Alexa joined Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland in July 2015 after completing the doctorate program at the University of Pittsburgh to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Alexa worked as an inpatient nurse at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for 3 years. Alexa enjoys working with children and is looking forward to developing relationships with both her patients and families. She also looks forward to working with kids and watching grow from infants into adults.
Dr. Almalouf completed his pediatric residency at Brooklyn Hospital in 1998. He has been with the practice since 2000 and served as Special Care Nursery Director (NICU) for over 5 years at Westmoreland Hospital and has used his understanding of the needs of the children and their families to build a new state-of-the-art facility to serve all children in the community. He feels privileged to be a part of the lives of the children in the community and enjoys watching them grow along the way.
Cyndi joined Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland in September of 2016 after completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in April 2016. Cyndi has also earned a BS in Molecular Biology and Psychology and her BSN from Pitt. As a nurse, she worked for 7 years at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC on the high-risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care units. She holds a nursing certification as a lactation counselor. Cyndi was born and raised in North Huntingdon and is happy to be able to stay in the area to raise her family and serve the community. She is excited to watch your children learn and grow. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family exploring new bike trails.
Amy became a nurse with Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland in June of 2000 and received her degree as a Nurse Practitioner in May of 2008. She has worked as a CPNP at Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland ever since then. Amy also became a board certified lactation consultant in Oct. 2011. She has enjoyed watching the children in the practice grow and develop into independent young men and women. She loves interacting with the children and making each one feel special. She looks forward to working with you to help your child reach his or her full potential, both physically and emotionally.
Dr. Ashis Thampan joined Pediatric Associates in July of 2015. He graduated from resdiency at UMDNJ Newark in 2012. He was practicing in Fayette County for the following couple of years. He is very excited to be part of the growing family of pediatric providers at PAW. He has good experience in dealing with common childhood problems to chronic health disorders. He is particularly interested in Congenital disorders and Pediatric Infectious disease. On his days off, he enjoys listening to World music, reading about latest gadgets in technology, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Choi joined Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland in July of 2016. He completed his residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in 2015 with extensive training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He has particular interests in asthma education, but can manage common childhood to chronic disorders. He enjoys interacting with children and their families to make sure they all feel welcome to the practice. On his days off he loves to golf, go on hikes, try new cooking recipes, and spend time with his family and friends.
Dr. Ayman Aboud joined Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland in July 2012. He completed his pediatric residency in Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst program in New York. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves the nice nature and friendly atmosphere of the people in the new area. He looks forward to caring for children with collaboration with their families.
Brittany is thrilled to have become part of the team at Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland. She joined the practice in August, 2015. Brittany grew up in Harrison City, PA and currently resides in the area with her husband. In 2011, Brittany graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive care Unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for 4 1/2 years. During this time, Brittany realized the love and admiration she had for taking care of children and their families. In April 2015 she followed her passion and received her Doctor of Nurse Practice to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Brittany is ecstatic she has the opportunity to continue doing what she loves, which is caring for such a resilient, beautiful population. She is looking forward to getting to meet and establish strong relationships with her patients and their families.
Kara received a Bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated from Seton Hill University in May 2011 as a physician assistant. She is new to the practice, but has lived in the area for all of her life. Kara loves working with children and is looking forward to getting to know them and their parents and working as a team to provide the best care possible.
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Brooke grew up in Dunbar Area. She currently lives in Connellsville, PA. She attended Penn State University, where she received a BSN in Nursing. She worked at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for 3 ½ years while attending University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing where she obtained a master’s degree in nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She truly enjoys working with children and is looking forward to a career where she can work with kids throughout their lives and watch them grow and develop into young adults.
Susan received her Master's degree from Carlow University in December 2011. Her past experience includes working as an RN for 15 years, specializing in Critical Care. As a Family Nurse Practitioner she is able to work with people of all ages, but has found the greatest enjoyment and satisfaction working with the pediatric population. Susan looks forward to getting to know her patients and their families, and hopes to build long standing relationships with them.
Jenna joined the PAW team in November 2015 after earning her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hill University. Prior to PA school, Jenna graduated with honors from Penn State University, where she studied Biobehavioral Health. She loves working with children and enjoys making people laugh. She looks forward to building relationships with patients and families, and being a part of helping them grow into healthy, happy young adults. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time with her “fur baby,” a maltese-shih tzu mix puppy named Dezi
Jennifer is thrilled to have the opportunity to follow her passion for pediatrics at PAW. She joined the practice in June 2015 after serving the community in the urgent care setting. Jennifer graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Integrative Arts with a Dance Minor when she decided to pursue her dream of medicine. She was fortunate to have received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University. During her studies, Jennifer realized she wanted to create lasting relationships with her patients while providing quality care, and pediatrics is allowing her to do so. She loves seeing the smiling faces everyday and hopes to not only grow as a provider, but as a person as well. Jennifer is looking forward to watching your children prosper into healthy, caring and driven young adults. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys creating memories with her husband, daughter and loveable labrador!