Faculty / Attendings

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 Director of Medical Education, Dept. of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and 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, ChristianaCare 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

The med-peds section has 54 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 (27) of the members of the section are from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare med-peds program.

Kamar Adeleke, M.D.

  • Cardiology: Private practice.
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center Med-Peds, Philadelphia.
  • 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 (ChristianaCare).
  • 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, PhD.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare); 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/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2003).
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Tony Bianchetta, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare); med-peds faculty; med-peds resident preceptor; Chair, Professional Excellence Committee
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 1998)
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Kelly Billig-Figura, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare).
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare 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 (ChristianaCare); med-peds faculty.
  • Fellowship: University of Massachusetts.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2010).
  • Medical School: NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Allison Buonocore, M.D.

  • University of Delaware Student Health Program; med-peds faculty
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2005).
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Ray Carter, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare 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.

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

Himani Divatia, D.O.

  • Associate Program Director Med-Peds program; Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare); med-peds faculty.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2015).
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

John Donnelly, M.D.

  • Director Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare); med-peds faculty; med-peds resident preceptor.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2001).
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Sahbina Ebba, M.D.

  • ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); ChristianaCare Peds Hospitalist (moonlighter).
  • Residency: Yale University.
  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College.

Justin Eldridge, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds, Wilmington Hospital Health Center; Center for Special Health Care Needs; Educational Lead, Med-Peds Residency Program, Wilmington Primary Care, med-peds faculty; 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

  • Senior Medical Director, eBright ACO (Accountable Care Organization); med-peds faculty.
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Masters of epidemiology).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare 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 (ChristianaCare); 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.

Katelyn Fritzges, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare), med-peds preceptor; culinary medicine.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2018).
  • Medical School: Boston University.

Christine Gallati, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds, Wilmington Hospital Health Center; med-peds preceptor.
  • Residency: Penn State College of Medicine.
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College.

Anthony Gannon, M.D., MSCE

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (Pediatrics and Adult); A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children and ChristianaCare; Transition Practice for Diabetes.
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Adult Endocrinology (MSCE, Clinical Trials Concentration).
  • Fellowship: 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.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center.
  • Medical School: Temple Medical School.

Stephanie Guarino, M.D.

  • Med-Peds Hematologist-Oncologist: Center for Special Health Care Needs (ChristianaCare); clinical leader Adult Sickle Cell Program; med-peds faculty.
  • A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children: Sickle Cell Program, Adolescent Oncology Trials.
  • Fellowship: Hematology-Oncology (Pediatrics)(A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare (Class of 2015).
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine.

Roshni Guerry, M.D.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine inpatient 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.

Bryan Haimes, M.D., MPH

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care).
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2020).
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Ryan Holton, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Nemours Pediatric Hospitalists.
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2020).
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Robert Heinle, M.D.

  • Director pulmonary fellowship (A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children), sleep medicine.
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2004).
  • 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/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2008).
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Trisha Jordan, M.D.

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

Lamar Johnson, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: Wayne State University.
  • Medical School: Meherry Medical College.

Jill Kauffmann, M.D.

  • Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (Christiana Care).
  • Residency: University of Tennessee.
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Poorwa Kenkre, M.D.

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

Alan Klinkhacorn, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center.
  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Valien Kondos, D.O.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Nemours Pediatric Hospitalists.
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/Christiana Care Health System Med-Peds (Class of 2020).
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Preetha Kurian, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare) and duPont Hospital for Children; Director resident pediatric education; director internal medicine board review; med-peds faculty.
  • Residency: Albany Medical College.
  • Medical School: St. George’s University.

Michael Maguire, M.D., MPH

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); duPont Hospital for Children (peds hospitalist); co-director global health, academic medicine; med-peds faculty.
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2019).
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Matthew McCarter, M.D.

  • Primary care med-peds, Wilmington Hospital Health Center; resident perceptor.
  • Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare). Completed 1 year.
  • Pediatric Cardiology fellowship (A.I. du Pont Hopsital for Children).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2016).
  • Medical School: New York Medical College.

Katherine McDonnell, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare); Director Pediatrics Unit.
  • 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.

Lilian Msambichaka, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); ChristianaCare Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2017).
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota.

Elizabeth Muth, M.D.

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

Max Oran, M.D.

  • Primary Care med-peds (ChristianaCare).
  • ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist).
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2018).
  • Medical School: Drexel University.

Shannon Pan, M.D., F.L.S.M.

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare). Lifestyle Medicine; Co-Lead Ambulatory COVID Practice.
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2018).
  • Medical School: Rutgers University.

Kathleen Pitterle, D.O.

  • Developmental Pediatrics.
  • Residency: Penn State University.
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Gina Riccardi, M.D.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare).
  • Residency: MetroHeatlth Medical Center.
  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine.

Kendall Ritz, M.D.

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

Adam Rudnick, M.D.

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

Rani Singh-Patel, D.O.

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

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

  • Primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare); Value Institute Scholar; med-peds faculty; Clinical Leader primary care practice.
  • Residency: ChristianaCare (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 (ChristianaCare)
  • Residency: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Stephanie Spangler, D.O.

  • Med-Peds hospitalist; ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists (ChristianaCare)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University / ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2018)
  • 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); med-peds faculty; med-peds preceptor
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2012)
  • Medical School: Georgetown School of Medicine

Seth Torregiani, D.O.

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and primary care med-peds (ChristianaCare)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare 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, ChristianaCare
  • Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare
  • Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Cardiovasular Diseases, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare 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); ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Pediatric hospitalist (A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children)
  • Residency: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare Med-Peds (Class of 2015)
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Navin Vij, M.D

  • ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners (adult hospitalist); Scholar Value Institute.
  • 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

Charmaine Wright, M.D.,M.S.H.P.

  • Medical Director, Center for Special Healthcare Needs (ChristianaCare); med-peds preceptor; med-peds faculty
  • Former Program Director, University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Masters in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Harvard Combined Program (Brigham and Women’s)
  • Medical School: Harvard University