Wilbert F. Ching, MD
Dr. Ching, from Stenbenville, OH, attended the Franciscan University of Stenbenville followed by medical school at Ross University. He has previously conducted research at Manhattan Psychiatric Center in New York and worked at a Jamaica Hospital through an externship program. Dr. Ching is excited to join the team of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. He says, “Memorial provides me the opportunity to hone my skills as a physician by working in a tight-knit community. In addition, I like the strong camaraderie among residents and faculty which provides an encouraging learning environment.” Outside of the medical field, Dr. Ching enjoys playing the violin.
Manpreet Singh, MD
Dr. Singh, a native of New Delhi, India, joins Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center after attending medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, India. During medical school, Dr. Singh maintained a position in the top three percentile of medical students. He has also been the Program Coordinator for the Pulse Polio Program in India, helping to vaccinate children under the age of 5 with the polio vaccine. Dr. Singh enjoys the collaborative efforts found at Memorial and the local region. “MMC Family Medicine Program is a very well run and organized program,” he says. “The environment created by the faculty and residents is very conducive for learning. It is a very close knit and safe community.” Dr. Singh is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioner, both in the United Kingdom. In his free time, Dr. Singh enjoys working out and playing soccer.
Ranjit Singh, MD
Dr. Singh was born in India and raised in Chowchilla, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara followed by medical school at the American University of Antiqua. Upon graduation, Dr. Singh worked at a free clinic which sparked his interest in community medicine. Dr. Singh was drawn to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for the Family Medicine program and the community offerings. “My strong belief is that people make the program, the program doesn’t make the people,” he says. “The interaction with residents, staff, and attendings attracted me to Memorial. I felt at home during my interview. I loved the community and everything it had to offer.” In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Singh is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic and enjoys watching foreign films.
Narissa Whitelaw, DO
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Whitelaw attended the University of Arizona. She then attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whitelaw chose Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for the facilities and region. “Johnstown is close to my extended family in Pittsburgh and offers a lot of outdoor activities,” she says. In her free time, Dr. Whitelaw’s hobbies include cycling, hiking and quilting.
Lynn M. Wright, MD
Dr. Wright is from Imler, PA. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Wright returns to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center after an initial positive experience. “MMC is close to home for me. I also enjoyed my time here as a student when I did an observationship,” she says. “I also liked the ties that the hospital has to rural communities and rural medicine.” When she’s not in the office, Dr. Wright enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Matthew L. Zajdel, MD
Dr. Zajdel, a native of Johnstown, attended the University of Pittsburgh followed by medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University. His experience includes clinical rotations in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, volunteer work with the Red Cross on the island of St. Lucia, and working with the elderly at UPMC Shadyside during his undergraduate education. “Being from Johnstown, the decision to come to MMC was an easy one to make,” says Dr. Zajdel. “MMC has many of the resources you would expect from a large health care facility while maintaining the friendliness of a community hospital.” In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Zajdel enjoys mountain biking, camping, hiking and reading.