Pediatric & Adolescent Health Center Team

Dr Mario Cruz - Philadelphia FIGHT

Mario Cruz, MD

Medical Leadership, Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Medical Director

Dr. Lisa Knoflicek

Lisa Knoflicek, MD, CLC

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Pediatrician
Natasha Hoyte

Natasha Hoyte, MPH, MSN, CRNP-PC

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center, Y-HEP Health Center

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kareemah Bush, BS, RMA

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Pediatrics Practice Manager

Caitlin Lobach, MSW, LSW

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Family Support Specialist

Sonia Estevez

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Medical Receptionist

Nija Major

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Medical Receptionist

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Jamilla Townsend, CCMA

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

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Cayden Halligan, MA

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Benefit Coordinators’ Supervisor

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Sarena Townsend, CCMA

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Medical Assistant

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Marlee Finkelstein, M.Ed, MS, RD, LDN

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Registered Dietitian and Integrative Wellness Coordinator



Our team is comprised of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioner, as well as a licensed social worker. Our front desk staff is easily accessible by phone if you have a quick question about our practice or need to schedule a visit, and will greet you warmly when you come in. Our medical assistants work hard to get children into the exam room quickly, and give shots as pain-free as possible! Everyone at Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics is here to be an advocate for your child and your family. We hope to provide a warm, welcoming space for your family each and every visit.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.


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