FACULTY & STAFF:
Pamela Vnenchak, MD
Dr. Vnenchak has been the program director of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program since 2019. She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School). She completed her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital where she served as chief resident.
For three years after residency, Dr. Vnenchak served as a family medicine physician with Valley Family Physicians in Claremont, New Hampshire. She also served as assistant professor (clinical investigator) at the Family Medicine Residency at LaFayette Family Health Center in LaFayette, New York.
Dr. Vnenchak joined our faculty in 2000, and in 2015, was named chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Her clinical interests center on maternity care and women’s health. Dr. Vnenchak and her husband have four grown children, three of whom are triplets.
Donna Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen joined our faculty in 2005 and has served as one of the deputy directors of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program since 2014. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College. She completed her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital, where she served as co-chief resident.
Dr. Cohen completed an academic fellowship at Boston University Medical Center, where she obtained a master’s degree in epidemiology and developed research interests in women's health and health services. Her clinical interests include maternal child health, health access, and resident wellness. A past recipient of Obstetrics Teacher of the Year and Faculty Teacher of the Year awards, she is passionate about teaching and mentoring residents.
Dr. Cohen married her high school sweetheart, Stu, and they have three daughters, Noa, Ariel, and Ellie, who keep them busy and smiling. Together they enjoy working out, watching lots of soccer, hiking, traveling, and exchanging podcast and book recommendations.
Corey D. Fogleman, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Fogleman joined our faculty in 2010, and in 2019 was named one of two deputy directors of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained both his bachelor’s and medical degrees. After completing his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Fogleman spent seven years in the U.S. Air Force before completing the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program. He continues to practice acupuncture, as well as full spectrum family medicine.
Dr. Fogleman is an assistant editor and frequent contributor to American Family Physician, is actively involved in the FMEC IMPLICIT project, and is the medical director for Gaudenzia Vantage House, a local addiction recovery center The recipient of several teaching awards, his interests include women's health, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and narrative writing.
Dr. Fogleman's poems have won national awards and have been published in JAMA, CHEST, Family Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is married to his college sweetheart. Together, he and Kelly enjoy reading, running, hiking, and spending time with their three young children.
William A. Fife, Jr., MD
Associate Director and Director of Community Medicine Rotation
Dr. Fife joined our faculty in 2014. After teaching high school chemistry and biology in the Bronx, New York, he attended medical school at the State University of New York at Brooklyn (Downstate) and then the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Upon completion of residency, he worked for four years as a full spectrum family physician with a focus on HIV, addiction and emergency care at LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Twin Rose Primary Care.
Dr. Fife then served as chief medical officer and a practicing family physician at Southeast Lancaster Health Services, the federally qualified health center in Lancaster City for 10 years. He has also served patients at LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care and has maintained his certification as an HIV specialist.
Dr. Fife’s special medical interests include urban medical care, HIV care, and community medicine. In 2009, he was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers as the Outstanding Primary Care Clinician of the Year, and in 2010, by the Lancaster General Medical Staff with the Physician Achievement Award for Community Service. He enjoys running, reading, bicycling and most of all, spending time with his wife Amanda, a local midwife, and their two children, Aidan and Issy.
Gladys M. Frye, MD
Associate Director and Medical Director
Dr. Frye is managing physician of the Walter L. Aument Family Health Center, as well as a faculty member of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She rejoined our program in 2019 after serving at LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Strasburg and previously, a private practice in Maine where she also obtained her lactation consultant certification.
Dr. Frye is graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital where she also served a fellowship in faculty development. Along with her husband Andy, Dr. Frye was drawn to our residency program because of the beauty of Amish country, and the program’s strength in rural outpatient medicine and obstetrical care.
Dr. Frye is a recipient of the Physician Achievement Award from the Lancaster General Hospital Medical and Dental Staff for her work in helping Women & Babies Hospital obtain Baby Friendly designation from the World Health Organization.
Her goal is to prepare future family medicine physicians to provide outpatient care, including procedures, chronic disease management, psychosocial aspects of disease, and preventive medicine. Dr. Frye and her husband are the parents of two children.
Christian Hermansen, MD
Associate Director and Regional Medical Director
Dr. "Herm" is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was honored with the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award. After two years in Christian-based private practice in New Jersey, he was called to Lancaster to combine private and academic family medicine.
Dr. Hermansen serves as managing physician of Family Medicine Downtown and oversees the LG Health Physicians’ academic practices as Regional Medical Director. He is a past recipient of the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award and serves as deacon of his church.
Feel free to discuss financial peace, sports (Go Phillies, Sixers and Eagles! #TrusttheProcess #PhillyPhilly), or the book you are currently reading when you see him. After work, Dr. Hermansen cannot wait to enjoy family life with his wife, Heather, and his three boys, Timothy, Benjamin and Nathaniel, and coach baseball in the community.
