Guthrie Physician Elected Vice Chair of Pennsylvania Medical Society Board

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie gastroenterologist David A. Talenti, MD has been elected by his peers to serve as vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Board of Trustees.

Talenti is currently serving a four-year term on the Pennsylvania Medical Society board as its 12th District Trustee. In that position, Talenti represents physicians from Bradford, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties in Pennsylvania. With his additional role as vice-chair, he’ll now work closely with Chairman John Pagan, MD, of Bucks County to lead board discussions and actions.

Francis Belardi, MD, President of the Guthrie Clinic said, “We are very proud of Dr. Talenti and his efforts to improve health care across the state. It is impressive to see him take on a more demanding role with the Medical Society while still being devoted to his patient care duties.”

Talenti, who has been with Guthrie since 1993, started his vice chair position on Oct. 28.

Those serving on the State’s Society Board of Trustees are responsible for reviewing matters that directly impact patient care and affect physicians in the commonwealth. On behalf of physicians from their respective districts or specialties, they set policy for the organization.

The patient-doctor relationship has been the priority of the Pennsylvania Medical Society since its founding in 1948. Today, the physician members continue to focus on better health for all Pennsylvanians. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Medical Society, visit the web site as

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Guthrie Corning Hospital, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.