Emily Bubbers, MD earned her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, The Chicago Medical School. She completed her general surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., and a residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Bubbers is a Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon and certified in Laparoscopic Surgery and General Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Andrew Gilbert, MD came to Helena from St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho, where he had been practicing Family Medicine for five years. Dr. Gilbert earned his Medical Degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003 and completed his residency at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in 2006. He attended Carroll College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Gilbert's interests in medicine include the full spectrum of family medicine including pediatrics, adult medicine, and sports medicine. In addition, he performs colonoscopies and upper endoscopies.
A Helena native, Matthew E. Goldes, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Wash., after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Montana in Missoula. He completed his residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. He is board certified with the American Board of Surgery, and is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Surgeons.
Robert Maher, MD earned his Doctor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. Dr. Maher completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Arizona-Phoenix School of Medicine in Phoenix, Ariz. and is a board-certified member of the American College of Surgeons.
Lauren Shea, MD earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. and her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. She completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to general Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Shea has special interests in Women’s GI health and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and she joins St. Peter’s with five years of private practice experience.
James Verlanic, MD earned his medical degree at the University Of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nev., and his Bachelors of Science in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Ecology & Evolution at Montana State University in Bozeman. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Verlanic is a member of the American Board of Surgery.
Advanced Practice Providers
Robert McVie, FNP earned his Master of Science in Nursing and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham, Ala. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Ashley Vander Sys, PA earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at West Liberty University in West Liberty, W. Va., completing her clinical year with West Virginia University Medicine in Morgantown, W. Va. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biological Sciences at Washington State University in Vancouver, Wash. She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Montana Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.