Kirsten Johnsen Martin, DO, FAAFP
Director of Osteopathic Education
Dr. Johnsen Martin joined our faculty as the Director of Osteopathic Education after nearly 12 years in practice at a Lancaster City-based federally qualified health center, where her roles included family physician, site medical director, and chief medical officer.
Dr. Johnsen Martin is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Her areas of clinical interest include full-spectrum family practice, with a focus on family-centered obstetrical care, women’s health, and addiction medicine.
After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College and prior to attending medical school, Dr. Johnsen Martin worked as a community health worker and health educator, serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She has volunteered on mission trips to Nicaragua, Honduras, Thailand and Tanzania, and she continues to travel frequently to Nicaragua collaborating on projects focused on poverty, social justice, and global health.
Dr. Johnsen Martin served as a community preceptor for residents, medical students, and advanced practice clinician students, and is excited to now be leading the osteopathic curriculum for the residency program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, traveling, sampling international foods, cooking, perfecting her artisan bread, and working with her husband to renovate their 1930s home. She resides in Lancaster with her husband and four children.
Emily Kirchner, MD
Dr. Kirchner (she/her) joined our faculty in October 2020. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (where she earned both a medical degree and master’s degree in urban bioethics), and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Kirchner practices inpatient adult medicine, outpatient medicine, and non-operative obstetrics. Her interests in medicine include maternal child health, chronic condition care, and family planning. She is an LGBTQI-affirming physician and includes anti-racism work and health at every size principles in her clinical care and teaching. She believes health care is a human right. Outside of medicine, she enjoys dog sport classes with her wife Elizabeth and dog Pepper, hosting dinner parties, gardening, and reading.
Heidi K. Kistler, MD
Dr. Kistler joined our faculty in July, 2012, after nearly five years of full-spectrum private practice at LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Twin Rose in nearby Columbia, PA. She is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, the Penn State University College of Medicine, and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Kistler’s professional interests include maternal child health and pediatric literacy promotion. She and her husband Greg are proud parents of two young boys.
Yolanda Lawrence, MD
Dr. Lawrence joined our faculty in 2012. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Vermont, where she was chosen to be a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her family medicine residency and faculty development fellowship at Ventura County Medical Center.
Upon completion of her fellowship, she returned to her husband's home town of Springfield, Vermont, where she practiced full-spectrum family medicine for 15 years. There she learned much about being a physician in a small town where your patients are your friends and neighbors. She continues to instill the love of practicing in rural America in the residents at Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lawrence and her husband Dave have two children, Rebecca and Nicholas.
Laura Leaman, MD
Dr. Leaman joined our faculty in August 2018. She is a graduate of Messiah College, the Penn State College of Medicine, and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where she served as co-chief resident during her third year.
Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Leaman’s interests in medicine include women’s health, maternal-child health, and addictions medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, biking, hiking, and gardening.
Michael Loeven, MD, MBA
Dr. Loeven grew up in New Jersey, is a graduate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and completed his residency at Reading Hospital Medical Center and Lancaster General Hospital. After training, he continued to practice full-spectrum family medicine in both private practice and faculty roles. He completed the maternity care AOC during residency and has a passion for family physicians providing obstetrical care.
Resident teaching is very important to him, as evidenced by his avidness for mentorship and helping residents achieve their fullest potential. He was thrilled to return to the residency program as a faculty member in 2020 to continue this work. During his time away from the hospital, you will find Dr. Loeven spending time with his wife and daughter. He is also an aviation enthusiast, so you might just see him flying overhead on a beautiful evening.
Jeffrey Roth Martin, MD, FAAFP
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. Martin joined our faculty in 1999. He is a graduate of Goshen College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital, during which time he received the Mead-Johnson Award for Family Practice Graduate Medicine.
Dr. Martin assists with the community medicine/population health curriculum and has an interest in the genetic basis of disease and family history. He helped develop Care Connections, an innovative, trans-disciplinary, primary care clinic for the highest utilizers of our health system, and is involved with several community endeavors including Vantage House, a long-term drug-rehab program for women and children. He is chair of the Partnership for Public Health, a member of the Lancaster County Lead Coalition, and medical director of IU-13, a provider of intellectual and physical disability services to school-aged children.
In 2019 Dr. Martin was voted by his peers to be chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department where he provides credentialing, peer review, and goal-setting leadership for the department. He enjoys bicycling, skiing (out west) and discovering his own Lancaster County Mennonite family history. Dr. Martin and his wife Kristina are the parents of three children.
