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  • Position: Director, Eye Care Services
  • Joined UHS: 2021
  • Medical interests: Primary eye care, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease treatment and management
  • Education: University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry; Ocular Disease Fellowship - O’Donnell Eye Institute; Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellowship - Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, NEHI
  • Professional Background: Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for the New England College of Optometry (NECO); Consultant for community health optometry nationally and locally; Clinical faculty of the New England College of Optometry (NECO); CEO and Founder, Wright Eye Institute, Inc., specializing in comprehensive eye care and ocular disease with an emphasis on glaucoma treatment and management. Areas of interest include social justice in health care, public health strategies and outcomes as related to eye and vision impairment and loss, reducing racial disparities in vision health care and strategies to improve cultural competence in the practice of optometry.
  • Memberships and Certifications: Board Certified: Massachusetts Board of Optometry, South Carolina Board of Optometry
  • Professional Affiliations and Honors: American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, National Association of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • More About Me: Lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., avid Peloton spinner, began foil fencing in college, and enjoy traveling with friends and family.
Angela Abraham
Angela Abraham

Position: Clinical nutritionist

Joined UHS: 2016

Clinical Interests: Eating for health, wellness and prevention; management of diabetes, food allergies and sensitivities, inflammatory disease states and other chronic health conditions

Education: M.S., nutrition and M.S., clinical health psychology, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash.; Master’s level internships in nutrition and mental health, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, Wash., and in mental health counseling, Evergreen State College Health and Counseling Center, Olympia, Wash.; B.S., food and nutrition and B.S., biology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Professional Background: More than a decade of experience as a nutritionist, clinical dietitian and diabetes educator, in settings including acute care hospitals, a university athletic center and a community-based family health center. My background includes integrative nutrition and counseling, wellness and health promotion, diabetes management, teaching and research.

Certifications and Memberships: Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist; Infant, child and adult CPR and first aid certified; Member, American Society for Nutrition and American Counseling Association

More About Me: I love to be outdoors, especially near mountains and water. I enjoy running, cycling, swimming and hiking, and have completed three triathlons so far. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, gardening, and learning.

Molly Barnes
Molly Barnes

Position: Staff physician

Joined UHS: 2017

Medical Interests: Primary care and family medicine; addiction medicine; women’s health; transgender health; eating disorders.

Education: D.O., University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine; B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.; residency with concentration in women’s health, Swedish Family Medicine at Cherry Hill, Seattle, Wash.; ecology and conservation studies, School for International Training, Madagascar

Professional Background: Family physician, Martin’s Point Health Care, Portland, Maine; volunteer medical director, Day One adolescent substance abuse and mental health treatment program, Maine; family physician, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke, Mass.; senior family assessment worker, Ulster County Healthy Start, Kingston, N.Y.

Memberships and Certifications: Board certified, American Board of Family Medicine; certified buprenorphine prescriber, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine; certified in colposcopy, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Professional Affiliations and Honors: Member, American Academy of Family Physicians; member, American Society of Addiction Medicine. Recipient of the Sauter Award for Graduate with Distinction, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; recipient, National Health Service Corps scholarship

More About Me: I’ve volunteered and worked on organic farms and educational wooden sailboats. I love to cook and bake, and enjoy spending time outdoors with my family.

Leora Cohen-McKeon, DO
Leora Cohen-McKeon, DO
  • Position: Advanced Practice Clinician – Physician Assistant
  • Joined UHS: 2021
  • Medical Interests: Primary Care, Mental Health  
  • Education: MHS: Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Durham, NC; MSW: Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA; BS: Tulane University, Psychology, New Orleans, LA; Professional Background: Physician Assistant with Signify Health, Durham, NC; Prior to PA school I was a clinical social worker at Behavioral Health Network Crisis Services in Springfield, MA
  • Memberships and Certifications: Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; member, Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants  
  • More About Me: In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to live music, riding my bike and going on adventures with my wife and chihuahua.
Jaimie Colica-Ekness
Jaimie Colica-Ekness

Position: Family nurse practitioner

Joined UHS: 2011

Medical interests: Primary care, family medicine, sexual health, family planning

Education: M.S.N., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; B.S.N., Johns Hopkins University; B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Professional background: Manager of clinical services and family planning provider, Harford County Health Department, Bel Air, Md.; instructor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md.; nurse practitioner, Johns Hopkins Center for Addiction

Memberships and certifications: Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC); member, Sigma Theta Tau honor society of nursing

More about me: I enjoy hiking, skiing, ice skating, being outside with my family, cooking and knitting.

Jessica Conrad
Jessica Conrad
  • Joined UHS: 2010
  • Position: Staff physician
  • Clinical Interests: Family, emergency, inpatient and hospitalist practice; clinical instruction; research
  • Education: M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL; B.S., University of Florida College of Arts and Sciences, Gainesville, FL
  • Postgraduate Training: Duluth Family Practice Residency Program, Duluth, Minn.; St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Professional Background: Dr. Corey is board certified in family practice and has more than 27 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. Prior to joining UHS, he was a member of the hospitalist program at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass.; his background also includes work in emergency, family and inpatient medicine, and as a clinical instructor for programs in California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Vermont. He is a published author, researcher and presenter, and inventor of a patented device which recaps hypodermic needles.
  • Certifications and Memberships: American Board of Family Physicians; American Academy of Family Physicians 
George A. Corey, MD in white coat, black shirt, blue tie and glasses
George A. Corey, MD in white coat, black shirt, blue tie and glasses

Medical Director

Dr. Ivan Correa is board certified in family and geriatric medicine. Prior to joining University Health Services, he served as Chief of Staff for the VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System and the Atlanta VA Health Care System. In these roles, he oversaw vast integrated healthcare systems focused on research, teaching, ambulatory care, and surgical units, as well as significant behavioral health operations.

He has had academic appointments as Geriatric and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor at Emory University, the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, and University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

His leadership style is characterized by an emphasis on relationship-building, attentive listening, and collaborative approaches. Dr. Correa's journey began as a research microbiologist, contributing to the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense before embarking on his medical career.

He holds a bachelor’s degree of science from the University of Puerto Rico, started medical school at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and finished his medical education at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his graduate medical education at the Advent Health System in Orlando Florida (formerly Florida Hospital Orlando).

Dr. Correa’s research and medical interests include caregiver burden in dementia, symptom management in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), end-of-life care, and prevention of polypharmacy in the elderly.

Ivan Correa
Ivan Correa

Position: Physician Assistant

Joined UHS: 2023

Education:

Samuel Merritt University, Master of Physician Assistant Program, Oakland, CA

University of Massachusetts, BA, Classics, Amherst, MA

Professional Background: Hartford Hospital, Emergency Medicine.

More About Me: I enjoy reading, travelling, and hiking with my dog.

Joshua Creaser
Joshua Creaser

Position: Women’s health nurse practitioner

Joined UHS: 2016

Medical interests: Women’s health, family planning, sexual health

Education: M.S.N., women’s health nurse practitioner program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; B.S., nursing, American International College, Springfield, Mass.

Professional background: Nurse practitioner, Baystate Wesson Women's Clinic, Springfield, Mass.; registered nurse, Baystate Wesson Women's Group, Springfield, Mass.; registered nurse, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Springfield, Mass.; registered nurse, St. John Lutheran Ministries, Billings, Mont.

Certifications: Board certified women's health care nurse practitioner, National Certificate Corporation (NCC); member, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

More about me: I enjoy running (I hope to run in a marathon someday), hiking, singing (especially karaoke), and spending time with my husband and son. I am fluent in Spanish. 

Laisa-Sheili Cuevas
Laisa-Sheili Cuevas
  • Position: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical Interests: Family practice, women's health, preventative care, health education, pediatrics
  • Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Elms College; Bachelor of Science, Anna Maria College; Associate of Science, Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Professional Background: Family Nurse Practitioner at Valley Medical Group; Nurse Case Manager at LifePath; Nurse at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility
  • More About Me: I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kaytlin David
Kaytlin David

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