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
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
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.
Margaret Conte, M.D., Associate Director
Dr.Conte graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Chemistry, and then
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.
Mary McCrossan, M.D., Preceptor
Dr. McCrossan graduated from Macalester College, and 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 maternity program.
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.