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Geisinger doctors among Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Top Physicians Under 40

Three Geisinger providers have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society for achievement early in their careers.

Family medicine physicians Dr. Hans Zuckerman and Dr. Joanna Kraynak-Appel and interventional cardiologist Dr. Nicholas Ierovante are among PAMED’s Top Physicians Under 40 for 2023.

They were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of PAMED members who yearly honor the best of the best early-career physicians in the state.

“We had a lot of great nominations, but these candidates stood out among the rest,” said Kristen Sandel, M.D., PAMED president-elect and chair of the awards committee. “With their ambition and innovative ideas, they will shape and shine bright in the future of medicine.”

Zuckerman practices at Geisinger Pottsville and serves as division chief of the Department of Community Medicine for Schuylkill County and Geisinger Kulpmont in Northumberland County. He specializes in family medicine and has clinical interests in preventive care, infectious diseases, obesity and women’s health.

His nominator said, “as a leader, his patient-centric views and encouraging reminders on why we do what we do are contagious throughout his clinics” and that “he inspires everyone from the support staff to the providers to provide the best possible care to patients.”

Ierovante practices at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton and serves as assistant professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Kraynak-Appel is associate director of Community Medicine in Columbia County and assists in managing Geisinger Primary Care clinics in Benton, Berwick, Buckhorn and Elysburg.

Dr. Hans Zuckerman (Courtesy of Geisinger)
Dr. Hans Zuckerman (Courtesy of Geisinger)

Source: Berkshire mont

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