Kimberly Pezzone, M.D.
Damian Ternullo, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pediatric Training: United States Army
Pediatric Hospitalist at St. Clair Hospital
Dr. Ternullo was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. While there, he received several honors to include a Howard Hughes research scholarship and research fellowships at UC Berkeley and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Afterward, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. There, he was a recipient of a Health Professions Scholarship through the US Army. After graduating, he attended the Army’s largest pediatric residency in San Antonio.
During residency, Dr. Ternullo conducted research on pediatric residents’ ability to determine different types of heart murmurs, and presented this at a national symposium of pediatricians in 2003, for which he received an Army Service Medal. He also performed a military medical humanitarianism mission to La Paz region of Honduras. It was this mission that enabled him to help found El Niño Express, a military outreach organization that collected medical supplies/clothing for the people of Honduras. For this work, he was awarded the Army’s Volunteerism Medal.
After completing residency, he was sent to Fort Stewart, Georgia, where he and his wife Kristi welcomed their first son, Cole. Soon after Coles birth, he was deployed with the 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division to Baghdad, Iraq. He served as a Battalion surgeon during his 12-month deployment where he was responsible for the health of over 800 infantrymen. Dr. Ternullo also organized numerous medical humanitarianism missions, treating thousands of Iraqi nationals. He took care of over 250 war-related traumas and treated over 1,000 Iraqi detainees. For his service, he was awarded a Bronze Star. He returned to Fort Stewart where he continued his work as a general pediatrician, taking care of both inpatient and outpatient newborns and children. He was appointed the chief of the Exceptional Family Member Program for a base of 15,000 soldiers. This program helps ensure that families who have chronic medical conditions get the healthcare they require.
Upon completion of his active duty Army service in 2007, Dr. Ternullo, his wife Kristi, and their two sons, Cole and Gavin, relocated back to Southwest Pennsylvania. In 2011 his family welcomed their 3rd child Leah. He enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with his three children. Dr. Ternullo is a board certified pediatrician. He is certified in basic life support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation. In 2014 he was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer for Pediatric Alliance. He also works as a Pediatric Hospitalist at St. Clair Hospital.
Edwin King, M.D.