Your Laboratory Services Team
In addition to our well-trained, friendly phlebotomists, Middlesex Hospital Laboratory Services has highly-qualified Pathologists on staff to ensure timely, accurate test results.
Beth Anderson, PT, MS, CLT, CKTP
Beth Anderson has worked for Middlesex Hospital since 1991. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, and from Quinnipiac University with a master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice. She has worked in various settings, and has had experience with manual treatment, orthopedics, women's health, wound care, vestibular/ balance, lymphedema, as well as adult neurology and oncology. She has completed her Lymphedema Certification through the Norton School Program. She is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
Rebecca Burrell, MS, CCC-SLP
Rebecca graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Syracuse University in 1998. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Saint Mary’s College in 1996. She has a certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Speech-Language Pathology. She has treated in many settings as a Speech-Language Pathologist including, Acute Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Home Care, and Schools. Areas of expertise include evaluation and treatment of Aphasia, cognitive deficits following an Acquired Brain Injury, Swallowing, Voice Disorders and child language. She received an ACE award for continuing education from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is an Acquired Brain Injury Specialist. Rebecca has lectured at Sacred Heart University and teaches a course on facilitating child language acquisition titled “Little Language Learners,” through the East Haddam Early Childhood Council. Since 2012, she has worked as the inpatient therapy supervisor at Middlesex Hospital. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, baking, hiking, gardening and playing tennis.
Robin Chapin, PT, DPT, MS, cert. MDT
Robin earned a master’s degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions.
She began her career at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, then moved onto an orthopedic practice in Guilford and Visiting Nurses of Essex and Old Saybrook. She has been with Middlesex Hospital for 20 years. She is McKenzie Certified, specializing in treating back and neck pain. In her position as supervisor, she has worked to promote evidenced-based physical, occupational and speech therapy among staff to ensure of the many methods, evaluations and treatments available, the best possible are used for each discipline.
Molly Daniels, PT, DPT, ATC
Molly graduated from Boston University with both her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She began her career as a student at the Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center during her final clinical affiliation, and then joined the team in 2012 working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. During her time as a student, Molly gained experience in various treatment methods, including the McKenzie method of treatment for back and neck injuries. Her past clinical affiliations include work with Boston College football, Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital and the Connecticut Adaptive Rowing Program. Although she enjoys treating all diagnoses, Molly has a special interest in sports related injuries.
Susan Dunn, PT, MBA ,CEAS, cert MDT
Susan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She also holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from UConnn. She has worked for Middlesex Hospital since 1986. Susan has treated patients at all sites across the continuum of care including homecare, the hospital and the various outpatient centers. In addition to patient care, Susan is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and has served as the Ergonomic Consultant for the health system for over seven years. She is also certified in the McKenzie Method of Examination and Treatment of the spine. In addition to her expertise in management of the care of the back and neck, Susan has special interest in early intervention for osteoporosi s and oncology rehabilitation. Susan enjoys speaking to the Middlesex County community about the role of exercise in managing health problems as well as the benefits of physical therapy intervention. She also teaches a class in Water Aerobics at the Middlesex YMCA.
Scott Fidrych, OT, CHT
Scott has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut, and one in Occupational Therapy from the University of Hartford. He has worked for Middlesex Hospital in the outpatient setting since 2002 and has held additional certification in hand therapy for the last 5 years. Scott works primarily with upper extremity orthopedic conditions – from the shoulder to hand. He enjoys problem solving patient’s shoulder pain and rehabilitating rotator cuff repairs. He works full time in our Marlborough office.
When Scott isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his two young children, tending to his gardens and mountain biking.
Kelly Garaventa, PT, MSPT
Kelly received her undergraduate Physical Therapy degree at Quinnipiac College. She then went on to get her Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions specializing in Neurology. Throughout her travels in the United States over the past 14 years, Kelly has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, subacute rehab and home care.
Elizabeth Jones, OT, OTR/L, CLT
Liz graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and Summa Cum Laude honors in 1997. She began her career learning the treatment of upper body orthopedic injuries as a student at the Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center under Linda Grenus, another current Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist of Middlesex Hospital. She then gained knowledge working in a challenging acute care and inpatient rehab setting at The Hospital of Saint Raphael’s in New Haven for over seven years. In addition, she has experience working in short-term rehabilitation and home care settings. She returned to the outpatient setting for approximately 7 years where she continued to expand her expertise in treating the upper body. In 2000, Liz began her specialized education in the treatment of Lymphedema. In 2011, she was awarded a certification in the treatment of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy by The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She returned to her roots at Middlesex Hospital in 2011.
