Faculty Profiles

Dale A. Patterson, M.D., FAAFP – Program Director

College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 2000, 2007
Email: dpatterson@memorialresidency.com

As Director, Dr. Patterson leads the faculty team in planning and implementing the goals of the residency program. After completing his residency training and serving as Chief Resident at Memorial, Dr. Patterson served in the U.S. Air Force and taught at a military and a civilian residency program. He returned to Memorial and joined the faculty in 2007. He maintains a practice at the E. Blair Warner Family Medicine Center.

Dr. Patterson has authored several book chapters and articles. He is an editor for the third edition of Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy as secretary/treasurer. He enjoys marathon running and coaching his kid’s track and baseball teams. He and his wife, Amy, have a son and a daughter.

Thomas Sutula, M.D., – Senior Associate Director

College: Harvard University
Law School: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008
Certificate of Added Qualifications: Sports Medicine (1995, 2005)
Email: tsutula@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Sutula joined the program in 1993 and is a Team Leader in the Family Practice Center. He has extensive experience with both emergency and occupational medicine. In addition, he teaches two graduate level courses at Indiana University South Bend, "Health Services Delivery and the Law," and "Principle of Health Systems Management and Policy Development."

Dr. Sutula and his wife, Nanci, have five children and live in the country near Bristol, Ind. He is also the head baseball coach at Holy Cross College.

Janel Charlton, M.D., – Faculty

College: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 2012
Email: jcharlton@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Charlton joined the Family Medicine Residency Program in 2012. She draws on her experiences as a former Chief Resident to help her connect with the current residents and aide in their learning and development. She has a special interest in obstetrics and inpatient medicine.

Dr. Charlton and her husband, David, enjoy traveling, watching college football, playing board games and winning Euchre tournaments.

Anton Crepinsek, M.D., – Associate Director

College: Southern Illinois University
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 1989, 1995, 2002, 2009
Email: acrepinsek@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Crepinsek came to the Family Medicine Residency Program after five years of military medicine in the U.S. Air Force and 16 years of private practice, which included obstetrics. He has a special interest in dermatology and pediatrics.

He is an avid runner and has run several marathons. He is also one of the elders of his church where he teaches and conducts biblical counseling.

Joyce Dunfee, Ph.D., – Director, Behavioral Science

College: Indiana University
Graduate School: University of Notre Dame
Internship: Jerry Pettis Veterans Hospital, Loma Linda, CA
Certified Health Service Provider in Psychology: 1989
Appointment: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Notre Dame
Email: jdunfee@memorialresidency.com

After 15 years in private practice in the South Bend community, Dr. Dunfee joined the faculty in June 2002. Her areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression and health psychology.

In addition to a limited clinical practice, she teaches interpersonal communication skills and the diagnosis and treatment of psychological issues. She also serves as a resource for residents as they face the stresses of training.

Dr. Dunfee and her husband, Joe, live in South Bend and enjoy golf, travel and time with their children.

Kenneth Elek, M.D., FAAFP – Faculty

College: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003
Email: kelek@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Elek joined the Family Medicine Residency Program in December 1997, after 12½ years in group practice at Ireland Road Medical Group. Over the 13 years he worked full time at the residency program, he led the implementation of the electronic health record and numerous other technological advances. He continues to teach as a faculty member, in addition to his primary role as Chief Medical Information Officer for Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He represents the residency program and the hospital in the community with a weekly call-in television spot and is active in the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians as the Speaker of the Congress of Delegates.

Dr. Elek enjoys basketball and golf and is active in his church. He and his wife, Linda, have three adult children. The Eleks are lifelong residents of South Bend.

 

 

Tina Jennings, M.D., – Associate Director

College: Gonzaga University
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: 2014
Email: kjennings@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Jennings joined the faculty in 2014 after graduating from residency here and serving as Vice Chief. During her time here she did an away rotation in Zambia, Africa and has a special interest in International Medicine and developing a curriculum at Memorial. She also has a special interest in Woman’s Health, OB and resident morale.

Dr. Jennings and her husband, Brandon, enjoy traveling, spending time with their 2 dogs, Finny and Macha, running and game nights.

