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Mario Castagnaro, Ph.D.

Mario Castagnaro, Ph.D.

Director of Evaluation and Scholarship; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University

Bio

Originally from New England, Dr. Castagnaro came to Pittsburgh to complete his Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been teaching writing at the collegiate level for nearly twenty years. Joining the Allegheny Health Network in 2012, Dr. Castagnaro is responsible for facilitating, enhancing, and tracking research and scholarly activities among the program’s residents and faculty, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the evaluation system for residents and faculty, and designing and implementing tools and systems to enhance feedback and evaluation. In addition, he co-directs the resident mentoring program, collaborates with IM faculty on educational workshops and presentations at key National Meetings such as APDIM.

Academic Interests
Dr. Castagnaro’s research interests lay in academic medicine, specifically in pedagogy, physician wellness, enhancing scholarship among trainees, grant-seeking, and the use of novel and emerging technologies to enhance learning. Recently, Dr. Castagnaro has been working to incorporate Narrative Medicine into the residency program and medical student clerkship as both a way to enhance empathy, sharpen listening, observational, and writing skills, and as a tool for promoting physician wellness.

Emily Chambers, DO

Emily Chambers, DO

Program Director, Osteopathic Recognition; Internal Medicine Practitioner

Elizabeth Cuevas, MD

Elizabeth Cuevas, MD

Inclusion Health Track Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Primary Care Transformation Team Director; Assistant Professor, Temple University

Bio

Dr. Cuevas is a board certified Internist and primary care physician. She received her medical degree at the University 0f Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then completed her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After finishing her training, she stayed in Boston, working as a General Internist and splitting her time between the MGH Internal Medicine Associates as well as the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Dr. Cuevas moved to Pittsburgh in 2011 and joined the faculty at the Allegheny Health Network. She is one of the founding members of the Center for Inclusion Health in 2014, which was established to improve the systems of care at AHN for marginalized populations. Dr. Cuevas served as an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program for seven years. She remains as a core faculty member in the residency program while also serving as Director of the Inclusion Health Track and Director of Primary Care Transformation for the Residency Clinics. In addition, Dr. Cuevas also serves as the Academic Officer for the Primary Care Institute. Dr. Cuevas sees outpatients at the AGH Internal Medicine Clinic, and serves as a teaching attending at Allegheny General Hospital.

Academic Interests
Dr. Cuevas’ academic interests include primary care transformation, inclusion health, behavioral health integration and medication assisted therapy in primary care, and addressing concerns surrounding the social determinants of health. Additionally, she has a strong interest in teaching and mentoring residents and students in these areas of interest.

Joan Devine, MD

Joan Devine, MD

Internal Medicine Practitioner; Assistant Professor, Temple University

Mrudula Gadani

Mrudula Gadani

Director of Quality and Safety; Internal Medicine Practitioner

Abirami Janakiraman, MD

Abirami Janakiraman, MD

Internal Medicine Practitioner

Seth Patton, DO

Seth Patton, DO

Internal Medicine Practitioner

Beth Anne Roberts, DO

Beth Anne Roberts, DO

Associate Program Director, Osteopathic Recognition; Hospitalist

Joseph Sabol, MD

Joseph Sabol, MD

Director of Hospitalist Medicine; Instructor of Medicine, Temple University

Mary Lynn Sealey, MD

Mary Lynn Sealey, MD

Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Associate Professor, Temple University

Tarun Sharma, MD

Tarun Sharma, MD

Director of Research, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Associate Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship; Assistant Professor, Drexel University

Bio

Dr. Sharma is a board certified rheumatologist. Dr. Sharma completed his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine- Jersey City Medical Center, NJ, and subsequently his rheumatology fellowship training at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He has been with Allegheny Health Network Rheumatology since 2015. He currently serves as the Director of Research for the AHN Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is also the Associate Program Director for the AHN Rheumatology fellowship training program. Dr. Sharma is also the Quality Officer for the Autoimmunity Institute at Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

Academic Interests
Dr. Sharma mentors internal medicine residents in their research projects and general academic pursuits. His research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and cardiovascular disease co-morbidities among rheumatic diseases. He has several regional and national presentations, publications and book chapters on these subjects and serves on the national guideline committees in these areas. He has specific interest in value-based autoimmunity pathways- improving patient outcomes at lower costs.

Patrick Sleckman, DO

Patrick Sleckman, DO

Internal Medicine Practitioner

Daniel Speredelozzi, MD

Daniel Speredelozzi, MD

Site Director, West Penn Hospital; Internal and Critical Care Medicine Faculty

Bio

Dr. Daniel Speredelozzi is in the internist and specialist in critical care medicine. Dr. Speredelozzi did his internal medicine residency at Allegheny Health Network, where he also served as a chief resident. After moving to Springfield Massachusetts to pursue a fellowship in critical care medicine, Dr. Speredelozzi returned to Pittsburgh to assume the roles of staff internist and internal medicine residency Site Director for West Penn Hospital. During his training, Dr. Speredelozzi participated in multiple research projects focused on antibiotic stewardship within the medical ICU. Dr. Speredelozzi has also been actively involved in research investigating the use of thromboelastography (TEG) in ICU settings. Dr. Speredelozzi as Chief Fellow for the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, and was named Fellow of the year.

Academic Interests
Dr. Speredelozzi’s academic interests include novel ventilator strategies in ARDS, the use of pro calcitonin in the medical ICU for prognostication and antibiotic stewardship, as well as novel treatments for septic shock.

Lyn Weinberg, MD

Lyn Weinberg, MD

Geriatrics Division Director, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Practitioner