Meet Our Team

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Albert C. Simmonds, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Tulane School of Medicine (1988)
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center (1992)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English, Spanish


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Thomas W. Martin, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: James Madison University, Summa Cum Laude
Medical school: Medical College of Virginia (1995)
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1999)
Board Certifications: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Kalpana M. Helmbrecht, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1991)
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center (1995)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Cara Simmonds, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine (1991)
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center (1995)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Gayle Skinner, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2001)
Residency: King/Drew Medical Center (2005)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Ory Holtzman, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine (2009)
Residency: Albany Medical Center (2013)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Allison Brenner, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Graduate School: Emory University, Masters in Public Health
Medical School: State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center (2010)
Residency: State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center (2014)
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Gary D. Ott, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Special Interests: Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Undergraduate: Houghton College, Carnegie Mellon University
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine (1996)
Residency: The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (2000)
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: English


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Tara H. Olson, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Languages: English, Spanish


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Theresa D. Poepperling, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Undergraduate: Misericordia University
Graduate: State University of New York
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Language: English


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Judith S. Moriarty, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Undergraduate: Duke University
Graduate: Yale University School of Nursing
Board Certifications : American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English, German


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Tara Smith, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Undergraduate: Cornell University, Georgetown University
Graduate: Frontier Nursing University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


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Beverly Jarrett, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Graduate: Emory University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


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Kelly A. Valceanu, MA, MSN, CNM, IBCLC

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Undergraduate: New York University
Graduate: Webster University; Frontier Nursing University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiner
Languages: English


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Melissa E. Zarych, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College; Georgetown University
Graduate: University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board, National Certification Corporation
Languages: English, basic Spanish


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Karen Brindle, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Frederick Memorial Hospital
Undergraduate: University of Maryland
Graduate: Case Western University, Frontier Nursing University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


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April M. Oakley, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Frederick Memorial Hospital
Undergraduate: George Mason University
Graduate: Frontier Nursing University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


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Mary K. Mackanin, MS, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Hospital: Frederick Memorial Hospital
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Graduate: Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


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Janet M. Riordan, MSN, CNM

Specialty: Midwifery
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Graduate: Columbia University
Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board
Languages: English


Christine Van Horn, LCPC

Therapist

We offer mental health counseling services in our Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Frederick offices, led by therapist Christy Van Horn and Advantia Mental Wellness.

Christy earned her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, and she is available to help people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, relationship challenges, and many other issues.

Click HERE to learn more about Christy Van Horn and Advantia Mental Wellness.