Erie Physician Named April’s Everyday Hero by Pennsylvania Medical Society

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018

(Harrisburg, Pa. – 4/18/18) Kathleen Costanzo DO, a family medicine residency faculty physician and sports medicine physician from Erie who was described as “dedicated” by a colleague has been named as April’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED).

Nominated by Timothy Pelkowski MD, Dr. Costanzo was described as a physician who “will routinely go above and beyond the call of duty to help the patients she is treating and the family medicine residents she is educating.”

Theodore Christopher, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society who practices emergency medicine in Philadelphia, says it’s physicians like Dr. Costanzo who make a difference in training the next generation of doctors.

“As someone who is also a teacher and a physician, I fully understand the important work Dr. Costanzo is doing now to help not only today’s patients but also future patients by training tomorrow’s physicians,” he says. “PAMED thanks Dr. Costanzo for everything she does and is honored to present this award to her.”

PAMED’s Everyday Hero Award is designed to showcase talented physicians who probably don’t view themselves as heroes, but to patients and colleagues they are. The award is a monthly member honor with nominations coming from patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

Dr. Costanzo, who practices at the Allegheny Health Network’s Saint Vincent Family Medicine, is the first recipient from Erie to win the award. She was selected from a statewide pool of nominations.

She will formally be presented the award by PAMED on April 25 at 8:45 am. A brief ceremony will be held at 311 West 24th Street, Erie, PA 16502.

Patients and medical colleagues can nominate Pennsylvania physicians for this monthly award at

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society was founded in 1848. To learn more about PAMED, visit its web site at or follow on Twitter @PAMEDSociety.

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