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Graduate Medical Education

Core Faculty

Internal medicine

Naitik Patel, MD
Program Director
Dr. Patel is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the hospitalist staff at Anderson Campus. After receiving his medical degree, he completed his residency at Drexel University College of Medicine at Hahnemann Hospital where he served as Chief Resident and core faculty. Dr. Patel joined St. Luke’s in march 2022 as the PD. Previously he has worked as a hospitalist and held several leadership positions in both UME and GME at various institutions. Dr. Patel has won several teaching awards at different institutions and is passionate about enhancing the educational experience for residents. Outside of the hospital, he is an avid traveler, who also loves outdoor activities such as hiking, playing kenjam with friends and long walks with his goldendoodle.

Andreea Davis, MD
Associate Program Director
Internal Medicine-Primary Care & Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine
Director of Ambulatory Medicine, St Luke’s Internal Medicine – Easton
Internal Medicine Residency Program Health and Wellness Officer
Dr. Andreea Davis is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. After receiving her medical degree, she did her post-graduate training in dermatology. She is a graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Easton Hospital, where she was also Chief Resident in her final year. Her focus is on Ambulatory Internal Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr Davis sees patients and precepts residents at St Luke’s Internal Medicine – Easton in the collaborative resident/faculty practices. She is the Health and Wellness Officer for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Davis is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and areas of professional interest include preventive health, wellness and personalized medicine. When not working, she enjoys exploring different cultures through art, food and traveling, as well as spending time with her family and her 4 pets.

Mathai Chalunkal, MD
Hospitalist & Internal Medicine – Primary Care
Internal Medicine Residency Program Education and Health Technology Officer
Dr. Mathai “Mat” Chalunkal is a board-certified in Internal Medicine and has worked as an Internist, rheumatologist and hospitalist in India, UK and The Sultanate of Oman prior to joining St. Luke’s. He is also a graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s University Health Network. He recently completed the Certification for Physician Leadership from the American College of Physicians. The subject of his thesis/capstone project was physician burnout and he presented his findings in a podium presentation at the National ACP Conference in May 2018. In the residency program, he will be seeing patients and precepting residents both in the inpatient and will be seeing patients at St Luke’s Internal Medicine – Easton in the collaborative resident/faculty practice . He loves teaching, trivia, traveling, trying out various cuisines, reading, and is a strong proponent of lifelong learning. He also enjoys walking his Welsh Corgi’s.

Juliana Sotherland, MD
Internal Medicine-Primary Care
Internal Medicine Residency Program Women’s Health Officer
Dr. Juliana Sotherland is board certified in Internal Medicine. After finishing medical school, she did a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Breast Surgery. She has worked with patients with breast cancer and has enjoyed the long-term care and close relationships with patients that she was able to provide. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Easton Hospital, where she was also a Chief Resident in her final year. Dr Sotherland sees patients and precepts residents at St Luke’s Internal Medicine-Easton. Her focus is on Women’s Health, with an emphasis on prevention, diagnosis and disease management. In her spare time she likes to be outdoors, enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with my family.

Rich Garwood, DO
Hospitalist
Internal Medicine Residency Program Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Officer
Dr. Garwood is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the hospitalist staff at Anderson Campus. After receiving his medical degree, he completed his residency at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center where he served at Chief Resident in his final year. He has been an integral member of various performance improvement committees in the network since joining St. Luke’s in 2009. He also has been the director of the student clerkship for the hospitalist rotation. He will be the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Officer for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. His interests include performance improvement and resident and student education. Outside of the hospital, he is an automobile enthusiast, who also loves the outdoors, including kayaking and hiking. He is an avid escape room artist and has also just started learning to ski. Dr. Garwood is very happy to be a long time member of the St. Luke’s ever-growing family.

Steven Cardio, MD, MBA
Hospitalist & Internal Medicine-Primary Care
Internal Medicine Residency Program Business of Medicine Officer
Dr. Steven Cardio is board certified in Internal Medicine. After finishing medical school, Dr Cardio completed his residency training at St. Luke’s University Health Network-Bethlehem Campus where he was also Chief Resident in his final year. Dr Cardio also has completed a MBA with a focus in healthcare management. In the residency program, he will be seeing patients and precepting residents both in the inpatient setting and he will be seeing patients at St Luke’s Internal Medicine – Easton in the collaborative resident/faculty practice. Areas of interest include clinical research and quality improvement. In his spare time, Dr Cardio is an avid traveler.

Meagan Grega, MD

Meagan Grega, MD
Director, Lifestyle Medicine Initiative: Internal Medicine & Family Medicine Residency Programs-Anderson Campus
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Kellyn Foundation
Dr. Meagan Grega is a native of the Lehigh Valley. After receiving her medical degree, she completed her family medicine residency at Hunterdon Medical Center and spent several years as a medical officer in the United States Navy. She is the co-founder and chief medical officer of the Kellyn Foundation. Dr. Grega is a member of the True Health Initiative Council of Directors and serves on several national task force groups dedicated to the expansion of evidence-based lifestyle medicine services. She is passionate about mentoring residents, medical, dietician and nursing students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, cooking and pitching a mean game of quoits with her family.

Parampreet Kaur, MD

Parampreet Kaur, MD
Director of Research & Quality Improvement-Anderson Campus
Research Lead, GME Data Management & Outcomes Assessment –St. Luke’s University Health Network
Dr. Parampreet “Mini” Kaur is a prolific researcher with over a decade of medical research experience. She has expertise in research design and development, statistical analysis, and presentation and publication of research and quality improvement studies. Dr Kaur conducts monthly resident and fellow conferences on research and healthcare quality improvement. She is a member of the Institutional Review Board and an avid writer, having published many chapters, manuscripts, abstracts, letters to editor in peer reviewed journals and open access journals.

Sherri White

Sherri White
Program Coordinator
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs – Anderson Campus
Sherri White is a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley and attended Allentown Business School and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has extensive administrative and team management experience in both university and graduate medical education. Sherri has worked with and promoted educational opportunities for medical students from the United States and around the world. One of her most rewarding experiences was advocating and planning for the annual participation in the AMPATH Consortium that sponsored medical students from Moi University in Kenya to rotate at participating hospitals in the US. This partnership also created opportunities for faculty to fulfill rotations and teaching experiences at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Her greatest sense of accomplishment comes from knowing that her efforts to support and encourage others to reach their goals were successful. Her deal weekend is spent at home with her family pets and occasional walks or bike rides on the rail trails. She enjoys cooking and baking, and day trips to Lancaster County, Philadelphia, or the Pocono areas.


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