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Mark Olaf, DO, FACEP
Regional Associate Dean, Central Campus
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, Central Campus
Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Education
Central Campus

Geisinger Medical Center 
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Educational interests

Competency-based education, student advocacy and engagement and student and resident wellness

Clinical interests

Medical education, toxicology, emergency medical services and disaster management

Research interests

Medical education

Student research opportunities

Education-based research, EMS research and emergency medicine research

Recent publications

  • (In Press) Olaf, M; Cooney, R. A systematic Review of the Diagnosis and Management of DVT. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
  • Marschke CR, Olaf MF, Makowski DJ. ST Elevation in Massive Pulmonary Embolism: Thrombolysis vs Percutaneous Catheter Intervention. Received 3 June 2016, Accepted 4 June 2016, Available online 8 June 2016. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. pii: S0735-6757(16)30251-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem. 2016.06.036. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27334839.
  • Olaf, M., Archer, L. The Team Teaching Topic (T3): A New Approach to Emergency Medicine Didactics. Poster Presentation at Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Meeting in San Diego, CA, March 17, 2011.
  • Kupas, Douglas F. Robert J. Brunner, Mark Olaf, Jonathan Rill. The State of Statewide EMS Protocols: a Structured Survey. Presented at: The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly in Phoenix, AZ, June 2010.


Cum Laude BS with honors, Biology – Bucknell University
Doctor of Osteopathy – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine