Jefferson Regional Women’s Health Services Expands with Addition of Fifth Gynecologist

Thomas J. Cunningham, MD, Joins Anthony F. Gentile, MD, and Associates

Women’s Health Services at Jefferson Regional Medical Center continues to grow with the addition of a fifth gynecologist. John Dempster, president and CEO, announced that Thomas J. Cunningham, MD, has joined the practice of Anthony Gentile, MD and Associates.

Dr. Cunningham previously was an attending physician at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Maryland. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Cunningham specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgery results in much faster patient recovery times, very small aesthetic incisions that are barely noticeable, and significantly decreased patient discomfort requiring less analgesic pain medications, he said.

“Throughout my career, I have come to learn that minimally invasive surgery is a team approach. In addition to a skilled surgeon and anesthesiologist, the successful completion of any surgical procedure requires a dedicated support team and access to advanced surgical technology; all of which equates to significantly enhanced women’s health services.  Jefferson Regional’s new state-of-the art operating suites will allow these procedures to be completed in an excellent setting where the main goal is to achieve the best outcome possible for all our patients,” Dr. Cunningham stated.

“I’m extremely excited to become a provider of Women’s Health Services at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Joining Dr. Gentile’s expanded practice and the Jefferson family will allow me fulfill my lifetime commitment of delivering quality and compassionate health care to the female patient and becoming part of a community that I truly enjoy.”

Dr. Cunningham sees patients in the three convenient locations:

  • Suite 575, South Hills Medical Building
    575 Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Hills
  • Suite 108, Jefferson Regional Bethel Park Campus
    1000 Higbee Drive, Bethel Park
  • 3212 Main Street, Munhall

He joins Dr. Gentile and three other gynecologists in the group: John Alexander Sunyecz, MD; Lawrence J. Glad, MD; and Christine B. Wilson, MD.

Dr. Gentile said that “with the addition of Dr Cunningham, and Drs. Glad, Wilson, and Sunyecz, we are now in a position to offer expert basic and advanced gynecological care in a community setting. These advancements offer obvious advantages to the residents of the South Hills and Mon Valley.”

Also joining Dr. Gentile’s practice as gynecology physician assistant is Jennifer Erny, PA-C. Jennifer earned her Master of Physician Assistant and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degrees at Duquesne University. She previously worked as a cardiology PA and electrophysiology PA at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

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