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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health


DANVILLE, PA -- Adam Buchanan, M.S., M.PH, has been named to the board of directors of the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

The ABGC sets standards for certifying genetic counselors and provides leadership in education and promotion surrounding the value of certified genetic counselors. Mr. Buchanan will begin a four-year term with the Board starting in January 2017.

He is an assistant professor at the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger Health System, where he is involved in the program to return important genomic findings to participants in Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative.  Mr. Buchanan’s research interests include investigating questions about the delivery, follow-up care and support structures needed in large-scale genetic programs.

He is both a licensed and certified genetic counselor. He was previously a research scientist at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C. Mr. Buchanan has been an ABGC Diplomate since 2005 and has served as an ABGC Item Writer, developing exam questions. He received his master of science in Genetic Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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