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UPMC Williamsport Family Medicine Residency Welcomes New Program Director


October 2, 2023Dana Kirschner, DO

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.– UPMC recently announced the appointment of Dana Kirschner, DO, as program director for UPMC Williamsport Family Medicine Residency.

“For over 50 years, our residency program has been a beacon of growth and opportunity, offering a supportive learning environment that fuels personal and professional development,” said Dr. Kirschner. “We strive to provide family doctors with the broadest range of skills, enabling them to pursue their dreams, become community leaders, and bring innovation to the forefront of medicine. I completed my residency training with this program. I’ve been in their shoes, and I believe that offers me a unique perspective as a leader. It’s an honor to serve as program director and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that this program is known for.”

As program director, Dr. Kirschner is responsible for leading and managing the operations of the residency program, including crafting, refining and aligning the educational curriculum with all accreditation standards, overseeing the recruitment and selection of residents, and ensuring residents are equipped to provide high-quality care in their practice.

Dr. Kirschner completed her medical degree with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, N.J. She is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Family Physicians, family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and family medicine obstetrics by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Prior to being named as program director, Dr. Kirschner has served as an associate program director and faculty member with UPMC Williamsport Family Medicine Residency.

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