Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Executive Committee 2023-2025

  • President: Kartik Shah, MD*
  • President-Elect: Amit Sareen, MD*
  • Past President: Joel Baker, DO*
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Scott Horner, MD*

Committee Chairs and Representatives on Medical Executive Committee

  • Credentials Committee Chair: Irving Ehrlich, MD*
  • GME Representative: Alexis Reedy-Cooper, MD*

Department Chiefs and Chairs

Department of Anesthesiology (Includes Pain Management)*

  • Chair: Andre’ Robinson, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine*

  • Chair: Amit Sareen, MD

Department of Family Practice (Includes Sports Medicine and Chiropractic)*

  • Chair: Dipesh P. Patel, MD

Department of Medicine*

  • Chair: Ayodele Ganiyu Ayoola, MD, FACP

Section Chiefs:

  • Allergy and Immunology: Edward Skorpinski, MD
  • Cardiology: Mayank Modi, MD
  • Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine: Haitham Toufik Kanneh, MD*
  • Gastroenterology: Philip Jonathan Elbaum, DO
  • Hospitalists: Priya Vijay Amin, DO*
  • Infectious Disease: Rutul Jagdish Dalal, MD
  • Nephrology: Parvaneh Abtahi, MD
  • Neurology: Warqaa Majeed, MD
  • Oncology: Marc Rovito, MD
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Patti Brown, MD
  • Palliative Care: Theresa Mercurio, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology*

  • Chair: Joel Baker, DO

Department of Pathology*

  • Chair: Peter Christ, MD

Department of Pediatrics (includes Neonatology)*

  • Chair: Mary Ann Mancano, MD

Department of Psychiatry*

  • Chair: Mark Putnam, MD

Department of Radiology*

  • Chair: Kartik Shah, MD

Section Chief:

  • Radiation/Oncology: Charu S. Sharma, MD

Department of Surgery*

  • Chair: Michael Abboud, MD

Section Chiefs:

  • Dentistry: Christopher Kosenske, DMD
  • General Surgery: Michael Abboud, MD*
  • Neurosurgery: John P. Weaver, MD 
  • Ophthalmology: Neil Chesen, MD
  • Orthopedics: Christopher Schumacher, MD
  • Otolaryngology: Jeffrey Driben, MD
  • Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Tobias C. Long, MD
  • Podiatry: Timothy Stringer, DPM
  • Urology: Scott Horner, MD*
  • Vascular/Endovascular: Ali Amin, MD

Physician Advisor*

  • Sara Kleiman, DO

Members at Large*

  • Haitham Kanneh, MD – 2nd  term (2023-2025)
  • Frank Quigley, DO – 3rd term (2023-2025)
  • Christopher Rogers, DO – 1st term (2022-2024)
  • Pallack Agarwal, MD – 1st term (2022-2024)
  • Haley Spagnola, DO – 2nd term (2023-2025)

Ancillary Staff

Sub Section Chief:

  • Advance Practice Provider: Ryan Cook, PA-C *
  • Optometry: Glenn Corbin, III, OD

Vice President of Medical Affairs*

* Voting Member