Kathryn A. McKenna, MD, MPH
Associate Director and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. McKenna joined our faculty in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Maryland’s dual degree MD/MPH program. She pursued her interest in full-spectrum family medicine and community medicine while completing her residency at the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Program, where she served as chief resident and completed an AOC in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. McKenna’s interests within medicine include community and population health, maternity care, faculty development, integrative medicine with a focus on nutrition, and obesity management and prevention. In 2020, she took on the role of vice chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
While she did not live in Pennsylvania prior to residency, she and her husband have loved settling into and making the Lancaster community home. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and their two daughters, cheering on the Fighting Irish, exploring Lancaster’s flourishing food scene, and playing soccer.
Kari Oftedal Moreno, MD
Dr. Oftedal Moreno joined our faculty in 2013 after completing fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Care at Lancaster General Health and Hospice and Community Care. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
Given her background, she oversees the residency elective and the area of concentration in Hospice and Palliative Care. She is also responsible for coordinating the residency morning report series. Dr. Oftedal Moreno enjoys practicing broad-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics.
She and her husband, Patrick, who is also a family physician practicing in the area, spend most of their time outside of medicine enjoying keeping up with their three young children.
Brianna Moyer, MD
Dr. Moyer joined our faculty in August 2018 after graduating from the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and the Penn State College of Medicine.
During residency, Dr. Moyer served as co-chief resident and completed areas of concentration in global health and maternity care. Her medical interests include global health, working with the diverse refugee population in Lancaster, women’s health, and maternity care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Dan, their son, Hunter, and their chocolate lab, Toby.
Jared A. Nissley, MD
Dr. Nissley is a native of Lancaster and was actually born at Lancaster General Hospital. He is a graduate of Eastern University, the Penn State College of Medicine, and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He has come to love family medicine because of how it is oriented toward helping patients achieve overall health.
Dr. Nissley's medical interests include HIV care, addiction, and improving health care access for the uninsured and underinsured. He finds our residency program to be an exciting and stimulating place to work, alongside bright and inspiring minds. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, watching baseball, gardening, cycling, and exploring Lancaster’s restaurants.
Scott Plensdorf, MD
Dr. Plensdorf joined our faculty in 2016. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed his family medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital. He served as a staff physician and department chair at Mountain Home Air Force Base before returning to Michigan to join the faculty of the McLaren Family Medicine Residency Program, serving as program director his last three years.
Dr. Plensdorf has long been an advocate for providing full-spectrum care to patients and teaching residents how to do the same. He has a strong interest in dermatology and office procedures, and recently had additional training in dermoscopy. He is active in practicing obstetrics, with additional expertise in OB ultrasound. He recently acquired point-of-care ultrasound skills to help with musculoskeletal injections and inpatient medicine, which he hopes to integrate into our residency curriculum. Other interests include resident physician leadership development, emotional intelligence, and integrated behavior health, all of which he will continue to share with physician learners at all levels.
Kelly Reese, MD
Dr. Reese joined our faculty in 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Southern California-Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. After residency, she worked for seven years on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona doing full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, inpatient medicine, and emergency medicine.
Her husband’s family farm drew the couple back to Lancaster in 2007, where Dr. Reese worked at Union Community Care, the local FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for more than 12 years before joining our faculty. She continues to work very part time at Union Community Care where she specializes in refugee health care.
In addition to her two jobs, she spends time tending to the 30-acre farm with her family doctor husband Doug Leaman, watching and playing soccer, and spending time with her children Zach and Chloe.
Kathryn C. Abello, MD
Dr. Abello is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Penn State College of Medicine. After completing an OB/GYN residency at the University of Maryland, she worked in a busy private practice in Baltimore for 12 years. Dr. Abello especially enjoys teaching residents and students. She focuses on high-risk obstetrics, as well as management of common gynecologic complaints, such as pelvic pain and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
She is happy to be living back in Lancaster with her husband Robin and their four children.
Jennifer L. Eldridge, MD
Dr. Eldridge is an obstetrician/gynecologist who joined the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2016. A native of York, Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Eastern Virginia Medical School where she earned her master’s and medical degrees. She completed her obstetrics/ gynecology residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Dr. Eldridge’s clinical interests include the management of abnormal pap smears and abnormal uterine bleeding, with a focus on robotics surgery. She and her husband Scott are kept busy with their three children.
Robert Faizon, MD
Dr. Faizon is an obstetrician/gynecologist who joined the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program clinical faculty in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed his OB/GYN residency at the Yale School of Medicine OB/GYN Program at Bridgeport Hospital.
Dr. Faizon served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a physician in the OB/GYN department. His medical interests include primary care for women and minimally invasive surgery. He serves as the quality and safety officer for Women & Babies Hospital.
Cherise Y. Hamblin, MD
Faculty and Officer of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Hamblin was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center.
