Digestive Health

Our Doctors

Allegheny Center for Digestive Health

Kofi Clarke, MD, FRCP (Lond) FACP
Medical Director, ACDH
Division Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Celiac Disease

 Elie Aoun, MD
Medical Director,
Director of Research,
ACDH

Gastroenterology

Michael Babich, MD
Hepatology
Liver Disease
Director, GI Fellowship Program

Manish Dhawan, MD
EUS
ERCP/Pancreatic Biliary Disease

Sandra El-Hachem, MD

Sandra El-Hachem, MD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Microscopic Colitis
Women’s GI Disease

Katie Farah, MD
ERCP/Pancreatic Biliary Disease

Kenneth Glick, MD 

Kenneth Glick, MD
Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy

Jennifer Hadam, MD

Jennifer Hadam, MD
Inflamatory Bowel Disease
Nutrition

Robert Kania, MD
ERCP/Pancreatic Biliary Disease

Abhijit Kulkarni, MD
ERCP/Pancreatic Biliary Disease

Paul Lebovitz, MD
Crohns/Colitis
Functional Bowel
Celiac Sprue

 

David Lipsitz. MD 

H. David
Lipsitz, MD

Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy

Robin Midian, MD
Hepatology/Liver Disease

Suzanne Morrissey, MD
EUS/Gastroenterology
Pancreatic Biliary Disease
Assoc. Director,
GI Fellowship Program

Jose Oliva, MD
Hepatology
Liver Disease

Cristina Strahotin, MD 

Cristina Strahotin, MD
Hepatology/Liver Disease
Transplant Hepatology

 


Shyam Thakkar, MD
EUS, ERCP
Pancreaticobiliary
Disease, Colorectal Disease,
Advanced Endoscopic Procedures

Jorge Vazquez, MD

Jorge Vazquez, MD
Nutrition


 

Mon Valley

John Hauser, MD
Gastroenterology

 

 

 

Mitre Gastroenterology

Marcia Mitre, MD
Gastroenterology

Ricardo Mitre, MD
Gastroenterology

 

Integrated Medicine Program



 

Other Team Members

Melanie Horbal Shuster, PhD, RN

Melanie is a Nutrition Clinical Nurse Specialist and is responsible for the development of integrated and multidisciplinary nutritional programs for inpatient and outpatient services. She has earned certification in nutrition support nursing, critical care nursing, public school nursing and as a clinical specialist in medical surgical nursing. Ms. Shuster earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and PhD from Duquesne University and her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Shuster is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and is a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Association for Critical Care Nurses. She joined the staff at Allegheny General Hospital in 1997.

Jennifer Whiteside, MAc

Jennifer practices acupuncture with the Allegheny General Hospital Integrated Medicine Program.  She graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.  She is licensed and registered by the Pennsylvania Board of Medical Examiners and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCOAM).  Jennifer Whiteside has studied Chinese Herbal Medicine, and various styles of Japanese Acupuncture and Acupressure. She treats all ages from infant to elderly patients, and a variety of conditions including pain and injuries; digestive difficulties; gynecological, hormonal and fertility issues; stress and emotional difficulties; smoking cessation; allergies and asthma; and autoimmune disorders.  She offers a holistic approach to health, empowering patients to care better for themselves by offering guidance regarding nutrition, breathing techniques, meditation, and exercise.

Meredith Wisniewski, PA-C

Meredith joined the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health in 2008. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from American University with a double major in Justice and Psychology. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant degree from Duquesne University. Ms. Wisniewski has performed clinical rotations in a variety of areas, including Trauma Surgery, Psychiatry and Pediatric Endocrinology. She has also served as a counselor at the Discovery House Treatment Center in Pittsburgh and as a resident supervisor at the Pre-Release Center for the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation in Rockville, MD. Ms. Wisniewski is professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Stephanie Sossong, PA-C

Stephanie is a Physician Assistant who joined the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health in 2014. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Master's degree in Physician Assistant Sciences from Saint Francis University. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Prior to joining the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health Stephanie previously worked as a Physician Assistant in bariatrics and pain management.

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