The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine”s Board of Trustees has announced the election of Jay S. Feldstein, D.O., as the College”s eighth president and chief executive officer. Dr. Feldstein will assume full responsibilities on July 1, 2014, after a transition period beginning May 15. He succeeds Matthew Schure, Ph.D., who joined the College as president and chief executive officer in 2001.
In his position as president, Dr. Feldstein will oversee the Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), located in Suwanee, which was established in 2005 as a branch campus and offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and biomedical science.
“Dr. Feldstein holds an impressive record of success in healthcare management,” states PCOM Board Chairman Paul McGloin. “He is a man of remarkable scope and accomplishment and I, and the rest of the Board, are looking forward to working together to continue to advance our College”s instructional, research, and service missions.”
An alumnus of PCOM class of 1981, Dr. Feldstein holds an impressive record of success in healthcare management. Currently, as President, Northern Division, Pennsylvania Managed Care Plans at AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, Dr. Feldstein has P & L responsibility for all health plans, including network management, patient management, quality, marketing and related activities for 700,000 at risk members in Pennsylvania, D.C., Nebraska and Indiana. He is also responsible for TPA services for health plans in Michigan and New Jersey providing administrative services for 600,000 members.
Dr. Feldstein has worked as corporate chief medical officer/senior vice president and chief medical officer/senior vice president, Medical Affairs at AmeriHealth Caritas; as senior medical director, Mid-Atlantic region, and director, Network Medical, Southern New Jersey/Delaware division at Aetna; as medical director at Concentra Health Center; as president/chief executive officer at Occupational Health Resources, Inc.; as founder/president/medical director at Spectracare Occupational Health Services; and as a physician and board member at Doctors for Emergency Services.
Dr. Feldstein earned his bachelor”s degree from Penn State University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from PCOM. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware and his internship at JFK Hospital in Stratford, N.J. He is board certified in emergency medicine and occupational medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
“I would like to thank the Board of Trustees and the members of the search committee for the honor to serve as the next President and CEO of my alma mater,” says Dr. Feldstein. “I am truly humbled by the opportunity to build on the legacy of PCOM”s history and mission. This is a dream come true both professionally and personally.”
The naming of Dr. Feldstein as PCOM”s eighth president and chief executive officer completes a 13-month process. The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of Chairman Thomas J. Gravina and committee members Hal S. Bendit, DO “84; James H. Black, DO “62, Rear Admiral, MC, USN (Ret.), LLD (Hon.); Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD; Joseph A. Dieterle, DO “70; Deirdre B. Fanning, PharmD; John P. Kearney; William Lancaster (DO “15, GA-PCOM); Herbert Lotman, LLD (Hon.); Andrea D. Pedano, DO “90; Dawn Shell, PhD; and Michael Tecce (DO “15). The national search firm Heidrick and Struggles assisted in candidate recruitment.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained over 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and graduate programs in pharmacy, clinical and school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM”s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution with an over 100 year tradition of educational excellence. GA-PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree and graduate programs in biomedical sciences and organizational development and leadership. The campus includes the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit www.pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.