Faculty and Staff

Charmaine Chan

Charmaine Chan, DO, Program Director

Dr. Chan graduated from Vassar College with a degree in anthropology-geography. She worked abroad in Indonesia for two years prior to returning to the U.S., where she worked in multiple healthcare related positions, including work with the intellectually disabled, quality improvement for Massachusetts Medicaid providers.

She eventually entered medical training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her Family Medicine residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa. She was a National Health Service Scholar and did her service on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, N.M. She also worked as a civilian physician in the military before returning to Philadelphia as family medicine faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

She currently serves as a rater for the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) portion of the COMLEX physical exam. Throughout her medical career, she has integrated OMM into her appointments with patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Gabriel Lerman

Gabriel Lerman, DO, Staff Intensivist

Dr. Lerman graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in biotechnology and started his research career in a small biotechnology company. He then moved on to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he was involved in the Department of Human Genetics research non-MLH1/MSH2 HNPCC and then worked in the Department of Radiation Oncology as the lab manager while performing research in prostate cancer.

He received a Masters of Science degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University before starting medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (now known as Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine).

Dr. Lerman completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, Pa. He became one of the first critical care fellows at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, N.J., and was involved in the development of the fellowship program and the ICU curriculum for the residents. After completing his fellowship, he joined Sound Physicians as a staff intensivist. His research interests include improving outcomes of patients who suffer cardiac arrests as well as incorporating OMM in the critical care setting.

Genevieve Skalak

Genevieve Skalak, DO, FACOI, Hospitalist

Genevieve M. Skalak, DO, FACOI, is an internist at Nazareth Hospital. She completed her osteopathic medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital (now Suburban Community Hospital). She has previous experience as a hospitalist, lead hospitalist, and GME faculty while at Suburban. Currently, Dr. Skalak is the Lead Hospitalist and Medical Director of the Transitional Care Unit at Nazareth. She also serves as a member of the Medical Executive Committee and is board-certified in internal medicine.

Sonela Skenderi

Sonela Skenderi, DO, Cardiology

Dr. Skenderi received her doctorate degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. She also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J. Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Dr. Skenderi is a Diplomate of American Board of Osteopathic Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease with Certification in Nuclear Medicine and Echocardiography. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.