Meet the Family Medicine Faculty
Paul A. Rich, MD, MBA
Dr. Rich became the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in August of 2011. He is a native Ohioan, from Girard, Ohio - a suburb of Youngstown. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology from Miami University of Ohio, and his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo) in 1995. In 1999, he completed his residency training at the Western Reserve Health Education Family Medicine Program and built a very successful private practice upon graduation. In 2019, he returned to school and earned an MBA from Youngstown State University.
In addition to his Program Director and Private Practice commitments, Dr. Rich holds an appointment with the American University of Antigua College of Medicine as Adjunct Professor for Clinical Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, OH. He has served as the regional VP and national ACO president for the Steward Health Care Network as well as the Chief Medical Officer of our previous affiliated medical center.
His professional memberships include the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. His honors include the 2003 NEOMED Outstanding Teacher of the Year award and Chief Resident in his final year of residency.
Dr. Rich enjoys the full spectrum of Family Medicine with specific interests in women’s health including obstetrics, predictive and preventive medicine, and genetic testing for cardiovascular disease as well as various genetic cancer syndromes. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five children, travel, scuba diving, and is a die-hard Notre Dame and Cleveland sports fan.
Szymon Krzyzanowski, MD
Dr. Krzyzanowski is the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at WRHE. He is originally from Chicago, IL and received his B.A. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2003. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and completed a three-year Family Medicine Residency at Western Reserve Health Education and served as Chief Resident in his final year of residency.
Immediately following his residency graduation in 2011, he became a full-time Faculty Member at WRHE. Dr. Krzyzanowski enjoys the full spectrum of family medicine, with particular interests in pre-diabetic testing, advanced lipid testing and preventative health. He also has a great interest in obesity and weight loss management.
He has always had a passion for academic medicine and is now the clerkship director for the medical students who rotate through the Family Medicine Residency Program.
His professional memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians and The American Medical Association.
Dr. Krzyzanowski is a big fan of the Chicago Bears and Manchester United. His hobbies include aquariums and skiing.
Roman Davidenko, MD
Dr. Davidenko earned his BS in Biology in 2007 from the University of Akron and his MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (now known as Northeast Ohio University) in 2011. He completed his residency at Western Reserve Health Education in June 2014 and immediately joined the faculty in the Family Medicine Program. He enjoys singing, snowboarding, jet-skiing, rock climbing and volleyball.
Apurva Padubidri, MD
Dr. Apurva Padubidri is from Canfield- a suburb of Youngstown, OH. She earned her B.S. from Kent State University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She is also a graduate of the Western Reserve Health Education Family Medicine Residency Program, serving as Chief Resident in her final year graduating in 2017.
Dr. Padubidri began as a full-time faculty member with Western Reserve Health Education in August 2017 and is a member of Steward Medical Group. She is particularly passionate about preventative medicine, obesity management, and adolescent medicine. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Lando. She also enjoys traveling, reading, fitness, and Cleveland sports.
Daniel Bee, MD
Dr. Daniel Bee completed his residency at Family Medicine Suburban General Hospital in Norristown, PA. He is a member of Steward Medical group in Hermitage, PA. He has joined the family medicine program with Western Reserve Health Education in August 2023. He loves spending time with his family. He enjoys woodworking and playing guitar.
ravi patel, MD
Dr. Ravi Patel is from Columbus, Ohio. He earned his B.S. from Ohio State University and his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. He is also a graduate of the Western Reserve Health Education Family Medicine Residency Program, graduating in 2023. Dr. Patel began as a full-time faculty member upon graduation and is a member of Steward Medical Group. He is particularly passionate about preventative medicine, women’s health, and pediatric medicine. He also enjoys traveling, OSU football, and philosophy.