Faculty - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Faculty

Stephen Higgins, M.D., FAAP

Residency Program Director
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Neonatology

Education:

  • Medical School, Hahnemann University
  • Pediatric Residency, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Christopher Stenberg, M.B.Ch.B., FAAP

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief Academic Office
Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Education:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Internship and Pediatric Training, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Pediatric Residency, Chief Resident, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
  • Pediatric Registrar, Prince of Wales Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Darcy Hayes, M.D., FAAP

Associate Program Director
Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Emergency Care

Education:

  • Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Leamon Davenport, D.O., FAAP

Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Emergency Care

Education:

  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, General Pediatrics Medical School
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Brittany Davis-Schaffer, M.D.

Pediatric Medicine
Director, Outpatient Pediatrics

Education:

  • M.D., American University of Antigua, College of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency, Crozer Chester Medical Center

Cynthia Dembofsky, M.D., FAAP

Neonatology

Education:

  • M.D., University of Connecticut
  • Pediatric Residency, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Special Interests:

  • Developmental follow-up of premature infants

Kelly L. Ecker, D.O., FAAP

Pediatric Medicine

Education:

  • D.O.., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Diseases of newborn infants

Maria Farias, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric Medicine

Education:

  • Inter. Science Degree, Sophia College for Women, Bombay University, India
  • M.B.B.S., Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay University, India
  • Internship and Medicine Residency, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Bombay University, India
  • Pediatric Residency, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA

Special Interests:

  • Care of the Under-served
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Community Service

Rima Himelstein, M.D., FAAP

Adolescent Medicine

Education:

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Adolescent Medicine

Special Interests:

  • School-Based Healthcare
  • Adolescent Gynecological Care

Nandini Bhargav Iyengar, M.D., FAAP

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics 

Education:

  • M.D., JJM Medical College
  • Pediatric Residency, Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center

Special Interests:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Genetics

Pei-Ann Kong, M.D.

Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics

Education:

  • M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
  • Med/Peds Residency, Detroit Medical Center

Melissa A. Micallef, M.D., FAAP

Neonatology

Education:

  • M.D.,Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
  • Pediatric Residency, University of Florida
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina, Neonatology

Special Interests:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Nutrition

Tarek Nakhla, M.D., FAAP

Neonatology

Education:

  • Residency, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY, General Pediatrics
  • Fellowship, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
  • Faculty of Medicine, Egypt, Doctor of Medicine

Robert K. Noll, M.D., FAAP

Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Emergency Care

Education:

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College
  • Pediatric Residency, Emory University

Rita P. Nunag, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric Medicine

Education:

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College
  • Pediatric Residency, Columbus Children's Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Urgent Care Pediatrics

Nandita Patnaik, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

Pediatric Medicine
Pediatric Clerkship Director

Education:

  • M.D., St. George’s University
  • Pediatric Residency, Crozer Chester Medical Center

Special Interests:

  • Medical Education
  • Community Pediatrics

Vatsala Ramprasad, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Education:

  • M.D., Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, India
  • Pediatric Residency, Medical College of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Cooper University Health System, Philadelphia, PA, Pulmonary Medicine

Additional Physicians on Staff at Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Sandra Gawchik, D.O.
  • Denise Kalman, D.O.
  • Anthony Rooklin, M.D.
Burn Surgery
  • Robert Guilday, M.D.
  • Linwood Haith, Jr., M.D.
  • Mary Lou Patton, M.D.
  • Kathleen Reilly, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology - Nemours at Crozer
  • Paul Anisman, M.D.
  • Frances Zappalla, D.O.
Pediatric Neurology - Nemours at Crozer
  • Stephen Falchek, M.D.
  • Alana Salvucci, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – Nemours at Crozer
  • E. Anders Kolb, M.D.
  • Corinna L Schultz, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrology – Nemours at Crozer
  • Christopher Larosa, M.D.
Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Kenneth Briskin, M.D. 
  • John Michael Feehery, M.D. 
  • Joel Perloff, M.D.
Pediatric Radiology
  • Stefan Skalina, M.D.
Interventional Pediatric Radiology - Nemours
  • Deborah Rabinowitz, M.D.

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