Faculty Directory

You can also see a listing of all of our Volunteer Clinical Faculty.  

John A. Arnott, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Karen E. Arscott, DO, MSc, AOBNMM

Associate Professor of Medicine

Nelson Asante, MD

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

David B. Averill, PhD

Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences
Professor of Physiology

Jennifer M. Boardman, PhD

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Michael Bordonaro, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Patrick M. Boyd, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry

James Caggiano, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatics

Diana Callender, MBBS, DM

Medical Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center  
Professor of Pathology

Christian Carbe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics and Immunology

Carmine Cerra, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Sanjay Chandragiri, MD

Assistant Chair of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Youngjin Cho, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

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

Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation

Mario Cornacchione, DO, MS, FAAFP

Assistant Chair Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Patrick Coughlin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy

Jess Cunnick, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Harold Davis, MD

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

Francis Dawgert, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Kathleen Doane, PhD

Professor of Anatomy

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

Catherine Freeland, MPH

Clinical Instructor in Public Health, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Public Health Program Manager, Hepatitis B Foundation

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

William A. Kinney, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Director, Natural Products Discovery Institute
CEO, IteraMed

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

John Kulp, PhD

Regional Assistant Dean, Doylestown Campus, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Associate Professor and Director of Academic Affairs, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
CEO, Conifer Point Pharmaceuticals

Raj Kumar, PhD

Director of Research
Professor of Biochemistry

Darina Lazarova, PhD

Director of Master of Biomedical Sciences Program
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Jun Ling, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Maximo Llaudes, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology

Pamela Lucchesi, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Physiology

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

William McLaughlin, PhD

Associate Professor of Computational Biology

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

Chris Moore, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
Director of Immunology, Arbutus Biopharma

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

Sung Ryeol Park, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Translational Medicine, Natural Products Discovery Institute (NDPI)

Donald Phykitt, DO

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

Brian J. Piper, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Sonia Lobo Planey, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

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

Aejaz Sayeed, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor Biochemistry, Geisinger Commonwealth School  of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

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

Gregory A. Shanower, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

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

Ying-Ju Sung, PhD

Director of Anatomical Services
Professor of Anatomy

Paul Swanson, MD

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

John L. Szarek, PhD, CHSE

Professor and Director of Clinical Pharmacology
Education Director for Simulation

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

Gabi N. Waite, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Immunology

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

Cathy Wilcox, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

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

Abhishek Yadav, MBBS, MSc

Associate Professor of Anatomy

William Zehring, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry