Mark J. Ingerman, MD, FACP
An avid sports fan and Philadelphia native, Dr. Ingerman earned his B.S. in Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College. He attended Jefferson Medical College, after which he completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center. He then pursued a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and has also held faculty positions at Hahnemann University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
He served as the Chief of Infectious Diseases as well as the Chairman of Infection Control and Prevention for Main Line Health System for 24 years. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians. He has received multiple awards for his role in teaching at both Lankenau Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospitals. He has been named as a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today. He served on the Quality and Safety Committee for Lankenau Medical Center and Main Line Health, a reflection of his strong commitment to improving the caliber of care for all patients. Favorite activities outside of work include skiing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He carries over 35 years of experience to Delaware Valley I.D. Associates.
In honor of Dr. Ingerman’s excellent medical care for over 10 years to Walter and Leonore Annenberg, they donated $20 million dollars to the Lankenau Medical Center for the purposes of medical research. $2 million of that has been dedicated to the prevention of hospital associated infections.
Lawrence L. Livornese, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA
Dr. Livornese earned his B.A. from Lafayette College after which he pursued graduate work at the Rutgers University School of Chemistry. He received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He also holds a certificate in travel medicine from the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine.
Dr. Livornese currently serves as the Dorrance H. Hamilton Chair of Medicine for Main Line Health. He is a member of the Medical Executive Committee and the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee for Main Line Health as well as the Board of Trustees for the Lankenau Medical Center Institute for Medical Research. He is a member of the Philadelphia Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the International Society of Travel Medicine and a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians. He has been named a “Top Doc” by U.S. News and World Report for his ongoing commitment to outstanding patient care. He enjoys spending time outdoors and has devoted his free time as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. In recognition of his work, he was awarded a Scoutmaster Award of Merit. He has been caring for patients with Delaware Valley I.D. Associates since 1991.
Brett C. Gilbert, DO, FACP
Dr. Gilbert, a New Jersey native, has a B.S. in biology with a minor in Philosophy from Muhlenberg College. He received his D.O. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he later served as Chief Medical Resident after completing his residency training in Internal Medicine. After finishing his infectious disease fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he joined Delaware Valley I.D. Associates where he has been committed to providing top notch care for patients. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
Dr. Gilbert currently serves as the Chief of Infectious Diseases as well as the Chairman of Infection Control and Prevention for Main Line Health System. He is highly dedicated to teaching. He is the Lankenau Medical Center site director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a clinical instructor in medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and a clinical assistant professor of Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is chair of Infectious Disease for the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He has received multiple awards for his work in medical education. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis and basketball with his colleagues and two sons.
Bevin L. Dolan, MD
Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Dolan received her B.A. from Amherst College where she played tennis and squash. She earned her M.D from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, after which she completed her residency training and infectious disease fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
She is committed to medical education and patient safety. She serves as the Infectious Disease Educational Coordinator for the residency program at Lankenau Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Infection Control and Prevention Committee at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Dolan also serves on the Biosafety Committee at the Lankenau Medical Center Institute for Medical Research. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Outside of work her interests include cooking and travel with her husband and two children. She has been providing comprehensive care for patients with Delaware Valley I.D. Associates since 2008.
Fredy Chaparro, MD
Dr. Chaparro was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. He attended medical school at the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina- Universidad El Bosque in Colombia and elected to move to the United States of America to pursue his training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami, followed by a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago. He has been the recipient of multiple awards during his career including the best intern award and best teacher award. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Clinical interests include infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, infections in immunocompromised hosts, HIV, chronic hepatitis management, neurological infections, and orthopedic infections. He works as the Chairman of the Infection Control Committee at Lankenau Medical Center. Outside of work, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughters or riding his bicycle around Pennsylvania- He is a devoted follower of Colombia’s favorite sport- Cycling.
Mitchell P. Sternlieb, MD
Dr. Sternlieb, a Philadelphia-area native, joined DVIDA in 2018 after completing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Nearly half of his training was with the DVIDA physicians but extends further back to his time at Lankenau Medical Center, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He earned his MD degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Not only did he live across the street from the Reese’s Factory during his four years there, but he also met his wife, Zenobia. He was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. Before medical school, he taught high school Chemistry and Physics in southeastern Washington, D.C. and throughout college and medical school served as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Lancaster County. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. with honors in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He also has studied French and Spanish. He has published in Inorganic Chemistry and topics related to Infectious Diseases. His clinical interests include, but are not limited to, medical and graduate medical education, antimicrobial stewardship/infection control, medical informatics, antibiotic resistance, and management of HIV and Hepatitis C. He is the chairperson for The Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship programs at Roxborough Hospital. His personal interests include spending time with his wife, daughter, and twin boys, his pets, boating/sailing, bike riding, and playing golf.
Shilpa B. Rao, MD
Dr. Rao, originally from Memphis, TN earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she worked with VISIONS Worldwide, a non-profit promoting HIV awareness in India. She went on to earn her M.D from the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine followed by a year working clinically at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras through St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Outreach Program. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Rao is currently board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Since completing her trainings, Dr. Rao has practiced clinical infectious disease medicine in the Philadelphia area with additional roles in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention. Outside of medicine, her interests include traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, children, and rescue dog.
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Maliha F. Ahmed, DO
Dr. Ahmed is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and earned her B.S. from Drexel University in Biology. After that, she received her D.O. from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which she completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2021, with training experience at Lankenau Medical Center. She is passionate about teaching medical residents and fellows. She is currently a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, and will soon be board certified in Infectious Diseases this November.
She enjoys bike riding through the Wissahickon Park and along the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia, where she lives with her partner, adopted dog, and cat. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Julia A. Wilhelm, CRNP
Julia is a board-certified Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She attended Drexel University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Shippensburg University. She started her nursing career at Lankenau Medical Center, where she spent seven years working with the adult in-patient population. Julia continued her education at Thomas Jefferson University for her Master of Science in Nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner at Paoli Hospital, in both the hospitalist setting, as well as the medical intensive care unit. She joined DVIDA in 2017. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Outside interests include spending time with her husband and sons and going to the beach.
Jerome Santoro, MD, FACP, Emeritus
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Santoro graduated from Temple University after which he completed his MD and internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital. He later trained at the Medical College of Pennsylvania as a fellow in Infectious Diseases. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He holds faculty positions at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Drexel University Hospital and at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine for Mainline Health, President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Lankenau Medical Center.
He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the national Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Department of Medicine Chair, the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association and “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine for several years. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Pennsylvania Society for Infectious Diseases. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American College of Physicians, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He has also served on the board of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, the Lankenau Medical Center Medical Foundation, and the Main Line Health Board, among others.
Although, Dr. Santoro no longer sees patients in the outpatient setting, he continues to remain committed to medical education and plays an intricate role in training the numerous students, interns, residents, and fellows that complete rotations on our service at Lankenau Medical Center. Outside of work, Dr. Santoro loves to golf and spend time with his family.