Meet The Doctors

Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko, DMD


A native of Pittsburgh, Dr Bobbie Lee Hawranko has been practicing dentistry for over twenty-five years. For over fifteen of these years, she has been in her own private practice. Her passion for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, along with her love for the city, lead her to create her favorite practice so far, The Dentists At Shadyside Place. Here, she brings high-end and general dentistry along with the latest dental technology to the city.

Dr. Hawranko also sits on an array of dental and medical boards where she can expand her expertise to the next generations of practitioners. With the office's convenient location next to UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Dr. Hawranko has been able to help direct and implement new protocols for oral hygiene with the Hillman Cancer Center's Oncology Patients. Because of this, The Dentists at Shadyside Place has a sub-specialty of Oncology Dentistry where we can help patients suffering with the effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation. Moreover, with an RN and Xerostomia specialist on staff, Dr. Hawranko can also see patients who also suffer with Dry-Mouth and Xerostomia in hopes to alleviate this issue for the large amount of people who suffer with this problem.

While not doing dentistry, Dr. Bobbie is busy tending to her organic garden or raising her honey bees.

"We have earned our leadership reputation within the dental community by providing a natural approach to dentistry that is built upon an emphasis of being continually educated on the latest techniques, materials, and technology. Our experience and determination has led us to be on the forefront of biodentistry."

- Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine 1990
  • Clinical Dental Director, St. Barnabas Medical Center 1992
  • Owner, North Pointe Dental Associates 1997-2012
  • Leading Physicians of the World Honoree 2012 and 2013
  • Graduate, Zimmer Institute (Dental Implants) 2013
  • Member of the Board, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine - Dental Hygiene
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities Free Healthcare Center 2013-Present
  • Owner, The Dentists at Shadyside Place 2014-Present
  • Member of the Board, Face 2 Face Healing 2014-Present
  • Owner, The Dentists at Hartwood 2015-Present
  • Chamber Member, Shadyside Chamber of Commerce 2015-Present
  • Board Member, The Twentieth Century Club 2015-Present
  • Board Member & Volunteer, Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic 2017-Present
  • Committee Member- Pittsburgh Hat Luncheon, The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 2019- Present

Dr. Lisa A MacPhail, DMD


Dr. MacPhail is an esteemed alumna from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She started her career with our practice in 2017 and appreciates the opportunity to meet and work with our amazing patient base. We are very excited to have her on staff as one of our providers.

Dr. MacPhail believes strongly in continuous learning and professional development.  She is currently attending a mini-residency program in restoring dental implants.  Dr. MacPhail also commits her time to the Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh, a two-day free dental clinic for underserved individuals.

Dr. MacPhail grew up in Franklin Park, attended Oakland Catholic High School and The Pennsylvania State University, and now resides in the City with her new rescue pup, Ivy. In her free time, she enjoys staying active (she’s run the Pittsburgh Marathon twice!), cooking, attending concerts and supporting our Pittsburgh sports teams.

Dr. Gevony Williams, DDS


Dr. Williams is an esteemed alumni from West Virginia University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery.

 She started in the field in Asheville, NC. Here, she treated at the local health department under the direction of multiple dentists and an oral surgeon. After a short period of time, she was promoted to Program Director.  Dr. Williams continued to work in dentistry for 5 years; It was then that she opened her own practice North Carolina. In 2018, Dr. Williams made the move to our beautiful city of Pittsburgh, with her husband Chris and son Dax. 

When not treating patients, Dr. Williams loves being active whither it is running, spinning, or enjoying our cities parks with her son in her free time. 

Dr. Jacqueline E. Sumzin, DDS

Dr. Jackie

Dr. Jacqueline E. Sumzin joined the practice in the summer of 2020, when she moved to Pittsburgh from her hometown of Brooklyn NY. She studied Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University where she received her Bachelor's degree.

Dr. Sumzin then attended New York University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. During her time at NYU, she conducted research on Dental Anxiety and was also chosen for an honors program at the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities.  

Following dental school, Dr. Sumzin completed a competitive Residency program in Brooklyn, NY. This program focused on restorative dentistry, implantology and endodontics. 

Currently, Dr. Sumzin lives in Pittsburgh’s Strip District with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and spending time with family and friends. 

Dr. Sumzin is excited to help you meet all your dental needs!

Dr. Lauren Kennedy, DMD


Dr. Lauren Kennedy is a life-long “yinzer,” and was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Chartiers Valley High School, Dr. Lauren attended Washington & Jefferson College and earned a B.A. in psychology. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she received her doctoral degree in Dental Medicine. With a background in psychology, Dr. Lauren values the positive impact a healthy mouth can have on a person’s quality of life, both orally & mentally.

 Dr. Lauren strives to provide a dental experience that is comfortable, reassuringly pleasant, and relaxed. She takes the time needed to ensure excellent, appropriate care and prides herself on integrity. In a continually evolving field, Dr. Lauren is committed to staying current with new practices, procedures & technology. 

 In her free time, Dr. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, Pat, family & friends, trying new restaurants in the city, and traveling. She loves animals—especially her adopted Maine Coon cat, Kiki—and is a big fan of reality TV.

Dr. Lauren is thrilled to join the Shadyside Place team and looking forward to meeting & working with our awesome patients.

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