The volunteer faculty's commitment to resident education, whether a month-long rotation or an afternoon conference, is an invaluable addition to the program's quality.
Janice M. Anderson, MD, is one of our Associate Program Directors. After completing her residency in 1987, she spent five years in rural West Virginia and then joined the residency program at Forbes. Her area of interest includes women's health, emotional trauma, and addiction care. She has integrated MAT (medicine assisted treatment) for opioid addiction into the residency. Dr. Anderson is also the Medical Director of a free-standing birth center, the Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health, located in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition, she tends the healthcare needs of pregnant women at the Allegheny County Jail. She has authored publications on topics such as contraception and postpartum hemorrhage, including the ALSO syllabus and the American Family Physician journal. Dr. Anderson belongs to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. In 2013, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University and has since explored the many benefits of narrative medicine. While not working or writing, she enjoys traveling, knitting, and spending time with her wife, son, and granddaughter.
Mary G. Cooper, MD, is the medical student clerkship director for students from Temple, Drexel and LECOM. She grew up in Pittsburgh, attended Dartmouth College where she majored in Art History, then returned home and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned an MD at the School of Medicine and a Masters in Bioethics at the Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law. She then completed residency with UMass Worcester Family Medicine at Hahnemann Family Health Center in 2015, where she was chief resident, resident inductee into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and received the STFM Resident Teaching Award.
Mary practices full spectrum family medicine including non-operative obstetrics, with specific interests in women’s health; family centered maternity care and obstetrics, and pediatrics. In addition to working with medical students, she teaches obstetrics and women’s health topics to the residents. She is also passionate about integrating the arts and medicine, particularly in clinical training. She believes in the application of ethical principles to every patient encounter, and has a special interest in consent surrounding medical interventions of all kinds.
Mary can often be found gardening when not at work, or at a new museum exhibition. She enjoys traveling to see new landscapes, cities, museums and gardens. She loves cooking and hiking and spending time with her family.
Mike Corpman is a clinical pharmacist who participates in daily rounds, providing insight into drug information and optimal pharmacotherapy. He grew up in Ohio and graduated from Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy in 2009. He completed a one-year general practice pharmacy residency at Allegheny General Hospital, where he developed further clinical pharmacy skills. In addition to daily inpatient rounds, he plays an active role in the development of antimicrobial stewardship services within the hospital. His professional interests include infectious diseases and cardiology.
Amy is the Program Director and joined Forbes Family Medicine after 11 years as family medicine faculty and associate director in a Philadelphia-area residency program and 3 years as family medicine faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Originally from rural Upstate New York, she graduated from Cornell University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University). She completed residency at VCU Fairfax Family Practice in 1999 and faculty development fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 2001.
Amy has provided comprehensive family medicine, including inpatient, outpatient, and family-centered maternity care throughout most of her career. Her interests include resident leadership development and integrating medical and psychiatric care in the family medicine center. Amy serves on the board of directors of the Family Medicine Education Consortium and is a regular contributor to American Family Physician. In 2012 she received the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.
Amy enjoys family time with her husband and 4 children (born 1993 to 2002), horseback riding and any home improvement projects that involve power tools.
Joe Dougherty is an Associate Program Director at Forbes Family Medicine. He is a native of Pittsburgh, growing up in Hampton Township. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and his Master of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan. After working in orthopedic research, he attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at UPMC-St. Margaret and sports medicine fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Dougherty is a primary care sports physician and is the former Associate Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He also serves Forbes Family Medicine as the Director of Sports Medicine Education and the faculty champion for the Ultrasound Curriculum. He is formerly a team physician with the Pittsburgh Pirates and several Pittsburgh-area high schools.
He and his wife, Lela, also a family physician, are the proud parents of two young boys. In his free time he enjoys exercising, traveling, and playing baseball.
