State College Physician Sworn in as President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2018

FOR RELEASE: October 27, 2018
(Hershey, Pa. – 10/27/18) Danae M. Powers, MD, an anesthesiologist from State College, Pa., has been sworn in as the 169th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED).
Danae-Powers-MD-InaugurationSwearing Dr. Powers into office was John Gallagher, MD, chairman of PAMED’s Board of Trustees and an OB/GYN from Sharon, Pa.
A 24-year member of PAMED, Dr. Powers has served on its board of trustees since 2010. She served the previous two years as vice president and president-elect before assuming her current role.
Dr. Powers has also been a member of PAMED’s Task Force on Continuous Professional Education, Committee on Subsidiary and Foundation Relations, and Council on Governmental Affairs.
From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Powers served on the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Board after receiving an appointment from the Pennsylvania legislature.
Locally, she is a past president and member of the Centre County Medical Society.
At the age of 23, Dr. Powers earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College through a combined bio-medical program with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Professionally, she held positions at Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare in Georgia, where she was the teacher of the year for anesthesiology residents as well as the director of liver transplant anesthesiology. 
She has also worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on its liver transplant team and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Also in Pittsburgh, she worked for Allegheny General Hospital directing anesthesia research and teaching.
While working within the scientific community, Dr. Powers conducted research to develop several pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Powers is board-certified in anesthesiology and works at Penn Highlights Hospital System. She also provides anesthesia services for rural, independent, physician-owned, surgery centers.
Dr. Powers is the daughter of D. John and Helene Powers of Pittsburgh.
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For more information:
Jeff Wirick, Pennsylvania Medical Society
(717) 909-2651 

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