The more than 400 members of Conemaugh’s medical staff include representatives of all general specialties and most subspecialties. More than 85% of the staff voluntarily participates in residency training programs; at least 30 members hold clinical faculty appointments at regional universities. A continuing medical education program offers a new schedule of rounds, seminars, conferences and visiting professorships each month, many of which are approved for continuing medical education credit. Medical staff continuing education programs are open to resident physicians.
Jeanne Spencer, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Spencer serves as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She graduated from the University of Rochester and earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and has published Children’s Health, a volume in the American Academy of Family Medicine Academy Collection. In addition, she has published multiple articles in American Family Physician. Married with three sons, Dr. Spencer also finds time to be a foster parent, soccer coach and cross-country skier.
Dennis L. Eckels, DO, FAAFP
Dr.Eckels is a board-certified family practitioner with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) who brings nearly 30 years of clinical teaching experience to the AOA Family Practice Residency Program. A private practice physician, Dr. Eckels is a published author who has conducted research on a variety of topics, including hormone replacement therapy and diabetic polyneuropathy. A member of a number of professional organizations, he is also is actively involved in community, civic and national affairs. Dr. Eckels is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and served a rotating internship at Tri-County Hospital in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
|Ray Hornyak, PhD
Dr. Hornyak is a licensed psychologist who provides residents with an invaluable understanding of behavioral health and its relationship to physical health. He serves as Director of Behavioral Science at MMC. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hornyak is active in the bariatric and HIV programs at MMC, and maintains a private psychology practice. He is a regular presenter at regional and national family medicine and behavioral health conferences. His passions are sailing and enjoying time with his wife and three daughters.
Royal R. Koeller, MD
Dr. Koeller serves as Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He earned his undergraduate degree from Memphis State University and remained in the south to pursue his medical degree at the University of Tennessee. Board-certified in Family Medicine with a CAQ in Geriatrics, Dr. Koeller brings more than 26 years of Family Medicine resident education experience to his position. He served 22 years in the US Navy Reserve, and served as president of the Cambria County Medical Society. He fuels his interest in aviation by attending air shows. Dr. Koeller is married and the father of two adult children.
Richard S. Wozniak, MD
Dr. Wozniak has been Deputy Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program since 1991. A graduate of Hahneman University Medical School, he has been actively involved as a faculty of the residency for the past eleven years. Dr. Wozniak has a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in geriatrics and has contributed to many committees and working groups both in the hospital and community. Most recently, he chaired the hospital task force that created a disease state management program. Dr. Wozniak is the Medical Director for the Penn Highlands Health Plan and Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education at Memorial Medical Center.
Lynn C. Johnston, MD
Lynn C. Johnston, MD, is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Born and raised in eastern Massachusetts, Dr. Johnston completed her undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at Boston University and earned her doctorate of medicine at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey in 1994. She is board-certified in Family Medicine, and until joining the faculty in 2006, enjoyed practicing for over nine years in rural Bedford County. Married to a practicing physician and raising two sons, Dr. Johnston is involved in the local community and enjoys travel, music, writing, rehabilitating her aging home, and most things Irish.
Lauren E. Trimeloni, MD
Dr. Trimeloni is the newest faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program. She graduated from Dusquesne University, earned her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Latrobe Area Hospital. She is board certified in Family Medicine and spent extra time training in obstetrics at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. She loves to deliver babies and spends her free time running, reading and practicing yoga. Her cat Virginia is very happy they've finally found a permanent home.
Lisa M. Casey, DO
Lisa M. Casey, DO is family medicine physician at the Family Medical Center and serves as a faculty member for MMC's Family Medicine Residency Program. Before joining the Family Medicine team at Memorial, she served as the Curriculum Coordinator at Mercy Health Partners, Family Medicine Residency Program, in Toledo, Ohio. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree at Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and Family Practice Residency at Firelands Community Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. Dr. Casey resides in Johnstown with her two children and husband, Kevin Casey, DO, an emergency medicine physician at MMC.
Jessica Masser, DO
Dr. Masser is a board-certified family practitioner who also holds a Master of Biomedical Science degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a former Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellow. Dr. Masser completed her internship and family medicine residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She is a member of multiple professional organizations and has published research in Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and presented at several national conferences. She has a special interest in medical education and in particular Osteopathic philosophy. Dr. Masser is a native of the Johnstown area and lives with her husband. She is excited to raise her expanding family here.
Ruth Hilde Trondsen Pawlowski, MD