Our Medical Team

Experience That Matters

Thanks to our on-site on-staff full-time physicians, Charles E. Smith Life Communities continues to be the provider of choice in the Washington Metropolitan area. Our Medical Team provides quality geriatric medical care to residents and patients across campus.

Elisa Gil-Pires, M.D., FACP, CMD

Vice President, Medical Affairs / Medical Director

Medical Education: St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s, Grenada
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Md.
Fellowship in Geriatrics: UCONN Health Center, Farmington, Conn.
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care

Cathy K. Larrain, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Medical Education: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Residency:  Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.
Fellowship in Geriatrics: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Haizia L. Amsler, M.D.

Medical Education: Institut National Des Sciences Médicales Annaba, Algeria
Residency: Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, N.J.
Fellowship in Cardiology: Hopital Ibn Sina, Annaba, Algeria; Beaujon Hospital, Paris, France
Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Sareena P. Brown, M.D.

Medical Education: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Board Certification: Family Medicine

Mina Fazli, M.D., FACGS

Medical Education: University of Tehran School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Richard M. Jacobs, DPM

Medical Education: Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Residency: St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Huron Road Meridia Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery and Wound Care

Joanne L. Kinney, M.D.

Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
Residency: Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Anthony J. Pellicane, M.D.

Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Board Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pauline U. Muoneke, CRNP

Medical Education: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
Board Certification: Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

We're here for you.

Our Medical Team is onsite at Hebrew Home and makes house calls to those residing elsewhere on campus at Cohen-Rosen, Landow, Revitz, and Ring House. In addition, many specialists visit our campus regularly. From wellness screenings to post-acute recovery to palliative care, we’re here for you.

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