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VA Healthcare-VISN 4

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Michael D. Adelman, MD

Michael D. Adelman, MD | 412-822-3314

Network Director

Dr. Michael Adelman began his appointment as the VISN 4 director on January 10, 2016.

Dr. Adelman joined VA as a primary care internist in October 1998 and has held progressive leadership positions throughout VISN 4. Most recently, he served as the director at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Prior to that appointment, he served consecutively as the chief of staff and director at the Erie VA Medical Center. He has also served as acting chief medical officer of the entire VISN for nearly a year as well as interim director of the Philadelphia VA.

Dr. Adelman holds a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College and attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership. He has also worked in the private health care sector and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, assigned to the Indian Health Service.


Charles R. Thilges

Deputy Network Director
412-822-3313

Timothy R. Burke, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
412-822-3309

Beth Howard

Chief Financial Officer
412-822-3322

Moira M. Hughes, FACHE

Quality Management Officer
412-822-3295

David E. Cowgill

Communications Manager
412-822-3318

Jo Petro

Executive Assistant
412-822-3315

VISN 4 Program Staff

Barbara Wallace

Business Implementation
412-822-3320

Joseph Delanko

Capital Asset Management
814-860-2094

Anne Mikolajczak

Clinic Access; Compensation & Pension
724-524-1482

Natalie Bulger

Compliance
412-822-3419

Adam Bluth

Connected Care
412-822-3407

Jennifer Farrar

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
412-822-3296

Craig Wingate (Acting)

Equal Employment Opportunity
814-943-8164 x8165

Kate Holsinger (Acting)

Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer
412-822-3398

Wendell Sherman

Health Informatics
412-822-3436

Bill Cress

Homelessness; OEF/OIF Coordinator
412-822-3425

Teneal Caw

Human Resources
412-822-3437

Denise Plis

Information Resources; Data Warehouse
570-824-3521 x7370

James McKinley

Logistics
570-830-7020

Angela Keen

Mental Health
412-822-3416

Lisa Kendziora

My HealtheVet; Secure Messaging
814-860-2939

Cheryl Squier

Patient Safety
412-822-3428

Eric Dill

Pharmacy
302-994-2511 x5604

Douglas Hilliard

Prosthetics
878-271-6622

Mark Grode

Risk & Utilization Management
412-822-3321

Beth Olesh

Strategic Planning;
Designated Learning Officer

412-822-3415

Leslyann Roose

Telehealth Coordinator
814-943-8164 x5042

Karen O'Neal

Voluntary Services
814-860-2454

Desmarie DeCuir

Women's Health; Health Promotion Disease Prevention
412-822-3377

VISN 4 Program Leads

Dr. Kristen Veraldi

Acute Medicine
412-360-1690

Tammy Oppelt

Credentialing & Privileging
267-398-9850

Dr. Lewis Kaplan

Critical Care
215-823-5800 x6084

Dr. Hemal Desai

Dental
215-823-5800 x6941

Carol George

Dietetic/Nutrition
724-285-2426

Dr. Shannon Brown

Emergency Department
215-823-5800 x4163

Dr. Daniel Nackley

Environmental Health
814-943-8164 x7467

Dr. John Oldershaw

Imaging
412-360-3314

Jennifer Fouse

Infection Prevention
814-943-8164

Dr. Darshana Jhala

Pathology/Laboratory
215-823-5800 x4421

Paola Montross

MOVE!
570-824-3521 x4892

Sharon Coyle

Nursing and Geriatrics & Extended Care
878-271-6671

Nancy Wiedemer

Pain Management
215-823-5800 x3933

Dr. Sandra Blakowski

Palliative Care & Hospice
412-360-1293

Dr. Richard LaTour

Prevention of Amputation in Veterans Everywhere (PAVE)
717-228-5952

Dr. George Tzanis

Primary Care
215-823-5800 x4347

Dr. Keith Robinson

SCI Group; Traumatic Brain Injury; Polytrauma Level II
215-823-5800 x5220

Peter Albert

Suicide Prevention
898-271-6096

Dr. Carl Reese

Surgery
717-272-6621