40 Under 40

40 Under 40

The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Physician 40 Under 40 competition is open to any Pennsylvania Medical Society member under the age of 40 who is a high achiever as they work to advance medicine or their community either through employment or volunteer work.

Join us at the Gala to celebrate our 6 winners from Allegheny County.


Kristin Bibee, MD, PhD (Allegheny County) – Practicing dermatology in Pittsburgh, Dr. Bibee was described in nomination papers as “among the brightest individuals I have ever met” and “has a bedside manner that rivals that of our hospital’s spiritual leaders.” She is credited as being a member of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center team that created from scratch a robust clinic for complex, immunosuppressed, solid organ transplant recipients to offer patients the appropriate time, education, and dermatologic resources they need while being at least 65 times higher risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Jared Knickelbein, MD, PhD (Allegheny County) – An ophthalmologist practicing at Retina Vitreous Consultants in Monroeville, Dr. Knickelbein has received numerous honors for his ongoing research efforts as well as patient care. He has published more than 30 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in addition to authoring numerous book chapters. He is a co-investigator for several clinical trials evaluating novel treatments for retinal diseases.

Srinivas Kondapalli, MD (Allegheny County) – Dr. Kondapalli is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of retinal diseases and practices at Everett and Hurite Ophthalmic Association in Pittsburgh. He has presented at several educational meetings for general eye care providers. In addition, he plays a role in Vinrant Pittsburgh, a group that promotes recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce in Western Pennsylvania.

James Reilly, MD (Allegheny County) – An internal medicine specialist and nephrologist at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Reilly is described as being committed to education. He is the director of the internal medicine residency program at AGH in addition to being an assistant professor for Temple University and Drexel University.

Adam Susmarski, DO (Allegheny County) – Dr. Susmarski is a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident with University Health Center in Pittsburgh. His military and medical careers were noted as part of his nomination, particularly the many leadership roles he has held. Also, Dr. Susmarski has volunteered thousands of hours to organizations like the American Cancer Society, Make A Wish, and several animal shelters.

Nicole Wheeler, MD (Allegheny County) – An infectious disease specialist with Romano Pontzer & Associates in Pittsburgh, Dr .Wheeler was described in her nomination papers as being dedicated to the good health of Pennsylvania residents, who is always advancing her knowledge of infectious diseases. Recently, Dr. Wheeler had an article published in a medical journal.