Meet Our Team


SEC Leadership:

Executive Director

♦  Kemal Erkan
   Executive Director

Medical Directors

♦  Raafat Z. Abdel-Misih, M.D.
♦  Michael K. Conway, M.D.
♦  Isaias Irgau, M.D.


♦  Joseph M. Belgrade, M.D.
♦  Joseph J. Bennett, M.D.
♦  William C. Egan, M.D.
♦  George D. Giannoukos, M.D.
♦  Caitlyn Halbert, D.O., M.S.
♦  Seyedmehdi Jadali, M.D.
♦  Eric D. Kalish, M.D.
♦  Matthew Lawrence, DO
♦  Ramaz Metreveli, M.D.
♦  Nikolay Mindadze, M.D.
♦  Michael B. Peters Jr., M.D.
♦  Peter M. Santoro, M.D.
♦  Gail M. Wynn, M.D.


Tel 302.781.3590
Fax 866.558.4221
161 Becks Woods Drive
Bear, DE 19701
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" We are Delaware Surgeons, from different private practices,
dedicated to share schedules for emergency cases. "

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Kemal Erkan, Executive Director

Kemal Erkan CEO and President of United Medical, LLC a Healthcare management network offers an extensive background with over 11 years of experience in healthcare management, in areas of: electronic medical record (EMR), accountable care organization management, medical practice administration and medical billing. In addition, he is recognized for being instrumental in developing new undergraduate and graduate Healthcare Management concentration and majors at Goldey-Beacom College.

Mr. Erkan holds a BS in business administration from Ankara University in Turkey and dual MBAs in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Finance from Goldey-Beacom College in Delaware. In addition, he is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the Cerner™ Electronic Medical Record Advisory Board and the Cerner™ Practice Management Advisory Board.

Additionally, Mr. Erkan is active in community affairs, community education and government relations. He is an active member of the Goldey –Beacom Alumni Board and Employer Advisory Board. He is a member of the Delaware Democratic Party Chairman’s Club and served on Governor Markell’s transition committee. He has served on the finance committees for Senator Senator Chris Coons, US Representative John Carney and Governor Jack Markell.

Raafat Z. Abdel-Misih, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Bennett-Abdel-Misih Group
4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Suite 4000
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 658-7533

Education:
Assiut University Medical School

Residency:
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Brong-Lais General Hospital
Christiana Care Health System


Vice Chair, Surgery
Dr. Raafat Z. Abdel-Misih is the director of the Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Multidisciplinary Center at Christiana Care's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. He has also served as chief of Surgical Services for Christiana Care since 1995 and as vice chair of the Department of Surgery since 1993.

A surgeon since 1981, Dr. Abdel-Misih is board-certified in general surgery and has a particular interest in head and neck cases, surgical oncology and laparoscopy/endoscopy. He is clinical assistant professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Abdel-Misih had extensive training in Britain as well as the Unites States. Since completing his surgical training, he has performed more than 30,000 operations, including over 3,000 procedures on the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

He is recognized as a master surgeon by his colleagues and as an outstanding teacher by his students, as reflected in his four-time Teacher of the Year Award. He holds fellowship in both the Royal College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.



Michael K. Conway, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Delaware Surgical Group
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 213
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 892-2100

Education:
Jefferson Medical College

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System


Chief, General Surgery
A board-certified surgeon, Michael K. Conway, M.D. is chief of Christiana Care's general surgery section. Dr. Conway also is also medical director of operating room surgical physician assistants at Christiana Care.

A 1989 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Conway completed his postgraduate surgical residency in 1993 at the Medical Center of Delaware, now Christiana Care. He was chief resident from 1993-1994.

Dr. Conway spent two years in private practice before co-founding Delaware Surgical Group in 1996. He is currently president of the practice, which specializes in laparoscopic procedures for hernias and gallbladder surgery.

During his distinguished career at Christiana Care and in private practice, Dr. Conway has received a number of clinical and academic appointments. He is a clinical professor of medicine at Jefferson College of Medicine, an advanced trauma life support instructor and a member of Christiana Care Health System's teaching staff.

He serves on a number of hospital-based committees including the general surgery advisory board, the surgical education committee and the medical leadership council.

He is a member of the Medical Society of Delaware, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Gastroendoscopic Surgeons.



