Faculty

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

  • Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAPAllen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency; Professor of Medicine-Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Himani Divatia, D.O., FAAPHimani Divatia, D.O., FACP, FAAP Associate Program Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Class of 2015)
  • John Donnelly, M.D.John Donnelly, M.D., FACP, FAAP Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics (Class of 2001)
  • 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 of Pediatrics, 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 Associate Professor of Medicine – Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Class of 2005)
  • 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 of Medicine – Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Class of 1998)
  • Bradley Bley, D.O.Bradley Bley, D.O. Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty, Sports Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Pediatrics (Class of 2010)
  • Karla Testa, M.D., FACP, FAAPKarla Testa, M.D., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Primary Care Medicine-Pediatrics; Director Global Health (Class of 2012)
  • Justin P. Eldridge, M.D., FAAP, FACPJustin P. Eldridge, M.D., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Transitional Care Practice
  • Kathryn McKenna, M.D., FACP, FAAPKathryn McKenna, M.D., FACP, FAAP Faculty, Medicine-Pediatrics; Hospitalist, Medicine-Pediatrics

The med-peds section has 41 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 three (23) of the members of the section are from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System med-peds program.

Kamar Adeleke, M.D.

  • Cardiology: Private practice
  • 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: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/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
  • 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., M.P.H.

  • 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.

  • Associate program director med-peds program; 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.

  • Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
  • Med-peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care); 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., MSPE

  • Medical Director, Christiana Care Quality Partners (Accountable Care Organization)
  • 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.

  • Program director med-peds program; Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care); Transition Care Practice Director; 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

Ashley Graham, M.D

  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center
  • Medical School: Temple Medical School
  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care)

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 education 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

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: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/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: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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

Lilian Msambichaka, M.D.

  • 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: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2017)
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota

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

Vishal Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care Health System); systems transition research
  • Residency: Christiana Care Health System (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College

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

Molly Sandrian, D.O.

  • Primary care med-peds (Christiana Care Health System)
  • 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.

  • Primary care med-peds (Westside Family Healthcare- a Federally Qualified Health Center); global health director 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 Cardiologist, Christiana Care Health System
  • Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2013)
  • 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

Navin Vij, M.D

  • Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist)
  • Fellowship: Fellow – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: University Hospital Case Medical Center/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Class of 2013)
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine