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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

LEWISTOWN, Pa. – The Lewistown Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, a partnership between Geisinger and Family Practice Center, is pleased to announce the graduation of the Class of 2022 on June 30, 2022.  

The ACGME-accredited, three-year program received initial accreditation in spring 2018 with a goal of training family medicine physicians to provide quality care in rural or underserved communities.  

“I’m extremely proud of our graduating residents. For the past three years, they have worked to bring quality healthcare to the region. They were on the front lines of this pandemic during each of the surges our community experienced,” said Mandy Maneval, MD, program director of the Lewistown Rural Family Medicine Residency Program. “The relationships they created in the community and our healthcare system helped to build a strong foundation for all future classes. Their impact on this residency program will last for many years. We are all very thankful for their hard work, sacrifice and dedication.” 
The graduating resident physicians and where they will practice post-residency include: 
Enaam Alsoufi, MD – Outpatient Family Medicine 
Sai Swapnika Guttikonda, MD, MPH – Outpatient Primary Care, UPMC, Franklin, PA
Matta Temujin Reddy, MD – Nocturnist, Prisma Healthcare, Columbia, SC
Intekhab Askari Syed Ahmad Raza, MD – Clinical associate professor, Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine, Clarksville, VA 
The program would like to recognize the following award-winners: 
Arka Bhattacharya, MD – Intern of the Year
Julie Xanthopoulos, MD, PhD – Teacher of the Year
Nicki Vithalani, MD – Teacher of the Year
Matta Temujin Reddy, MD – Resident Teaching Award
Enaam Alsoufi, MD – Advocate Award
Intekhab Askari Syed Ahmad Raza, MD – Excellence Award
Sai Swapnika Guttikonda, MD, MPH – Leadership Award 


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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