PRINCIPALS & STAFF

Dr. David J. Portman, MD

Dr. David PortmanDavid J. Portman, MD is in the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Portman OB/GYN and is the Principal Investigator at the Columbus Center for Women's Health Research. In addition, he is the Director of the Menopause Center of Columbus and a Clinical Instructor at Ohio State University. Dr. Portman received a BA from Northwestern University and an MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ohio State University Hospitals. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Board Certified by the American board of OB/GYN, a member of the North American Menopause Society and a member of the International Menopause Society. Dr. Portman is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

Dr. Portman founded the Columbus Center for Women's Health Research in 1997 and has conducted many clinical studies in hormone therapy, osteoporosis, contraception, endocrine and heart disease and other issues pertaining to OB/GYN. In addition, he is recognized as one of the country's leading experts in menopause and the treatment options available to women today. He lectures extensively across the country on this and related topics, and frequently consults on issues related to Women's Health.

Tanya Ziegler, LPN

Tanya has worked with Dr. David Portman since 1999. Tanya had previously worked for another OB/GYN in Southeastern Ohio as well as working labor and delivery in a hospital in the same area. Tanya greets and interviews patients, assists in procedures, schedules surgery and helps with facial aesthetics when needed. She enjoys reading, going on photo trips with her husband and being a grandmother!

Kathleen Perrini, Receptionist/Billing

Kathleen was a long-time patient of Portman OB/GYN (Dr. Samuel Portman) before joining the staff in 1994. Kathleen also handles billing for the office. She is married and has one son. In addition to spending time with her family, Kathleen enjoys music, walking, and is currently illustrating a children's book!

Rhonda Faller, Receptionist

Rhonda has been with Portman OB/GYN for more than ten years. While always maintaining professionalism, Rhonda enjoys warmly welcoming every patient. In her free time, Rhonda is a swim team coach for the greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio and Aquatics Manager at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort.

(Patients who call during office hours are greeted by Rhonda or Kathleen and don't have to go through an automated phone system.)

Susie Bazzoli, RN/Office Manager

Susie has worked with Portman OB/GYN for the past 30 years! Prior to Dr. David Portman taking over the practice, Susie worked with his father, Dr. Sam Portman. Susie assists in-office procedures, patient care, and also the business side of the practice. For the last 4 years, Susie has also enjoyed working with the facial aesthetics portion of the practice. Susie loves nursing and the chance to help patients with their care. She insists retiring isn't even a consideration at this point!

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