Iftikhar Ali, MD, Medical Director

Ifthikar Ali, MD, is the Regional Medical Director at AFC Urgent Care for Greater Hartford.   He brings many years of experience in both urgent care and family care to AFC Urgent Care. He earned his medical degree from Punjab Medical College in Pakistan and later completed his internship in General Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and residency in Nuclear Medicine at Danbury Hospital, CT. Dr Ali is board certified in 2 specialties and his accomplishments have been recognized in numerous publications and awards.

In addition to Dr. Ali’s role as Medical Director, he is heavily engaged in full spectrum clinical care, including outpatient, procedures, adult inpatient, and pediatric care.  He is a certified USCIS Civil Surgeon, allowing him to perform full immigration physicals, and is interested in workforce needs and collaboration with employers in occupational medicine & workers compensation. Dr. Ali is committed to providing medical care with the highest standards of excellence and committed to patients understanding their illnesses and treatment.

Dr. Ali is happily married with three beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time with his family, watching hockey, soccer and a BBQ connoisseur.

Dr. Ali is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

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Donna Lovallo, Regional Director -Greater Hartford

Donna has extensive experience working in a range of settings from large hospitals to small medical offices. She graduated from Bristol Hospital School of Radiologic Technologies and Quinnipiac University and previously worked at St. Mary’s hospital as well as St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Donna was born and raised in Connecticut and adores spending time with her grandchildren.


Brandon Batory, Physician Assistant

Brandon graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Health Sciences and a MS in Physician Assistant Studies. He is a Certified Fitness Trainer by the International Sports Science Association as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.   When not working Brandon helps coach strength and conditioning and is an assistant football coach at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, CT. Besides coaching Brandon enjoys cooking and being active: playing basketball, football, and golf, and weightlifting.


Kristen Gemme, PA-C

Kristen comes to AFC Urgent Care with a wealth of experience in adult medicine, pediatrics, trauma, surgical critical care and urgent care. She is a practicing PA since 2012 having completed her B.S. in Biotechnology & Biology from Endicott College and her M.S. PA studies from Springfield College. She is a true outdoorsman with a passion for Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting. She is a certified USAW Olympic Weightlifting coach training group and private sessions.  In addition to being physically fit, she develops macro-based nutrition plans for her friends and clients.   Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, hunting, fishing and water sports.


Jenny, Site Coordinator, Certified Medical Assistant

Jenny, a Certified Medial Assistant from the America Institute, brings a whole new level of customer service and dedication to AFC Urgent Care (just take a look at her feedback on Facebook)! She believes in a wholistic approach, meaning the treatment of a patient improves not just their health, but the health of those around them. Each day that we see patients, Jenny is amazed by the results of the staff and care that we provide each day. When not working, Jenny enjoys a daily regiment of exercise, walking, jogging and cooking for her family. She loves spending time with her two children and her husband.


Mikayla, Medical Assistant

Mikayla is currently completing her prerequisites in order to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Her plan from there includes a Physician’s Assistant Master’s Degree. When not working, Mikayla enjoys spending time outdoors and at the beach, playing softball, and spending time with her family.

Mariah, Medical Assistant

Maria, Medical Assistant

Maria is one of our medical assistants who greets patients and escorts them to the exam room where she gets pertinent information for the provider. Maria attended Capital Community College where she completed her Medical Assistant degree with honors. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. In here spare time she enjoys time with her kids, friends and family. She is an avid cooker and also enjoys shopping and sports.