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Deaconess Hospitalists

What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. These doctors serve as your hospital physician, working closely with your personal physician, to care for you during your stay at Deaconess.

By being based at Deaconess, Hospitalists are readily available to monitor your progress and help to overcome any obstacles or setbacks that may arise. By exclusively practicing inpatient medicine, Hospitalists are able to focus on the latest advances in inpatient medicine.

Hospitalist care will benefit you, the patient, by receiving more specialized attention, yet your personal physician will still be involved in your care.

A Partnership With Your Personal Physician

Your personal physician will provide your medical background to the Hospitalist and be kept apprised of progress. The Hospitalist will remain with you through your entire stay, passing along your progress to your personal physician. In the event of an unexpected hospital stay, the Hospitalist would contact your personal physician and arrange to get your information.

Meet Our Physicians 

Nandakishore Akula

Nandakishore Akula, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-7338

Christina Bennett

Christina Bennett, MD

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd. , Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Kurt Bottles

Kurt Bottles, MD, PhD

Hospitalist, Critical Care Medicine

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
519 Harriett St.., Evansville, IN 47710, 812/450-7720

Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
4015 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 2121, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-7720

Elvira Cane

Elvira Cane, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Rama Chilukuri

Rama Chilukuri, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Andrei Croitoru

Andrei Croitoru, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Jamie Davison

Jamie Davison, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Emanuela Didita

Emanuela Didita, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Roxana Donea

Roxana Donea, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Clifford Dotson

Clifford Dotson, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Joseph ElHoujairy

Joseph El-Houjairy, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-7338

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Shauna Funderburk

Shauna Funderburk, PA-C

Physician Assistant , Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-7738

Deaconess Sleep Center - Main
7307 E. Columbia St., Ste. 101, 47715, IN 47715, 812/473-1737

Deaconess Sleep Center - Main
350 W. Columbia St., Ste. 210, Evansville, IN 47710

Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
519 Harriet Street, Evansville, IN 47710, 812/450-7720

Amy Gessford

Amy Gessford, DO

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-7338

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-7338

Susan Gravelyn

Susan Gravelyn, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Ali Hashmi

Ali Hashmi, DO

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Shaukat Iftikhar

Shaukat Iftikhar, MDMyChart

Gastroenterology, Hospitalist

Deaconess Clinic Downtown
421 Chestnut St., Evansville, IN 47713, 812/426-9545

Deaconess Hospital
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/426-9545

Deaconess Gateway Hospital
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/426-9545

Ahmad Karim

Ahmad Karim, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Mathias KolleckII

Mathias Kolleck, II, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Rachel Lackey

Rachel Lackey, MD

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St. , Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Chad Link

Chad Link, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Suganya Manivannan

Suganya Manivannan, MDMyChart

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Joseph Mansour

Joseph Mansour, MD

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47710, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

John Meunier

John Meunier, MD

Hospitalist - Pediatrics, Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Tabassum Parkar

Tabassum Parkar, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Derinbhai Patel

Derinbhai Patel, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-7338

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-7338

Amal Paul

Amal Paul, MD

Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Ramin Rashidian

Ramin Rashidian, DO

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Michael Scheinost

Michael Scheinost, DO, PhD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, 47630, 812/450-2334

Derek Seib

Derek Seib, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 81/450-2334

April Toelle

April Toelle, DO

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Rekha Tummala

Rekha Tummala, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334

Bassam Yousef

Bassam Yousef, MD

Hospitalist

Deaconess Care Group Main
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/450-2334

Deaconess Care Group Gateway
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/450-2334


Hospitalist Mid-Levels

Matt Becker
Matt Becker, PA-C
Physician Assistant 



Jessica Hoesli
Jessica Hoesli, PA-C
Physician Assistant 



Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones, MSN, ACNP

Nurse Practitioner 



Kim Shelton

Kim Shelton, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CMC, CSC
Nurse Practitioner 



Rori Spray
Rori Spray, MSN, APRN, CNRN
Nurse Practitioner 



John Umbach

John Umbach, III, PA-C
Physician Assistant 



Breaha Winiger
Breaha Wininger, ACNP

Nurse Practitioner