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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

On Nov. 14, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held a Fall Symposium sponsored by the Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE).

The event featured prominent scientist, Alan Flake, MD, FACS, FAAP, director of Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania Center for Fetal Research as guest lecturer. Dr. Flake’s presentation was entitled, “Extending Gestation: Towards physiologic support of the extreme premature infant.” The lecture introduced a new technology Dr. Flake led the development of EXTEND (EXTrauterine Environment for Neonatal Development). The EXTEND system aims to mimic as closely as possible the intrauterine environment and to maintain normal growth and development outside of the womb.

The symposium also provided an opportunity for friends and colleagues to honor Thomas Martin, MD on the occasion of his appointment as emeritus professor at GCSOM. Dr. Martin was recognized for his distinguished career which, in addition to serving as GCSOM’s long-time assistant chair for pediatric education, includes his integral role in the development and founding of the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tom Martin was also previously named professor emeritus in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Hershey Medical Center. He practiced pediatrics and served as associate medical director of the Family Practice Residency at Williamsport Hospital. He is board-certified both in pediatrics and in the subspecialty of sports medicine. In addition to numerous clinical and academic appointments in pediatrics, Dr. Martin served as team physician for the Penn State University football and wrestling teams from 1997 to 2004. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom.

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 geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
Thomas Martin, MD named emeritus professor at GCSOM
The Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE) at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) honored Thomas Martin, MD at its recent fall symposium. Dr. Martin was recognized for his appointment as emeritus professor at GCSOM. The honor was bestowed to celebrate Dr. Martin’s distinguished career which, in addition to serving as GCSOM’s long-time assistant chair for pediatric education, includes his integral role in the development and founding of the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Seen from left are Dr. Martin, Eric Blomain, MD, ACE president; and Tim Welby, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and ACE member.
Fall Symposium sponsored by the Academy of Clinical Educators at GCSOM
From left: Thomas J. Martin, MD; Eric W. Blomain, MD; Alan Flake, MD, FACS, FAAP; Harold Davis, MD, FACOG, FACS
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