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After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sussman graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sussman has dedicated his entire 35 year career to women’s health issues through his clinical practice, community involvement, and contribution to research on pharmaceutical therapies. He finds his work extremely rewarding--guiding women through all aspects of their adult life: from their early adult years, through their reproductive years and pregnancies, and continuing to be there for them during their more mature years. Over his many years in practice, Dr. Sussman has come to know hundreds of women who he has cared for through these transitions.
Dr. Sussman met his wife of 30 years, Cindy, while they were both attending medical school. She is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and now practices family medicine. They have a daughter who works as an architect in New York and a son who is a psychometrician and research coordinator at a memory clinic in Boston.
In his free time, Dr. Sussman loves playing golf and tennis, as well as following Philadelphia sports teams despite their limited recent success! Additionally, though not perhaps the most accomplished player, he enjoys playing the piano which he took up as a hobby 15 years ago. Dr. Sussman grew up in Levittown, Pa., and has lived with his family in their present house in Yardley, Pa. for 30 years.
Dr. Small attended Cornell University, where he completed degrees in anthropology and international nutrition, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He has been board-certified since 1988, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Small takes the time to listen to the women under his care and to answer all of their questions. He feels that it is vitally important that his patients feel comfortable enough to ask any question they may have. By taking the time to translate medical information into something that each of his patients can understand, Dr. Small empowers them to have the knowledge and understanding to make strong decisions about their own health care.
During over 25 years as a doctor with Lawrence Ob/Gyn Associates, Dr. Small has provided basic and advanced services in both obstetrics and gynecology, and has been the leader in Mercer County in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Small is currently the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Capital Health System, and also chairs the robotic surgery program. He is able to offer non-surgical, minimally invasive, robotic and traditional surgical options for women with abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, cervical pre-cancer, fibroid tumors, pelvic masses, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. In 2010, Dr. Small was one of the first surgeons in the country recognized by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery for expertise in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Small is certified both as a DaVinci robot gynecologic surgeon, and as a proctor for teaching other gynecologists this technology. He has delivered thousands of babies to women with normal and high-risk pregnancies.
Dr. Small's commitment to minimally invasive surgery grew out of his wish that his patients should have the best possible outcomes. Dr. Small feels that it is important for all women to have the information they need to make good choices about the full range of obstetric and gynecologic care, whether it concerns menopausal issues, birth control, abnormal periods, infertility problems, or pregnancy.
Dr. Small lives with his wife of 25 years, and has 2 children. He enjoys golf, bird watching, tennis, traveling with his family, and crossword puzzles.
Dr. Tashjian received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1992. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Stanell graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1992 and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
The honor of introducing a couple to their new arrival is one that Dr. Stanell holds dearest. He also takes pride in being able to assist older patients who may be uncomfortable speaking about an issue they are having.
A resident of Bucks County, Dr. Stanell lives with his wife and two sons, Sam and Ben. While he loves watching Penn State football games, he also enjoys being outdoors—making time for hunting, fishing, and even bee keeping. His favorite vacation spot is Yellowstone National Park.
Dr. Przybylko received her undergraduate degree in biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. After attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, she completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Przybylko's hobbies include skiing, running, and reading. Her favorite place to go for vacation is Long Beach Island. She currently lives in Hunterdon County, N.J. with her husband, and two children.
Dr. Leedom received her undergraduate degree in biology from Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia in 2005 and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Leedom enjoys the variety that working as an OB/GYN provides: from interacting with patients in the office one day to delivering babies and operating the next.
In her free time, Dr. Leedom enjoys hobbies that allow her to work with her hands—in particular, building furniture and painting. She also loves to spend time cheering on her favorite sports teams: the Eagles and the Phillies. Dr. Leedom lived in Bucks County for over 20 years before being stationed with the army, after which she returned to the Greater Philadelphia area where she currently resides.
After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Beaver College in 1979, Dr. Loeb graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He then went on to complete his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia.
Having been in practice for over 25 years, Dr. Loeb is committed to providing the best quality healthcare to women. He currently resides in Bucks County with his wife, Jamie, and their son. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, baking, and exercising. His favorite sports teams are all the Philadelphia-based teams.
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at the College of William and Mary, Dr. Grant graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. She then moved on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Having 3 sisters, Women’s health has always been important to Dr. Grant. In specializing in OB- GYN she feels she is able to optimize the wellness and health of the people who matter most to her. Dr. Grant enjoys building relationships with her patients and supporting them when they need care, she also loves helping families bring new life into the world.
Dr. Grant grew up in Ocean City, NJ she is from a large family where she is 1 of 4 girls. During her time in college she met her husband and they have been married for 6 years. They currently reside in Yardley, PA.
When she is not working, Dr. Grant likes to train and compete in triathlons, she enjoys a great day at the beach, and cheering on Ohio State football and all of Philadelphia teams.
Family is very important to Dr. Grant she loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews. Dr. Grant states “I am just a Jersey girl looking forward to a long career caring for women in my home state”
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1974, Janet obtained her Nurse Practitioner Certification in 1976 from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio.
After first qualifying as a nurse practitioner, Janet provided medical care to the medically underserved in rural Appalachia where many women had no access to prenatal or well-baby care. This experience proved a catalyst for Janet and informs the well woman gynecological care she provides today.
Despite being born in Kansas, Janet has lived the majority of her life on the East Coast. She has been married for 41 years to her husband who works as a fire protection engineer. They met while both students at the University of Maryland and have two children who still live nearby.
In her free time, she is an American Kennel Club agility judge and teaches agility classes for dogs and their owners at Bucks Mercer Agility Partners.
Leanne completed her Associates degree at Merca County Community College in 1985 and later graduated from Helen Fuld School of Nursing in New York that same year. After working as a nurse in labor and delivery she decided to become a midwife and graduated from the Midwife program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ/Rutgers in 1998. She is currently pursuing an RN-BSN/MSN at Thomas Edison State College.
For Leanne, nothing is more exciting and rewarding than assisting a new mother in the birth of a child. She has lived in Burlington County, N.J. for over 20 years.
Christine received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Nebraska in 1997 and began her nursing career in Omaha, Neb. She went on to receive her Master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University and certification in nurse-midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2004. Caring for women has been Christine’s passion ever since she started nursing school.
Christine has been a resident of Bucks County, Pa. for 4 years. She was born in California but grew up in South Dakota before moving to Nebraska for college. She is married with two sons and a stepdaughter.
In her free time, Christine enjoys running, weight training, walking her English bulldog. She loves cooking and getting together with friends and family. Curling up with a great book is something else she loves but isn’t always able to make time for.
Kitan received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Temple University. After working as a floor nurse and emergency room nurse for a time, she completed her Master’s degree as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Philadelphia University in 2011.
Ever since the birth of her own first child, Kitan knew she wanted to be a midwife, and she strives to use her experiences to help empower women during their own birth experiences.
A Pennsylvania native for 14 years, Kitan lives with her husband of five years, their three children and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and photography.
Lynn attended Rowan University where she obtained her Bachelors in Nursing and completed her nursing degree at Helene Fuld School of Nursing. After becoming a nurse Lynn received her Master’s in Nurse Midwifery from Rutgers University.
Lynn is passionate about taking care of her patients and is rewarded by being a part of helping them grow their family and the miracle of birth.
Born and raised in South Jersey Lynn grew up with 3 brothers. Currently, Lynn lives in Burlington County, NJ with her husband Tom to whom she has been married to for 32 years. Lynn and Tom have 3 children Derek, Alex and Sarah.
In her spare time Lynn loves to create in the kitchen cooking and baking. She enjoys traveling and recently has been trying out photography.