It's been a busy couple of months for Saint Thomas Medical Partners with new leadership, facilities and physicians coming on board.
In late November, Yvette Doran was promoted from chief operating officer to president and CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, one of the region's largest medical groups. Last month, Beth Van Gilder was announced as the new COO. She initially joined STMP in early 2017 as executive director of Care Delivery Operations, a role dedicated to supporting practice operations in the transition to value-based care. Previously, Van Gilder was vice president of Physician Services for Northwest Health System in Bentonville, Ark.
The new Franklin Care Center celebrated a grand opening on Jan. 29. A few days earlier, on Jan. 26, the McMinnville primary care site opened with Alma Tamula, MD, as a new physician partner. Tamula, who is board certified in family medicine, graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines before earning her medical degree at University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and was one of the chief residents during her time in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.
Patrick Saitta, MD, a gastroenterologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers and pancreaticobiliary disorders, has joined STMP at both the Nashville and Lebanon locations.
He earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology and his medical degree from LSU, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Saitta completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and his gastroenterology fellowship at LSU, followed by an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He holds board certification from both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology.
David Bauman, MD, a primary care physician specializing in family medicine, has joined STMP - New Salem. He earned his undergraduate degree at Penn State and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Bauman completed residency in family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Moses H. Cone in Greensboro, NC. Before relocating to Nashville, he spent more than three decades in family practice in New Jersey.
Diana Sepehri-Harvey, DO, a primary care physician board certified in family medicine with specialization in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and integrative medicine, has joined STMP in Franklin. Sepehri-Harvey earned her undergraduate degree from Bates College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed a Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology and a Master of Public Health, both at Case Western Reserve University, and earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Sepehri-Harvey then completed residency at Loma Linda University. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi.