John P Franko, MDChair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. John Franko received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and his M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital program which is now part of the Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic School of Medicine. He initially practiced in a small rural community in south/central Virginia as part of his National Health Service Corp scholarship for medical school. He then opened his own solo practice in Danville, VA.
Dr. Franko transitioned to academic Family Medicine when he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine. He was there for 13 years, serving in a variety of roles, including 7 years as Residency Program Director. He left UVA to assume the role of Chair and Tenured Professor of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He was in the position for 9 years and left to assume the role of Senior Academic Chair of Primary Care and Chair of Family Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. While there he was also appointed as Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He joined the Reading Hospital Department of Family Medicine as Chair in December 2019.
Dr. Franko brings extensive academic and clinical experience in medical student and resident education, including curricular design and development. He has been a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) for 25 years and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) for 13 years, including serving on the Board of Directors of ADFM. His educational interests have focused around Evidence Informed Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Point of Care clinical decision support tools. He has a passion for leader development and has assisted STFM, ADFM and Atrium Health in the development and implementation of leadership development programs. Dr. Franko has also written, reviewed and managed grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration and participated in, supervised and/or provided administrative oversight for a variety of research projects, including funded projects from NIH, NCI, PCORI, and the RWJF.
John S Sheffield, MDDirector, Family Medicine Residency Program
A native of New England, Dr. Sheffield joined the residency faculty in 2016 after nearly 10 years in private practice followed by more than 10 years in academic family medicine.
Dr. Sheffield received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania followed by medical training at the Medical College of Virginia. Since his family medicine residency days at the St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh, he never lost his love for medical education and is now happily devoted to resident and medical student learning.
After gaining a wealth of clinical experience from his days working on a Native American reservation, university group practice, and his small private practice in New Hampshire, he returned to academic medicine and has previously been affiliated with the Penn State College of Medicine, The Good Samaritan Hospital, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has previously served in multiple residency capacities and roles including inpatient/outpatient clinical care, health center leadership, medical student education, curriculum development, associate program director, and interim program director. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards in both resident and medical student education.
Areas of particular clinical interest include evidence-based medicine, inpatient internal medicine, primary care orthopedics, and primary care procedures.
On a personal note, Dr. Sheffield resides in Lebanon, Pa., with his wife, three sons, and an extremely friendly, hungry cat. Given a free moment, he enjoys gardening, caring for his tropical fish, physical fitness and cheering for his favorite high school, college, and professional sports teams.
Aimee L Luo, DODirector, Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program
Dr. Aimee Luo completed her undergraduate training at Albright College in Reading, Pa., and received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her family medicine residency at Bryn Mawr Family Practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she spent four years in private practice at Lower Merion Family Medicine in Narberth, Pa., where she enjoyed teaching medical students, residents, and nurse practitioner students.
Dr. Luo joined Reading Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program in 2016 and helps with its osteopathic curriculum. She also serves as the program’s Medical Student Clerkship Site Director. Her professional interests include OMT, palliative care, and medical ethics.
Luis A Murillo, MDFaculty Associate
Dr. Murillo earned his bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in religious studies from Franklin and Marshall College. He earned his Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency at Reading Hospital where he also served as Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Murillo is now pursuing his Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomsburg School of Public Health. Professional interests include research focused on healthcare disparities and improved delivery of care to underserved communities. He is also an active member of Reading Hospital's Medical Ethics and Population Committee. He currently serves at the Director of the Hanna Center for Primary Care Research.
- Resident Teacher of the Year Award 2017
- Certificate in Global Health Medicine
- Preceptor of the Year Award 2018
- Patient Safety Ambassador 2018
Recent Research Presentations:
- Poster Presentation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Online Educational Modules and Interactive Workshops in Alleviating Symptoms of Mild to Moderate Depression
- Research Paper Presentation: Assessing the Effect of Patient to Provider Language Discordance on Depression Screening Utilizing the Patient Health Questionnaire – FMEC Conference, 2019
Katherine E Goth, MDFaculty Associate, Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics
Dr. Goth earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University. She earned her Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Goth completed her Family Medicine residency training at the University of Maryland, as well as additional training in high risk obstetrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. Goth joined Reading Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program in 2018 as Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics. Her other roles include Director of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course at Reading Hospital, Provider Champion for the Reading Hospital team of the IMPLICIT Network, as well as Assistant Professor of Family, Community and Preventative Medicine for Drexel University School of Medicine. She is an active member of the Domestic Violence Committee and Obstetrics Advisory Committee. Dr. Goth coordinates the Obstetrics, Maternal Child Health, and Women’s Health curriculum for the Family Medicine residency program. She is a passionate teacher of medical students and residents on Labor and Delivery as well as in the Family Healthcare Center.