Linda Eremic, RN, CMPE, Clinical Manager, is a graduate of Riverside School of Nursing and Baptist University of Charleston. She received her CMPE (Certified Medical Practice Executive) from MGMA in 2006. She initially worked after graduation as a critical care nurse and supervisor in CSICU and ICU in a large teaching hospital in Virginia in the 80s. Linda followed her Navy husband to multiple postings on the east and west coast, working as a director in home health, hospice, and home infusion. She opened and operated many sites and served on the National Association of Home Care board. She served as Director of Operations for Pacific Medical Centers, a large 200-physician ambulatory care group. She helped start up a medical mall in the Seattle region and ran a large interpreter service department providing interpretation in over 70 languages to health care providers and hospitals throughout the Seattle region as well as providing training in cultural competency and interpretation nationally. Linda joined Allegheny Clinic in 2011 as a Practice Management Specialist. She worked as a Clinical Manager for Greentree Medical Associates and Primary Care South. Linda joined Forbes Family Medicine in August 2014, overseeing the daily operations of the residency clinical office site and support staff. Linda is a member of the Association of Family Medicine Administration and Medical Group Management Association. Linda Is married and the mother of two children. Personal interests include quilting, hand needlework, and walking with her husband and two Welsh corgi’s in the woods and fields of Pennsylvania.
Maria Gioia, DO, is the Director of the OB/GYN curriculum at Forbes Family Medicine. She is a proud Pittsburgh native who earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at UPMC-St. Margaret, where she was recognized for her commitment to community service and global health. As a regular supporter of ‘Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh’, Maria has participated in multiple medical mission trips to San Joe, Honduras. Her specific health interests include community and women’s health, preventative medicine, and continuing global outreach. Maria’s extracurricular interests include traveling, cooking, and many outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing. She enjoys and gets recharged through nature, music, and good old fashion Italian cuisine! Spending time with her family and friends, keeps her grounded and content.
Manasa Irwin, MD, joined the Forbes Family Medicine faculty in 2017, with a background ranging from community health for underserved neighborhoods to global health. Prior to this, she worked at AHN’s Braddock Urgent Care Center for three years, after completing a faculty development fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret. She and her husband moved to Pittsburgh from Kenya, where Manasa had worked as the medical director of a rural health clinic for 1 ½ years.
She is currently one of the vice chairs of the Government Practice and Advocacy Committee for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. In 2017, Manasa received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s New Faculty Advocacy Scholarship, funding her participation in the 2017 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. Her interests include advocacy, dermatology and global health, all with a focus on training and mentorship.
Manasa, her husband and daughter live north of Pittsburgh, and she enjoys running, cooking, reading and traveling.
William Johnjulio, MD, is the chair of our organization's Department of Family Medicine, as well as chair of AHN’s Primary Care Institute. He joined our organization in 2010 from the UPMC Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he served as both chair of the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Family Medicine Residency Program since 2001. Dr. Johnjulio is responsible for overseeing all clinical, administrative and academic components of the Department of Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed postgraduate training with a family medicine internship at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital and a residency plus chief year in family medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He also completed a Faculty Development Program at Duke University and a Physicians Leadership Academy Fellowship at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Johnjulio is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Janelle Johns assists the faculty in the residency program with the patient education and community medicine curriculums. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and earned her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She was a recipient of the 2002 Shirley Negley-Kobert Award from the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining the Forbes Family Medicine Residency Program, she worked in primary care in an under-served urban Federally-Qualified lookalike Health Center. Her special interests include health maintenance, quality assurance, breastfeeding and LGBTQ care. Janelle enjoys going on “family adventures” with her husband and two sons.
Kelsey Linn is a Gateway Senior Care Management Pharmacist embedded at Forbes Family Medicine. She collaborates with providers to optimize medication regimens, provide medication counseling, overcome barriers to medication access, and serves as a resource for all things insurance related.
After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2012, she joined PharmBlue, a 340B specialty pharmacy, where she worked with HIV case management/clinic entities to manage the medications of their medically complex patients. While at PharmBlue, she helped to expand the company nationally and improve operations. Her areas of professional interest include diabetes, mental health, women’s health, teaching, and business.
Kelsey is an avid gardener, cook, and car enthusiast and shares the latter of these passions with her partner, Patrick. She is a lover of all animals, but is particularly infatuated with her dog.
