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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON – Today soon-to-be graduates of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) learned their residency placements during the National Resident Matching Program’s “Match Day,” an event at which all fourth-year M.D. students around the country simultaneously open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in their chosen specialty. 

“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2023,” said Julie Byerley, M.D., M.P.H., president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth and executive vice president and chief academic officer, Geisinger. “Our students matched into excellent local residency programs, as well as some of the most competitive and prestigious programs and specialties in the nation. I am pleased that 16 students matched at Geisinger. I am also happy to note that the 15 Abigail Geisinger Scholars in the Class of 2023 matched – and all will eventually work as Geisinger physicians serving our communities. And with more than half of our class matching into Pennsylvania residency programs, we are confident our school will expand the number of our graduates who return to care for our neighbors.”

During the ceremony, Geisinger College of Health Sciences unveiled its new alma mater, establishing more academic traditions for the maturing school with now 10 years of graduates.  

Dr. Byerley addressed the Class of 2023 saying, “We are so proud of you as you take this huge step from medical student to residency.  As doctors, you will forever continue to learn, but your learning opportunities will fade into the shadow of your healing opportunities as you improve the lives of the people and populations you serve.”

More than half of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2023 matched into primary care fields and seven into psychiatry. She also observed that Geisinger Commonwealth applicants matched into some of the most competitive specialties in American medicine, including dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. In addition to the large number of Geisinger Commonwealth students who will train at leading community-based programs, many students will go to residencies at highly competitive teaching hospitals, including Yale, Johns Hopkins and Emory.

In addition to the School of Medicine’s celebration at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton, Geisinger hospitals learned who will be arriving this summer to begin residencies across the system.

Dr. Byerley noted that Geisinger hospitals successfully matched 136 students into 26 residency programs in today’s Match. Sixteen of the newly matched Geisinger residents are members of GCSOM’s Class of 2023. In addition, Geisinger’s newest residency programs, Child Neurology and Integrated Vascular Surgery, both enjoyed successful matches.

View Geisinger Commonwealth's 2023 Match results. (This is a list of students who gave Geisinger Commonwealth permission to share their Match results.)

Anesthesiology: 9
Child Neurology: 1
Dermatology: 1
Diagnostic Radiology: 2
Emergency Medicine: 11
Family Medicine: 11
General Surgery: 12
Internal Medicine: 17
Interventional Radiology: 1
Medicine-Pediatrics: 1
Neurology: 5
Obstetrics/Gynecology: 4
Ophthalmology: 1
Orthopedic Surgery: 2
Otolaryngology: 1
Pathology: 2
Pediatrics: 8
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2
Plastic Surgery: 1
Psychiatry: 7
Urology: 2

1. Matthew Parry, Orthopaedic Surgery
2. Raymond Stemrich, General Surgery
3. Calum Wallace, Obstetrics-Gynecology 
4. Christopher SanCraint, Surgery-Preliminary
5. Giovanni Baiamonte, Emergency Medicine
6. Paul Bastian, General Surgery 
7. Jessica Baylor, Orthopaedic Surgery
8. Daniel Kratovil, Neurology 
9. Amalie Kropp Lopez, General Surgery
10. Alice Matthai, General Surgery 
11. Bradley Nafziger, Anesthesiology 
12. Ellen Penn, Otolaryngology 
13. Kristen Richards, General Surgery
14. Corey Suraci, Transitional 
15. Richard SofolukeOphthalmology 
16. Alison Varano, Dermatology

1. Tyler Bogaczyk, General Surgery, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pa.
2. John Coulter, Internal Medicine, University of Texas, San Antonio 
3. Scott Delenick, Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia
4. Luis Devia, General Surgery, St Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem
5. Joseph Hagedorn, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
6. Automm Crossman-Lombardo, Medicine-Primary, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
7. Anthony Marchlewski, Family Medicine, ProHealth, Waukesha Memorial Hospital Wisconsin
8. Matthew Parry, Ortho Surgery/ Geisinger Wyoming Valley
9. Rebecca Petlansky, Pediatrics Thomas Jefferson Hospital Nemours Children’s, Wilmington
10. Syed Qadri, Psychiatry, Tower Health/Reading Hospital
11. Kara Romanowski, Family Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
12. Raymond Stemrich, General Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center
13. Thomas Timmerman, Family Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa
14. Calum Wallace, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center
15. Rachel Williams, Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital

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 Atlantic City, Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of master’s degree programs. 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 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


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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