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John P. Simelaro, D.O.

Doctor Simelaro is Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is the recipient of research and fellowship grants from the American Lung Association and various pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Smith Kline, Roerig, and Merck. His studies have focused on the treatment of pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis and other upper and lower respiratory tract infections.  

Dr. Simelaro has received numerous prestigious awards including the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1981 and the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in 1983. Dr. Simelaro is also the recipient of the 2007 O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal, the College’s highest award to recognize leadership and service to the osteopathic profession and to the College.

He is a ten-time recipient of the Student Council Teaching Award and has delivered over 500 graduate-level lectures in his field of expertise. Dr. Simelaro received his D.O. from PCOM in 1971. He then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at PCOM and from 1974 to 1976 served a Pulmonary Fellowship at Hahnemann Hospital.


Last Updated: 2/11/15