Isaias Irgau, M.D.

Specialties:
Bariatric Surgery
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery, P.A.
537 Stanton Christiana Rd, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 892-9900
www.chrias.com

Education:
University of Bristol - U.K.

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System


Eric D. Kalish, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Delaware Surgical Group
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 213
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 892-2100

Education:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System


Matthew W. Lawrence D.O., F.A.C.O.S.

Specialties:
Vascular and Endocascular Surgery

Practice:
Mid Atlantic Surgical Practice, LLC
PO Box 8157
Wilmington, DE 19803
Tel: (302) 652-6050

Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cooper Medical Center
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Frankford Hospital
St. Agnes Medical Center


George D. Giannoukos, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
George D. Giannoukos, M.D.
E66 Omega Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 737-4272

Education:
National University of Athens

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System
Maricopa Medical Center


Joseph M. Belgrade, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Delaware Surgical Group
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 213
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 892-2100

Education:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System


Joseph J. Bennett, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgical Oncology
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Bennett-Abdel-Misih Group
4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Suite 4000
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 658-7533

Education:
State University of New York Health Science Center

Residency:
University of Chicago Hospitals

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital


Dr. Bennett joined the staff at Christiana Care's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in 2005, following his completion of a two-year clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He had completed a two-year research fellowship at the same institution in 2000. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Bennett received his medical degree and graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York Health Sciences at Brooklyn (SUNY HSCB) in 1996. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry with honors at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY in 1992.

While studying at SUNY HSCB, he received an Endowed Honor Scholarship Award for superb performance during all four years of medical school, and he also was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Bennett is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.



Michael B. Peters Jr., M.D.

Specialties:
Bariatric Surgery
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery, P.A.
537 Stanton Christiana Rd, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 892-9900
www.chrias.com

Education:
Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Residency:
Pinnacle Health System


Nikolay Mindadze, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Surgical Associates of New Castle
324 E. Main Street, Suite 204
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: (302) 737-4990

Education:
Moscow Medical Dental Institute

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System


Caitlyn Halbert, D.O., M.S.

Caitlin Halbert, DO MS is a General Surgeon with an interest in Bariatric and Foregut surgery.

After completing a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Halbert received her medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her General Surgery residency training at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. She then received specialty training at Stony Brook University Hospital, completing a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr. Halbert specializes in bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass. Her practice also includes foregut surgery, with a focus on the treatment of achalasia, gastrointestinal reflux disease, and hiatal and diaphragmatic hernias.
Dr. Halbert is actively involved in national organizations, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She has authored several publications and has presented at a number of regional and national conferences. Patient safety and quality of care is at the center of her personal philosophy. She believes in creating an individualized care plan for every patient based on sound evidence-based research.





Seyedmehdi Jadali, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Surgical Associates of New Castle
324 E. Main Street, Suite 204
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: (302) 737-4990

Education:
Tehran University School of Medicine

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System
Tehran University Affiliated Hospital

Fellowship:
Hospital Central

Ramaz Metreveli, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Ramaz Metreveli, M.D.
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 207
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 999-8682

Education:
Tbilisi State Medical Uiversity

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System

Fellowship:
Emory University
Lehigh Valley Hospital


William C. Egan, M.D.

Specialties:
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
William C. Egan, M.D.
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 207
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 999-8682

Education:
University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry

Residency:
State University of New York of Syracuse



Peter M. Santoro, M.D.

Dr. Santoro is a native Delawarean. He is a graduate of St. Mark's High School ('99) here in Delaware as well as the University of Delaware. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009. He continued his training at Christiana Care completing his residency in 2014, also serving as Chief resident from 2013-2014. In addition, since finishing his residency, Dr. Santoro has completed advanced training in robotic and single site robotic surgery.

Dr. Santoro is a board certified General Surgeon and specializes in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery for inguinal hernias and gallbladder problems. His interests also include complex ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, surgical oncology and breast surgery, surgical dermatology, endoscopy, and colorectal surgery.

Practice:
Delaware Surgical Group


Gail M. Wynn, M.D.

Specialties:
Bariatric Surgery
Surgery (General Surgery)

Practice:
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery, P.A.
537 Stanton Christiana Rd, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: (302) 892-9900
www.chrias.com

Education:
University of Southern Illinois

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System







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