Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Executive Committee 2021 – 2023

  • President: Joel Baker, DO*
  • President-Elect: Kartik Shah, MD*
  • Past President: Ronald Polinsky, MD*
  • 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: Leif Christiansen, DO

Section Chiefs:

  • Allergy and Immunology: Edward Skorpinski, MD
  • Cardiology: Mayank Modi, MD
  • Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine: Joseph Mariglio, MD
  • Gastroenterology: Louis LaLuna, MD
  • Hospitalists: Brian Rueter, DO
  • Infectious Disease: Ambreen Umer, 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: Navesh Sharma, DO, PhD

Department of Surgery*

  • Chair: Michael Abboud, MD

Section Chiefs:

  • Dentistry: Christopher Kosenske, DMD
  • General Surgery: Michael Abboud, MD
  • Neurosurgery: Gregory Thompson, MD
  • Ophthalmology: Neil Chesen, MD
  • Orthopedics: Jorge Bustillo, MD
  • Otolaryngology: Jeffrey Driben, MD
  • Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Benjamin Schlechter, MD
  • Podiatry: Timothy Stringer, DPM
  • Urology: Scott Horner, MD
  • Vascular/Endovascular: Ali Amin, MD

Members at Large*

  • Brian Rueter, DO – 1st term (2020-2022)
  • Haitham Kanneh, MD – 1st term (2020-2022)
  • Paul Kim, MD – 1st term (2020-2022)
  • Frank Quigley, DO – 2nd term (2021-2023)
  • Sara Kleiman, DO – 1st term (2021-2023)
  • Haley Spagnola, DO – 1st term (2021-2023)

Ancillary Staff

Sub Section Chief:

  • Advance Practice Provider: Jessica Fisher, CRNP *
  • Optometry: Glenn Corbin, III, OD

Vice President of Medical Affairs*

* Voting Member