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Pediatric Residency

Faculty

The Department of Pediatrics consists of more than 70 board certified pediatricians and subspecialists, in addition to more than 30 medical faculty members with joint appointments in other disciplines including surgery, anesthesia, dentistry, psychology, pathology, and radiology. The hospital-based practice is further complemented by an extensive network of community pediatricians who practice within the Geisinger Health System network throughout the surrounding counties.

Subspecialty sections add to the diversity of the extensive general pediatric practice. These subspecialty sections include adolescent medicine, allergy, cardiology, infectious disease, endocrinology, nephrology, hematology/oncology, immunology, gastroenterology and nutrition, critical care, neonatology, neurology, dermatology, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, rheumatology, pediatric emergency medicine and pulmonology.

Like our faculty, our pediatric residents choose to come to Geisinger because of the unique experience that it offers - a chance to practice academic primary and tertiary care pediatrics in a rural setting. Many of our residents enter into the field of primary care, some stay in the area, while other graduates enter into subspecialty training to pursue careers in academic medicine. These graduates have been accepted to fellowships through the country in institutions such as Boston Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical College of Virginia, Rainbow Babies and many others.

Medical students from Temple University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine rotate through our hospital and clinics as part of their core pediatric rotation. In addition, numerous students from other institutions also choose to do electives here.

Program Leadership
Paul Bellino, MD, Program Director

Kathryn DeHart, MD, Associate Program Director
Sarah Marks, MD, Associate Program Director
Kathleen Noss, DO, Chief Resident
Minal Parikh, MD, Chief Resident
MaryAnne Wesner, Program Coordinator

Faculty
Adolescent Medicine
Sergio Buzzini, MD

Allergy/Immunology
Michael Facktor, MD
Timothy McCloskey, MD

Anesthesiology
Mark Robbins, MD
Jan Schwartz, MD

Cardiology
Fareed Ahmad, MD
David Connuck, MD
Avnit Golten, MD
Karen Lurito, MD
Robert Mangano, MD
Shira Shore, MD

Child Abuse
Paul Bellino, MD
Pat Bruno, MD

Critical Care
Richard Lambert, MD
Frank Maffei, MD
David McKinley, MD
Elizabeth Scarlett, MD
John Sullivan, MD
Catherine Wallace, MD
Ronald Wong, DO

Dermatology
Kate Marks, DO
Howard Pride, MD

Endocrinology
Naghma Aijaz, MD
Mushtaq Godin, MD
Muniza Mogri, MD
Rishita Tiwari, MD

Gastroenterology
William Cochran, MD
Dean Richard Focht, MD
Benjamin Kuhn, DO
Martin Maksimak, MD
Mahmoud Sabri, MD
Eduardo Tron, MD

General Pediatrics
Pat Bruno, MD
Stacey Cummings, MD
Kathryn DeHart, MD
Janis Maksimak, MD
William Malone, MD
Michele Neff-Bulger, DO
Emily Szmal, DO

Hematology/Oncology
Michal Miller, MD
Jagadeesh Ramdas, MD
Girmay Tekle-Yohannes, MD
Jacob Troutman, DO

Hospitalists
Paul Bellino, MD
Keith Boell, DO
Edward Fannon, DO
Sarah Marks, MD
Michelle Thompson, MD
Colleen Walsh, DO
Colby Wesner, DO

Infectious Disease
Swathi Gowtham, MD
Michael Ryan, DO

Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Jay Bringman, MD
Alfred Neubert, MD
Awathif MacKeen, MD
Corinna Muller, DO
Michael Paglia, MD


Neonatology
James Cook, MD
Edward Everett, DO
Ray Hayes, DO
Lauren Johnson, MD
Anne Russo, MD
Eileen Tengco, DO
Valeriya Feygina, MD

Nephrology
Dianna Muchant, MD
Valeriya Feygina, MD

Neurodevelopment
Thomas Challman, MD
Scott Myers, MD

Neelkamal Soares, MD

Neurology
Linda Famiglio, MD
Jill Gotoff, MD
Henry Maguire, MD
Muhammad Qureshi, MD
Glenn Stayer, MD

Ophthalmology
Nannette Refice, MD
Thomas Wilson, MD

Orthopaedics
David Andreychik, MD
William Mirenda, MD
Gregroy Fanelli, MD
Daniel Feldman, MD
Megan Fernandez, MD
John Parenti, MD

Otolaryngology
J. Scott Green, MD
Cecilia Helwig, MD
Ed Wood, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Christopher Coppola, MD
Alfred Kennedy, MD
Ronald Scorpio, MD

Psychology
Christine Chew, PhD
Heather Hoover, PhD
Paul Kettlewell, PhD
Nicole Quinlan, PhD
Bradley Wilson, PhD

Pulmonary
Robert Kinsey, MD
Carlos Perez, MD
Vasanthi Pugazhendhi, MD
Catherine Wubbel, MD

Radiology (Pediatric)
Faruq Mahmud, MD
Mary Strickland, MD
Cathy Woomert, MD
George Wu, MD

Rheumatology
Thomas Hahn, MD

Sports Medicine
Sergio Buzzini, MD
Matthew McElroy, MD