Philadelphia Ophthalmologist Elected Vice President of Pa. Medical Society

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2018

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. – Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, an ophthalmologist from Philadelphia, was elected by a statewide group of physicians Saturday to serve as vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED).
 
Michael-DellaVecchia-HOD-2018Dr. DellaVecchia will be vice president for one year. Afterward, he becomes president-elect for another year. In October 2020, he’ll take over as PAMED President.
 
Dr. DellaVecchia’s election took place during the statewide organization’s annual meeting in Hershey, Pa. He begins his new position immediately. 
 
An 11-year member of PAMED, Dr. DellaVecchia has served on the Board of Directors for PAMED’s Political Action Committee (PAMPAC) and is Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. 
He has a diverse professional background that includes time in private, group, corporate, and academic settings. 
 
In addition to earning a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completing residencies in pathology and ophthalmology, Dr. DellaVecchia earned advanced degrees in engineering and physics with 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. 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.

See PAMED's Board of Trustees.
 
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The Pennsylvania Medical Society helps its 21,000 physician and medical student members return to the art of medicine through advocacy and education. To learn more, visit www.pamedsoc.org or follow us on Twitter at @PAMEDSociety.
 
For more information:
Jeff Wirick, Pennsylvania Medical Society
(717) 909-2651

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