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Past commencement ceremonies

Previous commencement speakers

Previous commencement speakers

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has hosted esteemed speakers at commencement ceremonies throughout the years. View a full listing of previous speakers below:

2022 MBS (Winter)

Nelson Sofoluke, MD ’17, MBS ’13
Resident in Neurosurgery, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville

Watch Dr. Sofoluke’s speech

2022 MBS (Summer)

Rachel Silverstein, MD ’15, MBS ’11
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

Watch Dr. Silverstein’s speech

2022 MD

Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH
Former Chief Academic Officer and Group Vice President for Medical Education at the American Medical Association

Watch Dr. Skochelak’s speech

2021 MBS (Winter)

Akindele Olagunju, MD ’19, MBS ’14
Second-Year Diagnostic Radiology Resident, Brown University

Watch Dr. Olagunju’s speech

2021 MBS (Summer)

Kristina M. Zimmerman, MD ’15, MBS ’11
Family Medicine with Obstetrics Physician at the Federally Qualified Health Center, Family Health Network of Central New York

Watch Dr. Zimmerman's speech

2021 MD

Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Chief Health Officer, Google Health

Watch Dr. DeSalvo's speech

2020 MBS

Steven J. Scheinman, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Geisinger
President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Watch Dr. Scheinman's speech

2020 MD

Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger

Watch Dr. Ryu's speech

2019 MD and MBS

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP
President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

2018 MD and MBS

David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) of Thomas Jefferson University and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy in Philadelphia
Geisinger Commonwealth board of directors

2017 MBS-Doylestown

Michael J. Sofia, PhD
Chief scientific officer and cofounder of Arbutus Biopharma Inc.

2017 MD and MBS

Deborah E. Powell, MD
Dean emerita and professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School

2016 MD and MBS

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP
Chief executive officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and chief executive officer of ACGME International; professor of medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; senior scholar of the Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

2015 MD and MBS

Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

2014 MD and MBS

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD
Murdock head professor of medicine and health policy professor of pediatrics, The George Washington University

2013 MD Charter Class and MBS

George E. Thibault, MD
President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

2012 MBS

Keith W. Eckel
Owner, Fred W. Eckels Sons and president, Eckel Farms Inc.

2011 MBS

Wayne Pisano
Former president and CEO, Sanofi Pasteur

2010 inaugural MBS class

Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania