Scholarly Activity

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The faculty of St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency takes their role as educators very seriously. In addition to the education occurring within the residency, they are active in educating family physicians throughout the United States in person and in peer-reviewed journals. .

Resident and faculty publications from the past 3 years (residents are underlined)

  1. Wojda T, Cornejo K, Valenza P, Carolan G, Sharpe R, Mira A, Galwankar S, Stawicki S. Letter to the Editor. Medical Demographics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Increased Proportion of Elderly Patients in Accident and Emergency Units Mirror Life Expectancy Trends? Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. March 2016.
  2. Wojda T, Valenza P, Cornejo K, McGinley T, Galwankar S, Kelkar D, Sharpe R, Papadimos T, Stawicki S. The Ebola Outbreak of 2014-2015: From Coordinated Multilateral Action to Effective Disease Containment, Vaccine Development, and Beyond. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases. 2015 Oct-Dec;7(4):127-38.
  3. Dut A, Fitzgerald C, Levine H. Timeliness of Influenza Vaccine Administration at a Family Medicine Residency Outpatient Center: A Pilot Study for Needs Assessment. International Journal of Academic Medicine. 2015 July-Dec;1(1):36.
  4. Birriel T, Uchino R, Barry N, Butryn T, Sabol D, Valenza P, Stawicki S. Letter to the Editor. Adverse drug reactions in the era of multi-morbidity and polypharmacy. Journal of Basic Clinical Pharmacology. 2015 Sep;6(4):122-3.
  5. Levine H. Does administration of sweet-tasting solutions at time of intramuscular vaccine administration reduce infant pain? Evidence-Based Practice. Accepted for publication.
  6. Krblich D, McGinley TC. What are the Relative Sensitivity and Specificity of Current Prenatal Screening Tests? Evidence-Based Practice. Submitted for publication.
  7. Feldman J, Decker E, Parmar L. What is the Best Treatment for the Acute Pain of Herpes Zoster? Evidence-Based Practice. Accepted for publication.
  8. Keller B, Patel B, Feldman J, Siciliano M. Does Caffeine Help Treat Migraines? Evidence-Based Practice. Submitted for publication.
  9. Valenza P, Koch-Laking A. Maternal Vitamin D Status and Pregnancy Outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice. 2013; Volume 16(10): E-13.

Resident and faculty presentations from the past 3 years (residents are underlined)

  1. Malik A, Levine H. Improving Diabetic Coding Accuracy for Increased Value. Poster presentation. NJAFP Scientific Assembly, Atlantic City, NJ, June 10, 2016. 2nd place award
  2. Guido S, Lambert P, Levine H. Natural Evolution of HPV Series Completion and Interdose Interval. Poster Presentation. SLUHN Annual Research Symposium, Bethlehem, PA, June 9, 2016. 2nd place award.
  3. Parmar J, Levine H. Outreach study to increase number of DM screenings at Coventry Family Practice. Oral presentation. 24nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 8, 2016.
  4. Reichel M, Levine H. Improving Diabetic Nephropathy Screening Using a Simple Educational Intervention. Poster presentation. 24nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 8, 2016.
  5. Guido S, Lambert P, Levine H. Natural Evolution of HPV Series Completion and Interdose Interval. Poster Presentation. 24nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 8, 2016.
  6. Levine H, Dut A, Fitzgerald C. Timeliness of Influenza Vaccine Administration at a Family Medicine Residency Outpatient Center: A Pilot Study for Needs Assessment. Oral Presentation. 34th Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 31, 2015.
  7. Dut A, Fitzgerald C, Levine H. Timeliness of Influenza Vaccine Administration at a Family Medicine Residency Outpatient Center: A Pilot Study for Needs Assessment. Poster Presentation. SLUHN Annual Research Symposium, Bethlehem, PA, June 3, 2015.
  8. Malik A, Levine H. Improving Diabetic Coding Accuracy at a Residency-Based Family Medicine Practice. Poster presentation. 49th STFM Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 3, 2016.
  9. Valenza P, Perini G, Decker E, Saha S, O’Donnell S, Feldman J. Pathways to Wellness: Multi-disciplinary, longitudinal care-coordination for complex patients with diabetes and hypertension. Oral presentation. 49th STFM Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2, 2016.
  10. Parmar J, Samia H, Levine H. Increasing Access to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. Oral Presentation. Horizon Health Literacy Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015.
  11. Kaufman S, Samia H, Levine H. Increasing Health Literacy with Regard to Timeliness of Influenza Vaccine. Oral Presentation. Horizon Health Literacy Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015.
  12. Feldman J. Psychological First Aid in Disaster Response. Poster Presentation. 48th STFM Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2015. 
  13. Sonaike V, McGinley TC, Buch R, Stoltzfus J. Identifying the Usefulness of Inpatient Nuclear Stress Testing of Low Risk Patients Using the HEART Score. Oral presentation. 22nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 11, 2014.
  14. Krblich D. Taking Charge of Our Diabetic Patients’ Health Experience; Optimizing Practice Performance in Diabetes Care. Poster presentation. 22nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 11, 2014.
  15. Newman J, Fahmy H. Assessing Patient Hemoglobin A1C: Follow-Up and Improvement after Patient Education at Coventry Family Practice. Poster presentation. 22nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 11, 2014.
  16. Parmar L, Eicher C, Spataro J, Siciliano M. Sexually Transmitted Infection Education for Adolescents and Young Adults. Poster presentation. 22nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 11, 2014.
  17. McGinley TC. Joint Injection Workshop. Oral Presentation. Northeast Region Meeting of Family Medicine Education Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2013.
  18. Ahmed M, Chu C, Chit T, Levine H. Overcoming Structural Barriers to Adult PPSV-23 Immunization in an Academic Family Practice. Oral presentation. 21st Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, June 12, 2013.
  19. Dawkins B, Liburb J. Diabetes Mellitus Health Literacy Compliance and Complications. St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Alumni Day, May 22, 2013.
  20. Patel S, Nguyen T, Levine H. Interventions to Improve the HPV Immunization Rate of Patients at St. Luke’s Coventry Family Practice. St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Alumni Day, May 22, 2013.
  21. Feldman J. Psychological First Aid in Disaster Response. Oral Presentation. 33rd Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, September 2012.
  22. Kaur J, Varghese J. Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Among Adolescent Patients at Coventry Family Practice. Oral presentation. 20th Annual Robert Wood Johnson Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies Research Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, May 23, 2012.

Faculty appointments (including membership on committees, boards, etc)

Raymond Buch, MD, DABFP

  • Member, Operations Committee, Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies
  • Member, Credentials Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • School Physician, Phillipsburg School District

Ching-Huey Chu, MD

  • Member, Credentials Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital

Eugene Decker, DO

  • Medical Director, DeSales University Physician Assistant Program
  • Member, DSRIP Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • Chairman, Child Sexual Abuse Expert, Allentown Diocesan Review Board
  • School Physician, Lopatcong Elementary School/Harmony Elementary School
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP Instructor

James Feldman, LCSW, PhD

  • Member, Research Committee, Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies
  • Member, DSRIP Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • Local Editor, Family Physicians Inquiry Network (FPIN)

Helaine Levine, MD, FAAP

  • School Physician, Phillipsburg School District
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Thomas McGinley, MD, FAAFP

  • Member, Program Directors Committee, Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, St. Luke’s University Hospital Network

Mary Siciliano, DO

  • DO Director of Medical Education, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Member, Bylaws Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • Member, Women’s Health Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • TEAMSTTEPS Educator, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital

Pamela Valenza, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Board Director, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member, Research Committee, Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies
  • Member, DSRIP Committee, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
  • Chair, Primary Care and Community Health Subcommittee, Research Faculty Council, St. Luke’s University Hospital Network
  • Primary Care Specialties Section Editor, International Journal of Academic Medicine
  • Local Editor, Family Physicians Inquiry Network (FPIN)
  • ALSO Instructor