Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
FOR RELEASE July 24, 2019
Teresa Marlino, MD, a physician who practices obstetrics and gynecology in Paoli, Pa., has been named July’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED).
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.
Before becoming a physician, Dr. Marlino practiced as a physical therapist for seven years and served in the U.S. Navy reserves.
Her unit was called to serve in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War, where she was part of a fleet hospital supplying medical support to marines. That experience with life-and-death situations – spending time in a bunker with a gas mask on while missiles were flying overhead – inspired her to follow a dream of becoming a physician.
Dr. Marlino graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Marlino has been affiliated with Paoli Hospital for nearly 20 years and has owned a solo practice for eight years.
Norman Callahan, DO, a colleague who nominated Dr. Marlino for the award, noted that she is a tireless volunteer for a number of groups that impact women’s health around the world.
Dr. Marlino has volunteered for more than a decade with Days for Girls International, which provides access to menstrual care and education for women and girls in developing counties. In addition, as a board member with Echoes Around the World, Dr. Marlino has been actively involved with the building of a hospital in Uganda.
You can learn more about her story at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, when PAMED will present Dr. Marlino with the Everyday Hero Award. A brief ceremony will be held at Paoli Hospital, 255 W. Lancaster Ave, Paoli, Pa., in the Potter Room.
Patients and medical colleagues can nominate PAMED member physicians for this award at www.pamedsoc.org/EverydayHero.
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