During her F&M years, Dr. Hamblin was active on campus, serving as Black Student Union Vice President, admission office intern for minority recruitment, playing rugby, and studying abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Hamblin is passionate about educating the next generation of physicians and has worked with advisors, students, and community organizers on various mentoring and exposure programs. She is a full-time, board-certified OB/GYN. She enjoys doing surgery, delivering babies, and caring for women of all ages.
Her most recent inroads endeavor is Patients R Waiting, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities by increasing diversity in medicine. In addition to being teaching faculty with the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine ResidencyProgram, Dr. Hamblin also serves as the program's officer of diversity and inclusion and is the co-chair of the health system's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Pamela Hershner, DO
Dr. Hershner is an associate director of the obstetrical curriculum program, joining the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2002. She helps coordinate OB management and runs our busy OB clinics and surgical programs.
Dr. Hershner is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her interests are in gynecological surgery, physical examination, and high-risk obstetrics.
She returned to Lancaster County to care for patients in her "hometown." Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and her dog.
Michael Sheinberg, MD
Dr. Sheinberg is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. He is a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist and is board certified in both OB/GYN and Clinical Informatics. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the University ofMichigan Medical Center. Prior to joining Lancaster General Health, Dr. Sheinberg worked as an OB/GYN in the Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Heather Sholtis, DO
Dr. Sholtis is a graduate of Wagner College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a rotating intern year at Geisinger Medical Center and her OB/GYN residency at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, she worked in a busy private practice in DuBois, Pennsylvania for six years.
Dr. Sholtis returned to Lancaster County in 2013 where she continued to provide quality and compassionate care to women in the community. She focuses on high-risk obstetrics, polycystic ovarian syndrome, perimenopause, and menopausal medicine, as well as minimally invasive surgery. She is excited to have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, bass fishing, and sports.
Susan R. Stoudt, MD
Dr. Stoudt is an obstetrician/gynecologist with LG Health Physicians Family & Maternity Medicine, and since 2017, an associate director of OB/GYN with the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center where she was also chief resident. She practiced at Ephrata Community OB/GYN for 18 years before joining Lancaster General Health.
Dr. Stoudt’s clinical interests include endometriosis and the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She enjoys performing minimally invasive surgery including hydrothermal endometrial ablation, total laparoscopic hysterectomy and Davinci surgery.
Dr. Stoudt emigrated from London to the U.S. with her parents and siblings in 1980. She and her husband have five children. They enjoy snow skiing, kayaking, biking and travelling during their free time. She also enjoys spending time with her appaloosa horse Blue.
Kristy L. Whitman, MD
Dr. Whitman is an obstetrician/gynecologist and the managing physician of LG Health Physicians Family and Maternity Medicine. She is a graduate of the Penn State College of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University ofMassachusetts Medical Center before moving back to central Pennsylvania and joining our faculty.
Dr. Whitman and her husband Zachary, a family medicine/sports medicine physician in the area, enjoy living and raising their two daughters in Lancaster. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, running, and baking.
Peggy Nepps, PsyD
Dr. Nepps, a native Philadelphian, is a licensed psychologist and coordinator of behavioral science for our residency program. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College and Rutgers University where she received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
Dr. Nepps gained experience as a supervising psychologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where she previously completed her internship in clinical psychology. She was a member of the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, New York, before joining the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Nepps currently coordinates and provides teaching in behavioral science and psychiatry. She also teaches research methods, directs the resident research program, and collaborates with other faculty on the wellness and cultural competency curricula.
Dr. Nepps, a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, has published articles on health literacy, breastfeeding self-efficacy, smoking cessation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, animal assisted therapy, and psychotherapy outcomes. She has special interest in cognitive behavior therapy and health literacy. She enjoys animals, and she and her husband share their home with pet chickens, two rescue dogs, and Dick, the cockatiel (who is actually a girl). She likes to spend time going to exercise classes (and hates working out alone), gardening, and kayaking.
Adam S. Wilikofsky, PhD
Dr. Wilikofsky is a member of our program's behavioral science faculty. He is a graduate of Yale University and received master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to arriving at Lancaster General Hospital in 1988, Dr. Wilikofsky worked as a psychologist in the North Carolina public mental health system and as a supervising psychologist and predoctoral psychology internship faculty member at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Wilikofsky directs the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program's Interviewing and Family Systems curricula and coordinates the Family Medicine Downtown Psychiatry Clinic. He has an interest in evaluation and feedback, and has had ongoing involvement in the program's Clinical Competency Committee and standardized patient activities, the latter a collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his residency program roles, he serves as a provider coach for LG Health Physicians’ clinicians, and is part of the Care Connections program for high-utilizing medical.