University of Pennsylvania Health System

Physician Announcements

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spruce Internal Medicine, Penn Medicine Washington Square welcomes Erica Wolf, MD

Erica Wolf, MD, is now seeing patients at Spruce Internal Medicine, Penn Medicine Washington Square. Dr. Wolf received her medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Nina Rosano, MD, joins Penn Endocrinology

Nina Rosano, MD, has joined Penn Endocrinology. Dr. Rosano received her medical degree from St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Subsequently, she completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in endocrinology, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Dr. Rosano is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine and metabolic conditions including thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes and pre-diabetes, adrenal, pituitary, bone, lipid and calcium disorders. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and peribariatric endocrine care.

Dr. Rosano is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She sees patients at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill and Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights.




New at Penn Endocrinology: Eyad Hamoudeh, MD

Eyad Hamoudeh, MD, has joined Penn Endocrinology.  Dr. Hamoudeh received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in endocrinology, at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
Dr. Hamoudeh is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases including diabetes, thyroid dysfunctions, hypogonadism, hypercalcemia, metabolic bone diseases and lipid disorders. His particular clinical interests include the management of diabetes mellitus and insulin  pumps. Dr. Hamoudeh is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. He sees patients at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill and Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights.



Penn Neurology Valley Forge welcomes Roderick Spears, MD, FAHS

Neurologist Roderick Spears, MD, FACS, has joined the faculty at Penn Neurology, Valley Forge. Dr. Spears received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed residencies in internal medicine (Akron General Medical Center) and neurology (Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center). In addition, Dr. Spears received Fellowship training in headache/facial pain  at the Headache Institute at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City.  
Dr. Spears specializes in facial pain, head injury and neck pain, headaches, migraines and neuropathic pain. He is board certified in Neurology.

Sleep Specialist Burton Mark, DO, joins Penn Internal Medicine, East Marschall Street

Burton Mark, DO, is now seeing patients at Penn Internal Medicine, East Marshall Street, in West Chester, PA. Dr. Burton received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO, and completed his internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at Embreeville State Hospital in West Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mark is a sleep specialist. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine.



Now at Penn Ob/Gyn Washington Square: Victor Zachian, MD, FACOG

Victor Zachian, MD, FACOG, is now seeing patients at Penn Ob/Gyn, Washington Square. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Zachian completed his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr Zachian specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology, prenatal and post-pregnancy care and uterine fibroids, and has been a practicing clinician in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Samantha Shah, MD, Now at Penn Internal Medicine East Marshal Street

Samantha Shaw, MD, has joined the faculty at Penn Internal Medicine East Marshall Street, in West Chester, PA.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Shah completed her internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She is board certified in internal medicine. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Faculty at Penn Gastroenterology: Ravikanth Maddipati, MD

Ravikanth Maddipati, MD, has joined the faculty at Penn Gastroenterology. Dr. Maddipati received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston. He subsequently completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Maddipati’s research interests include the study of gastrointestinal cancers, with a focus on the management of patients with pancreatic cancer and genetic cancer syndromes.

Dr. Maddipati is board certified in internal medicine. He sees patients at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.


Interventional Cardiologist Sameer Khandhar, MD, FACC, joins Penn Cardiology

Interventional cardiologist Sameer J. Khandhar, MD, FACC, has joined the faculty of Penn Cardiology. Dr. Khandhar received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Khandhar subsequently completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and transplantation and interventional cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Khandhar specializes in interventional cardiology, including new interventional treatment options for patients with advanced heart failure, cardiogenic shock and pulmonary emboli.

Dr. Khandhar is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. He sees patients at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Lisa Pappas-Taffer, MD, joins Penn Dermatology

Penn Dermatology welcomes Lisa Pappas-Taffer, MD.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She then completed a medical internship at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, followed by a dermatology residency at Rhode Island Hospital of Brown University in Providence, RI.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer's clinical interests include general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as autoimmune conditions, including lupus, dermatomysitis, systemic sclerosis, morphea, lichen planus and other disorders.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer is board certified in Dermatology. She sees patients at Penn Dermatology Bucks County, in Yardley, and at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia.