Faculty

Brian McDonough

Brian McDonough, MD, 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.

Dr. McDonough 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

Robert Monteleone, MD, 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

Hugh Bonner, MD, Associate Program 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

David Hack, MD, 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. He was also recently recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor in Delaware in the specialty of Family Medicine.

Melissa Tribuiani

Melissa Tribuiani, MD, 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 Academy 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

Janelle Von Bargen, Ph.D., Associate Program Director
Behavioral Medicine Faculty

Dr. Von Bargen earned her PhD 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

Margaret Conte, MD, 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 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

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

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

Mary McCrossan, MD, 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 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.