Meet Our Providers

The ARCW team of medical providers is here to provide you with the most comprehensive, patient-centered care possible.  If you have HIV and would like to schedule an appointment with any one of them, please click on the Make an Appointment links on this page.
 


 

John Fangman, MD Medical Director Phone: 414-223-6800 Email: john.fangman@arcw.org

Dr. Fangman is the medical director for the ARCW Medical Clinic and an associate professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  In addition to providing medical care to his patients, Dr. Fangman is responsible for leading the medical clinic operations of Wisconsin's largest HIV clinic.

Dr. Fangman graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed internal medicine and pediatrics training at the Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program in Boston.  He did a fellowship in adult infectious diseases with an emphasis on HIV through the MGH/BWH Combined Infectious Disease Fellowship also in Boston. 

Dr. Fangman's work has focused on peer-based initiatives to improve early diagnosis of HIV infection among high-risk populations and the use of health information technology to assure linkage, retention and high quality care for patients living with HIV.

Christine Hogan, MD Physician Phone: 414-223-6843 Email: christine.hogan@arcw.org

Dr. Christine Hogan is one of three infectious disease physicians providng HIV and primary care at the ARCW Medical Center.  After receiving her medical degree from the University of California - San Francisco, Dr. Hogan completed her residency at Massachusettes General Hospital and did an infectious disease fellowship at the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York.

Dr. Hogan was the principal investigator of SETPOINT, an AIDS Clinical Trials Group study that  indicated the immune systems of newly-infected HIV patients not being treated with  anti-retroviral therapy (ART) deteriorate faster than what previously had been thought. These  findings, based on a study of 130 recently HIVinfected individuals throughout the United States and Peru, could have an impact on future clinical research trials as well as public health policy.

Janaki Shah, DO Physician Phone: 414-223-6800 Email: janaki.shah@arcw.org

Dr. Janaki Shah is one of four infectious disease providers at the ARCW and also provides inpatient consultation service at Froedtert Hospital. At ARCW, Dr. Shah provides patient-centered care in an effort to make sure all her patients receive excellent, individualized care.

Dr. Shah graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency, internship and fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  During her infectious disease fellowship, she trained at the ARCW and was excited to stay on as a provider.

Karen Ivantic, NP Nurse Practitioner Phone: 414-223-6800 Email: Karen.Ivantic@arcw.org

Dr. Karen Ivantic is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been caring for those impacted by HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s.

Dr. Ivantic received bachelor and master degrees from Marquette University and a doctorate from Concordia University. She has held specialty certifications in HIV/AIDS care, palliative care and is completing graduate education in health care informatics. Dr. Ivantic has served in a variety of roles in program development and health policy. She was appointed to U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2001-2005 and has served as a consultant to the CDC and HRSA. She also directed a HIV training and sustainable development project in East Africa. Dr. Ivantic has received national recognition for HIV clinical excellence and advocacy work.

Dr. Ivantic joins the ARCW medical clinic where she will be providing primary and HIV care using a holistic and personalized approach.

Sharon O'Dwyer Nurse Practitioner Phone: 414-263-6800 Email: sharon.odwyer@arcw.org

Sharon O’Dwyer provides HIV and Primary Health Care for patients at the ARCW Medical Center and is the Clinic Director for the ARCW Kenosha Medical Clinic. As Clinic Director, Ms. O'Dwyer provides leadership in HIV care for the clinic staff as well as Kenosha area patients.

Ms. O’Dwyer graduated from St. Xavier University College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program, in Chicago, Illinois. She is a certified HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Ms. O’Dwyer focuses her practice on providing patient-centered care and encourages patients to achieve health and wellness through actively participating in their care.

Winsome Panton Nurse Practitioner Phone: 414-225-1601 Email: winsome.panton@arcw.org

Dr. Winsome Panton is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner at the ARCW Medical Center. Dr. Panton has been working with the HIV/AIDS population for the past 11 year and received certification as an HIV Specialist from the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM).

As a Nurse Practitioner at ARCW, Dr. Panton manages all medical aspects of HIV/AIDS for her patients and she also works with pregnant women who are HIV-positive. She believes in a holistic model of care focusing on the physical, mental, social and emotional aspect of care. Dr. Panton has an interest in HIV patients who are co-infected with hepatitis C.

Dr. Panton received her BSN, MSN and doctorate from Marquette University and also has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. She is also a preceptor for Marquette University’s Nurse Practitioner students. Dr. Panton received the Distinguished Alumna in Service to Nursing Award from the College of Nursing at Marquette University in 2008.

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Patient Testimonials

"Before coming to ARCW I had bad experiences with my health care providers. They were often cold and distant,” says Richard Gerlich who has been living with HIV since 1996. “When I came to ARCW my CD 4 count was 22 and my viral load was more than 750,000 - I was really sick and needed all sorts of help.”

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