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St. Chris Welcomes Six New Physicians


Philadelphia, PA, November 22, 2015 --(PR.com)-- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, located at 160 East Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, is pleased to welcome six new physicians to various departments, including Erin Cipko, MD; Erica Cucinella, MD; Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD; Priya Patel, MD; Maryann Snyder, MD; and Jennifer Tingo, MD.

Erin Cipko, MD, is an attending physician in the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at St. Christopher’s. Dr. Cipko is also a physician of neonatal-perinatal medicine at St. Luke's, Bethlehem/Allentown as part of St. Christopher's Onsite Pediatric Partners (SCOPP); she is a certified lactation consultant and will be helping St. Luke's move toward becoming a “baby- friendly” hospital. Dr. Cipko received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her residency at the University of South Florida/All Children’s Hospital in Florida, followed by a fellowship at St. Christopher’s. Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Cipko’s clinical interests include breastfeeding medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Erica Cucinella, MD, is an attending physician in the section of pediatrics at St. Christopher’s. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed her residency at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey.

Board-certified in genetics, Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, is the Director of the Metabolism Program in the section of neurology at St. Christopher’s. She received her medical degree from Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Lichter-Konecki completed a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Heidelberg, followed by a fellowship in clinical and clinical-biochemical genetics at the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C. Dr. Lichter-Konecki is a member of various professional organizations and societies, including the German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and the American Society of Human Genetics, Society for Pediatric Research. She is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Her clinical and research interests include inborn errors of metabolism, especially phenylketonuria, urea cycle disorders, and CNS complications of these disorders.

Priya Patel, MD, is an attending physician in the section of pediatrics at St. Christopher’s. She attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency program at St. Christopher’s. Her clinical interests include early childhood literacy, children's oral health and social determinants of health. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Board-certified in pediatrics, Maryann Snyder, MD, is an attending physician in the section of emergency medicine at St. Christopher’s. Dr. Snyder received her medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (previously Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia. Prior to joining St. Christopher’s, Dr. Snyder was the Associate Medical Director and General Pediatrician at the Newborn Nursery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Snyder is a member of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Association.
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Kelsey Jacobsen
215-427-5400
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