The Geisinger Department of Pediatrics consists of more than 70 board certified pediatricians and subspecialists, in addition to more than 30 medical faculty members with joint appointments in other disciplines including surgery, anesthesia, dentistry, psychology, pathology, and radiology. The hospital-based practice is further complemented by an extensive network of community pediatricians who practice within the Geisinger Health System network throughout the surrounding counties.
Subspecialty sections add to the diversity of the extensive general pediatric practice. These subspecialty sections include: adolescent medicine, allergy and immunology, critical care, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and nutrition, genetics, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neonatology, neurology, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, pulmonology, and rheumatology. Pediatric surgical subspecialties include: cardiothoracic surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, and urology.
The Geisinger Medical Center also has a fully accredited pediatric residency program. The program accepts 10 residents per year and offers the only residency opportunity in the country to learn pediatrics in a rurally located tertiary care setting. In addition to the residency program, medical students from Temple University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine rotate through our hospital and clinics as part of their core pediatric rotation. In addition, numerous students from other institutions also choose to do electives here.
Present pediatric hospitalist faculty includes:
- Paul Bellino, MD, FAAP, Director
- Keith Boell, DO, FAAP
- Edward Fannon, DO, FAAP
- Sarah Marks, MD
- Michelle Thompson, MD, FAAP
- Colleen Walsh, DO, FAAP