Francis Dennis Dawgert, MD, was born and raised in Elysburg, Pa. He graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Shamokin. He decided to pursue medicine in college and chose pediatrics in his third year of medical school because of his keen interest in preventive medicine and his love for children. He is now retired after maintaining a large private practice in northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. Dr. Dawgert became a clinical faculty member at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2009, taking third-year students on pediatrics rotation into his private practice. He began serving as professor for first- and second-year students in 2013. Dr. Dawgert's clinical interests include adverse childhood experiences. He has been married to his wife Grace for 50 years. He has four daughters and eight grandchildren.
BS – University of Scranton
MD – St. Louis University