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 graduated college with over 230 credits. I had a few semesters in which I had 23 credits; you were full-time at 12 credits so any class over that was "free." I definitely know how to get my money's worth.
 


Nevin McGinley, MD, MBA
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 favorite pastimes are painting and photography.