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At Pennridge Pediatrics, our team consists of experienced, compassionate clinicians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve. We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the Bucks-Mont area, and we appreciate your consideration. All of our clinicians are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in pediatrics. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve.
THOMAS HIPP, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Hipp completed his undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he served as chief resident. He practiced in the US Army in the Medical Corps as a Major for three years. Dr. Hipp joined PPA in 1976. His certifications include Diplomat of the National Boards of Medical Examiners, 1971; American Boards of Pediatrics, 1975; and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1976. Dr. Hipp is involved in many societies such as the Bucks County Medical Society, the PA Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Also, he was president of the medical staff at Grand View Hospital (GVH) in 1990 and Chairman of the Pediatric Department at GVH from 1993-2001. He has been on the GVH Foundation Board since 1997. Dr. Hipp has also served as an active member of the Board of Trustees at GVH since 1996 and served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2000-2009. His wife, Lynne, is the business manager at PPA. Dr. Hipp enjoys gardening, skiing, working out, and spending time with his six grandchildren at the shore, sharing in on their activities as they grow and develop.
RONALD SOUDER, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Souder grew up in Telford and attended Souderton High School. He graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College. He did his residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he also served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1977. Dr. Souder is on the staff of Grand View Hospital where he is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman of the Credentials Committee, and a member of the Quality Assurance and Executive Committees. Dr. Souder also serves on the Board of Penn Foundation. He is a member of Salford Mennonite Church where he has served as a Youth Sponsor for many years. Dr. Souder’s wife Susan is a Biological Safety Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. He has 3 daughters: Jennifer, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emily, a Pediatrician, and Katie, a Social Worker. In his spare time, Dr. Souder enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, gardening and spending time with his family and new granddaughter Liliana.
DEBORAH FACCENDA, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Deborah Faccenda grew up in Central Pennsylvania and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then completed her residency in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1991 and has enjoyed practicing Pediatrics in this community for more than twenty years. She served as the director of the nursery at Grandview Hospital for twelve years, and she is currently serving as President of Pennridge Pediatrics. She is a member of the Bucks County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Faccenda has an interest in childhood obesity and in 2010, she established the Grand New Youth Program, a medically-based pediatric weight management program. Along with a nutritionist and exercise therapist, she helps children and their families address the factors that contribute to obesity. Dr. Faccenda lives in Harleysville with her husband, a math teacher at Souderton Area High School. They have two daughters who are currently pursuing their own education in college and graduate school.
RICHARD T. KRATZ, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Kratz was born and raised in Souderton, PA and graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. He attended Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1998. Dr. Kratz has special interest in vaccine research trials, and heads the research trials at PPA. He also serves as the American Academy of Pediatrics PA state chapter coordinator for PROS, a national office based research group. He is married and has two teenage daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and reading. He is also actively involved in his church, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where he is currently serving as an Elder. For the last two years, he has also spent a week volunteering as a physician in Honduras with a local organization called MAMA Project, Inc.
ERIK LAMBERTH, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Lamberth graduated from Haverford College with a B.S. in Biology and attended the Berklee College of Music prior to entering medical school. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, where he also did graduate studies in Biochemistry. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children prior to joining PPA in 1998. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the Bucks County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since 1998, he has served on the Institutional Review Board at Grand View Hospital and has chaired the committee since 2000. He has a special interest in Pediatric Travel Medicine. He lives in Montgomery County and enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar.
DEBORAH BOLANOWSKI, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Bolanowski grew up in New Jersey, went to Johns Hopkins University for an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and earned an MD degree at New York University School of Medicine. She did her Pediatric internship and residency at The Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Centers in New York City. She and her (now deceased) husband Dr. David Flowers moved to this area in 1986, where she worked with Dr. Howard Thomas for many years. They sold the practice to Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and after working for Kids First Indian Valley, she took a short hiatus to care for her family. She joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 2002. Since then she has been the President of the Medical Staff at Grand View Hospital, and served on the Board of Trustees. Dr. B is now a member of the Foundation Board of Grand View, the Credentials Committee, and the Ethics Committee. She has three adult children, two starting Medical School this year, and another planning on a Masters in Social Work. Besides caring for patients, she enjoys gourmet dining and cooking, reading, spending time with family, and traveling.
ANUTA DOLHA, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Dolha is a board certified pediatrician who attended Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She joined PPA in 2007. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She lives with her family in Harleysville and her four children. Her special interest at PPA is molluscum treatment. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, traveling, and the beach.
KELLY MORETSKI, CRNP
Kelly received her BSN from Bloomsburg University in 1997 and her MSN/CRNP from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She worked in acute care early on in her career at Temple University Children's Medical Center and then later at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She made the leap from acute care to primary care and joined PPA during the summer of 2008. She is board certified by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center. She lives in Harleysville with her husband Paul and 3 sons, Zachary, Gavin and Paul. She spends most of her spare time on a ball field whether it is baseball, football, soccer or basketball!
KATELYN SCHAFER, CRNP
Katelyn grew up in northern New Jersey and attended the University of Delaware for her undergraduate studies, where she achieved her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009. She returned to NJ and worked as a pediatric nurse at St. Barnabas Medical Center while attending Rutgers University for her Advanced Practice Degree. She graduated with her MSN in December 2011 and moved to Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center and licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. Katelyn joined Pennridge Pediatrics in January 2012. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and NAPNAP. In her free time, she enjoys reading on her deck, walking on the trails in town, and visiting family and friends in Philadelphia. She is very excited to have joined the PPA team and can’t wait to meet you!
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