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Leadership team

Committed to providing real and lasting improvements in the lives of patients, today and well into the future.

Dr. Culbertson

Sandra Culbertson, MD 

Sandra Culbertson, MD, is chair of the Geisinger Women and Children’s Institute. She is a board-certified urogynecologist and a clinical professor at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Dr. Culbertson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship at The University of Chicago Medical Center. In her clinical work, she focuses on treatment of recurrent urinary incontinence and prolapse.

Prior to joining Geisinger in 2017 as chair of Women’s Health, Dr. Culbertson practiced at The University of Chicago for more than 20 years, where her focus was on excellence in clinical care, education and administration. At Geisinger, Dr. Culbertson has been focused on building a comprehensive Women’s Health service line with improved access and the highest quality across all platforms. This has included extensive recruitment and reorganization into regional models of care.

Dr. Culbertson has repeatedly been listed as a “Best Doctor in America” since 2001 and earned numerous teaching awards at the University of Chicago. She was also named a “Top Doctor” by Chicago magazine in 2014.

“We are in the midst of major projects, most notably the development and construction of an obstetrics program for Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. This is a great example of how women’s health and pediatrics significantly interface — and the institute model helps us to work collaboratively to realize this goal.”

Dr. Maffei

Frank A. Maffei, MD 

Frank A. Maffei, MD, is the chair of Pediatrics for the Geisinger Women and Children’s Institute.

Dr. Maffei received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.

He completed his residency, chief residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He completed a second fellowship in pediatric critical care at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester. He was the University of Rochester Medical School Lowell A. Glasgow Dean’s Teaching Fellow in 2003, and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Maffei has published and presented extensively in clinically relevant areas of both disciplines, including life-threatening asthma, meningitis, child abuse and overwhelming infections.

Clinical interests
Dr. Maffei’s areas of clinical interest include central nervous system infections, traumatic brain injury, asphyxial asthma, sepsis and bioethics.
Dr. Bringman

Jay Bringman, MD

Jay Bringman, MD, is the vice chair of Women’s Health for the Geisinger Women and Children’s Institute. He is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.  

Dr. Bringman received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2002 and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Tennessee in 2005.

He has won several teaching awards and directed the residency research program at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bringman is currently the codirector of both the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics and the Perinatal Palliative Care Program at the Geisinger Women and Children’s Institute.

He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as in maternal-fetal medicine.

Clinical interests
Dr. Bringman’s areas of clinical interest include complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and diabetes in pregnancy. Among the procedures he performs are amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

“Being at Geisinger allows me to be a part of a truly forward-thinking health system. The Women’s Health service line is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients.”