Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine faculty consists of practicing health care professionals from Northeast Ohio Medical University’s affiliated hospitals throughout northeast Ohio. Our faculty members volunteer their time to train our students. These volunteer faculty members model the University’s core values of competence, communication, caring, character, curiosity and community in their daily practice and their teaching and mentoring of medical students. The department’s success relies on the strengthening of our affiliations with our community partners in health care delivery and our ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with researchers and educators throughout the entire medical school and university.

Internal Medicine Sections

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care


department chair

Joseph Zarconi, M.D. is professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and serves as NEOMED’s Covid-19 Medical Director. He is clinical director for Health Humanities Education and recently served as Senior Associate Dean for Health Affairs.

Dr. Zarconi has practiced nephrology in the Akron area for over 30 years. He served as system vice president and chief academic officer at Summa Health System.

Dr. Zarconi is a 1981 graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his training in internal medicine at Akron City Hospital and a fellowship in nephrology at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western University.


Sharon Purvis
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330-325-6321

Department Chair

Joseph Zarconi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Phone: 330.325.6541

Department of Internal Medicine

College of Medicine at NEOMED