At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Meet our team

Meet our team

Providing specialized pediatric care

On a daily basis, the medical team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield provides treatment for the most routine pediatric orthopaedic, cleft lip and palate, and rheumatology problems to the most rarely seen conditions. The team is comprised of board certified orthopaedic surgeons fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedics, a pediatrician, pediatric rheumatologists, orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, and more than 80 consulting physicians and surgeons. Through outreach clinics and telehealth, we provide care to children domestically and internationally.

Hospital Administrator
H. Lee Kirk, Jr., FACHE

Chief of Staff
James F. Mooney, III, M.D., Chief of Staff

Staff Surgeons
Ahmad F. Bayomy, M.D.
Rubini Pathy, M.D., FRCSC

Director of Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
Philip Stoddard, M.D.

Inpatient Rehabilitation
Karen A. Ball, OTR/L, MHS, Program Director
Kerstin M. Sobus, M.D., Medical Director
Susan Tapases, RN, BSN, Clinical Liaison

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
Lawrence C. Kaplan, M.D., ScM, FAAP

Advanced Practice Professionals
Amy L. Arguin, MSN, CPNP
Sarah A. Durgin, MHS, PA-C
Keri A. Garry, MSN, CPNP
Adam Iwanski, PA-C

The physicians listed below with links to their professional biographies conduct specialty and sub-specialty clinics in the hospital. The other physicians and clinicians, while having privileges with Shriners Hospitals for Children, do not see patients at the hospital. They are available only for physician to physician consultation.

Neil R. Connelly, M.D.
Stanlies M. D’Souza, M.D.
Steven M. Dunn, M.D.
Omar Ezziddin, M.D.
Jasmine Gill, M.D.
Ananth Kashikar, M.D.
James B. Khoury, M.D.
Brett Murphy, D.O.
Nancy O’Neil, CRNA
Catherine Reidy, CRNA
Nathanael Rosario, CRNA
Jonathan J. Ross, M.D.
Clara Sanders, M.D.
Nikhil M. Thakkar, M.D.

Yvonne Paris, M.D.

Aaron DeMaio, D.M.D.
Lila Ninh, D.D.S.
Rosa Pelaez-Shelton, D.D.S.
Richard Yen, D.M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Oren Johnson, M.D.
Stephen C. O’Connor, M.D.
Vijay Pande, M.D.
Jehangir J. Patel, M.D.
Stanley M. Polansky, M.D.

Holly Allen, M.D.
Nancy S. Dunbar, M.D.

Susan P. Goode, M.D., MS

Catherine B. Nowak, M.D.

Infectious Disease
Donna J. Fisher, M.D.
James Klatte, M.D

Michael J. Germain, M.D.
Barbara A. Greco, M.D.

Steven W. Hwang, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Louis Adler, M.D.
R. Scott Cowan, M.D.
Khaled A. Instrum, M.D.
Michael S. Kain, M.D.
Mark C. Lee, M.D.
Philip W. Mack, M.D.
Eric T. Tolo, M.D.
Jeffrey C. Wint, M.D.
Bruce I. Wintman, M.D.

Barry R. Jacobs, M.D.
Theodore P. Mason, M.D.
Carl E. Reiner, M.D.
Jerry M. Schreibstein, M.D.

Chester Andrzejewski Jr., Ph.D., M.D.

Pediatric Surgery
Gregory T. Banever, M.D.
Kevin P. Moriarty, M.D., FACS, FAAP
David B. Tashjian, M.D., FAAP
Michael V. Tirabassi, M.D.

Pediatric Urology
Christina Kim, M.D., FAAP
Leonard H. Shaker, M.D.

Plastic Surgery
Jonathan Y. Lee, M.D.
Joyce K. McIntyre, M.D.
Kristin Stueber, M.D.

Patricia Peters-Martin, Ph.D.

Paul S. Salva, Ph.D., M.D.

Peter R. Blier, M.D., Ph.D.

Speech and Language Pathology
Daisy E. Mathias, MS, CCC-SLP
Monica Newcity, MA, CCC-SLP

Sports Health & Medicine
Ahmad F. Bayomy, M.D.
Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, M.D.
Jonathan Reidy, LAT, ATC
Samantha Fernandez, MS, LAT, ATC
Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC

Patient Care Services Leadership
Lynn A. Carbone, BSN, RN, CPN, CNML, Inpatient Director of Nursing
Vickie Dempesy, Director of Outpatient Services
Denise M. Gloekler, PT, D.P.T., PCS, cNDT, Rehabilitation Services and Motion Analysis Center Manager
George E. Gorton, III, MS, CCRP, Director of Research, Planning and Business Development
Rene R. Mackechnie, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Supervisor, Outpatient
Brock McConkey, CPO, Manager, Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) — Northeast, LLC
Kathleen M. Noone, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive
Elizabeth Starzyk, RN, BSN, Manager, Care Management

Child Life
Anne O'Gorman, BS, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist
Katherine Moynihan, BA, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist

Physician Liaisons
Mary Houghton, Physician Liaison
Alycia Pronesti, Physician Liaison