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ABOUT VINEYARD MEDICAL CARE
Serving our community for 40 years
Gerald Yukevich, md
Dr. Yukevich graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard and a BA in English Literature from Princeton. He spent the first ten years of his medical career as an emergency room physician in a variety of Massachusetts mainland hospitals. He now lives in Vineyard Haven having spent 7 seven years in our hospital’s emergency room. He joined Dr. Michael Jacobs in Vineyard Medical Services in 2006 and joined Vineyard Medical Care in 2014. In 2014 and again in 2015 and 2016 Dr. Yukevich was voted the Island’s Best Primary Care Physician. His interests range from the prevention and treatment of tick-borne illnesses, to the Vineyasrd Playhouse where he serves on the board, as well as writes and performs. He plays the piano and violin, reads Pushkin in its original Russian, etc.
KATHLEEN KOEHLER, MD
Dr. Koehler received her undergraduate degree at Wellseley College and went on to receive her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of medicine. She did her residency at New England Deaconess Hospital and a gastroenterology fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center. She practiced on the Island from 1994 to 2004 and served on the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s Board of Trustees. She subsequently served for 12 years at Cape Cod Hospital before joining Vineyard Medical Care in 2015.
JAMES WOLFF, MD
Dr. Wolff received a B.A. from Harvard College, a B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, a M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a M.A.T. and M.P.H. from Harvard University. He is a board certified emergency physician and pediatrician, and an associate professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). Dr. Wolff’s areas of interest in global health include use of information technologies for education, infectious disease, maternal and child health, emergency medicine, leadership and management. In 2007 he received the Community Clinician of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. In 2013 he received the Norman Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching from Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Wolff has been coming to the Island since he was 14 and has been a part time member of the Vineyard Medical Care Staff since 2012.
Ilene Klein, MD
Dr. Klein received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency training at Brown University’s Department of Family Medicine. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Klein began her primary care practice here on Martha’s Vineyard, initially at the Hospital and ultimately as a fully-subscribed private practice physician. She also served the Island as Duke’s County’s first Associate Health Commissioner. She subsequently journeyed to California where she directed Qualcomm’s worldwide employee healthcare program and helped pioneer the development of wellness-linked telemetric medicine. She was a Commissioner of the Vitality Institute which published the 2014 report entitled “Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working age Americans.” Dr. Klein returned part time to our Island and to part time practice with Vineyard Medical Care in 2016.
SUE McSWEENEY, NP
Sue McSweeney, as resident of Oak Bluffs and a seasonal resident of Hawaii, has a BSN in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a MSN in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, also at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has had extensive experience in critical care nursing in the Boston area as well as around the world. She also had extensive outpatient primary care experience as an NP provider and educator. She enjoys seeing walk-in patients at VMC.
Hannah Nichols, NP
Hannah Nichols received her RN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015 and is continuing there in a Family Nurse Practitioner program, with graduation projected for the summer of 2017. She has served the Vineyard in multiple capacities. In 2012, as part of her Masters program in public health, Hannah worked with the Island’s Tick-borne Illness Initiative to document the extent of Island disease, and developed an improved Island-wide disease reporting system. She has also worked with Vineyard Complementary Medicine in West Tisbury and has been the Executive Director of the Chilmark Community Center’s summer children's program since 2013. She joined Vineyard Medical Care in 2016 as an RN and also served in a joint family NP preceptorship with both Vineyard Medical Care and with Martha’s Vineyard Family Planning.
Jill (Virginia) Fall, rn
Jill (Virginia) Fall, RN, joins the Vineyard Medical Care Staff after a long career in nursing at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the Emergency Department and in outpatient Peri-operative Services. She had a BSN from Boston College and is currently a resident of Oak Bluffs. She has extensive experience with the Meditech EMR and has had experience with ICU and CCU nursing. At VMC, she makes use of her extensive experience with patient care and communication.
Medical and Laboratory Assistants
AMANDA BURNS, MA
Amanda Burns graduated from Marthas Vineyard Regional High School in 2003. She received her Medical Assistant degree from the Everest Institute in 2007 and worked as several Boston-area health care facilities including the Beth Israel and Jordan Hospitals. She is glad to be back on Martha's Vineyard with her young family and pleased to be part of the healthcare staff at Vineyard Medical Care.
Ann Stone, EMT
Ann Stone is a Medical Assistant at Vineyard Medical Care. She is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and instructor and continues to work part time for the Tisbury Ambulance Service. Ann lives in Falmouth and joined Vineyard Medical Care in 2016.
Upon arriving at Vineyard Medical Care you will be welcomed by our office staff who will assist you from information intake to booking your next visit. In this capacity we are pleased and proud to have working for us:
Michael D. Loberg, phd
Michael D. Loberg holds a PhD in Chemistry from Washington University and is the President of Vineyard Medical Care and the Chairman of the Vineyard Center for Clinical Research. Dr. Loberg has 17 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery and development, combined with 21 years of experience in senior management positions worldwide, most notably for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1983 to 1995. From 1973 to 1979, Dr. Loberg was also Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. He served as the CEO of Inotek and NitroMed and remains active in biotechnology, currently serving on the boards of IGM Biosciences, ArQule and Kereos.He has served as a Tisbury Health Commissioner since 2009 and is on the board of Vineyard Village at Home. He has served as a board member of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and has co-chaired the Boards of Health Committee on Tick Borne Diseases, a program funded through a five grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He has been a full-time island resident in Vineyard Haven for the past 15 years.
JAMES BUTTERICK, MD
Dr. Jim Butterick graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then did two years of surgical training and two years of anesthesia training before leaving to practice in New Hampshire. He is Board-certified in Anesthesiology. He transitioned to an administrative career in the early 90's and got a Masters in Medical Management from Tulane University. He was a Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for several hospitals in New England, most recently with Cape Cod Healthcare. He has been very active with medical staff credentialing, healthcare quality and safety, and addressing issues of physician performance and behavior. He is a full time resident of Martha's Vineyard and lives in Oak Bluffs.