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Dr. Smith is a graduate of Villanova University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (now Drexel University) and a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Medical Center. Dr. Smith was a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine before joining the Department of Medicine at Reading Hospital in 2004. Dr. Smith is an educator in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Smith's professional interest includes interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary arterial hypertension. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Lloyd is a graduate of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine and Reading Hospital’s Categorical Medicine Residency. After serving as chief medical resident, he entered private practice for two years before helping form the department’s Faculty Practice, integral to teaching primary care skills to residents and medical students. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lloyd is clinical associate professor of medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is engaged full time as faculty member specializing in inpatient teaching and simulation training.
Dr. Herb is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Reading Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He serves as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His current professional interests include teaching residents and medical students in the ambulatory care setting. He is Site Director of the Primary Care Track located at the Berkshire Heights campus. Dr. Herb is involved in several committees that promote optimal treatment of chronic illness. Dr. Herb served on the board of Directors of Reading Health Physician Network from 2015-17. He continues to chair the Clinical Practice Committee
Dr. York completed Internal Medicine training at the Harrisburg Polyclinic Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident. After undergraduate and medical degrees from DeSales University and CETEC University, 16 years were spent in inpatient and outpatient private practice medicine, serving also as Outpatient Medicine Residency Director and Internal Medicine Division Chief. Dr. York subsequently was Chair of Medicine and Urgent Care Director at the Lebanon VAMC, followed by a Teaching Hospitalist position at the Lehigh Valley Health Network. There he was Department of Medicine Student Clerkship Director with the University of South Florida/LVHN Select Program. His teaching awards have included: Teacher of the Year Awards at The Pennsylvania State University at Hershey and Pinnacle Health/CGOH; the Osler Award at Lehigh; and Medical Student Teacher of the Year with the USF SELECT program. Interests include medical history, diagnostic medicine, and medical education as published in “The Trilogy of Medicine: Medicine Past, Present and Future.” Dr. York is currently on the Board of Directors of the Reading Health Physician Network and chairs the Technology and Innovation Committee.
Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Virginia). He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Reading Hospital, then served as Chief Resident/Junior Faculty member. Currently, he is Program Director of Osteopathic Medicine at Tower Health Reading Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency, which is dually accredited by the AOA and ACGME, and has been awarded Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME during his tenure. He is a member of the ambulatory residency faculty and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Zimmerman is a Diplomate of the America Board of Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
His professional interests include student and resident education, incorporation of osteopathic principles into general internal medicine practice, ambulatory management of complex medical patients with chronic disease, and maintaining focus on humanism within the patient-physician relationship. He lives in Reading, Pa., with his wife, Lisa Zimmerman, DO, and sons, George and Henry.
Dr. Donato completed his undergraduate work at Georgetown University and Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine on a scholarship program with the United States Air Force. Following completion of an Air Force Internal Medicine residency and teaching military residents and students as a Clerkship Director for Uniformed Services University, he joined Reading Hospital Internal Medicine Faculty in 2001. He continued his pursuit of improving his teaching skills with his completion of a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 and completed a Masters of Health Professions Education program through the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. His professional interests involve direct observation techniques and deepening apprenticeship models of resident development through innovative educational techniques. He currently serves as Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine, teaches residents on the inpatient wards, and is a Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Ellis completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh prior to his medical education at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated from residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network and is very excited to have joined the faculty at Reading Hospital. His professional interests focus on resident education and quality improvement initiatives.
Dr. Luber is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Reading Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. After serving as chief medical resident, she joined the Internal Medicine Faculty with an Inpatient clinical focus. Additionally, she holds an appointment as RHS Wellness Program director, where she has a particular interest in population health and resiliency training. She is also involved in International Medical Missionary work and has developed a curriculum for an International Elective within the IM program.
Dr. Majmudar is a graduate of George Washington University Medical School and Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Previously, Dr. Majmudar worked at the VA hospital in East Orange, N.J., and was affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her interests include outpatient medicine with focus on women’s health. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Motz is a graduate of Moravian College and Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Reading Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident prior to joining the faculty in 2000. As Clerkship Director, she enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students who rotate through the Department of Medicine and its subspecialties, and working with our affiliated medical schools to improve undergraduate medical education. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves as a key academic hospitalist member of our faculty, teaching regularly on the inpatient medicine service.
Dr. Nesfeder is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in internal medicine as a member of the Primary Care Track at Reading Hospital, Reading Health System, in 2016. Following his Chief Resident/Junior Faculty year, Dr. Nesfeder is privileged and honored to remain with the program as full-time residency faculty. His professional interests include medical education, ambulatory chronic disease management, and the integration of technology and patient care delivery.
Dr. Romero received his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Franklin and Marshall, went on to graduate from PCOM with a DO degree and Reading Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He was voted Resident of the Year in 2012. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American College of Osteopathic Internists. He serves as Clinical Instructor for the residency program and a mentor to medical residents and students. Dr. Romero and his residents work on Quality Improvement research in their office and reach out to community education programs. He also has an interest in addiction medicine and works as a physician in a local addiction treatment center.
Dr. Loynd competed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University-Idaho and his medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then graduated from residency at the Reading Hospital Internal Medicine Program in 2018. He is excited to continue his medial career within the Tower Health medical system as inpatient Chief Resident/Junior Faculty member for the 2018/2019 academic year. After his chief year, he looks forward to starting a Critical Care/Pulmonary fellowship through the joint Thomas Jefferson University/Reading Hospital tract in 2019.
Dr. Shogbesan is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University College of Medicine, Nigeria. She received her master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health prior to completing residency training at Reading Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2017. She is honored to serve as inpatient Chief Resident/Junior Faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year with a focus on medical education, curriculum development, and research.
Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate from Penn State University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Reading Hospital. After serving as Chief Resident, Dr. Zimmerman entered private practice for six years and now serves as a Clinical Instructor for the Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Track. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Her interests include ambulatory medicine with a focus on preventative health.
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