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Graduate Medical Education

Program Directors and Faculty

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Thomas McGinley, Jr., MD, FAAFP
Program Director

Dr. McGinley has served as the inaugural program director at the St. Luke’s Rural Family Medicine Residency Program since its beginning three years ago and was the program director at the St. Luke’s Warren Family Medicine Residency Program in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, for over 10 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from the Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and his faculty development fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. McGinley has received numerous awards through his 26 year teaching career. His area of interests includes pediatric and adolescent medicine, dermatology, procedural medicine and behavioral medicine.

 

“Our mission is to develop compassionate, skillful and competent physicians who can provide leadership, patient advocacy and high quality medical care. We train our physicians to do everything – both inpatient and outpatient – to prepare them to practice in any setting.”

– Dr.Thomas McGinley, Jr

 

Greg Dobash, MD, FAAFP
Associate Program Director / Site Director

Dr. Dobash has served as the Associate Program Director since the program’s inception in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University/Drexel University College of Medicine. He did his Family Medicine Residency at Drexel University in Warminster, PA where he served as chief resident. He was faculty and the Family Medicine Clerkship Director before moving to Schuylkill County, PA. He joined St. Luke’s in 2012. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. His other interests include rural health and resident education.

“Our goal is to train the next generation of family physicians ready to take on the challenges of Rural Family Medicine. There are many advantages to being small. We provide an intimate learning environment and we are deeply embedded in our community. We also have the advantages of being part of St. Luke’s University Health Network and sharing its resources: access to specialists, technology, research, and the values that make St. Luke’s the great institution it is.”

– Dr.Greg Dobash

 

Hazem Fahmy, MD
Faculty

Dr. Fahmy precepts in our Rural Health Centers and runs the Family Medicine Inpatient service and curriculum. He has a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of Lublin Poland and he completed his family medicine residency at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital. Dr. Fahmy’s interests include hospital medicine, resident and medical student education and automobiles.

James Feldman, PhD, LCSW

James Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Faculty

Dr. Feldman was the Behavioral Health faculty for 12 years at the Family Medicine Residency Program at Warren Campus before joining the Rural Family Medicine Residency Program. He has extensive experience in treating behavioral health issues in adults, children and adolescents. Dr. Feldman has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on numerous issues in behavioral health assessment and care. He received his master’s degree from Fordham University in New York, New York and his Ph.D. from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His interests include assessment & treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, the impact of chronic disease on emotional/psychological functioning & well-being, resident & student education, cycling and photography.

Matthew Johnson, DO
Faculty

Dr. Johnson serves as a faculty associate as well as the Medical Director of our Rural Health centers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee. He served in the National Health Service Corps before joining our team. He received his medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at University of South Carolina Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency where he served as Chief resident. His interests include procedural medicine and point-of-care ultrasound.

Joseph McGinley, DO
Faculty

Dr. McGinley joined the St. Luke’s Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in 2021 after 16 years of practicing family medicine. He graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus. His interests include resident and medical student education.

Melanie Koehler, MD
Faculty

Dr. Koehler joined the St. Luke’s Rural Family Medicine Residency in 2021 as a clinical educator in pediatrics after many years as a practicing pediatrician and educator. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Maryland. She completed her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and her pediatrics residency from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Koehler’s interests include breast feeding support, preventative care for children of all ages and including coordination of care for patients with complex medical issues. Other interests include camping, traveling and spending time with family.

Ileana Perez-Figueroa, MD
Faculty

Dr. Perez-Figueroa serves as a faculty associate. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Barry University. She completed her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and her residency from St. Luke’s University Health Network-Anderson Campus. Her interests include Lifestyle Medicine and its integration into underserved communities.