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Meet Our Governor-elect

Pennsylvania Eastern Region

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


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.”