HERSHEY, Pa. – Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, our PCMS past President, an ophthalmologist from Philadelphia, was elected by a statewide group of physicians Saturday, October 27 during the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) House of Delegates meeting to serve as vice president of PAMED; He begins his new position immediately.
Dr. 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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS! Dr. DellaVecchia!