Trillium Creek Dermatology Provider Bios
Helen M. Torok, MD, is the Medical Director of the Trillium Creek Dermatology Center. 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 full face volume replacement.
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 Trillium Creek Laser 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 surgical training benefits our patients for in-office surgical procedures, including removal of moles, cysts and growths.
After years 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.
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 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.
Joshua Weaver, MD, is our dermatopathologist that has been practicing dermatopathology since 2010. Born and raised in Salem, Ohio, Dr. Weaver attained all his schooling in Northeast Ohio – first at Youngstown State University where he graduated summa cum laude and then Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine where he completed medical school in 2005, graduating with honors. After completing a residency in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Weaver finished a dermatopathology fellowship in 2010 at the same institution and is now board certified in both AP/CP and dermatopathology.
Dr. Weaver enjoys traveling with his family and has an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers that date back to the 1920s.
Robert Marsico Sr., MD, received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 50 years. His education and medical training also included his dermatology residency at Henry Ford, undergrad at Ohio Wesleyan University and internship at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Dr. Marsico specializes in general dermatology and pediatric dermatology. His focus is to save lives and stamp out disease.
Matthew (Matt) Reedy, MD, was born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio. In high school he had a perfect 51-0 record as a senior in wresting. This earned him a full wrestling scholarship to Ohio University. He majored in 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 a dermatology residency at Indiana University. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where he enjoys mentoring medical students. He feels privileged to be practicing in Northeast Ohio near his family and friends.
Dr. Reedy is well-trained in general, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Bryan D. Baillis, MD, is a fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon and board-certified dermatologist. He is the Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Trillium Creek Dermatology.
He completed his dermatology residency at the South Carolina Medical University. 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 South Carolina Medical University. 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 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 for 10 years prior to moving to Ohio.
In 2000 she moved to Medina with her husband and two daughters when her husband bought the Mcjak Candy Company. In August of 2000 Francine began working with Dr. Helen Torok.
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. 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.
In her free time, she takes her new puppies to training classes hoping to have a therapy dog and an agility dog someday. She likes to talk about travel, good books and collect recipes.
Jordan Goad, Certified Physician Assistant, 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 Scholarship 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. She began working at Trillium Creek in 2016, for two simple reasons: She had a passion for the complex specialty that is dermatology, and because Trillium Creek felt like a second place to call “home”.
Jordan considers herself to be an energetic, driven, and compassionate person, which makes 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. She strives to be up to date on the latest practices and tools to help her better serve her patients. Most recently, she has continued her education by completing the Diplomat Fellowship program through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Jordan loves to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle with her family of four. She has twin toddlers that keep her on the move and on her toes. (In fact, Jordan is a twin herself!) She also does intense weight training before the sun comes up, and is very passionate about nutrition and health.
Sarah Michalak, Certified Physician Assistant, completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology in 2015 from the University of Dayton, graduating summa cum laude. Sarah then continued to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Associate Studies in 2017 from the University of Dayton. After completion of her program, she began her career caring for patients in Internal Medicine in the West Cleveland area.
Sarah has been working for Trillium Creek since 2018, where she underwent extensive training with Dr. Helen Torok. Not only has she learned so much from her peers, but she feels so fortunate to work with such a positive group of people. Sarah has always had an interest in dermatology from a young age, but her passion was solidified by doing a rotation in the field when she was a student. She enjoys the challenge, complexity, and diversity that the many diseases of dermatology often present. She focuses on continuing education, especially in the field of dermatology, with completion of the Society of Dermatology Diplomate Fellowship program in 2020. Sarah makes it her focus to ensure the best possible care to her patients so they look, feel, and live their best.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, extended family and participating in activities that involve being outdoors and crafting.
Molly Verhoff, Certified Physician Assistant, has worked in dermatology since completing her graduate 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, a native of Westerville, Ohio, joined Trillium Creek in January of 2020 after 5 years in Portland, Oregon. She is excited to be part of a team with the resources to provide patients with the highest quality of care. Molly has a passion for teaching safe sun habits and the ABC’s 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.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.
Gabriella Furfari, Certified Physician Assistant, 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 three years working in dermatology with a focus on acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. She also enjoys performing cosmetic and general laser treatments to help patients feel and look their best. She is passionate about making patients feel confident in their own skin as well as educating patients about routine and preventative skin care measures.
She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Ohio Dermatological Association, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has been with Trillium Creek since 2020.
In her free time, she enjoys staying physically active, boating on Lake Erie, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Michelle Telloni, Registered Nurse, has been with Trillium Creek Dermatology since 2011. She attained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Stark State College and is also a member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. She has received extensive training from both Dr. Helen Torok and Dr. Leonard Torok during her time here and has developed a strong passion for cosmetic dermatology.
Michelle performs a vast number of cosmetic procedures and is always eager to educate her patients on the latest treatments and products offered at Trillium Creek. Through her knowledge and expertise, she is able to help her patients look and feel their very best.
Michelle resides in her hometown of Sharon Center with her husband and their children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling (especially to Sanibel Island, Florida) and is a loyal Cleveland sports fan!
Michelle Koenig, Registered Nurse, joined Trillium Creek Dermatology in 2018. She has been in the dermatology field since 2014. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing through Bryant & Stratton College where she was on the Dean’s and Honors list. Michelle is also a member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.
Michelle performs many cosmetic procedures as well as some general dermatology procedures. Through her dermatology knowledge and experience, she dedicates her nursing practice to help educate and make her patients look and feel their absolute best.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating on Lake Erie, and staying educated on the most current and innovative skincare treatment options and tools.
Megan Heiby, Registered Nurse, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Capital University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2011. She stumbled upon her career at Trillium Creek in 2012, fell in love with dermatology and has been here ever since. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the joy people have when they look and feel their best.
She grew up on a farm outside of Wooster where she still enjoys helping her father and brother whenever she can. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and two young sons.