Faculty

Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP, CPE
Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine

Dr. McDonough has been Chairman of The Department of Family Medicine since 2008. He joined the faculty of the Saint Francis Family Medicine Program in 1989 and most notably served in various roles as Associate Director from 1993 to 2008. A member of The Saint Francis Board of Directors from 2010-2016, Dr. McDonough is in the unique position to help interns and residents take full advantage of the educational opportunities the hospital has to offer. Dr. McDonough is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D., and later completed a Fellowship in Faculty Development. Brian McDonough, MD has received numerous awards including: Family Physician of The Year, National Medical Broadcaster of The Year, The Sir William Osler Award for Bedside Teaching, and has been named to The Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and has earned both The Health IT Leadership Certificate and the degree of Certified Physician Executive from The American Association for Physician Leadership.

Brian McDonough accepted the role of Chief Medical Information Officer in 2010 at Saint Francis Hospital. In 2015, Dr. McDonough began working with Trinity Health and Cerner to help develop an inpatient "Model System" called Compass. The platform went live on March 31, 2017 and incorporates standardized order sets and pharmacy as developed by Trinity Health. Saint Francis was selected by Trinity because it was seen as the ideal "alpha site" to launch Compass throughout the Trinity Health Care system. Dr. McDonough continues to practice in both the ambulatory and inpatient setting with the goal of having informatics expertise in both areas to maximize the potential for population health and transition of care. In addition to his role as CMIO, he serves as Co-Chairman of the Trinity Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and is a supporter of evidence based decisions for the development of medication formularies. Dr. McDonough's lectures educating physicians about the positive uses of the electronic health record have been popular nationwide. In 2013, Dr. McDonough was asked to present the prestigious View From The Top lecture at HIMSS in New Orleans.

Brian McDonough, MD is entering his thirtieth year as Medical Editor at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia and his twenty-first year in a similar role at 1010 WINS in New York City which is the most listened to station in the United States. His reports are heard daily in those markets and he comments on breaking health news when needed. He is syndicated on over two hundred radio stations. McDonough worked from 1989-2008 for Fox Television and in the mid-nineties was a medical correspondent for NBC Today Show. He left broadcast television to develop his career in health informatics, but since 2014 he has hosted a radio program on ReachMD called Primary Care Today aimed at Family Physicians. He also is host of What Your Patients Are Talking About for ReachMD. Dr. McDonough still appears periodically on network television news programs as an expert in the areas of primary care, sports medicine and population health. During his career he earned four Emmy Awards and was cited for his coverage of the September 11 terror attack in New York City. In an interview he called this his most emotional and important story. He also commented that his most odd broadcasting story was being forced into duty to describe the OJ Simpson car chase.

McDonough has been married since 1991 and has three children.

Robert Monteleone, M.D., Program Director
Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Monteleone graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, followed by his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut, where he received the American Academy of Family Physicians Resident Teacher Award. He then completed a Rural Family Practice and Maternity Care fellowship at the University of Texas at Galveston, which included training in operative obstetrics. He started in private practice in Elkton, Maryland, where he became a managing partner in a full range family medicine group practice while also serving as the State Surgeon for the Delaware Army National Guard. He worked in a combat clinic and in the emergency room during three tours to Iraq and has served on six other global health missions overseas, two of which he commanded. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College and serves as vice-chair for the Medical Advisory Council Executive Committee for the Chief Surgeon and as chair of the Credentials Committee for the Army National Guard.

Dr. Monteleone is a graduate of the National Institute of Program Director Development (NIPDD) course and works closely with Temple and PCOM medical students who have an interest in primary care in Delaware. Dr. Monteleone is also the medical director for the Delaware Collaborative Care (DCC), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and partnership between Trinity Health, Saint Francis Healthcare and the Medical Society of Delaware.

Dr. Monteleone’s main interests include population health, office-based procedures, global health, and family-centered maternity care. He enjoys travel, mountain biking, running, and participating in various activities with his children.

Hugh Bonner, M.D., Associate Director

Dr. Bonner is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. In 2006, he joined the faculty at Saint Francis Healthcare. Dr. Bonner has a special interest in evidence-based medicine and geriatrics. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he oversees the nursing home experience for the second- and third-year residents, supervises residents conducting home visits, and teaches on the inpatient service.

Dr. Bonner is a past president of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians. He continues to serve on the Board of the DAFP as an alternate delegate from Delaware to the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates. Dr. Bonner serves as the Director of Medical Grand Rounds at Saint Francis Healthcare. He is the chair on the Professional Education Sub-Committee of the Medical Society of Delaware's Committee on Education.

David Hack, M.D., Associate Program Director
Medical Director, Family Practice Center and Tiny Steps Program

Dr. Hack graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Biology and completed his medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital in 1999, earning the American Academy of Family Physicians Resident Teaching Award, and elected to continue on as a faculty member. Dr. Hack is coordinator of Tiny Steps, an outreach family-centered obstetric and pediatric program. He is also medical director of House of Joseph II, a group home for homeless, end-stage HIV patients, serving the Ministry of Caring since 1999. Dr. Hack is secretary of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and he sits on the editorial board for the Family Medicine Journal. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee, Credentialing Committee and Ethics Committee, and is chairman of the Saint Francis Hospital Bylaws Committee.

Dr. Hack’s main interests include family-oriented maternity care, and curriculum development using evidence-based medicine. If he is not found tinkering around in his hot pepper-laden garden, he is with his wife and children.

Melissa Tribuiani, M.D., Director of Medical Student Education

Dr. Tribuiani graduated from Temple University with a dual degree in Biological Anthropology and Spanish and is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Saint Francis in 1999 and joined the faculty. She sees a predominantly Spanish-speaking population and previously served as the medical director of the Saint Francis Center of Hope. She is the Director of Medical Student Education for Saint Francis Healthcare and oversees the educational experience of the medical students during their core family medicine rotations. Her areas of interest include family-centered maternity care, pediatrics, diabetes management and colposcopy. Dr. Tribuiani serves as chair for the Community Outreach Committee of the Delaware Acadmey of Family Practice (DAFP).

Her hobbies include solving puzzles, listening to a wide variety of music and spending time with her husband and children.

Janelle Von Bargen, Ph.D., Behavioral Medicine Faculty

Dr. Von Bargen earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in Human Ecology. Her concentration was in cultural diversity and family dynamics. Since that time, Janelle has worked for and directed nonprofit organizations serving minority populations. Currently Janelle is an instructor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has led and conducted many workshops and seminars focusing on and developing multicultural awareness, improving communication skills and enhancing conflict resolution skills.

In her spare time, Janelle enjoys running and spending time at the beach with her husband and three sons.

Mary McCrossan, M.D., Preceptor


Dr. Mary McCrossan is a community preceptor several days a week for the Family Medicine Residency Program. She began at Saint Francis in 1996 as a faculty member and director of the Tiny Steps Program.

Dr. McCrossan attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and completed family medicine residency at a University of Minnesota affiliated program. She spent several years in private practice, as well as in practices focused on serving the at-risk and underinsured. Her time at Saint Francis Healthcare is spent both with the residency program and at the wound care center.