When she is not working, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl.
Kathy Kattman, PT, DPT, ATC
Kathy graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in ’91 She later received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2010. She has been working at Middlesex hospital since 2005. Kathy has a background in neurology, general rehabilitation as well as orthopedics. Over the years, Kathy has had experience working in many physical therapy settings such as acute care, outpatient, and home care. Gaining experience in each of these areas has enabled Kathy to have a more complete “medical picture” her patients.
Kathy has had extensive training in manual therapy techniques, back pain and is trained in vestibular rehabilitation. Her areas of special interest include arthritis, knee pain and neurological diagnosis. Kathy enjoys helping her patients to improve their quality of life. She feels it is important to spend one-on-one time with her patients to ensure all of their questions are answered to the best of her ability. Kathy is active in her community as a cub scout leader and member of the local swim team board. Additionally, she has spoken in the community on arthritis. In her free time Kathy enjoys swimming, biking and surfing with her family.
Daniel Ludwig, PT, cert. MDT
Daniel has been a physical therapist working for Middlesex Hospital since 2000 and is currently the Senior Therapist at the Essex rehab site. Daniel is especially interested in rehabilitation of orthopedic disorders both pre and post-surgically. He is a McKenzie Certified Therapist specializing in evaluation and treatment of neck and back disorders. Daniel is also a certified kinesiotaping provider and has experience in evaluation/fabrication of custom foot orthoses. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY.
Michelle Mayer, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Michelle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She has been practicing as a physical therapist and athletic trainer since 1992 and has experience working with the orthopedic patients and sport medicine injuries. Additionally, Michelle is certified in treating lymphedema patients and can help patients who have challenges due to wounds or have undergone treatment for cancer.
Brian Pawlow, PT, cert MDT, CCRP, CKTP
Brian received his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford. He has been with Middlesex Hospital since 2002. He is certified in the McKenzie Method of Examination of the spine and extremities, and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee. He is also certified as a Kinesio Taping Practioner. When not working with human patients, he enjoys spending time with his own dogs, and helping other people participate in the rehabilitation of their pets.
John Rossi, PT, DPT, MS, cert. MDT
John received his Master of Science degree from Springfield College where he also competed on the swimming and diving team. He then obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. John has also continued to advance his knowledge and expertise in his field by becoming certified in the McKenzie Method of Examination and Treatment of the Spine. Beyond these accomplishments, he is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is an Accredited Clinical Educator. John enjoys talking to community groups and offering educational sessions on topics related to how physical therapy can play a role in health and well being.
Kristen Seseske, OT, OTR/L, CHT
Kristen graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001. She has worked in many settings including an inpatient/outpatient behavioral health center and a sub-acute rehab facility. She then became interested in further specializing her skills in hand therapy and began working closely with a hand surgeon in Waterbury. Two years later, she started working for Middlesex Hospital and received her Hand Therapy Certification in 2007. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, Kristen works with patients with hand and upper extremity problems to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity, or offer post-operative rehabilitation.
Mary Stanwicks, MS, CCC-SLP
Mary holds a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. Mary is trained in the completion of Modified Barium Swallow studies (MBS) and the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She has practiced in the acute care setting for nearly 15 years and also has experience in sub-acute rehabilitation. Mary also works in the outpatient setting.
Paulette Swanson, PT, DPT, MS, cert. MDT
Paulette began her career at Middlesex Hospital as a student therapist from the University of Connecticut, and performed her student affiliation at the Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center. Afterwards, she stayed on board and worked in the acute inpatient setting at the hospital for a few years before branching out into the outpatient setting. She worked in the Cromwell, Essex and Marlborough offices as she completed her Master’s in Neuroscience. Paulette then returned to the Outpatient Center and, working as an aquatic therapist, enjoyed treating patients in the pool at the YMCA. Paulette then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and became a supervisor of Rehabilitation Services at the Outpatient Center. She earned her certification from the McKenzie Institute and specializes in back and neck treatments. She is now the Administrative Director of the department.
