Megan McGowan OTR/L
Megan McGowan received her M.S. in occupational therapy from Keuka College of Keuka Park, NY in 2012. Megan has been practicing at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for 4 years. Her clinical focus has been within acute care and within the Johns Hopkins Myositis Clinic. Megan has a clinical specialty in myositis and has been working in the clinic for 3 years. Her primary clinic and research interest has been working with myositis patients. She has presented nationally at The Myositis Association conference and has held an active role in research studies being performed within the Johns Hopkins Myositis Clinic.
Genevieve McKeon, MS CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Genevieve McKeon received her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from University of South Florida in 1999. She has been practicing at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for 14 years. Her clinical practice and primary research areas of interests include diagnosis and management of swallowing and communication disorders related to complex conditions including neuromuscular and burn injury. She has presented nationally and internationally on a range of topics including language recovery after stroke, management of dysphagia in myositis, burn injury, and neurologic injury. She is the primary speech pathologist on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Neuromuscular team.
Ruben Pagkatipunan Jr. PT, DPT, OCS
Ruben Pagkatipunan Jr. received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1993. In 2016, he obtained his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Ruben is also a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2014. His clinical practice and primary research areas of interests include evaluation and management of patients with inflammatory myopathies and dysautonomia. He is the primary physical therapist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Neuromuscular Rehabilitation team, the Normal Hydrocephalus clinic, and the Dysautonomia clinic. In 2017, he published an article with the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center on the role of the myositis Functional Index-2 in identifying muscle impairment in myositis patients with near-normal or normal muscle strength. Currently, he participates in a clinical research on inclusion-body myositis (IBM) that investigates the effect of the diabetes drug pioglitazone in the health and function of mitochondria in skeletal muscles of IBM patients.
Darlene Esposito is the Clinic Supervisor at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center who joined the team in 2018. Ms. Esposito manages the clinical office operations such as new patient referrals, patient appointments, prescriptions and prior authorizations. Ms. Esposito is a member of the Southern New Hampshire University chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi).
Darlene Is currently working towards her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Patient Safety and Quality.
Will Kelly is Programmer Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. Mr. Kelly manages research data and works to facilitate collaboration between clinical researchers and data scientists.
Anastasia Sarioglou is a medical office coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center who joined the team in 2017. Ms. Sarioglou manages new patient referrals, patient scheduling, prescriptions, medical disability forms, patient clinic activities, prior authorizations and clinical office operations. During her time at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, she developed a passion for research. As the Vice Present of the UMBC Biodiesel Project, her time was spent in the lab processing biodiesel out of waste vegetable oil harvested for the campus commons. She is eager to continue to grow and contribute her passion for research to the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.
Jacqueline Worrell is a medical office coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center who joined the team in 2017. Ms. Worrell manages new patient referrals, patient scheduling, prescriptions, medical disability forms, patient clinic activities, prior authorizations and clinical office operations.
Ms. Worrell is also a certified phlebotomist technician (CPT) for more than 27 years and has worked in the Bio Medical field as a phlebotomist for apheresis, autologous, bone marrow and directed blood donors.