Pride Program - LGBTQ+ Health
Leadership and Staff
Michael George (he/him)
Vice President of Healthcare Services at Einstein Philadelphia
I was drawn to Einstein Healthcare Network based on the quality of care and the organization's devotion to the mission to serve all who come through the door. The feeling of inclusivity is apparent in every program. From the moment I interviewed 10 years ago through my recent promotion to Vice President of Healthcare Services, I have felt fully supported and embraced by Einstein Healthcare Network. We value the diversity of our community, and we advocate strongly for inclusion of LGBT+ employees in our organization. I am especially proud of the excellent care and service we provide to our LGBT+ patients through Einstein's Pride Program.
Hussein Safa, MD (he/him)
Pride Program Medical Director
Dr. Safa joined Einstein in September 2020 in a dual role of attending physician with the Immunodeficiency Center (IDC) and the Pride Program. In December 2020 he was named Medical Director of Pride. Dr. Safa comes to us with training in family and social medicine, HIV primary care, and LGBTQ+ care. You can learn more about him on the Einstein Perspectives Meet the Doctor blog feature here.
Landes Blyth MSW, LSW (he/they)
Pride Program Manager
Landes Blyth joined Einstein in January 2021 as Pride Program Manager. Landes is a licensed social worker and comes to us after working in a variety of settings that serve marginalized LGBTQ+ community members in Philadelphia.
The Einstein providers listed below provide full-service care to meet LGBTQ+ health care needs. You can request an appointment with them online or call the Pride Program office at 215-420-0989.
Raymond Cattaneo, MD (he/him)
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Pediatrician, Provides Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment
Dr. Raymond Cattaneois a caring and compassionate pediatrician located in Philadelphia, PA. He attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he earned his medical degree. He then completed his internship and residency at Children's Mercy Hospital.
Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Cattaneo brings his knowledge to his role at Einstein Pediatric Adolescent Ambulatory Care. His exceptional clinical experience in pediatrics ensures that children receive the best quality care.
Dr. Cattaneo holds active membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He cares deeply that parents and the children learn about the challenges of growth, development, behavior, preventive health, and management of illness.
Eliza Cornwell, LSW (they/them)
Pride Patient Navigator/Social Worker
Eliza has been the Pride Patient Navigator since May 2021. They recently joined the Pride team full time as a social worker. In this position Eliza's role is to support patients in receiving care at Einstein and to advocate for our patients throughout Einstein's healthcare network.
Selina Davis, MD (she/her)
LGBTQIA+ Affirming OB/GYN
Selina Davis, MD (she/her/hers) is an OB/GYN physician in Einstein's Pride Program. Originally from New Jersey, she attended Dartmouth College, where she received her B.A. degree. Dr. Davis received her Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), in 2013. She then completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Davis specializes in providing full spectrum obstetrics and gynecological care. She is passionate about adolescent, adult health and reproductive healthcare, with interests in menopause, sexual health and LGBTQ care. Dr. Davis sees patients at the Philadelphia campus and in Jenkintown PA.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis, you may call or text our Pride navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance or contact the offices directly at 215-456-6990 for Klein and (267) 763-1030 for Jenkintown.
Joy Friedman, MD (she/her)
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Pediatrician
Dr. Joy Friedman is a pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been practicing for 10+ years.
Alyssa Giegerich (she/her)
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Speech and Language Pathologist
Gender Affirming Voice Therapist
o Alyssa Giegerich, MA, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is a Speech Language Pathologist located at Einstein's MossRehab at Tabor Rd. and Norristown, PA. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Alyssa studied and worked with lead transgender voice researcher, Dr. Adrienne Hancock, in Washington, DC. Alyssa has experience in gender affirming voice therapy which includes feminization, masculinization, general voice health, as well as the study of social behaviors associated with voice and communication. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. To schedule a consultation with Alyssa, you may call or text our Pride Navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance.
Patamaporn Lekpresert, MD
Provides Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment
Dr. Patamaporn Lekprasert is an Endocrinologist at Einstein Healthcare Network. She completed her internal medicine residency training and a fellowship in endocrinology at the Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia. She joined the Einstein faculty in July of 2014. Dr. Lekprasert has a special interest in the areas of polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid, and adrenal disorders.
Jared Liebman, MD
Provides Gender Affirming Surgery
Dr. Jared Liebman is an Attending Physician of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Einstein Healthcare Network. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Liebman has published abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards from honors societies. Dr. Liebman obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.
