SCRANTON — The Wright Center for Primary Care recently welcomed three new providers to its care team: Joshua Braddell, CRNP; Nina Poliak, MD, MPH, FAAP and Trupti Kale, MD.
Braddell, a 2015 Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate of The University of Scranton, joined the center as a Family Nurse Practitioner, practicing Family Medicine at the Clarks Summit and Mid Valley (Jermyn) locations. He joins The Wright Center following six years with Geisinger Community Medical Center as an RN. He is an active member of his local community and has volunteered at home and abroad in Haiti to serve those with poor health conditions who live in poverty.
Poliak joined Mid Valley (Jermyn) practice as a pediatrician. A 2000 graduate of Charite-Free University Berlin School of Medicine in Berlin, Germany, she brings an extensive catalog of published works in pediatric textbooks as well as in peer-reviewed scientific literature. After her medical school graduation, she worked as a research post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received her masters of public health degree (MPH) at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine. She subsequently trained at the Baylor College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is fluent in English, German, and Russian and can hold medical conversations in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and five children.
Kale joined as a pediatrician within the Mid Valley (Jermyn) practice. She completed her residency with the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL, then served as an attending pediatrician for Saint Anthony Hospital, also in Chicago. She is passionate about research and philanthropy and has volunteered with many community health initiatives. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and the Hindi and Marathi dialects of Indian language.