Bethlehem Faculty

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Scott Melanson, MD
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center
  • Board Certified: 1991
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: ED Sonography, Imaging in EM, International Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Orthopedic EM, Trauma Care
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center
  • Board Certified: 2004
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic / Research Interests: Resident Education, Emergency Department Productivity
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Board Certified: 1988
  • Academic/Research Interests: Resident Education 
Becki Pequeno, MD
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Board Certified: 2005
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Emergency Medical Services, Tactical Medicine
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Board Certified: 2011
  • Academic/Research Interests: Trauma/Critical Care, International EM
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care (St. Luke’s University Hospital)
  • Board Certified: 2007
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Research, Resident Education 
Dr. Vamsi Balakrishnan
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Board Certified: Board Eligible
  • Academic/Research Interests: Critical Care, Resident Education
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Naval Aerospace Regional Medical Center
  • Board Certified: EM - 1998
  • Academic/Research Interests: Clinical Emergency Medicine 
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical Center of Delaware (Christianna Care)
  • Board Certified: 1992
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Dermatology, Resident Education, Resident Wellness
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center
  • Board Certified: 2004
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic / Research Interests: Ultrasound
  • Medical School: Drexel University
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care (St. Luke’s University Hospital)
  • Board Certified: 2012
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University (Internal Medicine) (1981)
  • Board Certified: IM - 1981, EM - 1986
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound 
  • Academic/Research Interests: Patient Flow, Patient Satisfaction
  • EMS Medical Director: City of Bethlehem ALS
  • Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
  • Residency: Cooper University Hospital
  • Board Certified: 2011
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: High Fidelity Simulation, Medical Student Education, Toxicology
Dr. Jonathan Pester
  • Medical School: Western University of the Health Sciences
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Fellowship: ACEP Teaching Fellowship 2014-2015
  • Board Certified: 2014 
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: High Fidelity Simulation, Technology in Medicine, Pain Management, Critical Care and Resident Education
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified: 1991
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound  
  • Academic/Research Interests: Clinical emergency medicine
Dr. Philip Salen
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital (Internal Medicine), Medical Center of Delaware (Emergency Medicine)
  • Board Certified: 1998
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Ultrasound, Radiation Screening, Geriatrics
  • EMS Medical Director: Nazareth EMS ALS
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Board Certified: 2012
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Emergency Obstetrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Medical School: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital (Emergency Medicine)
  • Fellowship: St. Luke's University Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Board Certified: 2009
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Critical Care & Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Trager
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital (Emergency Medicine)
  • Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Board Certified: 2013
  • Credentialed in ED Ultrasound
  • Academic/Research Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medical Services, Critical Care Transport and Education
Thomas Nappe, DO
  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Fellowship: Denver Health & Medical Center
  • Board Certified: 2016
Alyssa Rotolo, MD
  • Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University-The Chicago School of Medicine
  • Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Board Certified: 2011