PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Board of Trustees has announced the election of Jay S. Feldstein, DO, as the College's eighth President and Chief Executive Officer following a thirteen month executive search. Dr. Feldstein will assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2014, following 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
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.
"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."
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained over 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a "whole person" approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and graduate programs in pharmacy, clinical and school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM's Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
SOURCE Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine