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Dr. Gerald P. Tracy presented prestigious Pressman Award

Thursday, December 15, 2020

Gerald P. Tracy, MD, FACC, FACP, presented prestigious Pressman Award by Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Gerald P. Tracy, MD, associate dean for regional campus development, north campus (Scranton), of The Commonwealth Medical College, was honored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians for his distinguished service to internal medicine.

Dr. Tracy is one of seven people who in 2004 began the process of establishing a medical school to provide for the future health needs of the people of the region. The College was founded with the specific goal of educating physicians to improve the healthcare in the region and is now in its third year of educating both MD and MBS students.

Throughout his career, Tracy has been concerned not only with the quality of healthcare but with the delivery of it, and consequently he is active in organizations that promoted this. He was president of the Northeast Pennsylvania American Heart Association as well as the PA-AHA research committee. He was also a vice president of the Pennsylvania Cardiology Society. On the state level, he served as a trustee of the PA Medical Society and a member of its AMA delegation, and he continues to serve on the board of the Lackawanna County Medical Society.

He sought to expand the number of internists in the region by serving for 30 years on the board of the Scranton Temple Residency Program, which conferred upon him the Bost Award for his contributions in this area. Other honors include the Lackawanna County American Heart Association’s Man of the Year (2008), Lackawanna County Medical Society’s Physician Recognition Award (2008) and the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Presidential Citation (2010).

Dr. Tracy completed his premedical education at The University of Scranton and earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He served for three years as an Air Force flight surgeon and then completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at SUNY-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He was co-founder of Great Valley Cardiology in Scranton, Pennsylvania and from 1982-2004 served as director of cardiovascular disease at Mercy Hospital (Regional Hospital of Scranton), Scranton Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians is a professional medical organization with 7,000 members.  Its members include internists and other medical subspecialists who provide comprehensive care to adult patients. The American College of Physicians, with 130,000 members, is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States.

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