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Meet the Clinical Team

Kim Pierce, MD

Kim M. Pierce, MD, provides patients with comprehensive, compassionate primary care, well-woman care, and preventive health and wellness.

Dr. Pierce received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed her internship and internal medicine – primary care residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Physicians.

Prior to joining AHN, Dr. Pierce established an internal medicine program at Magee-Womens Hospital specializing in the health needs of women and primary care. She was a teaching attending physician for medical students, residents, and nurse practitioner students.

Dr. Pierce has medical staff privileges at Allegheny General Hospital.

Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP

Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Center for Perioperative Medicine for the Allegheny Health Network.

Dr. Itskowitz earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital. He practices internal medicine with Pittsburgh General Medicine Associates and his clinical interests include travel medicine, cardiovascular risk reduction, thromboembolic disease, and perioperative medicine. He has lectured frequently on these topics.

Dr. Itskowitz is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is the author of numerous journal articles and serves on the editorial board of Emergency Medicine: Acute Medicine for the Primary Care Physician. He has served as the national course director for the ACP and has been the Director of Medical Grand Rounds at AGH since 2007.

Dr. Itskowitz has been recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the region’s best Internal Medicine physicians. He has also served as the Internal Medicine team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2003.

Judy Couture Wesolowski, DO

Judy Wesolowski, DO, is board-certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Physicians and Surgeons. She offers compassionate primary care to patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. Her special interests include women’s health and preventive care.

Dr. Wesolowski received her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and family medicine residency with the Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver, Pennsylvania, as a part of its Family Medicine Residency Program. Her undergraduate research was in learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Her graduate work was in clinical neuropsychology proficiency where she continued to study brain injury sequelae, dementia and a variety of behavioral disorders.

She holds professional memberships with the American Association of Family Practitioners, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and the American Osteopathic Association.

Scott Vargo, MD

Scott Vargo, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Center for Perioperative Medicine at the Allegheny Health Network.

Dr. Vargo earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and received his medical degree from Hahnemann University where he earned several scholarships for his clinical performance. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital. He practices Internal Medicine with Pittsburgh General Medicine Associates. His special interests include perioperative consultation, diabetes, heart failure and cardiac risk reduction as well as primary care, orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Vargo is a member of the American College of Physicians and a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Vargo is very active in residency education and has received numerous teaching awards including the Claude R. Joyner Award for excellence in teaching.

Sonia Dhawan , MD

Sonia Dhawan, MD, completed her medical education in India from the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. Thereafter, she completed her Internship and Residency training in Internal Medicine from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dhawan has been a practicing internist for the past fifteen years. Her clinical interests include preventive medicine, perioperative medicine, travel medicine and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Dr. Dhawan is actively involved in teaching medical students and internal medicine residents at

Allegheny General Hospital. She has been a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1999.