Our Attendings

Ivelisse Verrico, MD
Program Director, Med-Peds Residency
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Verrico completed her residency training at Brown University after receiving her medical degree from UMDNJ-RWJMS. Before joining the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics practice at AMC in 2006, she held clinical appointments at both St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. She has dedicated her career to teaching and has been actively involved in faculty development as well. Over the years, Dr. Verrico has revamped the Med-Peds academic curriculum. She has pioneered the Med-Peds program’s wellness curriculum as well as advocacy efforts, including developing a series of community health fairs and initiatives for both kids and adults. Most excitingly, Dr. Verrico has been integral in the transformation of the ambulatory practice into a Patient Centered Medical Home. She has had the honor of serving as MPPDA Executive Committee Member Representative for the 2015-2017 term and continues to serve on the MPPDA Recruitment Committee.

In her spare time, she enjoys being a part of the PZP peloton community, training every year for the Boilermaker, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Lindstrom, MD
Division Chief, Med-Peds
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty
Medical Director Bariatric Surgery
Clinical Nutrition

After graduating from the University of Rochester, Dr. Lindstrom came to Albany to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Lindstrom joined the faculty as a Research Clinician in 2004 and conducted a research project on childhood obesity under a grant from New York State. She is also involved in Albany Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program while teaching and maintaining a practice at the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics site. In her spare time she likes to garden, cook and is an avid animal lover (especially cats!)

Hamish Kerr, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACSM
Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Kerr is a 2003 graduate of the Albany Medical College Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. He returned in 2006 after training in Sports Medicine including a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

He has served as head team physician for Siena College for 10 years. He is a team physician for USA Rugby, and World Rugby. He was chosen as a rugby tournament physician for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games and has also had similar roles at the Pan Am Games 2011 in Mexico, the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow 2013 and San Francisco 2018. He is a senior medical educator for World Rugby and was a concussion consultant at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 in England and 2019 in Japan.

Dr. Kerr previously served as the program director for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency (2006-2010). He started a sports medicine fellowship in 2010 and continues to direct this program.  He is currently involved in injury prevention and biomechanics research and he won the 2014 Sports Health T. David Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper. He has published papers and book chapters on various topics including heading in soccer, the rugby tackle, concussion prevention, thoracoabdominal injuries, spine and nerve injuries. He has achieved grant support for his research as the 2018 winner of the American Medical Society Sports Medicine-American College Sports Medicine foundation clinical research award for a protocol titled “Prospective Investigation of Prevention of Concussion in Sports”.

Mae Huo, MD
Associate Program Director, Med-Peds Residency
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty
Pediatric Hospitalist
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Mae Huo is from California and attended the University of California, Berkeley, completing a BA in molecular cell biology with a neurobiology focus and a minor in dance performances. She then received her M.D. degree from Albany Medical College. Subsequently, she stayed for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, acting as Chief Resident during her PGY-4 year. Currently, she is faculty in both the outpatient primary care setting in addition to the pediatric hospitalist group. She is also working on creating a Transition of Care program at Albany Medical Center to assist young adults in moving from the pediatric to the adult care model. Her personal interests include traveling the country with her husband and daughter one day (post COVID) to watch the Dodgers play in different stadiums, eating baked goods, and playing video games with her sister.

Tricia Pelnik-Fecko, MD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Originally from Utica, Dr. Pelnik completed her undergraduate work at Boston College. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at Albany Medical Center after receiving her MD from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Pelnik has a special interest in Adolescent Medicine and Women’s Health. She is in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA and enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three children.

Paul Clay Sorum, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Professor Emeritus 

Dr. Sorum received his MD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and also holds a PhD in history from Harvard University. He is a full Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He teaches evidence-based medicine to medical students around the world and has published extensively on health-related judgment and decision making in collaboration with psychologists here and in France.

Joseph Wayne, MD, MPH, MACP
Third Year Clerkship Director, Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Joseph Wayne, a four-time Outstanding Outpatient Preceptor Golden Apple award winner, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY received his B. S. in Biology from Manhattan College in 1978 and his M.D. degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his residency training at St. Louis University Hospital Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program in 1986. After three years in the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Wayne joined the faculty at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center. While there, he received his MPH from St Louis University School of Public Health in 1994. Dr Wayne served as Associate Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program from 1992 to 1998. In 1998, he accepted the position of Program Director at Georgetown University’s Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program under a Pew Foundation grant for the Partnerships for Quality Education with Kaiser-Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2001, Dr. Wayne accepted the position of Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Albany Medical College in 2001 and was promoted to Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in 2017. Dr. Wayne is also a Master of the American College of Physicians and recent inductee into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons -London (2020). Currently he serves as the Clerkship Director and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine.  Dr. Wayne is the author of Med-U Simple Case (now Aquifer Internal Medicine) and serves on the Editorial Board for Aquifer Internal Medicine as the Assessment Lead.

Personal interests include cooking, photography, the St. Louis Cardinals, and just about any professional sports team from New York.

Kathleen Zabinski-Kramer, MD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Zabinski-Kramer is a native of Albany. She graduated from Siena College and then completed her medical training at Albany Medical College. She then completed her training in the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at Albany Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and has been a practicing full-time clinician for 25 years. Her clinical area of interest is preventive medicine in both children and adults.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, watching baseball, and traveling, especially to Walt Disney World and Cape Cod.

Brady Bowen, DO
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Bowen was born and raised in Utah. He attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Exercise Science and Portuguese. He received his DO degree from UNTHSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College’s Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency where he also completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He has a passion for learning, clinical care and education and has joined as faculty with the medical college where he will be teaching students, residents and fellows.  His professional interests also include sports and exercise science, musculoskeletal care, team and event coverage, and the use of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound.

Deborah Light, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Light attended medical school at the University of Rochester. She then graduated from our Med-Peds residency program in 2013 and continued her training with our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. She has joined the AMC Sports Medicine faculty where she has the opportunity to teach future Sports Medicine fellows and Med-Peds residents. Her professional interests include teaching medical students and residents, biomechanics/concussion research and providing event coverage for impact sports such as boxing and various forms of mixed martial arts.

Daniel Lavelle, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Lavelle was trained in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at AMC. He received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics with research focused in computational biology at the University of Virginia.  He mainly sees students at AMC Student Health Services, but also sees patients for urgent visits within our office. He has a special interest in bettering our approach to primary care as we approach a new era of genomics. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family of four children who keep him very busy and happy.

Danielle Wales, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Clinical Faculty

Originally from Queens, NY, Dr. Wales completed her BS in Biology with a minor in chemistry from Boston College.  She attended medical school at Albany Medical College, becoming one of the first medical students to earn a combined MD/MPH degree in conjunction with the University at Albany. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics in 2014, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. After a year serving as an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Hospitalist in Fishersville, Virginia, she returned to the Capital Region in 2015. Her clinical interests include preventive medicine, immunizations and quality improvement.  In her spare time, she enjoys visiting national parks, hiking, rooting for the Mets and the BC Eagles, playing trivia, and spending time with her family.