In addition to the faculty pictured below, our Family Practice Residency Program is fortunate to have a contributing faculty that is impressive both in number and degree of excellence. Every specialty and subspecialty is represented, drawn predominantly from our organization and augmented by outside specialists from the Pittsburgh area.
Dr. Nickoloff completed 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. Dr. Nickoloff enjoys 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.
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Clinical Interests: Women’s Health; Chronic Disease mgmt., OMT
Dr. Crawford-Faucher completed her residency at VCU Fairfax Family Practice and also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship through Virginia Commonwealth University. She spent 11 years as residency faculty in Philadelphia before moving to Pittsburgh. She served as the Residency Director
here for 5 years before transitioning to the Vice Chair position, and looks forward to continuing work with Forbes Family Medicine residents. Dr. Crawford-Faucher
enjoys family time with her husband, 4 (mostly grown) children, and Great Dane;
hiking and horseback riding.
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel)
Residency: VCU Fairfax Family Practice
Clinical Interests: Leadership development in family medicine, Primary
Care-led health care systems, promoting comprehensive family medicine
training and practice
Manasa Irwin, MD, joined the Forbes Family Medicine faculty in 2017, with a background ranging from community health to global health. She is currently the chair of the Government Practice and Advocacy Committee for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. Prior to her time at Forbes, Manasa worked at AHN’s Braddock Urgent Care Center for three years. She and her husband moved to Pittsburgh from Kenya, where Manasa provided patient care and clinical staff training as the medical director of a rural health clinic for 1½ years. Manasa, her husband and two kids live north of Pittsburgh. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, reading and traveling.
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University Family Medicine Program
Fellowship: UPMC St. Margaret Faculty Development Fellowship
Clinical Interests: Advocacy, Dermatology, Global Health, Mentorship
Dr. Wolfe is a Clinical Professor in the LECOM Department of Family Medicine and in the Drexel University Department of Family, Com