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Judy Romano, M.D. - Center Director

Dr. Judy Romano is known nationwide for her skills and contributions to her profession. In 2003, she was named Pediatrician of the Year by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A Fellow in the AAP, Romano has served on its National Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and is currently on the Provisional Section on Early Education and Child Care Executive Committee. She is a nationally recognized speaker on early education, child care, school readiness and early childhood advocacy.

Under former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, she served on the Governor's Cabinet on Women and Children. She is a member of the West Virginia and Ohio chapters of the AAP and chairman of the Ohio AAP Early Education and Child Care Committee. In addition, Romano serves on the board of the Ohio AAP and is on the Health Advisory Committee for the Northern Panhandle and Belmont County Head Start.

As director of the Center for Pediatrics, she leads one of five sites selected for the Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Project, developed by the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Romano graduated from the Alderson-Broaddus College of Nursing and received her master's degree in nursing from West Virginia University (WVU). She earned her medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Mary Hammond, M.D.

Dr. Mary Hammond, a Wheeling native, received her undergraduate degree at Wheeling Jesuit University and her medical degree at WVU School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sheela Rao, M.D.

Dr. Sheela Rao graduated from Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada, AP, India, and completed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Brian Vaske, D.O.

Dr. Brian Vaske is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the University Hospitals Health System-Richmond Heights Hospital in Ohio; his osteopathic pediatric residency at Palms West Hospital in Florida; and his pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. Dr. Vaske also has received training in ImPACT concussion testing and interpretation. Prior to coming to Wheeling Hospital, Dr. Vaske was employed at DuBois Regional Medical Center/Penn Highlands, where he founded the Concussion Committee that established the standard of concussion care for the hospital system and area school districts. His special interests include sports medicine, specifically knee injury prevention and diagnosis, and concussions; obesity; and asthma. Dr. Vaske is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

David Mosman, M.D.

Dr. David Mosman received his bachelor's degree from James Madison University and his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He served his pediatric residency and internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Geoffrey Ruben, M.D.

Dr. Geoffrey Ruben received his bachelor's degree in chemistry/biology from Antioch College and his medical degree from West Virginia University. He completed a residency in pediatrics and another residency in emergency medicine at WVU. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine.

Matthew Morris, M.D.

Dr. Matthew Morris sees patients in Mosman Pediatrics, part of Wheeling Hospital's Center for Pediatrics. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in physiology/molecular biology from Marshall University and received his medical degree from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where he performed his residency. While there, he was responsible for clinical teaching of junior residents and medical students. Dr. Morris has performed research on Shaken Baby Syndrome as well as MRSA Pericarditis. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association.

Laura Blosser, M.D.

Dr. Laura Blosser received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her medical degree from The Ohio State University. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital in Columbus. Blosser is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Hsinn-Hong Wang, M.D.

Dr. Hsinn-Hong Wang received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University. He served his internship and residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in neonatology at the Downstate University Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Jill Kenamond Bradshaw, M.D.

Dr. Jill Kenamond Bradshaw, who specializes in child and adolescent behavioral health, received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated summa cum laude from Butler University, which she attended on an academic and athletic scholarship. After receiving her medical degree from West Virginia University, Bradshaw completed an adult psychiatry residency and a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry, both at the University of Kentucky, Department of Psychiatry.

Amy M. Jean, M.D.

Dr. Amy Jean is the only area pediatric endocrinologist. The Wheeling native received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Dr. Jean served a pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and was a research fellow at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, part of the Columbia University Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Society, the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Natallie McCardle, PNP

Natallie McCardle received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from West Virginia University. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Holly Ochsenbein, PNP

Holly Ochsenbein received her bachelor’s and maste’rs degrees in nursing from West Virginia University. She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Sara Hearne, PNP

Sara Hearne received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Katie Smith, PA

Katie Smith received her bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and her master’s degree from the University of Mount Union in the physician assistant program. She is a certified physician assistant.

Jamie Riggle, PA

Jamie Riggle received her bachelor's degree in medical technology from West Liberty State College and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Marietta College. She is a certified physician assistant.

Amanda Wade, PA

Amanda Wade received he bachelor's degree in biology and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University. She is a certified physician assistant.

Contact

For more information on the Center for Pediatrics, call 304-243-8400, or toll-free 1-877-945-7337.

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