Our Staff

Melanie B. Schatz, M.D.

Dr. Melanie B. Schatz is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a member of the staff at Main Line OBGYN since 2006, providing patients with state-of-the-art care for a wide range of conditions. She also holds staff appointments at Paoli Hospital.

Dr. Schatz graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and received her medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. She then completed internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received an Excellence in Teaching Award.

As a proficient and well-respected physician, Dr. Schatz is a member of several prominent medical organizations including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. Her work has appeared in several publications, presentations and research studies regarding developments in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

 

Anne L. Bussard, M.D.

Dr. Anne L. Bussard is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a valuable member of the staff at Main Line OB/GYN since 2008. She also holds appointments at Paoli Hospital.

Dr. Bussard received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vassar College. She then received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, where she was a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society and received the Senior OB/GYN Award. She completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she received the Senior Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

She has been active in research and has had several publications and presentations in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Actively involved in the medical community, she is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American Medical Association and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

 

Radhika P. Kakarla, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Radhika P. Kakarla has over 10 years of practice experience and is a valuable member of our team at Main Line OBGYN. She also holds affiliations at nearby hospitals, including Paoli Hospital.

Dr. Kakarla graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, followed by her medical degree at LSU School of Medicine as part of a six-year accelerated program. During medical school, Dr. Kakarla was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and recipient of the Senior OBGYN Award. She then completed her internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

As a highly skilled and well-respected physician, Dr. Kakarla is a member of several prominent medical organizations, including:

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Junior Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association

 

Eileen F. Carpenter, CRNP

Eileen F. Carpenter has been a valuable member of the Main Line OBGYN team since 1992, currently serving as a Certified Nurse Practitioner and our Office Manager. Ms. Carpenter performs gynecological exams and is the head nurse for in-office procedures. In addition to her nursing duties, she also manages the scheduling, staff and finances for all three of our offices.

Ms. Carpenter graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Eastern College, and also received certification as an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America/University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

She holds additional certifications as a Childbirth Educator and for Inpatient Obstetrics, and remains actively involved in the professional organizations such as the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the National Alliance of Nurse Practitioners. She has over 25 years of nursing experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

 

Nicole Waetzman, CRNP

Nicole Waetzman is a board certified nurse practitioner with 15 years of obstetrics and maternity experience.  She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and then received her Bachelor’s of Science of Nursing from Syracuse University, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.  Nicole completed her Masters of Science of Nursing from Drexel University, where she received “The Most Outstanding Nurse Practitioner” award.  She is actively involved in several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

 

Erica K. Springer, MSN, CRNP

Erica is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation. She earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree from Neumann University and her Master's of Science in Nursing Degree from Drexel University's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program. She has worked at Paoli Hospital's Family Centered Maternity Unit as a Certified Registered Nurse in inpatient obstetrics for over 8 years. She also has had training in Perinatal Bereavement support by Resolve Through Sharing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Associationof Women's Healthcare, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

 

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