OB/GYN

PMC PA Physicians  

Cheryl Hamilton, MD

Dr. Hamilton earned her medical degree in 1980 from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Columbia University of New York, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Hamilton is Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Shadi Kayed, MD

Dr. Kayed holds a Doctor of Medicine from Damascus University of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Jersey City, N.Y., then performed clinical research at St. Michael Medical Center in Newark, N.J. and research in ob-gyn at VA Brooklyn Hospital in New York. Dr. Kayed is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Philip H. Lawrence, MD

Dr. Lawrence graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, then performed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Strong Memorial and The Genesse Hospitals in Rochester, New York. He served in the U.S. Air Force in obstetrics and gynecology before beginning his practice in East Stroudsburg, in association with Pocono Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence is Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Lucinda Stephanie Mirra, DO

Dr. Mirra is Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently practices at Mountain Healthcare Center, where she is committed to helping her patients receive superior care that takes into account the health of the whole person. Dr. Mirra earned her DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. She did both her OB/GYN residency and her osteopathic internship at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa. Dr. Mirra is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Vladimir Nikiforouk, MD, FACOG

Dr. Nikiforouk holds a Doctor of Medicine from Ivano-Frankivsk Medical Academy in the Ukraine. He completed his residency in both preliminary surgery and obstetrics and gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Nikiforouk is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Daying Zhang, MD

Dr. Daying Zhang holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from He-Bei Medical University in China. Through extensive research Dr. Zhang also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Molecular Reproductive Endocrinology. She has received multiple awards, including the Postdoctoral Fellowship award from the American Heart Association Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate and the Outstanding Physician Award from Tangshan Gongren Hospital in China. Dr. Zhang is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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PMC PA Providers  


Rosemarie Bigus, PA-C

Ms. Bigus is a Certified Physician Assistant, offering patients a wide variety of obstetric and gynecologic services. Working with the physicians, she provides such care and treatments as prenatal and postpartum visits, annual exams, in-office procedures, contraception and family planning, counseling and more. Ms. Bigus earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services and certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College in New York. She also earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from New York University.

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Jennifer Henry, CRNP, Breast Health Nurse

As a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Ms. Henry specializes in Women’s Breast Health. Ms. Henry earned both her Master of Science degree in Nursing and her CRNP certification from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. 

Ms. Henry is a member of various professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Society of Clinical Research Associates and the National Oncology Nursing Society.

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Heather Gosch, CNM

Ms. Gosch is a registered nurse and certified nurse midwife, currently delivering a wide-range of family-centered healthcare services to women and babies in our Birthing Center. Ms. Gosch has extensive experience in maternity care, having helped women prepare for birth for over two decades. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is certified as a nurse midwife by the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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Christian Noble, CNM

Ms. Noble is a certified nurse midwife and registered nurse providing pregnancy, labor, delivery, newborn and postpartum care to women and babies. Before coming to Pocono Medical Center, she worked with underserved women and mothers with high risk pregnancies. Ms. Noble received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. She completed her Master of Science degree in Midwifery at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania. She was awarded a certificate in nurse-midwifery from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

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Shannon Wilson, RN, MSN, CNM

Ms. Wilson is a registered nurse and skilled midwife, delivering an array of high-quality healthcare services to women. Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and neonatal resuscitation through the American Heart Association. She is certified as a nurse midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

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