Dr. Thimons was born and raised in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, a small town 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University.
Dr. Thimons graduated from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. Upon graduation from medical school, he entered the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program where he graduated in 2000. From the years 2000-2010, Dr. Thimons time has spent time in private practice and academics, serving as faculty in the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. In April 2010, Dr. Thimons assumed the position of Program Director, and he couldn’t be more excited about this challenge. Dr. Thimons is passionate about medicine, especially education and geriatrics. He cares for patients in several local nursing homes and served as the Medical Director of one local nursing home for the past 7 years.
Dr. Thimons has two wonderful children, Kaelyn and Jaren. His hobbies and interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, traveling and participating in any and all sporting activities.
Dr. Fedin graduated magna cum laude from Bethany College with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2001. She earned her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and completed her family medicine training at Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in 2008 where she served as chief resident and received the STFM “Resident Teacher of the Year Award”.
Following graduation, Dr. Fedin entered private practice and earned board certifications from both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She has completed a faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University.
Dr. Fedin joined the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in 2010. She has a true passion for teaching with special interests in curriculum development, women’s health including prenatal and obstetrical care and preventive medicine. Dr. Fedin is married and has two young children. She enjoys reading, going on vacations and hosting parties or special events.
Dr Arora is originally from India and was born and brought up in its capital city of New Delhi. He finished his medical schooling from Maulana Azad Medical College, where his achievements ranged from asthma research to captaining the college basketball team. Following graduation he joined Temple University Family Medicine Program at Allentown, PA. During his residency he was nominated Chief Resident and was recipient of the Paul L Hermany Excellence in teaching award. After completing his residency he joined group practice for 2 years, in addition to running an urgent care center and being a part-time employee health physician at the hospital.
Dr Arora’s clinical interests include physician patient communication, evidenced based medicine, patient education and efficient utilization of information technology resources for advancement of patient care.
Dr. Aurora received his MPH degree from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. In June of 2006 Dr Arora had taken the bold step of pursuing teaching as career in family medicine by joining a 2 year Faculty development fellowship program at UPMC St Margaret. He finished his fellowship in 2008 with scholarly projects in “Internet as a Patient Education and Communication Tool” and “Impact of Patient Literacy on Diabetic Patient Education”.
Dr. Bell is a licensed psychologist and full time faculty member of the residency program. As director of the behavioral science curriculum, he trains resident physicians in behavioral medicine, disease prevention, communication and counseling skills, and recognition and treatment of psychological/psychiatric conditions. His recent research and publications have focused on psychological aspects of cancer and issues associated with psychotropic use in primary care.
Dr. Bell also keeps a practice as a psychologist specializing in treating children and adolescents. He resides with his wife and two daughters, who contribute to his understanding of the importance of family medicine. Favorite recreational pursuits include tennis and skiing.
Dr. Chamovitz graduated in 1973 from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. degree in English Literature. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1977 and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) in 1980. Following that, he completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at OHSU in 1982.
In 1982, Dr. Chamovitz began his tenure as the director of internal medicine training for the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr. Chamovitz served as president of Heritage Valley Beaver’s medical staff from 1995 to 1997.
His hobbies include scuba diving, golf, basketball, literature, horseback riding, and activities shared with his wife, son and daughter.
Dr. Dumpe graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Allegheny College in 1978 and earned his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his specialty training in OB/GYN at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh in 1986, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Dumpe then served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force until 1990. While stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York, he served as chairman of the OB/GYN department and Chief of Surgical Services. He was also certified as a flight surgeon during his military service.
He joined the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 1990 as Director of OB/GYN Training. Dr. Dumpe is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He and his physician wife have four children. Any extra time is spent pretending he can still be a low handicap golfer.
Dr. Lauer earned his B.A. degree in biology at Franklin and Marshall College and his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Lauer served four years as an Ob/Gyn physician in the U.S. Air Force at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York. He served as chief of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and of Anesthesia Services.
He joined the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 1992. He also works in private practice with The Primary Health Network.
Dr. Lauer is married and has three children. His interests include computers, reading novels, and family time. He is also active in medical mission activities with his church and has been to Haiti five times.
Dr. Deacon graduated from Brown University in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology. After finishing medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he was accepted into the pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He served an additional year as chief resident before joining Tri-State Pediatrics in 2000. His group is one of the largest in Pennsylvania serving more than 40,000 patients.
Dr. Deacon enjoys time away from work with his two children and the surest way to distract him is to ask him how Ben and Katie are doing.
Dr. Hagberg graduated magna cum laude from Grove City College in 1999 after earning B.S. degrees in Molecular Biology and Psychology. In 2003, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while on scholarship through the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. During medical school he was elected a member of the AOA honorary. He then completed his Family Medicine Residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Following graduation, he was stationed at Misawa Air Base in Japan where he spent the next three years. During this assignment he also completed one tour of duty in Iraq as Officer in Charge of the Detainee Health Operations at Camp Bucca. Following his separation from the Air Force, he joined the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program faculty. His special interests in medicine include procedures and sports medicine. He recently completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University.
Dr. Hagberg is happily married with six young children. He enjoys spending time at home with his family as well as snowboarding, golfing and building things in the backyard with his boys.