Three New Physicians Join Crozer-Keystone Neonatology - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on March 25, 2015

Three New Physicians Join Crozer-Keystone Neonatology

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314
Katrina.Stier@crozer.org

The Crozer-Keystone Health System neonatology team is pleased to welcome three new board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians.

Neonatal Associates offers neonatal
intensive care tailored to each
infant’s special needs.

The Crozer-Keystone Health System neonatology team is pleased to welcome board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians Tarak Nakhla, M.D., Melissa Micallef, M.D. and Melissa Skibo, M.D. They join Department Chair Cynthia Dembofsky, M.D. and her neonatology team, including CKHN Neonatal Quality Director Kelly L. Ecker, D.O., DCMH Neonatology Director and Dept of Pediatrics Assistant Residency Director Stephen Higgins, M.D., Tammy Finsterbusch, PA-C, Diane Travlos, CRNP and Susan Harrsch, CRNP.

Tarek A. Nakhla, M.D. is a graduate of Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Flushing, NY, and his fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in 1997. He subsequently practiced at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island NY then moved to Southern New Jersey where he joined Copper University Hospital, Lourdes Medical Center, and Nemours Pediatric Partners at Inspira Health in Vineland NJ. He is board-certified in general pediatrics and neonatal/perinatal medicine. His area of special interests includes neonatal respiratory distress.

Melissa Micallef, M.D. is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida and her fellowship in neonatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014. She is board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in neonatal/perinatal medicine. Her areas of special interest include neonatal resuscitation, pulmonary disease, and nutrition.

Melissa Skibo, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She completed her residency in pediatrics as well as her fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2014. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and board-eligible in neonatal/perinatal medicine. Her areas of special interest include parent partnership in management of Chronic Lung Disease, neonatal transition and follow up after discharge.

Crozer-Keystone’s Neonatology Services are offered through two level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. These neonatal intensive care units supply care for infants who are born prematurely or with complications.

Crozer-Keystone is equipped to handle a wide range of high-risk infants. Babies admitted to DCMH’s NICU and Crozer’s ICN receive state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care, which is individually tailored to each infant’s special needs.

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