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Dr. Michael A. DellaVecchia sworn in as PAMED’s 171st president

On Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of the virtual PAMED House of Delegates, Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, FICS, FCPP, was sworn in as the 171st president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. DellaVecchia is a combination ophthalmologist, pathologist and biomedical scientist from Philadelphia.

A 13-year member of PAMED, Dr. DellaVecchia has served on the board of directors for PAMED’s political action committee (PAMPAC) and a past president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, where he is still on the board of trustees. He is a fellow at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where he also served on the board of trustees. He is on the board of governors of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. DellaVecchia is currently on staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Main Line Health. He is also in private practice in the Ardmore/Philadelphia area.

Dr. DellaVecchia shows his commitment to advancing public health and preventive medicine through his community volunteer work and with veterans’ groups. He also serves on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Opioid Task Force.

Additionally, Dr. DellaVecchia has participated with Project Orbis, an international flying hospital whose volunteer faculty is dedicated to providing hands-on training to local eye care professionals in communities throughout the world to help them learn and apply techniques for preventing blindness and restoring sight.

One of his initiatives during his tenure as PAMED President will be to evaluate and prepare physicians for future advanced technologies in medicine such as artificial intelligence, robotics and biosensors.