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Medical Directors

Meet the Medical Directors at the Rehabilitation Insititute of Ohio.

Benjamin Gillotte, MD, Medical Director of the CORP Program

Benjamin Gilliotte, MD, joined MVH in 1988. He started his formal education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Psychology at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He completed his graduate studies in chemistry at Ohio State University. He was also a teaching associate while there. He received his medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dr. Gilliotte's internship and residency were conducted at Strong Memorial Hospital and Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Anthony T. Jacob, MD, Medical Director of RIO, Chronic Pain Program, Amputee Inpatient/Outpatient Team

Antony Jacob, MD, joined MVH and the Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio in 1989. In addition to serving as Medical Director of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Dr. Jacob is the Physical Medicine Inpatient Rehab Coordinator and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Jacob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Kerala in India. He followed with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Calicut Medical College in India.

Dr. Jacob completed two residencies, one in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the other in General Surgery at Illinois Central Community Hospital.

After working at MVH for several years, Dr. Jacob joined the Pain Management Team in 2003. He is currently a surveyor on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Dr. Jacob is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Michael Pedoto, MD, Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program and the Head Injury Re-Entry Program

Michael Pedoto, MD, received his undergraduate degree in Pre-Medicine from the University of Dayton. Dr. Pedoto attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and served his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation there. He was also Chief Resident and worked on the Resident Research Task Force.

Dr. Pedoto is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Michael A. Watts, MD, Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Team and of Clinical Stroboscopy and FEES

Michael Watts, MD, joined Miami Valley Hospital in 1997 as a Staff Physiatrist and Medical Director of Clinical Stroboscopy. 

His medical education began with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin. After graduating, he completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Watts completed his internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Internal Medicine and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was also Chief Resident for Education while there.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Sean Convery, MD, Medical Director of Sports Medicine

Sean Convery, MD, joined the Wright State School of Medicine in 1986 and Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) in 1990. He is a board-certified Family Practice Physician with additional certification in Sports Medicine. He is also an active faculty member at Wright State and teaches in the Department of Family Practice. His duties also include serving as a school physician for Kettering Schools and team physician for Fairmont High School. Dr. Convery has also been head team physician for the University of Dayton Flyers since 2000. As Medical Director of Sport Medicine, he is involved in business development for MVH's Sports Medicine Center. 

Dr. Convery received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Steubenville and his Doctorate of Medicine at Wright State University. He completed his internship and residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, where he spent his last year as Chief Resident. 

Before coming to MVH, Dr. Convery received a broad base of medical and teaching experience. He was the team physician for Colonel White High School and Wright State University. He was an emergency room physician at the Piqua Medical Center and had a private family practice in Kettering. He also was the Associate Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital.