WellSpan Medical Education

Leadership & Faculty

Nicholas A. Buckwalter, M.D.

Undergraduate: Eastern Mennonite University
Medical School:  University of Virginia Medical School
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital

Dr. Buckwalter spent his childhood in Tanzania before moving to Virginia for middle and high school. He completed his undergraduate training at Eastern Mennonite University before taking several years in transition, one of which was spent back in Tanzania teaching at a nursing school. He went to the University of Virginia for medical school and completed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital in 2014, He has worked with WellSpan ever since. Currently, he splits his time between seeing patients in Rothsville, PA and serving as a preceptor in both residency clinics. He enjoys outpatient medicine as well as the teaching aspect that working directly with the residents provides. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. He finds satisfaction in the simplicity of life and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. He has some fruit trees, a garden, and chickens in his backyard and especially enjoys the warmer months of the year.

Abdul Waheed, M.D. Program Director
LaJoy Gundrum, B.S., B.A. Program Coordinator
Muhammad Nausherwan Khan, M.D. Associate Program Director
Ricky Heath, M.D., C.A.O.Q. CAOQ Faculty Geriatrics Faculty
Aaron B. Lane, MD Core Family Medicine Faculty
Syed M. Atif, M.D. Core Family Medicine Faculty
Thiri Bickel, M.D., M.P.H. Core Family Medicine Faculty
Nora K. Callinan, M.D. Director of Behavioral Health & Core Faculty
James A. Nicholson, M.D., M.S.C.E. Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics & Core Faculty
Susan Medalie, D.O. Director of Osteopathic Education & Core Faculty
Jason Assalita, D.O. Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine & Core Faculty
Jennifer Lee, D.O. Family Medicine Preceptor
Katelyn M. Shoe, MD Family Medicine Preceptor
Victoria A. Brown, M.D. Family Medicine Preceptor
W. Thomas Merchant, D.O. Family Medicine Preceptor
Elizabeth Muhiire-Ntaki, MD Medical Director of Quality & Innovation
Jane Zendarski, DO Osteopathic Family Medicine & Core Faculty
Paul A. Botros, M.D. Site Director 4th Street Clinic & Core Faculty
Nicholas A. Buckwalter, M.D. Site Director ELCO Clinic & Core Faculty
Julie Roth Practice Manager
Regina Singh Secretary

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