Premier Medical Associates Welcomes New Providers

PITTSBURGH, PA — April 19, 2013 — Premier Medical Associates (PMA) has announced that several new providers are joining the Premier team, which is focused on providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. The company now has more than 90 providers.

The following providers have recently joined Premier:

Kamal Amin, M.D., M.P.H., joins the infectious disease team at its office at 2550 Mosside Boulevard, Suite 314, Monroeville. Dr. Amin received a master of public health from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the United Kingdom and a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan. He served as an internal medicine resident at the Detroit Medical Center and has worked at numerous hospitals in Pittsburgh.

David Baker, M.D., M.P.H., will be part of Premier’s new specialty in ophthalmology and will be based at Premier’s Forest Hills location. Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. He did his residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Elizabeth Cabrera, D.O., is joining Premier’s hospital medicine team as a hospitalist. Dr. Cabrera is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Colin Conway, M.D., is joining Premier’s surgery division and is currently completing training at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Conway received his degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He is active with the American Red Cross Disaster Services.

Lisa Kwisnek-Lamantia, M.D., is joining Premier’s hospital medicine team as a hospitalist. Prior to joining PMA, Dr. Kwisnek-Lamantia was with Conemaugh Physician Group as a hospitalist and is a graduate of James Madison University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lindsey Lear, O.D., F.A.A.O., is an optometrist joining Premier’s ophthalmology team in Forest Hills. Prior to joining Premier, Dr. Lear was a primary care optometrist with Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Pittsburgh. She received her degree at Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia.

Ken McGaffin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., sees patients for internal medicine and cardiology in Penn Crossing. Dr. McGaffin received degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh and was a clinical fellow in cardiovascular disease with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been a member of the UPMC Presbyterian-Montifiore Hospital cardiology staff as well as UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital and Heart Center in Pittsburgh.

Gaya Muthukrishnan, M.D., joins Premier’s hospital medicine team as a hospitalist. Dr. Muthukrishnan is a graduate of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore with a bachelor of medicine and a bachelor of surgery. She served as an internal medicine resident with the Western Reserve Care System and as a hospitalist at the Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, Pa.

Phalgun Prativadi, M.D., will join Premier’s infectious disease team and is currently a fellow in the department of infectious disease at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Prativadi is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine and Penn State University.

Rashmi Yadav, M.D. is joining Premier’s hospital medicine team as a hospitalist. Dr. Yadav is a clinical assistant professor with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Critical Care Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Yadav was a resident in internal medicine at UPMC McKeesport and is a graduate of B.J. Medical College in Pune, India.

About Premier Medical Associates

Premier Medical Associates is the largest multispecialty practice in the greater Pittsburgh area. A physician-led practice, Premier is committed to a model of care that provides the highest quality care at the lowest cost. As an example, Premier’s model has shown proven results with its diabetic patients, who are 48 percent less likely than the national average to be admitted to the hospital.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of more than 90 providers in 10 convenient locations and offers specialties that include asthma/allergy/immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general and breast surgery, hospital medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology, rheumatology and sleep medicine. With more than 300 employees, the company touches the lives of more than 100,000 patients. For more information about our philosophy of health care, team of providers, locations and job openings, please go to or call 412-457-0060.