Dr. Ronald Cypher is a native of Butler, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Butler High School. He did his premedical training at Westminster College. He attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, and his residency training was completed at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his gynecologic cancer studies at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Cypher did his high-risk obstetrics training at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also belongs to the Pittsburgh OB/GYN Society. He is a Diplomat of The National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Cypher is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Fertility Society and The Christian Medical and Dental Society. He was a member of the Butler Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees for nine years. He was selected by "Pittsburgh Magazine" as one of six Ob/Gyns in the Pittsburgh region as a "Top Doc". He resides in Butler with his wife, Debbie. He has two daughters, Heather who is a teacher, and Kristin who is a Physician Assistant. Dr. Cypher enjoys tennis, marine aquariums, pet parrots, photography, the Steelers, and family time.
Hello! My name is Dr. Patricia Arnett. I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Kentucky and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. I then attended Marshall University for my pre-med studies. I graduated from medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and did my internship in Logan, West Virginia. I worked for two years as a General Practitioner before starting my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I graduated from the Ohio University Residency Program in 1996 and am currently a Board Certified OB/GYN. I have been honored by the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists as a Distinguished Fellow and was selected to serve as the President of the ACOOG in 2008-2009. I have been also inducted into the Mentor Hall of Fame by the American Osteopathic Association.
I love to participate in community activities and have been very active in raising money for charitable organizations; I bike for multiple sclerosis and have raised tons of money for MS and breast cancer awareness. I love to do volunteer work and medical mission trips. I have two beautiful children. My daughter, Jessica, is a graduate of Grove City College, and I am very proud to say that she has also graduated from medical school. My son, Daniel, is a computer science major at Slippery Rock University and loves to travel and discover foreign countries with his mom.
I love most sports and I am a crazy Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan, and I love my Kentucky Wildcats and Thundering Herd!
Greetings to all friends of Advanced OB/GYN Associates! My name is Dr. Marydonna Ravasio. I was born and raised in Johnstown, PA. I earned a B.S. degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. I received my medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency in York, PA. I served our country for four years in the U.S. Army as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Oklahoma prior to moving back to PA. I have 2 children and 2 large dogs. I treasure spending time with my family. I also enjoy working out and traveling. I am anxiously awaiting another Steeler - Super Bowl - Champs NFL season and a Penguins Stanley Cup win!
Hello Butler! My name is Dr. Emily Curtin. I am originally from Buffalo, NY. I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then completed my residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. I am very excited to return to the Pittsburgh area to begin practice! In my spare time I love riding horses and trying new restaurants. I am also a big hockey and football fan, and as long as they're not playing my Bills... go Steelers!
Kelly Palumbo, M.D. joined the practice in January 2016. She has had a successful private practice in her hometown of New Castle, PA for over 17 years. She became interested in obstetrics as a profession as early as age 13, when her youngest sister was born. Her interest in and desire to study fetal development and pregnancy continued throughout her college years at Cornell University, where she worked full-time night shift on Labor and Delivery as a hospital aide at the local Ithaca, NY hospital while finishing school. After her graduation with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, she attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and her goal to be an obstetrician/gynecologist never wavered, as she subsequently entered an Ob/Gyn Residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman, Ohio. "Having a small toddler at the start of residency really influenced my decision to return to my hometown area, as family support during those years is extremely important."
She then joined Jameson Hospital upon completion of her residency and remained there practicing Ob/Gyn until the Labor and Delivery Unit was closed in late 2015.
"I am very excited to have found this wonderful group of people to work with here -- it is amazing how well they all function together with such an upbeat and positive attitude. The atmosphere in the Butler office is like no other -- I have never seen more 'happy' people!"
Dr. Palumbo continues to see patients in the New Castle office, which she built adjacent to the parking lot of her former location in the building her father owns, which is also home of his famous "Underground Railroad," the toy train store.
She continues to reside in New Castle with her husband and her three youngest children. Her oldest son, the "toddler" of her residency years, is now graduating from the University of Vermont and in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UCLA. "I cannot believe how much time has passed since then!!! I am looking forward to beginning this new chapter of my life with Advanced OB/Gyn here at Butler Hospital."