Meet Your Women’s Health Group Team

Sarah Babai, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Undergraduate – Kent State University

Medical School – Northeast Ohio Medical University

Residency – Summa Health Systems

Dr. Sarah Babai has lived most of her life in the Akron area. She went to Our Lady of the Elms High School. She trained under Dr. Hutzler and Dr. Jadallah during her residency at Summa Health System. She spent a few years in private practice in Dallas, Texas before returning to join her mentors at Women’s Health Group in 2003. She focuses her practice in gynecology. Dr. Babai is committed to educating and empowering women about their health. Her special interests included preventive care, adolescent gynecology and menopause. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Steven M. Gorsuch, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Undergraduate – Kent State University

Medical School – Northeast Ohio Medical University

Residency – Summa Health Systems

Dr. Gorsuch joined the Women’s Health Group in 2001. He enjoys providing health care for women at all stages in their lives – adolescent care, menstrual problems, infertility and menopause. He provides surgical and non-surgical options for various gynecologic problems. He performs minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Gorsuch is the Division Chief of Gynecology at Summa Health System. He grew up locally in Doylestown and married his “high school sweetheart.” They have three children. He enjoys outdoor activities – running, golfing, hiking and skiing.

John N. Hutzler, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Undergraduate – Shepherd University

Medical School – West Virginia University School of Medicine

Residency – Summa Health Systems

Dr. John Hutzler has been in private practice in the Akron area since 1974. He is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Hutzler was formerly Chairman and OB/GYN program director at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron. He has been the Division Chief of Summa Health System Obstetrics since 1997. Throughout his career he has always found a special satisfaction in delivering babies. Dr. Hutzler’s special interests include menopause management, osteoporosis, high risk obstetrics, infertility, gynecologic laser and endoscopic surgeries. He enjoys gardening, reading and spending time at the beach. As a native of West Virginia, he is a devoted Mountaineer fan.

Ahmad K. Jadallah, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Undergraduate – Youngstown State University

Medical School – The Ohio State University

Residency – Summa Health System

Dr. Jadallah has been in practice with the Women’s Health Group for more than 15 years. He was born and raised in Youngstown. He is fluent in Arabic. After graduating from The Ohio State College of Medicine, he returned to northeast Ohio. He specializes in both general and high risk obstetrics. His special interests are minimally invasive gynecologic surgery including laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies. Dr. Jaddallah enjoys spending time with his family and traveling and playing in his weekly soccer league. He is a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Starbucks Coffee.

Philip J. Smelcer, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Undergraduate – Newberry College

Medical School – University of Tennessee

Residency – Akron General Medical Center

Dr. Philip J. Smelcer joined the Women’s Health Group in July of 2009. He is committed to the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology. In doing so, he prides himself on being a good listener and emphatic caregiver. His special interests includes minimally invasive surgery including robotic hysterectomies. He labels himself as a “computer geek.” Dr. Smelcer enjoys watching action and sci-fi movies. He is also a diehard University of Tennessee Volunteer fan.

Nisrine B. Zahir, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Medical School – I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy

Residency – Aultman Hospital

Dr. Zahir was born and raised in Moscow. She is fluent in English, French, Russian and Arabic. Prior to coming to the United States, she attended the oldest medical school in Russia. Dr. Zahir is proficient in the full cycle of women’s health, from the deliveries of babies to the treatment of postmenopausal women. She specializes in adolescent gynecology, menopause and high-risk obstetrics. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, watching romantic comedies and listening to classical music.

Meghan Mehl, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Training

Medical School – Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency – Summa Health System

Dr. Meghan Mehl is an obstetrician-gynecologist and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Akron General Medical Center and Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals. She received her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010, where she graduated with honors. She completed a residency at Summa Health Systems.