PHYSICIANS / STAFF


Dayton Area Neurosurgeons

Jamal Taha, M.D.,

Medical Director of Gamma Knife, is board certified in both neurosurgery and pain medicine and serves as Medical Director of the Office of Technology Development at Kettering Medical Center. He received Gamma Knife training at Cleveland Clinic. He is also Medical Director of the American Parkinson's Disease Association of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He recently served as Associate Professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Director of the Functional Neurosurgery Program.
Dr Taha

Raymond J. Poelstra, M.D.,

graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1977 where he was a Presidential Scholar. He also completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He completed training for Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh with a special emphasis on PERFEXION training. Dr. Poelstra has held positions as Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery/Surgery at both University of California and at Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr. Poelstra is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Poelstra is the Director of the Neurosurgery Line at Kettering Medical Center.
Dr. Poelstra

Phillip M. Porcelli D.O.

has joined in practice with Kettering Physician Network - Neurosurgery, specializing in the care of the adult neurosurgical patient. His expertise includes complex and reconstructive spinal surgery. Providing the most advanced, minimally invasive, and motion preservation techniques. Other areas of interest include tumors of the brain and spinal cord, and peripheral nerve disorders. Dr. Porcelli attained his medical degree in southern California at Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his neurological surgery training at Midwestern University/Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL, where he trained with neurological surgeons from such esteemed institutions as the Mayo Clinic, Alleghany General, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also served as the Chief Resident in neurosurgery. He completed training for Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh with a special emphasis on PERFEXION training.
Dr. Porcelli

Scott Glickman D.O.

graduated from the University of Michigan and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residencies in neurological surgery at Providence Medical Center in Michigan and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Glickman is fellowship trained and has worked as a physician in Michigan, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania prior to coming to the Dayton area. Dr. Glickman specializes in complex brain and spine surgery and works in collaboration with the Wallace-Kettering Neuroscience Institute to offer Gamma Knife radiosurgery to his patients.
Dr. Glickman


Dayton Area Radiation Oncologists

Douglas Einstein, M.D., PhD,

is the Medical director of Radiation Oncology at Kettering Medical Center and has extensive experience in the radiotherapeutic treatment of cancer using a wide variety of state-of-the-art modalities. He earned his MD and PhD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York as part of the prestigious National Institute of Health Medical Scientist Training Program. He came to KMC from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland where he was vice chairman and clinical director of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Einstein

Louis C. Keiler III, M.D.,

board-certified Radiation Oncologist earned an MD from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He joined KMC from Chesapeake Potomac Regional Cancer Center after having served as Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology, at University Hospitals/Case Western, Cleveland, OH where he previously worked with Dr. Douglas Einstein, KMC Medical Director of Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Keiler


Gamma Knife Coordinator

Diane Kessack, R.N., B.S.N.,

is the Gamma Knife Coordinator. She is a graduate of the Registered Nurse program at St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville, Kentucky. She earned her bachelors degree in nursing from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Before coming to Kettering, Ms. Kessack served as the Clinical Nurse Manager for the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Duke University. Most recently, Ms. Kessack was a Staff Nurse Specialist on the Neurological/ Neurosurgical Unit at Charles F. Kettering Memorial Hospital. Diane has over 10 years experience as the Gamma Knife Coordinator.