Internal Medicine Faculty

Benjamin Llloyd

Benjamin J. Lloyd, MD, FACP

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

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.

Ronald Herb

Ronald Herb, DO, FACPRH

Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

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

Eugene York

Eugene P. York, MD, FACP

Program Director, Transitional Year Residency Program

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.

Anthony Donato

Anthony A. Donato, Jr., MD, MHPE

Associate Program Director, Inpatient Medicine

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.

  • 2011 National presentations to Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine on methods to implement "milestones" with the electronic portfolio and use of Reading's formal evaluation card to enhance development and measurement of competence
  • 2011 International presentation to Canadian Conference on Medical Education on design and implementation of portfolios for postgraduate trainees
  • 2009 Blockley-Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching - Jefferson Medical College
Lisa Motz

Lisa M. Motz, MD, FACP

Student Clerkship Director

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.

  • 2011 Dean's Award for Excellence in Education - Jefferson Medical College - Medicine
  • 2011 Leon Peris Memorial Award for Teaching - Jefferson Medical College
Jeremy Ellis

Jeremy Ellis, MD

Faculty Member

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.

Oluwaseun Shogbesan

Oluwaseun Shogbesan MD, MPH

Junior Faculty Member

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.

David George

David L. George, MD, FACP, MBA

Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Associate Chair, Department of Medicine

Dr. George is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Dr. George’s current professional interests include education in behavioral change, skin manifestations of rheumatic disease, and immune-mediated hearing disorders. He serves as Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Reading Hospital and Assistant Dean and Clinical Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is an educator in rheumatology and acute ambulatory medicine. Dr. George also oversees training in quality improvement and patient safety.

Sarah Luber

Sarah Luber, DO

Faculty Member

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.

Jonathan Nesfeder

Jonathan Nesfeder, DO 

Faculty Member

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.

Neha Majmudar

Neha Majmudar, MD

Faculty Member

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.

Bryan Romero

Bryan J. Romero, DO

Faculty Member

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.

Jorge Scheirer

Jorge J. Scheirer, MD

Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Scheirer is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. His research interests include using information systems to improve health care quality and the impact of computer interfaces on data quality in electronic medical records. Dr. Scheirer is a physician champion for Pennsylvania Improving Performance in Practice and is a leader in three Pennsylvania collaboratives seeking to improve chronic illness care and colorectal cancer screening.

  • 2010 National presentation to American Association of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly on change methods for continuous quality improvement
Cecilia Smith

Cecilia Smith, DO, FACP

Chair, Department of Medicine

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.

Debra Zimmerman

Debra A. Zimmerman, DO

Faculty Member

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.

Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman, DO

Program Director, Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Zimmerman completed undergraduate education at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., and osteopathic medical education at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Blacksburg, Va., campus. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Reading Hospital in 2016 and went on to serve as Chief Resident / Junior Faculty.

Dr. Zimmerman is now a member of the ambulatory residency faculty and Program Director of the AOA-accredited residency and Director of Osteopathic Education of the ACGME-accredited program with osteopathic recognition. His professional interests include student and resident education, incorporation of osteopathic principles, ambulatory management of complex medical patients with chronic diseases, and maintaining focus on humanism within the patient-physician relationship. He lives in Reading, PA with his wife, Lisa Zimmerman, DO, and son, George.