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Meet Our Governor-elect

Pennsylvania Eastern Region

Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Eastern Region Governor-Elect, David L. George, MD, FACP. The Governor-elect will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. George will serve as the official representative of the College for the Pennsylvania Eastern Region, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. George will be working closely with Dr. Kimball (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. George, feel free to read his bio below.


David L. George, MD, FACP
Dr. George

PLACE OF BIRTH: Wilkes-Barre, PA

EDUCATION: 1974 BA, Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University, 1978 MD, Harvard Medical School

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 1978-1981 Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, 1981-1983 Rheumatology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

CERTIFICATION: 1981 ABIM, Internal Medicine, 1983 ABIM, Rheumatology

PRESENT POSITION: Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Reading Hospital, Reading Health System

ACP ACTIVITIES: 1990-present Fellow ACP 2003 – 2005 Councilor, PCIM, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chairperson, Pennsylvania ACP Eastern Region Resident Competition, 2009 Chairperson, Nominating Committee, ACP Eastern Pennsylvania Governor, 2011 Laureate Award; Eastern Region, PA Chapter American College of Physicians

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: See ACP Activities above

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 2010 – present VP and Chief Academic Officer, Reading Hospital, 2010 – present Assistant Dean, Jefferson Medical College, 2009 – present Executive Council Member, Berks County Medical Society, 1983 – present Rheumatologist, Reading Health System, 1983 – present Member, Arthritis Foundation

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 2012 – present Member, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Executive Committee

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Medical Education for students, residents and practitioners

Vision Statement

“As I reflect upon 30 years in medical practice as an internist/rheumatologist and an educator, I have come to place less hope in “grand plans” and more hope in the minute to minute efforts of people with a fundamental desire to use science and compassion to do good. We should not be distracted from two major goals: improving the health and quality of life of the population we serve and supporting a work environment that offers personal reward for physicians, by allowing them to effectively use and continuously develop their clinical skills and participate in “therapeutic” doctor-patient relationships. I would hope to use my experience as clinician, educator, and administrator to support the ACP in its mission of education and advocacy.”

Contact Information

Eastern Region
Daniel B Kimball, Jr, MD, FACP, Governor

Southeastern Region
Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP, Governor

Western Region
G. Alan Yeasted, MD, FACP

John Derrickson
Executive Director
Phone: 610-543-6880 or Toll-free: 800-846-7746
Fax: 610-543-6806
E-mail: jd@pa-acp.org

General chapter information/questions:
John Derrickson
jd@pa-acp.org

Chapter Office:
Jackie Franco
jf@pa-acp.org

VoterVoice:
votervoice@pa-acp.org

Chapter Events:
events@pa-acp.org