Professional Emergency Physicians (PEP) is just what our name suggests. We're a group of emergency physicians and physician assistants dedicated to providing quality emergency care to all who need our services throughout northeast Indiana. We provide this care in an efficient, compassionate and professional manner so that we can make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

Pictured (L to R) 2019 -2020 Fellowship Class

Dr. Karimi, Dr. Topis, Dr. Krause, Dr. Matz, Dr. Hussain, and Dr. Zaidi


Pictured (Left to Right) Tom Gutwein, MD, FACEP, Terry Gaff, MD, and Joe Pressler, BSN, RN 

Pictured (Left to Right) Justin Ritonya, MD, FAAEM, Fred Pfenniger, MD, Thiyagarajan Ganesh, MD, and Tracy Rahall, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Fellowship

PEP is currently offering a 12-month fellowship to help prepare family practice residency graduates for work in rural or suburban emergency departments. Available to Board-certified/Board-eligible family practice physicians, the fellowship will involve hands-on training at a high volume community-based hospital and a tertiary care referral/Level II Trauma center.

Celebrating 20 years of service AT PEP

PEP thanks Dr. Terry Gaff for his 20 years of service working in the emergency room at various hospitals. A favorite among his patients, Dr. Gaff will be missed as he enjoys his retirement with his wife.

Join PEP in congratulating Dr. Gaff on his much deserved retirement!

Congratulations to pep's graduating fellows

Parkview and Professional Emergency Physicians congratulate the 2018 - 2019 fellowship class. Fred Pfenniger, MD has been hired by PEP will be continuing to work in the Parkview ERs. Thiyagarajan Ganesh, MD will be continuing his work in the emergency department for WellStar Health System in the Atlanta area. Best wishes to both of these outstanding physicians!