Meet Our Providers

Dr. Dana Shanis Board Certified Gynecologist 

Dana Shanis M.D. is a Board Certified Gynecologist and active researcher at the National Institutes of Health. She joins us from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she honed her procedural skills, and was active in medical student and resident education. 

Dr. Shanis received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She attended fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where she studied the gynecologic care of cancer survivors and other medically-complicated women. Since fellowship, Dr. Shanis has remained involved in her research, publishing articles and presenting at meetings and conferences across the country. In 2011, she was honored with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Cervical Cancer Prevention Award for her work with cancer survivors.

Dr. Shanis provides individualized care to women through all stages of life and strives to educate and empower each patient to be active in her healthcare decisions.

See Dr. Shanis' CV.

Allison Andrews Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Allison_gradientsm.pngAllison Andrews, WHNP, is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her career as a nurse began at Kennedy University Hospital Emergency Department where she has spent five years providing urgent and emergent medical care to all patient populations. While working in the ED, she expanded her background and was on staff as a labor and delivery nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Allison gained outstanding clinical experience in gynecology, obstetrics, urogynecology, breast and gynecologic oncology and graduated from Drexel University with her Master’s of Science in Nursing. Allison is a member of The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health's and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Allison is excited to join Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center and is dedicated to building an open and trusting relationship with her patients. She believes in empowering women through education and encourages women to take an active participation in their healthcare.

Dr. Monica Duvall Board Certified Family Physician

Monica Duvall, M.D., is a board certified family physician with over 10 year experience. She joins us from the University of Pennsylvania Health System where she practiced medicine and held a faculty position.

Dr. Duvall received her Doctorate in Medicine from Temple University’s School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and received a general honors certificate. Her professional interests include: preventive medicine as well as women’s medicine.

Dr. Duvall is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and The Union League of Philadelphia  Dr. Duvall currently resides in Gladwyne section with her husband.

See Dr. Duvall's CV.

Elizabeth Galbrecht Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Galbrecht, MSN, AGNP-C, WHNP-BC, is a dual board-certified Adult-Gerontology and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale School of Nursing and joins Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center from a community health center in New Haven, Connecticut, where she has spent two years providing primary care and gynecologic services to her own panel of patients.  Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth received her Bachelor's degree in biology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and then went on to spend two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique.  It was during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer that she was exposed to the unique complexities of women's health needs and decided to pursue a career path that would allow her to help women meet their own health goals by providing high-quality and patient-centered care.  While obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale, Elizabeth worked as a Registered Nurse at a family planning clinic and was also involved in several student organizations.  She directed the reproductive health department at a student-run free clinic, co-directed a student organization that provided free diabetes and hypertension screening to patrons of a local soup kitchen, and was actively involved in a student organization that advocates for the inclusion of reproductive health education and training in nursing schools around the country.  Elizabeth is especially interested in gynecology, reproductive and sexual health, and family planning.  She is also experienced in providing preventive medicine, chronic disease management, and full-scope primary care.  She is looking forward to providing all of these services to the patients of Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center.

Dr. Maria Mazzotti Board Certified Physician

Maria Mazzotti, D.O., is a board certified physician with over 15 years of experience. Patients describe her as “caring, professional and compassionate” Prior to joining our practice, she practiced at Penn Care’s Spruce Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mazzotti received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Between 1996 and 1997, she also held the position of Chief Resident of Family Medicine at PCOM. Her professional interests include: family medicine and community health.

Dr. Mazzotti is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and children.

See Dr. Mazzotti's CV.

Catherine McGinty Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Catherine D. McGinty, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She attended Villanova University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing as well as completed their Navy ROTC program. After graduating with her Bachelors degree, she went on to work on an inpatient surgical floor at the Naval Medical Center of San Diego where she provided care to wounded warriors, other military personnel and their families. She deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait where she provided emergency and general medicine to deployed troops and defense contractors. After serving in Kuwait, she went on to serve two years at the United States Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where she was Charge Nurse. During this time, she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding training and implementation of hospital wide electronic medical record system ensuring, training compliance as well as a smooth transition.  In 2013, she went on to receive her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While working toward her Masters of Science degree, Catherine held a staff nurse position at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She joins us from CVS Minute Clinic after working there as a Family Nurse Practitioner, where she performed routine services such as physical assessments, vaccinations and diagnosing and treating illnesses. 

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She brings the Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center a great deal of experience and hopes to offer her patient’s the finest in medical care.

Dr. Lauren O'Brien Board Certified Family Physician

Lauren O’Brien, M.D., is a board certified family physician with years of experience. She joins us from Hatboro Medical Associates where she practiced family medicine for the past 5 years. Patients describe her as professional and personable.

Dr. O’Brien received her Doctorate in Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at York Hospital where she held Chief Resident position. While completing her residency at York Hospital, she received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award. Her professional interests include: women’s health and dermatologic procedures.

Dr. O’Brien is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Abington Hospital Medical Staff.

See Dr. O'Brien's CV.

Dr. Jillian Rowbotham Board Certified Internist

Jillan Rowbotham, D.O., a board certified internist, was first exposed to medicine while volunteering for Hospice of Lansing during her third year of college, and it was a life-changing experience that made her want to become a doctor. She went on to earn her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her training in Internal Medicine at Main Line Health’s Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania where she was one of the top residents in her program “Dr. Rowbotham remains one of our best residents. She is absolutely dedicated to the well-being of her patients and is a wonderful communicator with patients and their families.” Dr.  Rowbotham’s schedule began filling up weeks in advance with women patients and this gave her the experience and solid grounding to focus on women’s health. Her professional interests include gastroenterology, weight management, nutrition and food policy.

Dr. Rowbotham completed her undergraduate work at Michigan State University, earning a B.S. in Human Biology with High Honors. Prior to completing her residency training, Dr. Rowbotham volunteered to travel to Guayaquil, Ecuador where she assisted in reconstructive surgeries.

Dr. Rowbotham is the co-founder of Physicians for Humanity; and is also an active member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, The Obesity Society and has been awarded the William Dickerson Memorial Award. As an undergraduate, she was also selected as the Academic Woman of the Year.

See Dr. Rowbotham's CV.

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