Family Medicine Faculty

BaxterD. Michael Baxter, MD
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Michael Baxter is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following residency, he served three years with the United States Public Health Service at the Keam’s Canyon Indian Hospital in Arizona. In addition to serving as Deputy Director of the Temple University Family Medicine Residency Program, he designed and directed a second-year level course for medical students emphasizing primary clinical skills and principles of public health. He completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Temple University, and joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 1990, serving as Director for 20 years. In addition to his responsibilities as Department Chair, Dr. Baxter teaches residents and medical students in the in-patient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Baxter’s professional interests include public health, preventive healthcare, and geriatrics. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, he has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Baxter currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and recently served as President of the Berks County Medical Society.

Fam med faculty radoshLee Radosh, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Lee Radosh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Lancaster General Hospital. He then joined the faculty of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University in 2001. He became the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in 2006 and became the Program Director in 2011. In addition to managing and overseeing the residency program and the residency clinical sites, Dr. Radosh teaches residents and medical students in both the hospital and family medicine center. Dr. Radosh’s interests include quality improvement, medical informatics, research, and practice management. He is the family medicine center site leader for the IPIP-sponsored Governor’s Office of Healthcare Reform Chronic Care Initiative. Dr. Radosh is also the host of the local cable television show, "Medicine in the News." Dr. Radosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University school of Medicine, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is married to Jodi Radosh, PhD, a professor at Alvernia University, and the father of two little girls. He is on the board of Berks Community Television, a local non-profit that produces hundreds of local, live call-in programs every month, and coaches Little League girls’ soccer.

Fam med faculty BevvinoDeborah Bevvino, CRNP, PhD
Faculty Associate, Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Deborah Bevvino received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Connecticut University and a Master’s in Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas. She has held clinical nursing positions serving as nurse manager in coronary critical care and has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in primary care. Dr. Bevvino has held full time faculty positions at both Hahnemann University and Albright College and served as Chairperson of the Albright Nursing Department for three years. Following a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Bevvino received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Lehigh University. Dr. Bevvino oversees the Behavioral Medicine curriculum and education for the Family Medicine Residency program. She is also a licensed psychologist and has a psychotherapy practice at The Reading Hospital Center for Mental Health. Dr. Bevvino is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Her professional interests include: attachment theory in medical education, adult mental health, and Ayur-Veda Medicine, addictions, and women’s health.

fam med faculty DoshiNipa Doshi, MD
Faculty Associate, Curriculum

Dr. Nipa Doshi is a graduate of Loyola College and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Lancaster General Hospital. Following completion of a Faculty Development Fellowship at Lancaster General Hospital, she joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at Drexel University’s Warminster Hospital serving as Associate Program Director and then Interim Program Director. Dr. Doshi joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007. She coordinates the PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 curriculum, in addition to teaching residents and medical students in the in-patient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Doshi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic.

fam med faculty lovettWilliam Lovett, DO
Faculty Associate, Geriatrics

Our newest faculty member, Dr. Lovett obtained his BSAg degree from the University of Delaware and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. Following residency, he worked with the National Health Service Corps in Denton, Maryland. He then joined the Fredericksburg Community Health Center and precepted medical students in his office. In July 2008, he joined the Penn State/Good Samaritan Family and Community Medicine Residency Program and served as Assistant Program Director. He joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in April 2012 and coordinates the geriatric experience for the residents. Dr. Lovett has volunteered on international medical missions in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.

fam med faculty MancanoLouis Mancano, MD
Medical Director, Ambulatory Services

Dr. Louis Mancano completed his undergraduate education at St. Joseph’s University and his medical education at Temple University School of Medicine. Following completion of his family medicine residency training at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Mancano worked in a semi-rural private group family practice for five years. He then joined the faculty of the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program, and, after completing the American Academy of Family Physicians Program Director fellowship, he served as their Residency Program Director. He joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in 2001 as Associate Director, and after obtaining a Masters of Business Administration, he was appointed Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Dr. Mancano continues to be very active with the residency, teaching residents ambulatory care with a special interest in dermatology, office procedures, and practice management. Dr. Mancano is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

fam med faculty MuallemNabil Muallem, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Nabil Muallem attended Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales for his undergraduate education and the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines for his medical school education. He completed his OB/GYN residency training at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and has been in private practice since 1987. Dr. Muallem works closely with the family medicine residents helping to teach the OB/GYN portions of the curriculum with regard to didactics as well as clinical supervision.

fam med faculty RaffThomas Raff, MD
Faculty Associate, Obstetrics

Dr. Tom Raff completed his undergraduate studies at Houghton College in New York. A recipient of the Jenner Award for International Study from the Medical College of Virginia, he spent the first two years of medical school studying at St. Andrews University in Scotland before returning to complete his degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He holds medical degrees at both universities. Family Medicine Residency training was done at the Lancaster General Hospital, where he developed an interest in women’s health. He included this as a major focus of his seven years of private practice experience in the Lancaster area. Since joining The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 1999, his primary role has been overseeing the Maternal Health curriculum, as well as teaching residents and medical students in both the ambulatory and inpatient arena. Dr. Raff holds appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine. His research experience has been in leading the residency’s involvement in the IMPLICIT network, a CQI initiative focused on Maternal Health outcomes in 12 residencies in the mid-Atlantic region. His other interests include ethics in medicine and extensive urgent care experiences.

fam med faculty WeidaJane Weida, MD
Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Faculty Associate

Dr. Jane Weida completed her undergraduate education at Ursinus College and received a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. After graduating from Jefferson Medical College, she completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Weida spent 13 years in private practice in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, followed by 6 years in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She joined The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Residency Program in 2009. In addition to teaching residents and medical students in the in-patient and ambulatory settings, Dr. Weida serves as the medical student Clerkship Director. Dr. Weida’s professional interests include global health, pediatric obesity, child abuse, and osteoporosis. She has traveled overseas many times to help deliver medical supplies and family medicine training to patients and physicians in former Soviet republics in Asia. Dr. Weida is the Treasurer of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. She is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves as an Alternate Delegate from Pennsylvania to the Congress of Delegates of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Weida is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.