Richard T. Martin, M.D.
Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Martin joined the Sacred Heart Hospital faculty in 2000 after many years of private practice and teaching in Canada, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Just prior to becoming a faculty member at Sacred Heart Hospital, he taught at Michigan State University’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Kalamazoo, where he was also the Director of Geriatrics.
In 1978, Dr. Martin earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and in 1980, he completed his residency at the University of Manitoba, serving as Chief Resident. He received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics in 1992. Dr. Martin was the Director of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program from its inception until he became the Director of Sacred Heart’s Family Medicine Residency Program.
He has received the family medicine residents’ “Teacher of the Year” award three times at Sacred Heart Hospital and three times at Michigan State University. His clinical interests include urinary incontinence, osteoporosis, and nursing home care.
Miguel Ruelas Salgado, M.D.
Faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Salgado received his medical degree from U.A.B.C. in Mexico, graduated from the Sacred Heart Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 2009, and the Geriatric Residency Program in September, 2010. He joined the residency faculty shortly after his graduation. Included among Dr. Salgado’s interests and duties are career counseling for geriatric residents, medical economics, patient care, and comprehensive geriatric assessment. Dr. Salgado is the Director of Research for the Geriatric Medicine Residency Program.
Stanley E. Yellin, M.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Yellin served as the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program from 1999 – 2005. He became Director during his second tenure at Sacred Heart but stepped down to devote more time to lecturing and teaching. He has prior teaching experience as a faculty member in the Moses H. Cone Family Practice Residency Program in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he completed his own residency. Dr. Yellin has spent many years in private practice in New Jersey.
He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an M.B.A. from Lehigh University in 1999. Sacred Heart family medicine residents acknowledged him twice as “Teacher of the Year.” He coordinates pre-doctoral education.
Daniel M. Coller, M.D.
Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Coller joined the Sacred Heart Hospital faculty in 2004 after 30 years as a faculty member and director of geriatric education for the Harrisburg Family Medicine Residency Program. While at that location, he was honored as “Teacher of the Year” several times.
Dr. Coller has served as the Chairman of the Credentials and Bylaws Committees at the Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, as well as Chairman of the Family Medicine Department and a Board of Director of several hospitals.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Dr. Coller received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and later completed a family medicine residency program at Harrisburg Hospital. In 1999, Dr. Coller received his Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics; he was recertified in 2008.
Dr. Coller also serves as the Medical Director of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Hospice Program. Throughout his career, he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at several medical schools, including Hershey and Drexel Medical Schools and most recently the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include the broad spectrum of geriatrics, end-of-life care, evidence-based medicine, and inpatient care.
Loretta Witczak Keil, M.D.
Faculty Associate of the Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Keil rejoined the Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2000 after 12 years of outpatient service to Sacred Heart Hospital patients. Previously, she served as a faculty member from 1984 – 1987 as the Inpatient Medical Director. Dr. Keil also served as Sacred Heart Hospital’s Vice President of Medical Affairs.
Dr. Keil earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University) and completed her residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was awarded the 2004 “Teacher of the Year” award from the residents. Her clinical interests include cardiology and rheumatology.
John Turoczi, Ed.D.
Behavioral Science Coordinator
Dr. Turoczi earned his B.S. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown and later received his Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem. He has been a member of the Sacred Heart Family Medicine Residency Program faculty since 1975, teaching behavioral medicine to residents and running the Balint program. He has serves as a member of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program faculty. He is a past recipient of the residency’s “Teacher of the Year” award.
Michael Hortner, M.D.
Dr. Hortner joined Sacred Heart’s Family Medicine Residency Program in 2006 as a faculty preceptor. He obtained both is undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Connecticut.
While in private practice, Dr. Hortner continued his affiliation with the family medicine residency program at the University of Connecticut by serving as a clinical instructor for three years. After moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1986, Dr. Hortner spent the next 20 years in clinical practice where he has always enjoyed teaching medical students, residents, and physician assistant students. Other clinical interests include aesthetic medicine and problem wound care. He is also an associate with Sacred Heart Hospital’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center.
Sherwin Nepomuceno, M.D.
Faculty for Family Practice Residency/Geriatric Fellowship
Dr. Sherwin Nepomuceno received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from De La Salle University and a medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manilla, Philippines. He completed both a Family Medicine Residency and a Geriatric Fellowship at Sacred Heart Hospital. From 2007-2010, Dr. Nepomuceno was a Major in the United States Air Force. He served as a Family Physician while also occupying positions such as Medical Review Officer and Clinical Disaster Decontamination Team Chief. During his time in the USAF he was deployed in 2008 to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Nepomuceno is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Edward Curran, M.S.W.
Mr. Curran is a licensed clinical social worker. He teaches residents and assists the residency’s patients. He received his B.S. from LaSalle College in Philadelphia and his M.S.W. from West Virginia University, and he is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He speaks Spanish and served in the Peace Corps in Central America for over two years. Mr. Curran also serves as an adjunct sociology professor at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.
Kelli Mills, M.A.
Family Medicine Residency Program Administrator
After a career in business and finance, Kelli attended Lehigh Carbon Community College for medical assistant training. She then joined Sacred Heart in 1994. Kelli brings a wide range of experiences and her responsibilities include recruiting, licensing, scheduling, and keeping twenty-plus physicians organized.
Melissa V Shiner PharmD CGP BCPP MS
Faculty Associate of the Family Medicine Residency / Geriatric Fellowship
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Melissa joined Sacred Heart’s Geriatric and Family Medicine Residency Program in 2004 as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator after several years as a clinical pharmacist. Her interests include geriatrics, psychiatric care, and pain management. Dr. Shiner is board certified in geriatrics (CGP) and psychiatry (BCPP). She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, and she completed her pharmacy practice residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has a M.S. in Health Administration, a B.S. in Pre-Medicine, and a B.S. in Microbiology, and she is a certified Medical Technologist (ASCP).
Dr. Shiner is a certified Advanced Geriatrics Educator Skills (AGES) instructor and is certified in medication therapy management (MTM). She is a member of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).