Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Provider Bios
Helen M. Torok, MD, is the Medical Director for the Dermatology & Surgery Center at Trillium Creek. Dr. Torok, a nationally noted, board-certified dermatologist, has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. She is considered an expert both in medical and cosmetic dermatology, earning an excellent reputation in her specialty: diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. She is also known for her expertise in fillers, especially lip enhancement, providing volume replacement in cheeks, lips and chin.
Dr. Torok earned her doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in dermatology at Case Western Reserve University. She has authored numerous publications on skin disorders in many respected medical journals. She also serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Dermatology Times.
Leonard J. Torok, MD, is the medical director of the Laser and Surgery Center and the Ohio Holistic Medicine Center He is board-certified in holistic and homeopathic medicine, as well as in orthopedic surgery. He is also certified in Botox / Dysport treatments. His extensive training benefits our patients for in-office surgical procedures, including removal of moles, cysts and growths.
After many years spent studying Holistic Medicine and Homeopathy, Dr. Torok gave up his successful Orthopedic practice to devote himself full-time to helping patients with natural and holistic therapies.
Dr. Torok’s background in Holistic Medicine is extensive, having completed training in traditional Chinese medicine, sound therapy, neurotherapy, hypnosis, behavioral medicine, electrodermal screening, craniosacral therapy, somatoemotional release and advanced homeopathy.
His interest in natural healing began at Wadsworth Rittman Hospital. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Torok saw many patients with severe pain. When traditional therapies failed, Dr. Torok sent them to Dr. Pat Mok, an Anesthesiologist on staff who also happened to be trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When acupuncture produced remarkable results, Dr. Torok became interested in discovering other non-traditional therapies that could truly help patients.
In addition to his extensive studies, Dr. Torok has presented numerous lectures both to physicians and the public. Among his topics are The Philosophy of Homeopathic Medicine, Homeopathy in the Continuum of Subtle Energy, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Introduction to Holistic Medicine, Losing Weight Naturally, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Chinese Medicine: Ear Acupuncture and Gua Sha Therapy, The Tones of Tinnitus, and many more.
Dr. Torok’s unique standing as a traditional M.D. and a board-certified homeopathic practitioner enable him to expertly recommend the correct homeopathic and holistic treatments to complement a patient’s dermatologic medical therapy. While traditional therapies seek to ease suffering caused by symptoms, natural healing works on a slower and steady basis to eventually eliminate the cause of the problem itself.
Robert Marsico Sr., MD, received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 30 year. His education and medical training also included his residency at Henry Ford Hospital – Wayne State University, and internship at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Dr. Marsico will specialize in general dermatology and pediatric dermatology.
Matthew (Matt) Reedy, MD was born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio and attended Ohio University for his undergraduate studies. He majored in pre-medicine chemistry with a minor in biology and wrestled on the varsity team for the Bobcats. He graduated from Ohio University magna cum laude. He then completed medical school, graduating with honors from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Reedy completed his intern year at Summa Akron City Hospital in internal medicine followed by dermatology residency at Indiana University. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
He is well-trained in general, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He is excited to return to Northeast Ohio to practice and raise his family.
Bryan D. Baillis, MD is a fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon and board-certified dermatologist. He is the Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center.
He completed his dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following completion of his dermatology residency Dr. Baillis completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship under the direction of Joel Cook, MD at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Baillis is extensively trained in Mohs Surgery, reconstructive surgery, complex tumor management, and facial aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Baillis was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio where he attended St. Ignatius High School before leaving for his undergraduate and graduate studies. His interests outside of medicine include time with his family and he is an avid Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan. He feels privileged to be practicing in the greater Cleveland area and looks forward to caring for you and your family.
Francine Johns, PA-C, has been a Certified Physician Assistant for more than 30 years. She obtained her degree from St. John’s University in 1984. She worked as a Certified Physician Assistant for the VA in Connecticut.
Francine began working with Dr. Helen Torok in 2000 when she moved to Ohio with her husband. She performs a wide range of procedures, and is an expert in skin cancer screenings. She utilizes the latest Dermoscopy device to assist in her skin screenings.
Francine is married to Larry Johns and has two daughters, Tessa and Brittany. She said being a “people person” by nature makes it easy for patients to open up to her, helping her do the best job possible in providing outstanding care and service.
Suzanne Dade, CNP, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, received her Master’s degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Ohio and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. From 2004-2013, she specialized in dermatology at the University of Toledo Medical Center Division of Dermatology as an Assistant Professor. She is a retired Major from the US Army Nurse Corps with 22 years of service.
