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Welcome New Physicians to the Chester County Hospital

Released: August 21, 2013

The following physicians were featured in the 2013, Vol. 2 edition of Synapse magazine. They hold Medical Staff privileges at The Chester County Hospital but they are not necessarily employees of The Chester County Hospital and Health System.

Active Staff

Amy Akins, MD
Amy Akins, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Akins graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Akins is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has joined CHOP Care Network West Chester.
Cristan Arena, MD
Cristan Arena, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of Ophthalmology
Dr. Arena graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, completed an internship at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, a residency at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship at the University of South Florida. Dr. Arena is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and has joined Chester County Eye Care Associates.

Elizabeth Barak, MD
Department of Radiology
Dr. Barak graduated from Jefferson Medical College, completed an internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a residency at Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Barak is Board Certified in Radiology and is part of the Penn Radiology service at The Chester County Hospital.

Jamie Bastek, MD
Department of OB/GYN, Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Bastek graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bastek has joined Maternal Fetal Medicine Services of the University of Pennsylvania.

Allison Britt Kimmins, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology
Dr. Britt Kimmins graduated from Jefferson Medical College, completed an internship at Lankenau Hospital and a residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Britt Kimmins is Board Certified in Dermatology and has a practice named Chadds Ford Dermatology.
Ashish Chawla, MD
Ashish Chawla, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology
Dr. Chawla graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School, completed an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chawla is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and has joined West Chester Gastrointestinal Group.
Timothy Chen, DPM
Timothy Chen, DPM
Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry
Dr. Chen graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency at Frankford Hospital. Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery and his practice, Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, has offices in Exton and West Grove.

Gang Cheng, MD
Department of Radiology
Dr. Cheng graduated from Shanghai Medical University in China, completed an internship at North Shore Medical Center and a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheng is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine and is part of the Penn Radiology service at The Chester County Hospital.

Gary Freedman, MD
Department of Radiology, Section of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Freedman graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, completed an internship at Abington Memorial Hospital and a residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Freedman is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and is part of the Penn Radiation Oncology service at The Chester County Hospital.
Pankaj Garg, MD
Pankaj Garg, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of Anesthesiology (Pain Management)
Dr. Garg graduated from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in India. He completed an internship at Jersey Shore Medical Center and a residency and fellowship at Shore Memorial Hospital in New York. Dr. Garg is Board Certified in Pain Medicine and has an office in West Chester.
Amy Little, DO
Amy Little, DO
Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Little graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship and residency at A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Little is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has joined Advocare Broomall Pediatric Associates.

Arthur Martella, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Martella graduated from Jefferson Medical College, completed an internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a fellowship at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Martella is Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.
Catherine Plzak, MD
Catherine Plzak, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery
Dr. Plzak graduated from Jefferson Medical College, completed an internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital and a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Plzak is Board Certified in General Surgery and has joined the Women's Specialty Center, which is a practice affiliated with The Chester County Hospital and Health System.

Rajalla Prewitt, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Telepsychiatry
Dr. Prewitt graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Prewitt is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is in practice with Center for Family Guidance, PC.

Christopher Richards, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Telepsychiatry
Dr. Richards graduated from Windsor University in the West Indies and completed a residency and fellowship at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Richards is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is in practice with Center for Family Guidance, PC.

Charles Simone, MD
Department of Radiology, Section of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Simone graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed an internship at Graduate Hospital and a residency at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, DC. Dr. Simone is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and is part of the Penn Radiation Oncology service at The Chester County Hospital.

Michael Stefan, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Stefan graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed a residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Stefan is Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has an office in Exton.

Marissa Stridiron, MD
Department of Medicine, Section of Telepsychiatry
Dr. Stridiron graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Stridiron is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is in practice with Center for Family Guidance, PC.

Affiliate Staff

Paul Eberts, MD


Paul Eberts, MD
Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Eberts graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Eberts is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has joined Lincoln Medical Associates in West Chester, which is a practice affiliated with The Chester County Hospital and Health System.


Christine Ferrell, DDS
Department of Surgery, Section of Dentistry
Dr. Ferrell graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School where she also completed her residency. Dr. Ferrell has joined Glenn A. Burkland, DMD in his West Chester orthodontics practice.

Michael Johnson, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed an internship and residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Johnson has an office in Delaware.

Joan McFadden, MD
Department of Family Medicine
Dr. McFadden graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. McFadden is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has joined Christine Meyer, MD in her Exton practice.
Madeline Wood, MD
Madeline Wood, MD
Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Wood graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed an internship and residency at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Wood is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has joined Myers, Squire and Limpert Family Practice in West Chester.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2013