Brian Taber, PT, MSPT, DPT
Brian received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. He obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. Brian has worked for the hospital as a physical therapist since 2005 and has continued to advance his knowledge and expertise by completing many continuing education courses in biomechanical foot examination and orthotic casting, certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, and working towards certification in the McKenzie Method of examination and treatment of the spine. Brian enjoys bringing his knowledge to the community with educational sessions on topics related to how physical therapy can play a role in health and well being.
Linda Talbott, PT, MS, CSCS, cert. MDT
Linda has worked for Middlesex Hospital since the 1970s. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She worked for many years in Middlesex Hospital’s outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program and now has a special interest in treating pulmonary patients. She had a sports medicine office for four years at the Valley-Shore YMCA in Westbrook and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Linda is certified as a McKenzie Method practitioner. She also has worked for many years as an aquatic physical therapist, using the warm water pool in the Valley-Shore YMCA for patients with arthritis, chronic back and post-operative total joint replacement surgeries to begin – or supplement – their rehabilitation in the water. She has taken continuing education courses in lower extremity biomechanics and does custom foot orthotics for patients who need more than an over-the-counter support for inside their shoes.
Claudette Taylor, PT, MS
Claudette earned both her Bachelor of Science and an Advanced Master’s degree in Orthopedics from Quinnipiac University. She began her career in the Philadelphia area, gaining experience at an acute care trauma center with a hospital-based outpatient orthopedic practice. She also spent five years working in the burn unit there. After relocating to Connecticut, she joined Middlesex Hospital in 1989, as supervisor of the shoreline office of the Rehabilitation and Hand Services Department, where she worked with patients in an outpatient office and through home care. Her career at Middlesex has included Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation manager and Home care manager. Committed to staying on top of all the new breakthroughs in her field, she as continued her education with specialty courses including wound care, Cyriax, Mulligan, McKenzie method, neurological disorders, vestibular and balance training. She enjoys working with a variety of patient ages and diagnoses, and believes that her diverse clinical skills are the key to providing high-quality care to all of her patients.
Patrice Thomas, PT, MSPT
Patrice has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She has been a physical therapist since 2005, with specialties including oncology rehabilitation and treating patients with lymphedema. In 2010 she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She especially enjoys teaching patients about ways that they can manage their conditions on their own, finding it very rewarding to be able to help people regain their independence and improve their quality of life. Patrice also works as an aquatic therapist instucting pool therapy at the YMCA.
Shawn Tycz, PT, MPT
Shawn graduated in 1999 from American International College with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She began working at Collette physical therapy, a small Orthopedic private practice for 2 years. She then spent the next 7 years at UCONN, in a much larger setting, to expand on her interest in sports medicine. She has been with Middlesex Hospital in the outpatient center since 2008. She enjoys treating many different diagnoses, and has completed continuing education courses at the Institute of Manual Therapy, along with courses for Mulligan, and McKenzie treatment techniques. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, running, and doing yoga.
Kristin Whittaker, MOTR/L, CLT
Kristin has been employed at Middlesex Hospital since 2006. She graduated from Springfield College in 2003 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Rehabilitation Studies. She continued her studies at Springfield College and in 2005 she graduated with a Master’s of Education in Occupational Therapy. Kristin received a Certificate in the Upper Quarter from Drexel University in 2009. In September of 2011, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Kristin works with patients with upper extremity problems in order to improve his/her function and return to daily activities. She has special interest in oncology rehabilitation and orthopedic conditions. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family, running, and traveling.
Barton C. Kenney, M.D.
Dr. Kenney is certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency and chief residency at Yale, as well as a fellowship in Gastrointestinal, Hepatic and Pancreatobiliary Pathology. Dr. Kenney is also Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine.
Jonathan D. Levine, M.D.
Dr. Levine is Chair of the Department of Pathology, Medical Director of the Laboratory, and President of the Medical Staff. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and in the subspecialty of Cytopathology. He is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Joseph P. Semple, M.D.
Dr. Semple is board certified by the American Board of Pathology/Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Dr. Semple is a Senior Attending physician at Middlesex Hospital.
Nathan C. Walk, M.D.
Dr. Walk is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He is subspecialty boarded by the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology in Dermatopathology. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and completed his residency and fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis.