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Faculty

Faculty

The Saint Vincent faculty members bring many years of experience and expertise to the residency program, and each of them has diverse special interests essential to a comprehensive family practice education. In addition to being professional educators, faculty members maintain clinical practices, adding practical experience to their well-rounded academic background. All of our faculty are board certified and committed to preparing you for a successful practice.

Dorothy Candib, MD

Dorothy Candib, MD, is Director of Geriatric Education. She was born in Montreal, Canada and attended Vassar College. She received her medical degree from McGill University. After completing her internal medicine residency at the Montreal General Hospital, she served as Chief Medical Resident at Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the ABIM with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine. Her areas of interest are care of the frail elderly, long-term care, and hospice care. Her personal interests are cooking, reading and traveling, hiking and biking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.

Caitlin S. Clark, DO
Assistant Program Director

Caitlin S. Clark, DO, is a native of Annapolis, Md., and is an assistant director for the Saint Vincent Family Practice Residency Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Villanova University. She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship at Geisinger Medical Center and graduated from the Saint Vincent Family Practice Residency Program. She has an interest in women’s health care, including obstetrics. She is married to Christopher Clark, DO, who is also on the faculty. Her personal interests include golfing, running and traveling.

M Cecilia Crisanti, MD

Dr. Crisanti earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina and her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital. She is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. She does a variety of minor surgical procedures at the Saint Vincent Family Medicine Residency Procedure Clinic.

Dr. Crisanti currently resides in Erie with her family.  She enjoys oil painting and mixed media, sewing, interior decorating, cooking, canoeing and fitness in her free time.

Linda Currier, MSW

Linda Currier, MSW, is a native of Maine and is Director of Behavioral Science. She is a licensed clinical social worker. She received master's degrees from the University of Georgia in Family Development, focusing on marriage and family therapy, and from Case Western Reserve University in Social Work. Ms. Currier has practiced as a family therapist for 30 years. She is co-author of Defiance in the Family: Finding Hope in Therapy with David Keith, MD, and Gary Connell, PhD. She is particularly interested in at-risk children who have difficulty in the classroom. She has taught numerous parenting groups and social skills groups for at-risk children. She maintains a clinical practice at the Saint Vincent Family Medicine Center. Her personal interests include cooking with friends, gardening, knitting and visits with her grandchildren.

Joshua Czerwinski, DO

Dr. Czerwinski earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and completed his family practice residency and internship at Saint Vincent Health Center.

Dr. Czerwinski enjoys competitive running and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. He is also an Eagle Scout, which explains his love for a variety of outdoor activities including hunting, camping and fishing.

Bruce Gebhardt, MD
Program Director

Bruce Gebhardt,MD, has been program director since 2008. He is an Erie native who moved back to join the residency program. Bruce graduated from Allegheny College, the University of Cincinnati(UC) College of Medicine, and Saint Vincent Family Medicine Residency Program. After residency, he practiced for five years on the south shore of Boston while also serving as a volunteer faculty member at Tufts Medical School and UMass Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Gebhardt returned to Cincinnati as a full-time faculty member, practicing and teaching. He was the Pre-Doctoral Division Director and rose to Associate Professor rank. Dr. Gebhardt was a regular participant in UC Family Medicine's International Health program in Honduras and completed a sabbatical in headache care.

Dr. Gebhardt’s wife Robin is a high school English/reading teacher. He has two children, Ben and Anna, along with two dogs and two cats. His greatest work honor was being awarded the Gold Humanism in Medicine Award by his fellow faculty at UC. His medical interests include wilderness medicine, headache, HIV/AIDS and education. Outside of medicine, he coaches his kid’s lacrosse teams, plays tennis, hikes, and loves history and travel. Dr. Gebhardt’s life goal is to learn one thing a day.

Wes Hilbert, MD

Jeffrey Kim, DO

Jeffrey Kim, DO, serves as the director of the Traditional Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program, as well as clinical faculty member of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is trained and board certified in both family medicine and primary care sports medicine. In addition to his faculty and clinical responsibilities, he serves as the team physician for Penn State Behrend, Fairview High School and Northwestern High School. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Marquette University’s College of Engineering and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kim originates from Pittsburgh and has lived in Erie for the past eight years. He enjoys the challenge and excitement of teaching residents and fellows, and has a strong interest in primary care sports medicine. 

Lucy Lot, MD

Dr. Lot earned her medical degree at the University of Jos. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Austin and her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Lot is originally from Nigeria but currently resides in Erie with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing, traveling and cooking in her free time.

Laura McIntosh, MD

Laura McIntosh, MD, is the associate director of the Saint Vincent Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. McIntosh earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed her family practice residency at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and completed her sports medicine fellowship at Saint Vincent. She also specializes in diagnosing and managing concussions. Dr. McIntosh is the team physician for Mercyhurst Preparatory School and assists in covering games for the Erie Seawolves and Erie Explosion. She provides medical coverage for several local athletic events including the Bay Swim, Highmark Quad Games, Erie Rugby Tournament and Presque Isle Triathlon.

Robert Mikelonis, MD

Robert Mikelonis, MD, associate faculty member of the Saint Vincent Family Practice Residency Program, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his family medicine residency at Saint Vincent in 1982. Dr. Mikelonis was in private practice as a family physician in State College until 1993 when he returned to Saint Vincent to join the residency faculty. His interests include metabolic syndrome, nutrition and the related epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Dr. Mikelonis is also the director of the new Wilderness Medicine Track program.

Timothy D. Pelkowski, MD
Assistant Program Director

Timothy D. Pelkowski, MD, is a native of Erie, Pa., and is an assistant director for the Saint Vincent Family Practice Residency Program. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his family medicine residency in 2000 with the Saint Vincent Family Practice Residency Program. He then completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine from Saint Vincent in 2001. Prior to becoming a faculty member, he was in private practice for 10 years. Dr. Pelkowski is involved with medical student education, continuing medical education, the Erie County Medical Association, and his function as the clinical coordinator of the Northwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. He is married to his wife Cassie, and they have three children. His personal interest includes swimming.

Gary J. Silko, MD
Program Director, Emeritus

Gary J. Silko, MD, MS, is the former residency program director and continues to be active as a faculty member. Besides his regular patient care and teaching activities, Dr. Silko coordinates the dermatology curriculum and runs the residency dermatology clinic. His other interests include quality improvement and patient education. He is a graduate of Penn State University and Jefferson Medical College. He completed his family medicine residency at Saint Vincent and an academic family medicine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. He has enjoyed working with and teaching family medicine residents and students for more than 25 years.

Phillip St. Julien, DO

Dr. St. Julien earned his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). He completed his residency in Family Medicine and his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. St. Julien serves as the team physician at Edinboro University and Northwestern High School.

Dr. St. Julien is originally from Watkins Glen, New York but currently resides in Erie with his wife and four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, home improvement projects and golfing in his free time.

Lisa Treusch, MD

Lisa Treusch, MD, graduated cum laude from Grove City College. She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1992 and served as chief resident while completing her family medicine residency at Saint Vincent Health Center. Dr. Treusch has been in practice at Elk Valley Medical Center since 1995. She is active in her church as a Bible study leader and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children doing outdoor activities such as backpacking, biking and cross country skiing.