Cole Memorial Medical Group Welcomes New Pediatrician

COUDERSPORT -- Marion Rudek, MSN, CPNP-PC, NNP-BC, recently joined the Cole Memorial Medical Group’s pediatrics team comprised of Mary Ann Rigas, MD; Marlene Wust-Smith, MD; Becky Seefeldt, CRNP; and Korin Trumpie, PA-C.

Rudek completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also conducted post-master’s professional studies in pediatrics and primary care at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rudek brings more than 30 years of nursing experience in pediatrics and neonatal care. In addition to her recent experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at The Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, Rudek worked in public health and private practice settings.  She was also a Certified Nurse Educator at the Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Rudek's  professional honors range from nomination for a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing and Compassion at The Children’s Institute to listings in several “Who’s Who” professional and academic directories. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and is a Charter Vice President of the South Jersey Coastal Chapter of National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

The dedicated team of board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, public health dental hygiene practitioner, licensed clinical social worker, care coordinator, nurses and office staff at Cole Memorial’s Pediatrics practices provide comprehensive primary care from birth through young adulthood with offices in Coudersport, Port Allegany and soon in Emporium.

For more information or to make an appointment at Cole Memorial’s Pediatrics, call 814-274-9198 or visit

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