The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of Jay S. Feldstein, DO, as the College's eighth President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Feldstein will assume full responsibilities on July 1, 2014, after a transition period beginning May 15. He succeeds Matthew Schure, PhD, who joined the College as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2001.

An alumnus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) class of 1981, Dr. Feldstein holds an impressive record of success in healthcare management. Currently, as President, Northern Division, Pennsylvania Managed Care Plans at AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, Dr. Feldstein has P & L responsibility for all health plans, including network management, patient management, quality, marketing and related activities for 700,000 at risk members in Pennsylvania, DC, Nebraska and Indiana. He is also responsible for TPA services for health plans in Michigan and New Jersey providing administrative services for 600,000 members.

He has worked as Corporate Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs at AmeriHealth Caritas; as Senior Medical Director, Mid-Atlantic region, and Director, Network Medical, Southern New Jersey/Delaware division at Aetna; as Medical Director at Concentra Health Center; as President/Chief Executive Officer at Occupational Health Resources, Inc.; as Founder/President/Medical Director at Spectracare Occupational Health Services; and as a physician and board member at Doctors for Emergency Services.

Dr. Feldstein earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from PCOM. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware and his internship at JFK Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. He is board certified in emergency medicine and occupational medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

“Dr. Feldstein holds an impressive record of success in healthcare management,” states PCOM Board Chairman Paul McGloin. “He is a man of remarkable scope and accomplishment and I, and the rest of the Board, are looking forward to working together to continue to advance our College's instructional, research, and service missions.”

“I would like to thank the Board of Trustees and the members of the search committee for the honor to serve as the next President and CEO of my alma mater,” says Dr. Feldstein. “I am truly humbled by the opportunity to build on the legacy of PCOM's history and mission. This is a dream come true both professionally and personally.”

The naming of Dr. Feldstein as PCOM's eighth president and chief executive officer completes a 13-month process. The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of Chairman Thomas J. Gravina and committee's members Hal S. Bendit, DO '84; James H. Black, DO '62, Rear Admiral, MC, USN (Ret.), LLD (Hon.); Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD; Joseph A. Dieterle, DO '70; Deirdre B. Fanning, PharmD; John P. Kearney; William Lancaster (DO '15, GA-PCOM); Herbert Lotman, LLD (Hon.); Andrea D. Pedano, DO '90; Dawn Shell, PhD; and Michael Tecce (DO '15). The national search firm Heidrick and Struggles assisted in candidate recruitment.

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