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Christine F. Giesa, D.O., Named Director of Osteopathic Medical Education for CKHS

 

Dr. Christine F. Giesa

Christine F. Giesa, D.O.

In Brief:

  • Christine F. Giesa, D.O., FACOEP-d, was named the new director of Osteopathic Medical Education for Crozer-Keystone Health System and director of the Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, effective February 2012.
  • Giesa, who specializes in emergency medicine, is an 18-year member of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s medical staff.
  • Giesa replaces James E. McHugh, D.O., FACP, MBA, who retired in January 2012 from his position of 15 years as director of Osteopathic Medical Education for Crozer-Keystone Health System and director of the Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.

Christine F. Giesa, D.O., FACOEP-d, was named the new director of Osteopathic Medical Education for Crozer-Keystone Health System and director of the Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, effective February 2012.  

Giesa is an 18-year member of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s medical staff who is board-certified in emergency medicine. Giesa succeeds James E. McHugh, D.O., FACP, MBA, who retired in January 2012 from his position of 15 years as director of Osteopathic Medical Education for Crozer-Keystone Health System and director of the Osteopathic Rotating Internship program at DCMH. 

“It’s truly an honor to follow in Dr. McHugh’s footsteps,” Giesa says. “I have worked with him for many years, and he has taught me a lot along the way. I plan on continuing the advancement of our very highly regarded Osteopathic Internship Program.”  

Giesa, who is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, earned her doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and her residency in emergency medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, also in Philadelphia.  

She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, and was recently elected to its board of directors. Giesa is also an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

“I am confident that Dr. Giesa will thrive in this position,” McHugh says. “She has been involved in the education of the osteopathic medicine emergency residents for many years, and with her education and experiences, she will be a great leader for the program.”  

Crozer-Keystone’s Osteopathic Rotating Internship program, which is based at DCMH, is a systemic post-doctoral program with interns rotating at DCMH, Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Springfield Hospital. The challenge to “think systemically” relative to the post-doctoral program was given to McHugh 15 years ago. In addition to the many years that the osteopathic internship has given to the health system and the community, it has garnered many accolades and published more scientific papers, both statewide and national, than any other one-year post-doctoral program in this area. After serving the one-year internship, the graduates have gone onto residencies and fellowships within Crozer-Keystone and beyond. 

For more information about Crozer-Keystone’s residency and fellowship programs, visit http://residency.crozerkeystone.org.

 

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