Dr. Goth’s additional professional interests include nutrition and obesity medicine in which she is in the process of earning board certification.
On a personal note, Dr. Goth enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, biking, traveling, and experiencing new cultures.
Nipa R Doshi, MDFaculty Associate, Curriculum
Dr. Nipa Doshi is a graduate of Loyola College and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Lancaster General Hospital. Following completion of a Faculty Development Fellowship at Lancaster General Hospital, she joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at Drexel University’s Warminster Hospital, serving as Associate Program Director and then Interim Program Director. Dr. Doshi joined Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007. She coordinates the PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 curriculum, in addition to teaching residents and medical students in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Doshi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic.
William J Lovett, MDFaculty Associate, Geriatrics
Dr. Lovett obtained his BSAg degree from the University of Delaware and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. Following residency, he worked with the National Health Service Corps in Denton, Md. He then joined the Fredericksburg Community Health Center and precepted medical students in his office. In July 2008, he joined the Penn State/Good Samaritan Family and Community Medicine Residency Program and served as Assistant Program Director. He joined the Reading Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in April 2012 and coordinates the geriatric experience for the residents. Dr. Lovett has volunteered on international medical missions in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.
Cassiopeia Roychowdhury, MDFaculty Associate, Family Medicine
Dr. Cassiopeia Roychowdhury joined the Reading Family Medicine faculty immediately following her graduation from Family Medicine residency, which she completed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2019. Prior to this, she earned her M.D. from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Roy knew that she wanted to become a Family Medicine physician throughout medical school. She appreciates the continuity with her patients and enjoys the broad-spectrum of services provided by primary care such as working with all ages, providing acute and chronic medical care, as well as conducting outpatient procedures. During her two years as a Chief Resident at Penn State Hershey, she came to appreciate the continuous medical education, quality improvement, and teaching involved with academic medicine. She is very excited to start her career in the supportive and exciting environment of Tower Health Reading! In her spare time hobbies, Dr. Roy enjoys playing music, watching shows, exploring local eateries with friends, and traveling the globe.
Louis D Mancano, MDMedical Director, Ambulatory Services
Dr. Louis Mancano completed his undergraduate education at St. Joseph’s University and his medical education at Temple University School of Medicine. Following completion of his family medicine residency training at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Mancano worked in a semi-rural private group family practice for five years. He then joined the faculty of the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program; and, after completing the American Academy of Family Physicians Program Director Fellowship, he served as their Program Director. He joined Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 2001 as Associate Director, and after obtaining a Masters of Business Administration, he was appointed Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Dr. Mancano continues to be very active with the residency, teaching residents ambulatory care with a special interest in dermatology, office procedures, and practice management. Dr. Mancano is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.
Deborah Bevvino, CRNP, PhDFaculty Associate, Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Deborah Bevvino received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Connecticut University and a Master’s in Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas. She has held clinical nursing positions, serving as nurse manager in coronary critical care and has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in primary care and addiction medicine.
Dr. Bevvino has held full-time faculty positions at both Hahnemann University and Albright College and served as Chairperson of the Albright Nursing Department for three years. Following a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Reading Hospital, Dr. Bevvino received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Lehigh University.
Dr. Bevvino oversees the Behavioral Medicine curriculum and education for the Family Medicine Residency Program. She is also a licensed psychologist and has a psychotherapy practice at Reading Hospital's Center for Mental Health.
Dr. Bevvino is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Family and Community Medicine College of Jefferson University. Her professional interests include attachment theory, Ayur-Veda Medicine, and integrated healthcare.