Physicians Leadership

Chief Medical Officer

Lawrence Kay, M.D., FAAFP is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Empath Health. As a key member of the executive team, Dr. Kay oversees all medical programs throughout the organization, providing clinical strategic direction and managing all physicians throughout Empath Health’s integrated network of care. He is a board-certified family physician with extensive patient care and health care management experience. Most recently, Dr. Kay was senior medical director for Clinical Services at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he managed Medical Policy and Quality. Prior to that, he served as CMO for Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, a largely commercial managed care plan owned by an integrated delivery system in Madison, Wisc. Dr. Kay earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then completed the UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and later on the National Institute for Program Director Development fellowship program.

Our Physicians

Kristen Berlin, MD
Ann Marie Cholwski, MD
Catherine Covington, DO
David Doeringer, DO
Juan Escobales, MD
Sayyed Hussain, MD
Tahirih Jensen, DO
Jasmin Jerez-Marte, MD
Alanna Kaplan, DO
Janet Keating, MD
Alexandra S. Owens, MD
Karla Pope, MD
Amy Post-Grady, DO
Jeff Prosser, MD
Michele Salvat, MD
Adria Stephens, MD
Leslie Stevens, MD
Mary Waechter, MD
Susan Wehr, MD


Lori Burckhardt, ARNP
Mary Lynn Guarino, ARNP
Allison Fromm, ARNP
Barbara Dobron, ARNP
Denise Ward, ARNP
Karen White, ARNP
Katelyn Johnson, ARNP
Lisa Boeger, ARNP
Thao Huynh, ARNP
Eppie Bass, ARNP
Laura Nutzell, ARNP