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Faculty


Alan L. McGaughran M.D.
Undergraduate degree: Albright College, Harrisburg, Pa.
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center
Internship: Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa.
Residency: Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa. 
“I came to Latrobe Hospital in 1998 after five years in a private practice, some ER work and prior to that, a stint in the Air Force Medical Corp. I have been at Saltsburg Family Practice since 2005. I am blessed with a wonderful family comprised of my wife of 23+ years and three sons. I keep busy with family and church involvement. I enjoy the diversity of our residency faculty. I was involved in the development of and now ongoing maintenance of the minor surgery/procedures clinic, which gives the residents more practical experience with minor surgery in their third year. I have been very involved in the development and deployment of electronic medical records in the outpatient and inpatient settingsand have had the opportunity to serve on a number of medical mission trips and have enjoyed all that it entails.”
 

Carol Fox, MD
Undergraduate degree: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“I came to Latrobe Hospital in 1986 as a medical student to do a third year rotation at the Latrobe Family Health Center. Upon medical school graduation, I started my residency at Latrobe and completed it in 1990 after one year as chief resident. After residency, I joined the faculty and have staffed at one time or another, each of our five practice sites. I was the Program Director for several years before becoming a member of the medical administrative staff for Excela Health. Currently, I serve in the role of Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education for the health system. I continue as a faculty member precepting residents in the inpatient setting. I have three children ages 20, 17, and 14 and am active in my church as well as booster activities for Greater Latrobe School District athletic programs. My husband, Jim, is a local attorney.”
 

Daniel DiCola, MD
Undergraduate degree: West Virginia University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“I am board certified in both family medicine and geriatrics.”
 

Jerome “Skip” Gera, MD
Undergraduate degree: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“I have been on staff at Latrobe Hospital since I started the residency program in July 2000. I enjoy spending time with family and my interests include NASCAR, movies, golf and football. In a medical vein, my special interests lie in geriatrics and cardiovascular medicine.”
 

Jill Kielbiowski, MD
Undergraduate degree: Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“I began my residency at Latrobe in 2006. Here, I met my husband Mark, who is also a Family Practice physician. Our first son was born last year and he is a joy to us. We enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and make frequent trips to Mark's hometown of New York City. "
 

John P. Horne, MD
Undergraduate degree: Allegheny College, Allegheny, Pa.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“A native of Latrobe, I still live here with my wife and children. I serve as team physician for the Greater Latrobe High School varsity football team. One of my duties is serving as coordinator of the medical student clerkships for Jefferson Medical College students who come to our program. Further, I am a clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University. Board certified in family medicine, I also hold a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine.”
 

Jonathan Wilson, MD
Undergraduate School: Indiana University, Indianapolis
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Family Medicine Residency


 "I have been at Latrobe for the past 23 years, three years in the residency program and 20 years as an attending.  I am the proud parent of three children and enjoy the great outdoors."
 

Kenneth “Mike” Dinger, MD
Undergraduate degree: Purdue University, Indiana
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Residency Program
“I’ve been in Latrobe for 6 ½ years, spending 3 ½ at the Blairsville Family Practice office. I am married with no children, but, six cats. I am a diehard Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins fan as well as a devoted follower of Notre Dame football. Additionally, I’m a history buff, avid reader and love to travel.”
 

Paul W. Ament, Pharm. D.
Undergraduate degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Graduate degree: Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, doctoral program, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Residency: The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
“I was born and raised in the Latrobe area and started at the hospital in 1990. In addition to finding great satisfaction in my work with the family medicine residents, I enjoy spending time with my children and family, my Golden Retriever, working on and driving muscle cars, and automobile restoration.”
 

Molly Castille, MD
Undergraduate School: Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Residency: Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, Pa.
I came to Latrobe Hospital in 2012 after nine years in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area.  Actually, I was born at Latrobe Hospital and grew up in Greensburg before moving from the area after I finished my residency training.  My husband is also from Greensburg and our families still reside in western Pennsylvania for the most part.  After some enjoyable years spent exploring other parts of the United States, I decided to return to this area.  Professionally, I have an interest in preventive medicine and women's health.  In my free time, I renjoy running, playing tennis and spending time with our two ornery, but adorable, miniature schnauzers.
 

Robert P. Zimmerman, M.D.
Undergraduate School: Davidson College, Charlotte, N.C.
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency
“I have been a member of the faculty at Latrobe since 2000. Born and raised in Irwin, Pa., I served four years in the United States Air Force at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after my residency. I then returned to Latrobe Hospital and am currently the Unit Director at the Blairsville Family Health Center. My professional interests include asthma, office dermatology procedures, and health information technology. In addition to enjoying time with my daughter and two sons, I enjoy cooking, mixology, the Food Network, music, punk rock shows, as well as playing golf and baseball.”
 

Ronald Monack, DO
Undergraduate degree: St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Residency Program
 
 

Suzanne E. Putnam, MD
Medical School: University of Arizona, Tucson
Internship: Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, Pa.
Residency: Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, Pa.
“In spite of moving around a great deal during my school years, I managed to remain in Western Pennsylvania after moving here from Arizona in 1998. I joined the faculty of Latrobe Family Practice Residency in 2001, and am grateful for the opportunity to practice true family medicine in the rural town of Saltsburg. I have a special interest in women’s health and access to care. At home, I live with my husband, daughter and an ever changing number of pets. I still haven’t figured out how to be a football fan, so I may never be a true Pittsburgher, but I love baseball and have become a Pirates fan over the years. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.”
 

William Tod Winslow, DO
Undergraduate School: Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Ga.
Residency: Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Ga.
“I came to Mountain View Family Medicine from private practice in 2007. I have resided in Greensburg since 1998 after finishing military service in the US Army.”
 
  Michael Semelka, DO
Undergraduate School: Penn State University
Residency: The Medical Center of Beaver Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: Faculty Development, Duke University, Durham, N.C. 
“I joined the residency program in 2005 and have been the program director since 2009.  My medical interests include office procedures, including OMT, and pediatrics.  When I'm not spending time with my wife and five children, I enjoy running and golf."
 
  John C. Santarlas, MD
Undergraduate School: LaSalle College
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Residency: Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency 
“I have a beautiful grandson, Lucas.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, have an interest in all kinds of music, and dabble in photography.  I have worked at Latrobe Hospital since 1975.  I also enjoy traveling.”
 

Michele Mattis, Psy.D.
Undergraduate degree: University of Pittsburgh
Doctorate degree: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

 “I am extremely grateful to be welcomed by Excela as the program’s first counseling psychologist.  I help teach residents ways to integrate behavioral health with physical health during their patient assessments and treatment planning.  I also provide outpatient therapy services to patients in the Latrobe, Norvelt and Saltsburg offices.  As a graduate of Latrobe High School, I have remained in the area throughout my career.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing tennis, watching the Steelers and swimming.”

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