MEET OUR FACULTY

 

Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Advanced Degree: Masters of Business Administration
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation: Board Member, 2013- Present

• American College of Emergency Physicians, Pennsylvania Chapter: Past President 2013-2014

• America Academy of Emergency Medicine

• Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine

• Berks County Medical Society: 2005 – Present.

• Pennsylvania Medical Society

Fun Fact: I am a Leo.

Kristen Sandel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Program Director,
Associate Director of Quality and Education

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh – School of Medicine
Residency: Drexel University – College of Medicine
Academic Affiliations: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Drexel University
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors,
Delphi workgroup for EM Clerkship Directors & Transitions of Care Task Force

• American Academy of Emergency Medicine: Education Committee and Quality Committee

• Berks County Medical Society: Executive Board, 2007-Present, Past President - 2014

• Pennsylvania Medical Society: Employed Physician Taskforce- Chair, 2016; Past Board of Trustees Member 2012-2016

• American College of Emergency Physicians

• America Academy of Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: I am a diehard Philadelphia Phillies Fan and Minnesota Vikings fan.

Adam Sigal, MD, FAAEM
Associate Program Director and Research Director

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Residency: Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• American Academy of Emergency Medicine

• PA-DMAT4, Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team

• Southeast Pennsylvania Surge Medical Response Team

• American College of Emergency Physicians

Fun Fact: US Navy Medical Officer, 1996-2000; USS Detroit AOE-4 1997-1999; US Naval Engineering Station, Lakehurst, NJ, 1999-2000. My Hobbies are: Obstacle Course Races and Crossfit.

 

Monisha Bindra, DO, MPH
Assistant Program Director

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Advanced Degree: Masters of Public Health Education
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

• American Osteopathic Association

Fun Fact: I was born in England! I love to travel and have visited over 26 countries and 30 states so far.

Christopher Valente, MD
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: John Hopkins University Children’s Center
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• CHOP Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education Committee

Fun Fact: I love the horror movie genre – the gorier, the better!

Ankit Shah, MD
Associate Director of Operations

Medical School: Drexel University – College of Medicine
Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital
Fellowship: Trauma and Critical Care, St. Luke’s Hospital
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• American College of Emergency Physicians

• Society for Critical Care Medicine

• European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Fun Fact: My favorite pastimes are hockey and golf.

 

Hannah Mishkin, MD, MS
Clerkship Director and Core Faculty

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital
Advanced Degree: Masters of Science, Developmental Biology
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• Society of Academic
Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: Outside of the chaos of the ED, I enjoy quieter activities such as yoga, reading and hiking. I love to travel with my three boys and husband whenever I get the opportunity.

Blake Bailey, DO
Clinical Faculty

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

• Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medial Association

• American College
of Emergency Physicians

Fun Fact: I have a dog named Winston Wookie, after Winston Churchill and Chewbacca, for two of my favorite interests, history and Star Wars.

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Neil Gulati, MD
Clinical Faculty

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center
Fun Fact: I was stung by 15 bees at once when I was about 8 years old. My brother, who was 11 at the time, was stung by 11. We were playing in a creek when another kid hit a bees nest that was near where we were standing. We ran but not fast enough.

 

Nevin McGinley, MD, MBA, FAAEM
Clinical Faculty

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Advanced Degree: Master of Business Administration
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Fun Fact: I lived in Ireland for two years. I have had a variety of professions as a bartender, teacher, salesman and physician.

Thomas Stauffer, DO
Core Faculty

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Academic Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Membership/Professional Affiliations:

• American Osteopathic Association

Fun Facts: On February 6, 1994, I was struck by a train while driving to work and walked away.

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Leah Stephens, BS BA
Residency Coordinator

Undergraduate Degree: Kutztown University
Fun Facts: My husband and I took the Mule ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was the most incredible experience.

 
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Caroline Connor
Administrative Assistant

Undergraduate Degree: Wilkes University
Fun Facts: As a born and raised upstate New Yorker, I’m a huge Buffalo Bills fan!