Megan Magovern, MD, grew up in the Pittsburgh area. She attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She received her BS in Neuroscience with a minor in Child Development. She then moved to Philadelphia for medical school, earning her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Faculty Development, also at UVA. She enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine but has a particular interest in women’s health. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. She is thrilled to be back in Pittsburgh to practice and teach Family Medicine! Outside of work, she enjoys running and yoga. She also loves to spend time with her family and menagerie of rescue animals (cats and dogs). She is a fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Penguins!
Stacey Nickoloff, DO is a new addition to our Family Medicine team at Forbes, but she is not new to practicing Family Medicine and training residents! Dr. Nickoloff completed medical school in 2000 at LECOM (Erie, PA) and her Family Medicine residency training right here at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She then returned to her hometown of Chicago where she had a rewarding practice and the privilege of helping to train residents and medical students for the past 15 years.
Stacey practices full spectrum Family Medicine and has special interest in women's health, dermatology and OMT. She believes in building a trusting bond with her patients, making time to get to know their goals, and creating a treatment plan to reach those goals together.
When Dr. Nickoloff is not working she's out hiking with her husband and two young kids. She also enjoys cooking and running (not in that order!), and cheering for her beloved Chicago Cubs. Stacey is very excited to be back in 'the burgh' and looking forward to contributing to the great Pittsburgh community aka Steeler nation.
Jessica joined Forbes Family Medicine one year after finishing her residency. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she has previously resided in TN, VA, and MI while pursuing her medical career and is happy to be back in the 'burgh! She graduated from Allegheny College and Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She completed a traditional internship at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI. She completed her residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI.
She has previously provided care in the outpatient setting in private practice as well as urgent care. Also, she has provided inpatient care as staff Pediatric Hospitalist.
She is interested in traditional family medicine and plans to provide obstetric and newborn care. She is coming on as an osteopathic faculty to assist with the Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment Clinic, and aspires to become more integrated within the program over the next year.
Jessica enjoys family time with her husband and three children, boating, snow skiing, and traveling.
Bob Sukolsky is the director of Behavioral Science for the Forbes Family Medicine Residency Program. He earned his master’s degree in counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship through the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He has 37 years of experience as an individual, family and marital therapist, clinical supervisor, program director, teacher and trainer. His work in the residency program is focused on behavioral science teaching, including conducting Balint groups and video reviews with residents, inpatient consultation, didactic conferences, and office precepting. Mr. Sukolsky is also a SBIRT trainer for the AHN system. Mr. Sukolsky has most recently taught as an adjunct instructor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Chatham University. He has previously taught in the counselor education programs at Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg University and Seton Hill University. In addition, he was formerly a trainer/clinical consultant for the Family Based Mental Health Training Program through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) for 10 years and was a teacher/facilitator for TWOgether Pittsburgh, a marriage enrichment program.
Sarah Winter is clinical pharmacy specialist who assists with outpatient chronic disease state management. She graduated from Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy. After graduation she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, and Faculty Development Fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh. Following residency, she was a clinical pharmacy specialist at Allegheny General Hospital with a focus in anticoagulation. Her interests include evidence based medicine, interdisciplinary collaboration, transitions of care, and quality outcomes. She enjoys traveling, painting, hiking and exercise during her free time.
Steven R. Wolfe, DO, MPH, FAAFP, AAHIVS, is the Assistant Dean for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN)/LECOM Clinical Campus and Director of the Osteopathic Medical Education for the Forbes Family Medicine Residency program. Prior to joining AHN, he served as an assistant director at The Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency from 2007-09. Dr. Wolfe attended medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and completed a residency in family medicine at UPMC-St. Margaret. He completed a two-year teaching fellowship in faculty development at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, while also earning a master's degree in public health in Infectious Disease and Microbiology. Dr. Wolfe is board-certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. His medical interests include optimizing the medical educational experience, complete LGBTQ care, HIV Medicine, dermatology, diabetes care and adolescent health.
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