Department of Clinical Sciences (DCS) – Faculty and Staff

Staff

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Shannon Bickauskas
Administrative Assistant
570-687-9681


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Karen Verespy
Administrative Assistant
570-955-1328


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Antonio Pellegrino
Manager of Simulation Education & Operations
570-207-3682


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Kathryn Powell
Manager of the Standardized Patient Program
570-687-9680 


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Melissa Sanko
Assistant Standardized Patient Trainer
570-955-1321


Faculty

The core education faculty are comprised of the following:

Karen E. Arscott, DO, MSc, AOBNMM

Associate Professor of Medicine

Nelson Asante, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Psychiatry, North Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

James Caggiano, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatics

Diana Callender, MBBS, DM

Medical Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center  
Professor of Pathology

Sanjay Chandragiri, MD

Assistant Chair of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

John Citti, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Medicine, South Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Peter A. Cognetti, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Family Medicine, North Campus
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Mario Cornacchione, DO, MS, FAAFP

Assistant Chair Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Harold Davis, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of OB/GYN, North Campus
Associate Professor of OB/GYN

Francis Dawgert, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Stanley Dudrick, MD

Professor of Surgery

Janet Erickson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michael Ferraro, MD

Regional Associate Dean, South Campus
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Mark Frattali, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Surgery, North Campus
Assistant Professor of Surgery

James Galasso, DO

Regional Education Coordinator of Family Medicine, South Campus
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Tina Marie George, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Anthony Gillott, MD, FACS

Director of Case-Based Learning
Assistant Chair of Surgery      

Nicole Marie Gurski, DO

Regional Clerkship Director of Psychiatry, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Marika Handakas, LCSW, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

James W. Joseph, MD, HMDC

Regional Clerkship Director of Family Medicine, Central Campus

Jennifer M. Joyce, MD, FAAFP

Professor of Family Medicine

Steve Kafrissen, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Psychiatry, South Campus
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Yelena Kipervas, DO

Clinical Skills Facilitator

Venard Scott Koerwer, EdD

Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Communication
Vice Dean for Graduate Studies for the School of Graduate Studies
Professor of Organizational Systems and Innovation

Joseph C. Koval, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Elizabeth Kuchinski, BS, MPH

Instructor of Family Medicine
Clinical Research Coordinator

Maximo Llaudes, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology

Silviu Marica, MD

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of Surgery, Guthrie Campus
Associate Professor of Surgery

Thomas Martin, MD

Assistant Chair of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics

Kristine Maxwell-McNulty, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Charles McGurk, MD

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of Psychiatry, Guthrie Campus
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Betsy Mead RN, BSN

Research Associate
Instructor of Family Medicine

William Miller, PhD, MHA

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Wasique Mirza, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Medicine, North Campus
Associate Professor of Medicine

Joseph Narins, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of OB/GYN, South Campus
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Michele Neff-Bulger, DO, FAAP, FACOP

Regional Clerkship Director of Pediatrics, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Mark Olaf, DO, FACEP

Regional Assistant Dean, Central Campus
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, Central Campus
Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Jeffrey S. Pallas, PA-C

Instructor of Clinical Skills

Donald Phykitt, DO

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of Family Medicine, Guthrie Campus
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Megan Rapp, MD

Regional Clerkship Director of Surgery, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Susan Russell, MD

Clinical Skills Facilitator

Stan Russin, MD

Regional Clerkship Director of Medicine, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cyamatare Felix Rwabukwisi, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Thomas S. Samuelsen, MD

Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Mark Schiowitz, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Surgery, South Campus
Associate Professor of Surgery

Michelle Schmude, EdD, MBA

Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Assistant Professor

Lisa L. Schroeder, MD, MA, FACP

Regional Clerkship Director of Medicine, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

James Scott, MD

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of OB/GYN, Guthrie Campus
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Azra Sehic, MD

Regional Education Coordinator of Pediatrics, South Campus
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Shubhra Shetty, MD, FACP

Regional Associate Dean, North Campus
Professor of Medicine

Margrit Shoemaker, MD

Director of Clinical Competencies
Assistant Chair of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH, BDS, FAAFP

Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Epidemiology

Maninder Singh, MD

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of Medicine, Guthrie Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mary Elizabeth Sokach, DO

Regional Assistant Dean, South Campus
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Paul Swanson, MD

Regional Clerkship Director of OB/GYN, Central Campus
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Mushfiq R. Tarafder, PhD, MPH, MBBS

Director of Preventative Health and Community Studies
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Lisa Thomas, MD

Regional Assistant Dean, North Campus
Associate Professor of Medicine

Janet M. Townsend, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, Community and Educational Affairs
Interim Regional Associate Dean for Central Campus
Professor of Family Medicine

Gerald Tracy, MD

Professor of Medicine

Mary Lawhon Triano, MSN, CRNP-C

Medical Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
Director of Clinical Skills
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences

April Troy, MD, MPH

Regional Education Coordinator of Pediatrics, North Campus
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Thomas VanderMeer, MD

Regional Associate Dean for the Guthrie Campus

James Walsh, MD, MSHA, FACP, FCCP

Regional Assistant Dean for Guthrie Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mark V. White, MD, MPH

Vice Chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Brian Wilcox, MD, PhD

Assistant Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Andrea Worley, MD

Regional Education Coordinator/Clerkship Director of Pediatrics, Guthrie Campus
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics