We are dedicated to serving the adult and pediatric urological needs of Berkeley and Jefferson County. We strive to provide the highest quality urologic care that is individualized to each of our patients. We will work hard to educate our patients so that they completely understand their urologic condition and all of the management options. Your health and well-being are our number one priority.
Karen Satornino-Shantz, LPN
Karen has been a nurse for 35 years, 25 of those as a Urology nurse. Prior to working at University Healthcare Urology, Karen worked for a urologist in Florida for 13 years. After moving to Martinsburg, she worked for a local urologist for an additional 10 years. When her husband, Tom, retired in 2007, she took some time off and traveled the country in their travel trailer. After becoming grandparents, they decided to give up traveling and settled back to spend time with their grandson. She started working part time working family practice and urgent care nursing. Upon hearing of the new urology practice in Martinsburg, she was ready to return to work full-time doing what she loves...urology! Karen enjoys working with patients and their families.
Karen also volunteers at the Good Samaritan Free Clinic in Martinsburg. "I love helping people and seeing them smile when they know someone cares."
In her spare time, when she is not with her grandson, Karen enjoys running, kayaking, and of course, she and her husband still enjoy their travel trailer when they get the chance.
Charise Galloway, RN
When Chari was 30-years-old, she decided to go back to college and pursue a different career. Her children were 2 1/2 years and 1 year-old when she entered the nursing program at Shepherd University. "The first meeting with staff, they told us everything in our lives had to go on the back burner. I sat thinking that I was doomed. How could I care for my two small children, my husband and my home?"
Needless to day, she made it and she hase been a registerd nurse for 25 years. She worked as an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Winchester Medical Center and at City Hospital. She then became Admissions Coordinator and then as a Documention Specialist. She is now serving as the Office Supervisor for University Healthcare Urology.
Her Bachelor's of Arts degree in education has been helpful in educating the patients under her care. Her service in the Army National Guard has given her the computer skills that have made her efficient in her other roles at the hospital. "My goal is to continue to be an advocate for the patients and their families and to keep the University Healthcare urology office running smoothly."
We welcome the community to come see us for all of its urological needs!