The Family Medicine Residency Program benefits from a large and varied faculty, including more than 100 Scottsdale Healthcare volunteer medical staff physicians. Full-time Heuser Family Medicine Center faculty are listed below.
Cynthia L. Kegowicz, M.D.
Cynthia Kegowicz attended Georgetown University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Scottsdale Healthcare, followed by a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona. Dr. Kegowicz joined the faculty in 1999. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kegowicz was chosen as the Arizona nominee for the American Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award in 2009. Her passion for resident education and high quality residency training made her transition to Program Director in 2011 an easy one. She is thrilled to be leading our outstanding program into the future in ever-changing healthcare and educational environments. Dr. Kegowicz's clinical interests include OB and women's health, adolescent medicine, and pediatrics. Her husband, Alex Onofrei, MD, is also a graduate of the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program. They are the proud parents of Megan, their school age daughter. Dr. Kegowicz's hobbies include cooking, gardening, shopping and travel.
M. Moe Bell, M.D.
Moe Bell graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and attended the University of Southern California Medical School. Dr. Bell returned to his hometown of Scottsdale to complete his residency and joined the faculty in 1985. He received a Master's of Public Health degree in 1999 from the Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health. Dr. Bell is a Clinical Professor of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He has pursued interests in preventive medicine, health promotion, and hyperlipidemia, resulting in a number of publications including a book titled "Wellness Prescriptions...Simple Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life." Dr. Bell’s recent interests include geriatrics, palliative care, quality improvement, and patient safety. He and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Brian and Emily. Dr. Bell has climbed to the highest point of all 50 states and keeps in shape biking, hiking, birding, or climbing fourteeners.
Robert A. Marlow, M.D., M.A.
Robert Marlow graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. After residency, he practiced for several years in rural Colorado. Dr. Marlow completed an academic family medicine fellowship at the Family Practice Faculty Development Center of Texas and has a Master’s degree in statistics from Arizona State University. Among other duties, he serves as our Director of Research and has experience as an editorial board member of a family medicine journal. He is also a Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Dr. Marlow and his wife, Loraine, have two daughters, Courtney and Kimberly. Courtney is teaching junior high special education in the Phoenix area. Kimberly received her degree in biology, is working as a piano teacher and mother, and lives in Ohio. Dr. Marlow’s hobbies include guitar, music recording/editing, computers, reading, and movies.
Darlene Moyer, M.D.
Dr. Darlene Moyer graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and attended George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Scottsdale Healthcare in 2008 where she served as Chief Resident and won multiple clinical and academic awards as a resident physician. Dr. Moyer completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona and has published some of her scholarly work in the Journal of Family Practice, Eldercare, and the Arizona Geriatric Society Journal and has also presented her work nationally. Following residency, she spent three years working for Scottsdale Healthcare as a Hospitalist, while also teaching for our program in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Moyer became one of our full-time Associate Directors in 2011. In 2014 she completed the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Her clinical interests include hospital-based medicine, geriatrics, chronic disease management, and medical simulation training. She actively participates in the hospital Ethics Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee and serves as a member of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, her daughter, Sophia and her family and friends. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, reading, scuba diving, and spending time outdoors.
Jennifer Rosas, M.D.
Jennifer Rosas graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine combined six year medical school where she received her bachelor and doctor of medicine degrees. She completed her family medicine residency at UMKC Family Medicine program in Kansas City where she served as chief resident. After completing residency, Dr. Rosas served as faculty at UMKC Family Medicine Residency program until her husband, Gary, also a family physician, decided to complete a geriatric fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, Dr. Rosas worked for the Navy and practiced on the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe, Oahu where she received Naval Contractor Physician of the Year award. After Hawaii, they moved back to Missouri where Dr. Rosas had a successful private practice in the St. Louis area for 6 years. Dr. Rosas joined the faculty in May 2014 and serves as the clinical director of the Family Practice Clinic. Her clinical interests include pediatrics, chronic disease management, geriatrics, psychiatry, practice management and quality improvement. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband chasing around their two little ones, Landon and Evelyn. She also tries to find time to cook, read, enjoy the outdoors and travel with her family.
Richard Rutkowski, M.D.
Dr. Richard Rutkowski rejoined the faculty of Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency in 2013. He is a native of IL, graduated with honors from the College of the University of Chicago, received his MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a family medicine residency at Hinsdale Hospital in IL, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Rutkowski practiced in the suburbs of Chicago and was also involved in resident education before moving to AZ in 2001. In AZ, he continued direct patient care and teaching of medical students and resident physicians at Scottsdale Healthcare from 2001 to 2009. For the next four years, Dr Rutkowski was a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona and an Instructor in the Mayo Medical School. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family, Community, & Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix and is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In June, 2013, Dr Rutkowski returned to Scottsdale Healthcare. He is married and has two children. His medical interests include preventive medicine, office procedures, and patient education.
Javier Zayas-Bazan, M.D.
Javier Zayas-Bazan attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He stayed in Nevada, attending the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine then moved to Arizona and completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Scottsdale Healthcare, serving as chief resident during his final year. He earned multiple clinical accolades during this time and has since completed a Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of Arizona. Since completing his training, Dr. Zayas-Bazan has worked in Tennessee, helping to stabilize a struggling hospitalist program before moving back to Arizona at the completion of his wife’s fellowship training. He continued his work as a hospitalist upon his return and began teaching Family Medicine residents on the Inpatient Teaching Service before transitioning to a full-time faculty position within the program. Dr. Zayas-Bazan’s academic interests include inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and resident didactics. When he is not working, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife, Kristina, a pediatric sports medicine specialist, and their two lovely daughters, Lilliana and Gabriella. He loves the fall and winter months, not just because of the great weather, but because it means football season is here!
Wendy Danto Ellis, D.H.Ed., M.C., L.P.C.
Behavioral Science Director, Family Medicine Residency
Wendy Ellis is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A. Psychology), Arizona State University (Master of Counseling) and A.T. Still University School of Health Management (Doctorate in Health Education). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine and serves as the Behavioral Health Director for our Family Medicine Residency. She provides program leadership for integrated behavioral health services and serves as a clinician on the behavioral health team. She is also an active member of our hospital Bioethics Committee. Dr. Ellis’ clinical and academic interests include collaborative and relationship centered care, enhancing coping and adjustment to chronic and critical illness, change management, as well as the impact of the Electronic Medical Record on the doctor-patient relationship. She is co-author of the book “Relationships are Everything”. In her free time she enjoys movies, reading, photography, writing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is especially enjoying her new role as proud first time grandmother to beautiful Sophie JoAnne.
- Rahul Athalye, MD (Family Medicine, Inpatient)
- Jeffrey Baird, MD (Family Medicine, Inpatient)
- Glenn Hinchman, MD (Family Medicine, Inpatient)
- Peter Levins, MD (Family Medicine, Inpatient)
- Mark Mederios, MD (Family Medicine, Outpatient)
- Dan Quan, DO (Emergency Medicine/Toxicology, Inpatient)
- Joseph Summers, MD (Family Medicine, Outpatient)
- Alan Tenaglia, MD (Cardiology, Inpatient)
- Krisnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD (Cardiology, Inpatient)
- Alvin Wong, DO (Internal Medicine, Inpatient)
Our OB/GYN Faculty (all are Boarded in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Kudzai Dombo, MD
- Kathleen Horowitz, MD
- Deborah Rowan, MD
- Khai-Ling Tan, MD
Additionally, we have over 120 community physicians (primary care and specialists) who enthusiastically participate as voluntary residency preceptors for our program.