New Chief of Orthopedics Arrives at Guthrie Corning Hospital

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New Chief of Orthopedics Arrives at Guthrie Corning Hospital

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Healthcare System is proud to announce the arrival of Joel McClurg, MD, Ph.D. as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for Guthrie Corning Hospital.

Dr. McClurg comes to Corning from a private practice group in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area. Prior to that he was with the Ohio State University Hospitals, where he was Administrative Chief Resident and Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. McClurg said Guthrie’s approach to patient care is what brought him here. “Unlike the majority of medicine, Guthrie has had patient centered care as part of its' core values from the beginning, and not just as mission statement bullet. Guthrie embodies that patient first philosophy, and that was a major reason I agreed to come to Corning.”

Dr. McClurg earned both his medical degree and his Ph.D. from the Medical College of Ohio. His second degree is in biochemistry and molecular biology. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. McClurg will begin seeing patients at the Corning Centerway office and Guthrie Corning Hospital on April 2. Appointments can be made by calling 607-973-3100 and asking for the Orthopedics Department. 

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 Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, 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 area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.