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SCRANTON – Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will host nutrition expert Michael Klaper, MD, at a community lecture on the benefits of a plant-based diet on May 16. The lecture, Disease Reversal with a Plant-Based Diet, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Auditorium, 525 Pine St., Scranton.

According to Klaper, common conditions such as obesity, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes are almost uniformly linked to lifestyle. He’ll explain how transitioning to a diet with less fat, salt and processed foods can prevent or reverse these diseases. 

RSVP by May 8 at and enjoy a free plant-based dinner following the lecture.

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

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For GCSOM media inquiries

Elizabeth Zygmunt
Director of Media and Public Relations
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Office: 570-504-9687
On call: 570-687-9703