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


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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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Julie M. Sorenson, PA-C

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Graduate: George Washington University
Residency: Norwalk/Yale School of Medicine, PA Surgical Residency
Board Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Languages: English


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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