Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

Jumping girlChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has now made it easier than ever for residents in the Erie County area to have access to specialty care services for pediatric patients and their families. Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Erie offers convenient access to highly skilled specialists from several divisions. Pediatric specialists from these areas will travel to the center to provide outpatient services, including diagnostic evaluations and follow-up care.

New Location

Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Erie has moved to its permanent home at Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot.

2016 Anticipated Schedule

Note this is the anticipated schedule. Specialists generally are at the facility on the days listed below, however, appointments may not be available each day. 

Wednesday and Friday

Monday, Wednesday

Monday through Friday

General and Thoracic Surgery

Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday

Pulmonary Medicine

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 814-877-8701.


Please call the physician's office to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment. Referral/authorization from referring physician may need to be obtained for office visits.

Doctors and Staff

Meet the specialists who are close to home at Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Erie.

Pediatric Allergy

Allyson Larkin, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Amanda Flint, MD
Luigi Garibaldi, MD
Nursen Gurtunca, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Maria Clavell, MD
John Eisses, MD, PhD
Dale King, MD

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Kelly M. Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Barbara Gaines, MD
George Gittes, MD
Aviva L. Katz, MD
Marcus Malek, MD, FAAP
Kevin Mollen, MD
Michael Morowitz, MD
Douglas Potoka, MD
Ward Richardson, MD
Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD

Pediatric Nephrology

Christina Nguyen, MD

Child Neurology

Catalina Cleves-Bayon, MD
Yoshimi Sogawa, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Nicole Kellner, PA-C
Jackie Smith, PA-C
Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD
Samantha Wheeler, PA-C

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Jonathan Spahr, MD
Daniel Weiner, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children Erie

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC offers pediatric orthopaedic services in cooperation with Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie. Services are provided by James Roach, MDPatrick Bosch, MD; Steven Mendelson, MD; and Ozgur Dede, MD. For more information, call 814-875-8700.

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, 2nd Floor
1645 West 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505

118 East 2nd Street
Erie, PA 16507