It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I am leaving active practice in the spring/early summer of 2018. It has been a great pleasure caring for your children over the years, and it is not easy for me to give that up. I appreciate the trust you have shown me during this time.
Cornerstone Pediatrics is made up of some of the most knowledgeable and caring physicians I have ever met. I bring my own children to the other doctors here and would recommend them to your family as well. If you have not had the opportunity to meet them, you can review their bios on this website.
I have enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and will cherish all the memories I have of your special children. I greatly appreciate your friendship and loyalty, and I hope your lives are filled with happiness and good heath in the years to come.
Dr. Lori Ellis
Dr. Eberhart is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He then completed his pediatric residency at the Wright State University/Wright Patterson AFB program in Dayton. After completing his residency, he practiced for 3 years in Tucson, Arizona with the Air Force and then returned to Dayton.
Dr. Eberhart is the past Chair of The Professional Staff at Dayton Children's Hospital. He has served as President of the Western Ohio Pediatric Society and Delegate-at-Large for the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Reach Out for Kids Clinic (a homeless and uninsured clinic) and volunteers there regularly. Dr. Eberhart and his wife have two children.
Dr. Chalfie completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. His medical degree is from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then went on to complete a pediatric residency at the Wright State University/Wright Patterson AFB Program in Dayton. Dr. Chalfie was chief resident during his third year of residency at The Children's Medical Center.
Dr. Chalfie is a faculty member of the Wright State University School of Medicine and continues to work with pediatric residents and medical students. Dr. Chalfie received the Dayton Children's Medical Center Community Service Award in 2003. Dr. Chalfie and his wife have two children.
Dr. Khosla is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she received her undergraduate degree. Her medical degree is from the Wright State University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Khosla and her husband have three children. Having dealt with her own children's numerous food allergies, she has developed an extensive knowledge of the day-to-day impact that food allergies have on children and their families. She shares her experience with others in the community by serving on the Board of Directors and as the Medical Advisory Team Chairman for Kids With Food Allergies, Inc. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Ellis has been a part of the medical community in Dayton for over ten years. A Dayton native, she grew up in Fairborn and received her undergraduate degree from Wright State University. From there, she moved to Cincinnati where she attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Following residency, she moved back to the Dayton area and began private practice at Cornerstone Pediatrics in 2005. She is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and is active in her church and community along with her husband and two children.
Dr. Sweat graduated from the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine Pediatric Residency program and served as chief resident her third year. She previously attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA for medical school and Georgia Institute of Technology for her undergraduate degree. She and her husband are now happy to call Ohio home and have one child.
Dr. Dritz grew up as part of a military family, so she's from a little bit of everywhere, but has now made Ohio her home. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, her medical degree at Albany Medical College in upstate New York and her Pediatric training at St Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University in Missouri. She then went on to complete her Adolescent Medicine fellowship training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center along with additional training in healthcare quality improvement. After her fellowship, she practiced for 5 years as a civilian provider at Wright-Patterson AFB in their Adolescent Medicine clinic before joining Cornerstone Pediatrics.
In addition to her clinical work, she works closely with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as a medical director and consultant for some of the adolescent health care quality improvement programs in Ohio, is a member of the Ohio AAP's Committee on Adolescence, a founding member of the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership and is an advisor to the Ohio Department of Health as part of their statewide work on improving adolescent health and well-being. Locally, she is a faculty member at the Wright State University School of Medicine, which allows her to work closely with medical students and pediatric residents. Dr. Dritz and her husband have two children.
Dr. Toussaint is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University with pediatric residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He served as a pediatrician in the Air Force for 26 years with assignments around the U.S. and overseas, including three tours as commander of a forward-deployed combat support hospital.
Dr. Toussaint joined the faculty of the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2006 and is an associate professor of Pediatrics. He worked as Medical Director of Inpatient General Pediatrics at Dayton Children's Hospital and Director of Medical Student Education. In 2014, he became Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and continues his teaching duties that span all four years of the medical school curriculum.
John M. Pascoe, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, General and Community Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Pascoe is a Past-President, Academic Pediatric Association and has served on a number of editorial boards including Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review and Academic Pediatrics. Dr. Pascoe served as a member of the National Advisory Group for the Head Start Transition Project and has been a member of the National Head Start Research Conference Program Committee for 20 years. He represented general pediatrics on the national Executive Committee for the HRSA funded national medical education project, Undergraduate Medical Education in the 21st Century (UME-21). Dr. Pascoe served on the national Steering Committee of the Primary Care Organizations' Consortium, representing general pediatrics. Dr. Pascoe was a founding member of the Steering Committee for the AHRQ National PBRN Resource Center from 2004-2007. In 2011 he was appointed to the Literature Selection and Technical Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine, and served as Committee Chair for 2014-15.