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Steven J. Scheinman, MD

President and Dean

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, is president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger’s chief academic officer and executive vice president. He was formerly professor of medicine and pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he served for eight years as senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine. Board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Scheinman has earned international prominence for his research into the genetics of inherited kidney diseases and kidney stones.  He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters on topics related to kidney disease and genetics.

Dr. Scheinman holds an AB, summa cum laude, from Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his medical degree with honors from Yale University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital; was chief resident in internal medicine at Upstate; and completed fellowships in nephrology at Upstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Research Leadership Award and the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA Child Advocate of the Year Award.

Dr. Scheinman has served on review boards for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Federation for Clinical/Medical Research and the National Kidney Foundation, among others.

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