ALUMNI AND GIVING
Sharon J. Herring, MD '02, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and OB/GYN at Temple, is the 2013 recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine’s Clinician Investigator Award, which recognizes outstanding junior clinician-investigators. Her research has focused on obesity treatment and prevention in women.
Charles Barbera, MD ’93, MBA, FACEP, Reading, PA, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Reading Hospital, has been elected to the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Board of Directors as a representative of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Jorge J. Scheirer, MD ’89, is medical director of the internal medicine faculty practice and consultant to The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (Reading, PA) for clinical information technology. His research interests include using information systems to improve healthcare quality and the impact of computer interfaces on data quality in electronic medical records.
Susan Summerton, MD ’88, Mullica Hill, NJ, was selected to receive the 2013 Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Albert Einstein Medical Center, which is voted by graduating fourth year medical students at Drexel University College of Medicine. The award is presented to individuals the students identify as dedicated and committed to their medical education. Dr. Summerton was formally presented with the award as part of Drexel University’s Commencement activities on May 17, 2013.
John D. Casey, MD ’84, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Reading Hospital, has been elected president of the hospital’s medical staff. He joined Reading Hospital’s medical staff in 1994 after completing his residency at Temple University Hospital.
Brian Berman, MD ’75, Birmingham, MI, has been named Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Beaumont Children’s Hospital/Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. For 32 years prior he served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
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