He completed his residency in General Surgery at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, as well as his fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Danielle Monica, PT, DPT, OCS
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Physical Therapy
Danielle Monica, PT, DPT, OCS (she/her/hers) is a Physical Therapist located at Einstein's Moss Rehab in Jenkintown, PA. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology at Temple University. Dr. Monica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2012, and has been working at Einstein since.
Dr. Monica is a Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and completed the Moss Rehab Orthopedic Residency in 2017. Her physical therapy treatment areas include any orthopedic condition including but not limited to muscle, tendon or joint pain, TMJ disorders, arthritic conditions, post-surgical procedures, sports injuries, spine pathology and fractures. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Monica, you may call or text our Pride Navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance.
Sarah Noble, DO
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Psychiatrist
Sarah Noble, DO is a Psychiatrist and Psychiatry faculty member at Einstein Healthcare Network. She focuses on LGBTQ mental health care, and is the secretary for the AGLP, the national organization for LGBTQ psychiatrists. She is currently creating curricula for her department as well as working with a hospital wide group to improve LGBTQ care. Working with the Einstein Healthcare Network obstetrics department, Sarah and Dr. David Jaspan have created the Pride Clinic, which specializes in LGBTQ competent care.
Sara Pentlicky, MD
LGBTQIA+ Affirming OB/GYN
Sara Pentlicky, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her) serves as Chief of the Division of Complex Family Planning at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. She is fellowship trained in abortion, contraception, the use hormones for non-contraceptive benefits, early pregnancy complications (such as ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy) and miscarriage management. She is specifically trained in difficult, painful or complicated IUD insertion or removals as well as deep contraceptive implant removals. She also provides abortion care for all pregnant people up to 23weeks and 6 days. Dr. Pentlicky sees patients at the Philadelphia campus. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pentlicky, you may call or text our Pride navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance or contact the office directly at 215-456-7180 for Paley.
Kate Stampler, DO
LGBTQIA+ Affirming OB/GYN
Kate Stampler, DO, FACOG (she/her/hers) serves as Division Chair of Gynecology and Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine after which she completed a traditional rotating osteopathic internship at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. She went on to complete residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lankenau Hospital and Minimally Invasive and Advance Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She specializes in complex laparoscopic and robotic surgery, provides gender-affirming surgical options as well as routine gynecologic care for our PRIDE patients. Her interests also include surgical quality, cost-effective care and medical education.
Dr. Stampler is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate and patient-centered care in a safe environment. She works closely with the PRIDE team members to achieve the best possible outcomes for each patient in accordance with their goals. Dr. Stampler sees patients at 2 offices on the Philadelphia campus and in Jenkintown PA. To schedule a consultation or routine care appointment with Dr. Stampler, you may call or text our Pride navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance or contact the offices directly at 215-456-7180 for Paley, 215-456-6990 for Klein and (267) 763-1030 for Jenkintown.
Kara Pravdo, CRNP (she/her/hers) serves as faculty and Director of Outreach of the Division of Complex Family Planning. At Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. She earned her BSN from Drexel University and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Kara has been working in the Family Planning field specializing in contraception, abortion and pregnancy loss for over 10 years. She believes in a patient led approach to healthcare and wishes to honor the experiences of all patients and families. Kara sees patients at the Philadelphia campus. To schedule a consultation Kara, you may call or text our Pride navigator at 215-420-0989 for assistance or contact the office directly at 215-456-7180 for Paley.
Ann Nwabuebo, DPT
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Physical Therapy
Dr. Ann Nwabuebo, DPT (she/her) earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University in 2004, and is recognized as an expert in the field of pelvic health with her Certification as a Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) from the Herman & Wallace Institute. She is a Pelvic Health Therapist at Einstein's Moss Rehab location at Tabor Rd.
Ann specializes in LGBTQ+ health, chronic pain management, pre/postpartum health, and injury prevention. With 18 years of clinical experience, she uses an empathetic, inclusive and trauma informed approach to care for her patients holistically. She successfully treats a variety of conditions related to urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, chronic constipation, pre/post gender affirming surgery, pain from scar tissue adhesions, prenatal/ postpartum related pain, chest/ spinal pain and many more.
To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ann, you can contact her office at (215) 456-2534 or email NwabuebA@einstein.edu.
Kara Pravdo, MSN, CRNP
LGBTQIA+ Affirming OB/GYN