Alfred Casale, MD, serves as Geisinger's associate chief medical officer, chairman of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the Geisinger Heart & Vascular Institute. He has been the director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center since he joined Geisinger in 2001.
Dr. Casale graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BA in human biology and then earned his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University in general, thoracic, and cardiac surgery, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in thoracic surgical oncology and at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Health Care Policy.
Casale's seminal work in establishing Geisinger's ProvenCareTM program as a model of value-generating redesign of complex acute surgical care using comparative effectiveness principles has been widely acclaimed in professional and popular media. He has been honored in Who's Who in America, The Best Doctors and recently named one of U.S. News and World Report's top doctors.