 

 

Marion Mahone, M.D., - Academic Hospitalist

College: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Graduate Work: Masters in Public Affairs with concentration in Health Service Management (IU South Bend, 2014)
Board Certified: 2013
Email: mmahone@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Mahone joined the Memorial Faculty in 2014 after completing her fellowship in Health Service Management in conjunction with the residency and Indiana University. She is a full-time academic hospitalist with the program, and is excited to work with residents and medical students throughout the year.

Dr. Mahone is originally from Detroit, MI. She enjoys traveling, poker, trivia, board game nights, and has high hopes to get better at playing the piano and/or the guitar.

Linda Mansfield, M.D., – Associate Director

College: University of Dayton
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 2005, 2012
Email: lmansfield@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Mansfield returned to Memorial in 2011 after practicing in a busy private practice in Ohio doing family medicine and sports medicine for 10 years. In addition to teaching in the residency she also sees patients at the Memorial Sports Medicine Institute. She is the team physician for Washington High School and the IUSB volleyball team. She enjoys providing medical coverage for various sporting events and precepting residents and fellows in doing so.

Linda and her husband, Jeff, have four children. She enjoys watching and coaching their sporting events and boating with her family as well.

Gerald Morris, M.D., – Faculty

College: Indiana University South Bend
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 2013
Email: gmorris@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Morris joined the Memorial Faculty in 2013 after graduating from the residency program. In addition to his work with Memorial's residency, he maintains a full-time outpatient practice with his tribe, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He enjoys both inpatient and outpatient medicine.

Dr. Morris and his wife, Kristin, have three children. They enjoy taking family vacations and watching sporting events together.

Matthew Reed, M.D., - Academic Hospitalist

College: Southern Illinois University
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 2014
Email: mreed@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Reed joined the Family Medicine Residency Program as an academic hospitalist in 2014. He is joining the faculty right out of residency, and works primarily in the hospital, staffing the medicine service, and seeing a hospitalist panel. He has particular interest in inpatient medicine.

Dr. Reed enjoys traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, and the outdoors.

Robert J. Riley, M.D., M.S. Ed. – Associate Director

College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Graduate Work: Master of Science-Education, University of Southern California
Board Certified: 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005
Certificate of Added Qualifications: Geriatrics (1992, 2002, 2012) Sports Medicine (1995)
Email: rriley@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Riley served as Program Director from 1992-2010, overseeing the Memorial program during a period of great growth and success. He now focuses on his passion for teaching and remains active in the hands-on teaching of residents and students in multiple settings. In addition, he appears frequently in local television spots and serves on the American Board of Family Medicine’s In-Training Examination Test Committee.

Dr. Riley is an avid symphonic and rock trombonist and enjoys long distance hiking and musical arranging. He and his wife, Lee, have two adult children.

Emily-Rae Singh, M.D., – Associate Director

College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Board Certified: 2008  
Email: esingh@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Emily-Rae Singh is joining our faculty after practicing for the last 4 years in full spectrum, solo rural private practice including operative obstetrics. Prior to this, she worked for two years in Washington at a Community Health Center that specialized in caring for underserved immigrant populations. Her main passions for medicine are in prenatal and maternity care, specifically the joy of ushering new mothers and babies through pregnancy, delivery and the newborn period as a cohesive unit. She also has a passion for studying health care delivery systems and their impact on the physician/patient relationship.

In her free time, Dr. Singh enjoys spending time with her two small daughters and husband. She is also an avid yoga enthusiast, organic vegetable gardener, and music lover.

Randall J. Suttor, M.D., FAAFP – Associate Director, Co-Director Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship

College: Taylor University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Certified: 1986; 1993; 1999, 2006
Email: rsuttor@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Suttor joined the faculty in 1999. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Dr. Suttor worked in a busy rural practice for 10 years. He is involved in the prenatal and obstetrics curriculum and performs obstetrical ultrasounds. He also enjoys teaching procedures, such as vasectomy and colonoscopy. He is a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor.

Dr. Suttor is interested in tropical medicine and in public health in underdeveloped countries, having served in the past as a medical missionary. He coordinates the elective international rotations and continues to enjoy traveling and working abroad. Dr. Suttor is active in his church, enjoys bicycling, water sports, scuba and woodworking. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three sons and a daughter.