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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is pleased to announce that 10 of our fourth-year medical students have successfully matched into residency programs.

While most of our MD Class of 2018 class will learn the locations of their residency programs at noon on Friday, March 16, several "matches” occur prior to the national residency event for military students and for specialties such as ophthalmology and urology.

The students successfully matched to residency programs in the military are:

  • Jared Egbert of South Abington Township, transitional year at Madigan Army Hospital
  • Daniel Mecca of Dickson City, urology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Caroline Moore of Glen Mills, internal medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Allison Scalzo of Harding, physical medicine & rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Elias Tohme of Wilkes-Barre, transitional year at San Antonio Military Medical Center,

The students successfully matched into ophthalmology or urology are:

  • Tyler Berger of Lower Burrell, ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati
  • Mairghread (Maggie) Casey of Wayne, ophthalmology at Ohio State University
  • Taylor Givnish of Huntingdon Valley, ophthalmology at Temple University
  • Brett Giblin of Fairview, urology at University of Vermont School of Medicine 
  • Sriharsha Talluri of York, urology at University of Louisville.

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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