Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP, CPE
Department Chair, Family Medicine
Dr. McDonough serves as Department Chair of Family Medicine. He joined
the faculty of the Saint Francis Family Medicine Program in 1989; served
as Associate Director from 1993 to 2008; and was a member of the Saint
Francis Board of Directors fro 2010 – 2016. Dr. McDonough is Clinical
Professor of Family Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine,
where he received his MD, and later completed a Fellowship in Faculty
Development. He 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.
Dr. McDonough accepted the role of Chief Medical Information Officer in
2010, and in 2015 began working with Trinity Health and Cerner to help
develop an inpatient “Model System” called Compass. He was
instrumental in its successful launch in 2017.
He is entering his 30th year as Medical Editor at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia,
and his 21st year in a similar role at 1010 WINS in New York City. His
reports are heard daily in those markets and he comments on breaking health news.
McDonough has been married since 1991 and has three children.
Robert Monteleone, M.D., Program Director
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 family medicine 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.
Dr. Bonner was also recently recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor in Delaware
in the specialty of Family Medicine.
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
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. He was also recently recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor
in Delaware in the specialty of Family Medicine.
Melissa Tribuiani, M.D., Associate Program Director
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., Associate Program Director
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 three sons.
Margaret Conte, M.D., Associate Program Director
Dr.Conte graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Chemistry, and received
her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
As a medical student, she was the recipient of a National Health Service
Corps Scholarship, which led her to choose St. Joseph Hospital in Denver
for her residency, where she could be well-trained in rural medicine.
Her practice experiences since residency include: rural Family Practice
including obstetrics, physician in a staff model HMO, faculty member at
the Christiana Care Family Medicine Residency in Wilmington where she
developed the OB/GYN curriculum and directed the Medical Student Teaching
Program, and most recently, 20 years in solo private practice.
Dr. Conte is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She
enjoys OB/GYN, orthopedics, the care of multi-generational families, and
teaching medical students, residents, and physician assistants. Her two
adult children continue to challenge her, and she and her husband enjoy
sporting events, many kinds of music, and a variety of outdoor activities.
Aaron Weaver, DO, Associate Director
Aaron Weaver, DO, received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine
at Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned a Master’s
of Science in Exercise Physiology at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Weaver has additional interests in musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic
manipulative medicine, and minor office procedures.
He lives in Wilmington, DE with his wife, Mary, and two children, Rose
Ellen and Isaac.
Elizabeth Ebueng, MD, Associate Director
Elizabeth Ebueng, MD, is board-certified by the American Board of Family
Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Originally from California, Dr. Ebueng graduated from University of California,
Los Angeles with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture. She then received
her M.A. in Education and went on to earn her medical degree from American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Saint Martin, Netherland
Antilles. She completed her residency in family and community medicine
at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, where she also
served as chief resident. Dr. Ebueng’s clinical experience includes
training at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s
Hospital for Children.
In addition to seeing her own patients at the North Wilmington office,
Dr. Ebueng serves as associate director of the Saint Francis Family Medicine
Residency Program where she enjoys helping train the next generation of
family physicians. She is a firm believer in shared decision-making and
patient education as a way to increase patients’ overall well-being.
As a physician, she strives to provide the highest quality, evidence-based
care for her patients in a compassionate manner. Her goal is to treat
patients how she would want her family to be treated. Outside of medicine,
she enjoys traveling the world and spending time with loved ones, including
her three pups.
Mary McCrossan, M.D., Preceptor
Dr. McCrossan graduated from Macalester College, and received her medical
degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. After completing
residency in family medicine in the Twin Cities, she spent several years
in private practice and then in community clinics, with emphasis on meeting
the needs of underserved populations. She then moved to Delaware to join
the St. Francis faculty and to serve as Medical Director of the Tiny Steps
Her current professional roles include precepting in the Family Medicine
office, and practicing wound care and hyperbaric medicine in the hospital’s
Advanced Wound Center. Dr. McCrossan’s particular interests include
healthy parenting, naturally cooperative women’s health, and bioethics.