At the University of Toledo, Suzanne was involved in several roles, including caring for patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions while precepting and teaching Resident Physicians, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistant students in the clinical setting. She was involved in clinical research, consulting to other providers, and taught several dermatology classes at the graduate level, primarily for the Nurse Practitioner program at the University.
Suzanne’s specialty is psoriasis and she has extensive experience and training in the use of multiple treatment modalities and therapies for its treatment. Suzanne is acutely aware that psoriasis is a multi system disease affecting the skin, joints and heart.
Given her experience, expertise, and passion in the field of dermatology, Suzanne is a featured speaker in dermatology topics at professional conferences. She is an active participant in multiple dermatologic and Nurse Practitioner societies and organizations. Suzanne’s many hobbies include boating, camping and antiquing.
Dana Pilz, PA-C, received her Masters of Science degree in physician assistant studies of from Marietta College in 2004. She has worked in the emergency field for 12 years prior to starting her career in dermatology and has taught both PA students and residents in a clinical setting. She is constantly keeping up with the latest dermatology trends by attending both local and national conferences and is a member of multiple PA organizations. She truly enjoys treating all of her patient’s dermatology concerns and has a passion for the art of injecting fillers. Dana considers herself to be outgoing and personable and will continue to strive for excellence for her patients.
Jordan Goad, PA-C, attended Cleveland State University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, along with a certification in Biomedical Ethics. During her time there, she was also a four-year starter for the varsity volleyball team. She then went on to become a Physician Assistant through the Tri-C/CSU PA program, while earning her Master’s degree in Health Sciences.
Jordan considers herself to be an energetic, driven, and compassionate person, which will make her a great provider to each individual patient, as well as an asset to the team at Trillium Creek. She prides herself on continuously growing and learning within the field of dermatology, so that she is always up to date on the latest practices and tools to help her better serve her patients.
In her free time, Jordan loves to crossfit, spend time outdoors, and is very passionate about nutrition and health. She especially loves to spend time with her family, and revels in the busy lives of her twin toddlers.
Sarah Michalak, PA-C, completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology from the University of Dayton, where she continued to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. After completion of her program, she began caring for patients in Internal Medicine in the West Cleveland area.
Sarah always focuses on ensuring the best possible care to her patients so they look, feel, and live their best. She focuses on continuing education, especially in the field of dermatology, with completion of the Society of Dermatology Diplomate Fellowship program in 2020.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and family, volunteering in local communities, hiking, playing board games and crafting.
Molly Verhoff, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant who has worked in dermatology since completing her graduate PA education at Oregon Health and Science University in 2016. She completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in Zoology. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed as a physician assistant by the Medical Board of Ohio. Molly is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Molly has a passion for teaching safe sun habits and the ABCs of melanoma to prevent skin cancer and signs of premature aging. She strives to provide high quality care to improve a patient’s health, self esteem, and quality of life.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, she is excited to be returning to Ohio after 5 years in Portland, Oregon. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.
Gabriella Furfari, PA-C, is a native of Northeast Ohio. She obtained her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Community Health.
In 2017, she obtained her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Mount Union and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Gabriella has spent the last two years working in dermatology with a focus on acne, skin cancer surveillance, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. She is passionate about making patients feel confident in their own skin as well as educating patients about routine and preventative skin care measures.
In her free time, she enjoys staying physically active, boating on Lake Erie, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Ohio Dermatological Association, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Michelle Telloni, RN, has been with our practice since 2011 and is our Cosmetic Registered Nurse. She has been in the medical field since 2008 when she began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She then received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Stark State College in 2015.
Michelle developed an interest in cosmetic dermatology because she found that when her patients look better, they feel better. It is always her ultimate goal to make her patients feel better about themselves. She performs the majority of our aesthetic procedures at Trillium Creek – hair laser, chemical peels, body shaping, and various treatments for veins and brown spots. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and Cleveland sports.
Michelle Koenig, RN, has been working in the Dermatology field for over 4 years and aesthetic field for 7 years. Michelle is also a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist. She attended Bryant & Stratton College to receive her Associate’s Degree in Nursing where she was on the Dean’s and Honor’s list. She is also a member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. She plans on continuing her education in the medical field to further her career in Dermatology.
Michelle takes extra pride in her career because it allows her to make patients look and feel their absolute best. She performs aesthetic procedures which include laser hair removal, facials, chemical peels, body shaping, and various treatments for veins and brown spots. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, and boating in the summer.