Advanced Technologies in Future Medicine

On Oct. 24, 2020, Michael DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, was welcomed as PAMED’s 171st president.

One of his initiatives during the coming year is to prepare physicians for the advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, nanotechnology, and biosensors that will forever change medical education and the practice of medicine.

Dr. DellaVecchia - Incoming President


Dr. DellaVecchia - Presidential Initiative

  • This is an exciting, critical, and pivotal period for the profession and for patient care. Physicians need to be an active part in guiding these advanced technologies or they will forever lose their scope of practice.

  • Dr. DellaVecchia will be giving insights and hosting several interviews with national experts in these technologies. PAMED will be adding these interviews and additional resources to this website on an ongoing basis, so check back frequently. 


Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, nanotechnology, and biosensors will forever change the practice of medicine. The technologies are here now, and will only continue to expand. Physicians need to be an active part in guiding them; but, how?
We've got you covered with insights from national experts. Preparing physicians for the future of AI is an initiative of PAMED President Michael DellaVecchia, MD, PhD.

More About Dr. DellaVecchia

PAMED President Dr. Michael DellaVecchia is an ophthalmologist, pathologist, and biomedical scientist from Philadelphia. He is a 13-year member of PAMED who has been involved in many leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. He has a diverse professional background that includes practice in private, group, corporate, and academic settings. 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.

In addition to earning a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completing residencies in anatomical and clinical pathology and ophthalmology, Dr. DellaVecchia earned advanced degrees in engineering and physics from Drexel University with a research emphasis in medical devices and photonics. He holds several U.S. patents and has been a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and NASA.

Dr. DellaVecchia shows his commitment to advancing public health and preventive medicine through his community volunteer work and with veterans’ groups.

Learn more about Dr. DellaVecchia’s background 

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