Meet the Staff

Geriatricians

Sharon Bragman, MD Sharon A. Brangman, MD, FACP, AGSF

Sharon A. Brangman, MD has been on the faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York since October 1989. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She is the director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and is director of the Central New York Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center.

Dr. Brangman received her undergraduate degree in biology from Syracuse University and her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse in 1981. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, New York, where she also completed fellowship training in geriatric medicine. Dr. Brangman is certified in internal medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, and was elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society in May, 2002.

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Jeanne Bishop, MD Jeanne Bishop, MD

Jeanne E. Bishop, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received her undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University in Chemistry, her graduate degree from Stanford University in Physical Therapy and her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bishop completed her residency training in internal medicine at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York and her Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UCLA Multicampus Division of Geriatrics, Los Angeles, CA. She is certified in internal medicine and has her Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine. She is also a Certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association. In addition, she is the Medical Director of James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Syracuse, New York.

Dr Bishop received the Hospice Anita Award: "For Active Listening, Presence at the Bedside, and Highest Standards of Practice in End-of-Life Care" 2003.

Andrea I. Berg, MD Andrea I. Berg, MD

Andrea Berg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.  Dr. Berg completed her residency training in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT and her Geriatrics Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.  Dr. Berg is certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Nurse Practitioners

Debra Burke, NP Debra Burke, NP

Deb is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and MSN/FNP from Syracuse University. Her work experience as an RN and NP includes Intensive Care, Home Care, supervision/teaching with extensive experience caring for the elderly in skilled nursing and rehabilitation environments as well as outpatient geriatric practice.

Christine Heagle Bahn, RN, ANP, GNP
Christine Heagle Bahn, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Ms. Heagle Bahn is certified as an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She received her B.S. and Masters degree in Nursing as well as a B.S. degree in psychology from Syracuse University. A Post-masters certification in Nursing Education was achieved in 2005.

Work experience has been primarily in the care of the older adult. Her extensive career includes employment in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient geriatrics practice and hospital care of the elderly.

Nurses

Betsy Holden, LPN Susan Battan, RN

Susan is an RN, graduate of St. Joseph's College of Nursing with over 20 years nursing experience in Hemodialysis, Family Practice and Home Care services. Susan Joined University Geriatricians in 2017.

Betsy Holden, LPN Betsy Holden, RN

Betsy has been working as a nurse specializing in senior care at nursing homes, home visits and outpatient services since 1980. She joined our team at University Geriatricians in 1998.

Cathy McCormick Cathy McCormick, LPN

Cathy is a Licensed Practical Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience. She has worked in both the private office and operating room settings. Cathy joined University Geriatricians in 2011.

Mary Lou TeboMary Lou Tebo, RN

Mary Lou is an RN with 37 years of Nursing experience. The majority of these years have been with the geriatric population. A graduate of Crouse Irving School of Nursing, Mary Lou has had the opportunity to care for patients in the hospital setting, Long Term Care, Home Care as well as the office setting.

Social Work

Karen Clark Karen Clark, LMSW

Karen earned her Masters degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College and has worked with seniors in hospital, long term, and in-home care settings. She joined the team at University Geriatricians in February 2016.

Rachel WebbRachel Webb, LMSW

Rachel received her graduate social work degree from Syracuse University. She has vast experience with the elderly population including home care, discharge planning, and skilled nursing facilities. She joined the Geriatric team in June 2017.