Presidential Quotes

"My professional life has come full circle. I am back at the institution that allowed me to fulfill my dream so that I may help to fulfill the dreams of others." – Dr. Feldstein at his formal installment during the Inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

"If a president's success and legacy is defined by turning vision into reality, I believe my success will not be determined by the words I say here today, but rather, by the actions of this one college and one community in the days, months, and years ahead. Because together, we can and will, make our one vision a reality." – Dr. Feldstein at the Inauguration ceremony

"Diversity is a core value at PCOM. As a post-graduate institution that trains osteopathic physicians and health care professionals, our students need to reflect the patients and the families they will care for and serve. Our goal is to integrate diversity into the fabric of our soul. It starts with our Board of Trustees, our leadership team, our faculty, our employees and our student population." – Dr. Feldstein acknowledging PCOM receiving the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, on Sept. 15, 2015

“We have to make the economic shift to where the incentives are aligned successfully so providers are rewarded the same for taking care of people when they are sick as when they are healthy. If we can do that, that’s when will get real health care reform.” — Dr. Feldstein quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal on Sept. 11, 2015

"I was in the healthcare field for years, in managed care and before that as a practicing physician, so I saw both sides of the business. I saw what worked and what didn't, and being immersed in that gives me some insight into how we can train health care providers who can be the most effective in this new age of healthcare." — Dr. Feldstein quoted in the August 2015 edition of Link, the PCOM e-newsletter for faculty and staff

"Working in an ER requires constant multitasking, flexibility and the need to function in high-stress situations. While the focus is to stabilize patients by treating acute illness, injury or trauma, the crux of the labor is employing interpersonal skills and compassionate care. Nowhere in the hospital is the multidisciplinary nature of medical care more pronounced than in the ER. Seamless teamwork is critical, as is a keen understanding of prioritizing and allocating resources effectively. In the ER, crucial life and death decisions must be made — sometimes without complete data at hand — because not acting will surely result in a poor outcome. The ability to make important decisions without all the information that one may desire becomes even more important in our mega-data world. Do we ever have enough data? It is a skill set that we are all mastering in our rapidly changing society." — Dr. Feldstein, writing in the Fall 2014 edition of Digest, the magazine for alumni and friends of PCOM