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Family Medicine Residency


About Us

The Kistler Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Health System is named in honor of David W. Kistler, MD, former chief of staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and a family physician in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for more than 50 years. The program, launched in 2007, attracts graduating medical students to enter training as family physicians.

Residents, licensed by Pennsylvania, work under the direct supervision of a board-certified family physician in your office. Residency program leaders are available at all times in all clinics to answer residents’ questions or to provide assistance in the care or treatment of your patient.

The family medicine residents work at four Geisinger clinics – Kistler Clinic in Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, Kingston, and Mountain Top.

During the three-year program, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, residents train in family medicine, adult medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care and many sub-specialties, to give them a well-rounded skill set before entering independent practice. 

The Kistler Family Residency Program demonstrates Geisinger’s academic mission and its commitment to expanding the primary care provider network. By providing a forum where young physicians can train locally, using advanced technology and innovative practice models, residents are given the opportunity to experience a neighborhood physician practice.

Kistler Family Medicine Residency