Student Musculoskeletal Society leadership
The Student Musculoskeletal Society (SMS) is a student-run organization which fosters clinical experience, education and professional development in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.
Mark A. Seeley, MD
Associate Program Director For Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Geisinger Commonwealth Medical School
Mark A. Seeley, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic specialist. His clinical interests include pediatric and young adult hip reconstruction, pediatric sports medicine, pediatric trauma and upper/lower extremity deformity. Dr. Seeley is also associate program director for orthopaedic surgery and associate professor of surgery at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Seeley earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In his personal life, Dr. Seeley enjoys basketball and woodworking.
Frank grew up in Fort Myers, Fla., and has an undergraduate degree in athletic training. He practiced as an athletic trainer at Olympic Heights High School for two years as the sole athletic trainer for all sports in the school. During this time, he also worked in a physical therapy clinic running rehabilitation protocols. Frank is a gymnast and martial artist and hopes to help people who practice these sports in the future as an orthopaedic surgeon. He also loves to spend his free time at the gym or hiking nature trails.
Jeff grew up in Seoul, South Korea and majored in biology at Swarthmore College. Before medical school, he worked as a research assistant at NIH. When he is not grinding the books, Jeff loves baking his signature banana bread, competing in triathlons and hanging out with friends.
Patrick Kowalski grew up in Bethlehem, Pa., and graduated from Penn State in 2016 with a degree in kinesiology. After undergrad, he spent time coaching high school soccer and lacrosse before completing the MBS program in 2020. During his free time, he enjoys a wide variety of sports, outdoor activities and chess.
Alice Bouchard graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in physiology. She subsequently stayed in Montreal, completing a master’s degree in experimental surgery, in which she studied the relationship between load-induced bone formation and the circadian rhythm at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Canada. In her free time, Alice loves to ski and play ice hockey and her favorite place is anywhere outdoors. She also enjoys working backstage in the theatre and baking complicated desserts. At Geisinger Commonwealth, she is involved in the leadership of many clubs and serves as secretary of the phase one student council.
Maaz is from Clarks Summit, Pa., about 15 minutes away from Geisinger Commonwealth. He went to The University of Scranton for undergrad and majored in biology and philosophy with a minor in biochemistry. Since starting his medical education journey at Geisinger Commonwealth, Maaz is most interested in the orthopaedic surgery and general surgery specialties. He hopes to use summer research and his involvement in Student Musculoskeletal Society as the Research Chair to compound his further interest and direction into these specialties.
Community Service Chair
Steven grew up in East Stroudsburg, Pa., located in the Poconos. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in biological sciences in 2020. Steven competed in football most of his life and still enjoys watching. In his downtime he likes to go golfing, hiking and snowboarding.