Our Anesthesiology Team

Our Anesthesiologists

We're proud to provide comprehensive surgical services that includes the expertise of a full team of board-certified anesthesiologists, who help safely manage your pain before, during and after surgery to ensure the best outcomes.

Stephen Chin, D.O.

Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, minor in Asian & Asian American Studies, SUNY Binghamton
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine @ NYIT

Anesthesiology Residency, Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai West Hospitals
(Formerly St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center)

Department of Anesthesia, AGH 2016-present

Jef Fernley, D.O., M.S.

Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Master of Science in Neuroendocrineimmunology
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (now A.T. Still University)

Internship, traditional rotating, Midwestern Consortium, Tempe, AZ
Anesthesiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

ABA Board Certification
NBPAS Board Certification
Six years in private practice in the greater Phoenix, AZ region.
Department of Anesthesia, AGH 2009-present

Clinical interests:

  • Brain and behavior connections
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Outpatient Anesthesia

Charles Hickok, M.D.

Doctor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Internship, internal medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Anesthesiology Residency, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Former assistant professional of anesthesiology at George Washington University Hospital
More than 25 years of experience in academic and private practice
Serves our country as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve
Department of Anesthesia, AGH 2017 - present

Scott Knowlton, D.O.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, SUNY Oswego
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship, Long Beach Medical Center
Anesthesiology Residency, Temple University
Acute Pain Management Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

ABA Board Certification
Former Medford Volunteer Ambulance EMT
Department of Anesthesia, AGH 2007-present

Frank Nikolaidis, D.O.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship, traditional rotating, New York Hospital, Methodist, Brooklyn, NY
Anesthesiology Residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Health System

AOA Board Certification
Past chair of Anesthesiology at Affinity Medical Center
Former clinical professor of anesthesiology at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
More than 25 years of experience
Department of Anesthesia, AGH, 2016 - present

Clinical Interests:

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Chronic and acute pain management

James Skolka, M.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, UMBC
Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship, York Hospital, York, PA
Anesthesiology Residency, Penn State at Hershey Medical Center
Department of Anesthesia, AGH 2009-present