Faculty

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAPAllen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency; Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Himani Divatia, D.O., FAAPHimani Divatia, D.O., FAAP Associate Program Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
  • Brian Aboff, M.D., FACPBrian Aboff, M.D., FACP Program Director, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Steven Selbst, M.D., FAAPSteven Selbst, M.D., FAAP Program Director, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Director of Pediatric Residency Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • John Donnelly, M.D.John Donnelly, M.D., FACP, FAAP Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; (Med-Peds Class of 2001) Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Allison Buonocore, M.D.Allison Buonocore, M.D., FACP, FAAP Preceptor, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency; (Med-Peds Class of 2005) Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Dan Elliott, M.D.Dan Elliott, M.D., MSPE, FACP, FAAP Medical Director, Christiana Care Quality Partners; Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Shveta Singh, D.O.Shveta Rani Singh, D.O., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Internal Medicine; Hospitalist, Pediatrics; Internist, HIV Community Program; (Med-Peds Class of 2007)
  • Tony Bianchetta, M.D., FAAPTony Bianchetta, M.D., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Bradley Bley, D.O.Bradley Bley, D.O. Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty; Sports Medicine
  • Karla Testa, M.D., FACP, FAAPKarla Testa, M.D. Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Primary Care Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Jennifer LeComte, D.O., FACP, FAAPJennifer LeComte, D.O. Assistant Director, Adult Medicine Office; Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Medical Director, Transition Care and Pediatric Practice
  • Justin P. Eldridge, M.D., FAAP, FACPJustin P. Eldridge, M.D., FAAP, FACP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Kathryn McKenna, M.D., FACP, FAAPKathryn McKenna, M.D., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics

The med-peds section has 39 active members in New Castle County all of which take our students and residents in their practices. Here are their roles in the med-peds community. Twenty (20) of the members of the section are from the Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System med-peds program.

Kamar Adeleke, M.D.

  • Cardiologist: global health member
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center Med-Peds, Philadelphia
  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Kaleen Barham, M.D.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: adult (Christiana Care)
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Med-Peds, Philadelphia
  • Medical School: University of the West Indies Faculty of the Medical Sciences

Sangeeta Bhattacharya, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care); Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur India; Associate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of International Health
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2003)
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Tony Bianchetta, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care); med-peds faculty; med-peds resident preceptor; clinical lead of Health Care Center at MAP 2
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 1998)
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Kelly Billig-Figura, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2013)
  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Bradley Bley, D.O., CSCS

  • Sports medicine (Delaware Orthopedic Specialists); primary care sports medicine fellowship, assistant program director (Christiana Care); med-peds faculty
  • Fellowship: University of Massachusetts
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2010)
  • Medical School: NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Allison Buonocore, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care); med-peds resident preceptor; performance improvement director
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2005)
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Ray Carter, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2012)
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center in San Diego
  • Medical School: New York Medical College

David Chen, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson/Rutgers

Himani Divatia, D.O., FAAP

  • Associate program direct, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency; Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care); med-peds faculty
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

John Donnelly, M.D.

  • Med-peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care); associate program director of ambulatory medicine (internal medicine residency program); med-peds resident preceptor
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2001)
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Justin Eldridge, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds; Wilmington Hospital Health Center; Transition Care Practice (TCP); med-peds resident preceptor
  • Residency: Brown Alpert Medical School Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Daniel Elliott, M.D., MSCE

  • Medical Director, Christiana Care Quality Partners
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Masters of epidemiology)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2005)
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP

  • Program director med-peds program; Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care); Transition Care Practice faculty; med-peds resident preceptor
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Med-Peds
  • Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Anthony Gannon, M.D. , MSCE

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (Pediatrics and Adult); A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Health System; Transition Practice for Diabetes
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Adult Endocrinology (MSCE, Clinical Trials Concentration)
  • University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Med-Peds
  • Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Stephanie Guarino, M.D.

  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship (A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Roshni Guerry, M.D.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship director
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center Pain and Palliative Care
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center Med-Peds
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Robert Heinle; M.D.

  • Pediatric pulmonary medicine and Director pulmonary fellowship (duPont Hospital for Children), sleep medicine certification; Associate Director Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program (Christiana Care)
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2008)
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Christine Herdman, M.D.

  • Gastroenterology (Mid Atlantic G.I. Consultants)
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Trisha Jordan, M.D.

  • Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Poorwa Kenkre, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds, (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: MCP Hahnemann
  • Medical School: University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey – Newark

Preetha Kurian, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Albany Medical College
  • Medical School: St. George’s University

Jennifer LeComte, D.O., FACP, FAAP

  • Medical Director, resident practice at Pediatric Practice Program; primary care med-peds; Medical Director, Transition Care Practice; med-peds resident preceptor; med-peds faculty
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kathryn McKenna, M.D., FACP, FAAP

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care); faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Mass.
  • Medical School: Georgetown University Medical Center

Matthew McCarter, M.D.

  • Pediatric Cardiology fellowship (duPont Hopsital for Children)
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2016)
  • Medical School: New York Medical College

Katherine McDonnell, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Shilpa Mehta, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds, Bear Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Residency: Indiana University Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Erin Meyer, D.O.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Geisinger Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabeth Muth, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Kendall Ritz, M.D.

  • Brandywine Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2006)
  • Medical School: Drexel University School of Medicine

Adam Rudnick, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2010)
  • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Rani Singh-Patel, D.O.

  • HIV Community Program (Christiana Care); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care); med-peds faculty; Director of the Inpatient Medicine Service at Wilmington Hospital
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2007)
  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alireza Pirestani, D.O.

  • Primary care med-peds (Westside Family Healthcare- a Federally Qualified Health Center)
  • Residency: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Candace Sprott, M.D. M.B.A.

  • Quality and Safety Fellow (Department of Medicine, Christiana Care); Pediatric Practice Program attending physician
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Molly Sandrian, D.O.

  • Primary care med-peds (Westside Family Healthcare- a Federally Qualified Health Center)
  • Residency: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Irene Szeto, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds in Newark, Delaware
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Med-Peds program
  • Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine

Karla Testa, M.D., FACP, FAAP

  • Primary care med-peds (Westside Family Healthcare- a Federally Qualified Health Center); global health faculty and mentor; med-peds faculty
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2012)
  • Medical School: Georgetown School of Medicine

Seth Torregiani, D.O.

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for inpatients with residents (Christiana Care) and private practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2006)
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific

Mark Troiano, D.O.

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (Christiana Care)
  • Completed, Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease fellow with congenital heart emphasis (Christiana Care)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gia Uzelac, M.D.

  • Weight Management program faculty (A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children); Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Pediatric hospitalist (A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University