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FOR RELEASE: January 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Medical Society Appoints Martin Raniowski As Executive Vice President
(Harrisburg, PA – 1/3/17) The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) today announced the appointment of Martin Raniowski as executive vice president, effective immediately. Raniowski succeeds Michael Fraser, who resigned in August to accept the position of executive director at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in Washington, D.C.
For the past year, Raniowski has been the senior vice president of policy and programs at PAMED. Previously, he was the deputy secretary for health planning and assessment at the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).
Raniowski's professional career spans two decades with experience in state government, academia, client-based research, and association management. He takes over PAMED at a time of extensive transition and strategic growth for the 17,500 member advocacy and education organization.
Prior to advancing to deputy secretary for health planning at the Pennsylvania DOH, Raniowski began his career with the state as director of health planning in 2007. In his most recent position, he provided leadership for divisions of staff working to implement statewide health plans. Among some public health disasters and threats he addressed were Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, Superstorm Sandy, and Ebola.
His career in government also includes positions with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee and the Governor's Chief of Staff's Office.
As an association professional, Raniowski served as senior director of public advocacy with the American Heart Association's (AHA) Pennsylvania/Delaware Affiliation, where he worked with numerous partners to promote AHA initiatives including quality improvement in primary care and hospital settings.
Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Raniowski earned a bachelor's degree in business finance and economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. In addition, he holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), which he received in 1996. He continued his education at IUP and finished a master's degree in public policy in 1998.
Raniowski is originally from Punxsutawney, Pa. He now lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife, Jenna, and their two children.
PAMED, headquartered in Harrisburg, is the largest physician-run association primarily focused on state level health issues impacting Pennsylvania physicians and their patients. It consists of about 17,500 physicians, physicians-in-training, and medical practice administrators from across the Commonwealth.
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