Southcoast Wound Care Team
Experience and expertise are the hallmark of our wound care team.
Many of our physicians have long experience treating patients in the South Coast region, and have established close working relationships with area physicians and patients.
They also bring extensive expertise in surgical and medical treatment of patients with hard to heal wounds.
Gerald Monchik, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Monchik is the medical director of the Wound Care Center and an experienced board certified general surgeon practicing in Fall River for many years. He received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburg, and surgical and fellowship training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He plays a major role insuring high standards of quality in our clinical services. Dr. Monchik also serves as an important educational resource for wound care clinicians.
Pilar G. Alonso, MD
Dr. Pilar G. Alonso received her medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. She then completed her internal medicine residency at the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, followed by her fellowship in infectious diseases at Brown University. Dr. Alonso has a special interest in human immune deficiency virus, and has participated in many clinical research projects. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.
Wayne Christiansen, DO
Dr. Christiansen has been practicing Emergency Medicine on the South Coast for more than 30 years, most notably as former director of emergency medicine at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services for the city of Fall River and the town of Somerset. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Christiansen earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Iowa and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Daniel Eardley, DO
Dr. Eardley is a board certified general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his surgical training at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan. He spent three years as a surgeon with the U.S. Navy and has practiced with Truesdale Surgical Associates for more than 20 years. He performs all aspects of general surgery including abdominal laparoscopic surgery. In addition to general surgery, he has performed advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine at the Wound Care Center since its opening in 2010. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the American Association of Abdominal Surgeons.
M. Robert Sandfort, MD
Dr. M. Robert Sandfort is a board certified surgeon in both colorectal and general surgery. He earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed his general surgical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. He has extensive experience in colorectal surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Sandfort received his training in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine from Healogics, Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., and joined the Southcoast Health Wound Center in Feb 2014. He is an affiliate of the American College of Colorectal Surgeons, American Medical Association and Massachusetts Medical Society.