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Meet our team

Meet our team

Providing expert 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 telemedicine, 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
John DeWeese, M.D.
Prerana Patel, M.D.
Rubini Pathy, M.D., FRCSC

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

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
Lawrence C. Kaplan, M.D., ScM, FAAP
Andrea Zimmerman, MSW, LCSW

Advanced Practice Professionals
Amy L. Arguin, PNP, MSN
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 subspecialty 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.

Anesthesiology
Neil R. Connelly, M.D.
Ziv Corber, M.D.
Stanlies M. D’Souza, M.D.
Steven M. Dunn, M.D.
Omar Ezziddin, M.D.
Ananth Kashikar, M.D.
James B. Khoury, M.D.
Nancy O’Neil, CRNA
Todd Payne, D.O.
Catherine Reidy, CRNA
Nathanael Rosario, CRNA
Jonathan J. Ross, M.D.
Donald Schwartz, M.D.
Nikhil M. Thakkar, M.D.

Cardiology
Yvonne Paris, M.D.

Dentistry/Orthodontia
Aaron DeMaio, D.M.D.
Mohamed M. Hassan, D.D.S., B.D.S.

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

Endocrinology 
Nancy S. Dunbar, M.D.

Gastroenterology
Susan P. Goode, M.D., MS

Genetics
Catherine B. Nowak, M.D.

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

Nephrology
Gregory L. Braden, M.D.
Michael J. Germain, M.D.
Barbara A. Greco, M.D.

Neurosurgery
Steven W. Hwang, M.D.

Ophthalmology
William C. Seefeld, M.D.

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

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

Pathology
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

Plastic Surgery
Glen Brooks, M.D.
Charles Castiglione, M.D., FACS
Joyce K. McIntyre, M.D. 
Kristin Stueber, M.D.

Psychology
Patricia Peters-Martin, Ph.D.

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

Rheumatology
Peter R. Blier, Ph.D., M.D.
Lawrence Zemel, M.D.

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

Sports Health and Medicine
Julio A. Martínez-Silvestrini, M.D.
Brianna Santiago, MBA, LATC
Samantha Shirley, MS, LATC

Patient Care Services Leadership
Diane Brunelle, MSN, RN, BC-NAA, Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive
Lynn Carney, RN, Director of Surgical Services
Frank Caruso, CO/LO, Director of Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) – Northeast, LLC
Vickie Dempesy, Director of Outpatient Services
Michele Foley, RN, M Ed, BSN, Director of Performance Improvement and Infection Control
Denise M. Gloekler, PT, DPT, 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
Sandra Morales, MSW, LMSW, Social Worker, Care Manager
Michelle Salva RN, BSN, Nurse Educator
Elizabeth Starzyk, RN, BSN, Manager, Care Management
Susan Tapases, RN, BSN, Physician Liaison
Samantha West, MSW, CCLS, CHBE, Lead Certified Child Life Specialist

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