity and fitness to patient health care and disease management. His research interests are in cognition and physical fitness with active projects in the Department of Kinesiology where he has a joint appointment.



 Neal Bahhur

Nael Bahhur, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine/Sports Medicine
Medical Director
Cardiopulmonary and Metabolism Research Lab
Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Nael Bahhur is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, at The University of Toledo Medical Center. He specializes in Primary Care Sports Medicine as well as Family Medicine. Dr. Bahhur earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Bahhur completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Toledo Hospital Sports Med Fellowship Program.

Dr. Bahhur’s clinical interests lie in Concussion Management, Sports-Related Back Injures, and Treatment of Medical Conditions in the Athlete.

He was the Associate Medical Director, Sports Care-North Region in Adrian, MI. Also, he was the Associate Director of The Toledo Hospital Sports Med Fellowship Program. He serves as a Team Physician for UT Rockets Athletics. Dr. Bahhur is honored to be the Medical Director for the 2010 Glass City Marathon.



 David Sohn

David H. Sohn, J.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toledo Rockets

Dr. David H. Sohn is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, at The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego and completed his orthopaedic residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. In June 2008, he finished his sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at Duke University, Durham, NC where he studied tissue engineered scaffolds for cartilage repair and authored Current Concepts articles for meniscal debridement and meniscal transplantation.  Dr. Sohn is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Sohn graduated from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, is a national writer on medical-legal issues for AAOS Now, and serves on the interdisciplinary committee for medical and law school studies at the University of Toledo. He is also a team physician for the Division I University of Toledo football and men’s basketball teams.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Sohn is integral in providing patient care and resident education, particularly in the areas of articular cartilage restoration and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hip and knee. His clinical interests are in cartilage restoration of the knee, retrograde "all-inside" ACL reconstruction of the knee, arthroscopic hip labral repair and osteoplasty of the femoral neck, and arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repair of the shoulder. His primary research interests are in cartilage restoration, the design of engineered scaffolds and health policy.



 Alexis Golesh

Alexis Golesh
Master’s in Health Care Administration
Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian

A native of Greenwood, Arkansas, Alexis earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Central Arkansas and her graduate degree from The Oklahoma State University. She has worked as a registered dietitian, a consultant dietitian, and a nutrition education coordinator before coming to The University of Toledo Medical Center. Alexis enjoys kayaking and cheering on the Toledo Rockets 



 James Reily

James P. Reilly, Med, ATC

Mr. Reilly is a 1984 graduate of St. Francis De Sales High School. He earned his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University in 1984 and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Toledo in 1988. He is a licensed athletic trainer/strength and conditioning specialist having provided over 20 years of excellent service at the high school, college and professional levels. Jim has working relationships with most of the strength training staffs in the National Football and many in Division I athletic programs. He is able to communicate both as a strength and conditioning specialist and an athletic trainer. He is also an expert in the fabrication and modification of strength training equipment. Most recently, he personally oversaw the construction, equipment purchasing, modification and installation of two state of the art facilities on the Toledo Central Catholic High School Campus.

Jim makes numerous strength and conditioning presentations regionally, nationally and has recently been invited to speak in Bejing, China

Currently, Mr. Reilly coordinates the sports medicine services in the Sylvania Junior High School System and strength and conditioning services for men and women at Toledo Central Catholic High School.  



Last Updated: 4/20/16