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Daniel Bitetto, MD
Program Director

Dr. Daniel Bitetto completed his undergraduate degree at Hofstra University in New York and majored in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Physics. He attended Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. He went on to complete a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, where he studied informatics and graduate medical education. Dr. Bitetto’s philosophy of medicine is to work closely and efficiently with the patients in his care. He strives to teach and educate his patients about their health and underlying conditions in easy and relatable ways. He feels, it is important to listen and respect each person that I care for when guiding decisions for their health. He chose to enter medicine because it offered him the best way to apply his interests in science (Biology, Biochemistry and Physics) in a meaningful way. He feels here is a rewarding experience by using his knowledge and training to positively impact someone's life. This comes with the added benefit while facing the challenges of modern medicine. Dr. Bitetto’s personal interests include the delivery of cost-effective healthcare provided in a time efficient manner. He is also very interested in nutrition, lifestyle and the wellness of his patients, academic partners and students.

Michael Cerino, DO

Dr. Michael A. Cerino II is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Cerino obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees in biology from East Stroudsburg University and his osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cerino completed internship and internal medicine residency at the former Mercy Suburban Hospital. He served as Chief Medical Resident in his third year of residency. Dr. Cerino is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Dr. Cerino joined the hospitalist service at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center upon competition of his residency in 2010. He then moved with the hospital to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in 2012 where he remains. Dr. Cerino serves on various standing committees of the medical staff and is a past president of the Medical Staff Board.

Dr. Cerino is originally from the Slate Belt region of northeastern Pennsylvania and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He currently resides in Collegeville with his wife and three children.

Catherine Schermer, MD

Dr. Cat Schermer joined the Surgery Department at Einstein in 2015. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her General Surgery Residency at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania in 2010. Dr. Schermer went straight into practice following her residency and was part of Delaware County Surgical Associates part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System for five years before coming to Einstein. She specializes in minimally invasive hernia surgery and performs robotic hernia repairs at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. She is Chair of the Robotics Steering Committee and manages the Acute Care Surgery Service at EMCM. Dr. Schermer currently serves as the Attending Surgical Liaison for the Vascular Surgery and Family Practice Residency Programs.

Maha Srinivasan, MD

Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Thanjavur Medical College and completed her OBGYN Residency at Madras Medical College, India. She worked in rural India for one year before moving to the United States 25 years ago. She graduated from Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program (was affiliated with Temple University, PA) and later completed a Fellowship in Development at Michigan State University. She worked in Private practice for 5 years before joining Einstein Healthcare Network 15 years ago as clinical Faculty and has been managing patients at the Ambulatory Family Medicine office. Dr. Srinivasan is passionate about Quality Improvement projects, teaching residents, practicing preventive medicine by implementing lifestyle changes, and Women's health.

Megan Stobart-Gallagher, DO

Dr. Stobart currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at EMCM. She completed her medical training at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA and her Emergency Medicine Residency training at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in 2014. She has become a leader nationally in advising medical students interested in Emergency Medicine and has special interests in creating innovative curriculums for the modern resident. She enjoys teaching through gamification and working one-on-one with residents utilizing deliberate practice concepts.

Melvin Varghese, MD

Dr. Varghese earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut in 2006. He went on to receive his master’s in public health and Medical Degree at St George's University in 2012. He then completed his Family Medicine Residency at Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in 2017 where he also served as chief resident during his final year. For the last five years, he has served as hospitalist at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and currently leads as the Chief of Hospital Medicine. He has won the teaching faculty award voted by the program’s residents two years in a row.

Dr. Varghese spends his spare time enjoying the company of his wife and children. He is an avid foodie in the Philadelphia area. His other hobbies include playing basketball, biking, traveling, and cooking.

While Dr. Varghese is a New Yorker at heart, he has been transplanted to Lower Merion and quickly made it his home. He can often be found sharing a laugh with his residents and colleagues.


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