What's New at GML?
After 23 years, Dr. Conrad Schuerch (seated, right) has stepped down as Chairman of Geisinger's Department of Laboratory Medicine to focus on other laboratory activities. Dr. Schuerch came to the lab in 1981 and has served as Chairman since 1993. Under his leadership, the lab has become recognized as a national leader in a number of disciplines and as a model for serving an integrated healthcare delivery system.
Dr. Schuerch plans to continue working as a diagnostic pahtologist and will continue in a few leadership roles, most notably as chairman of the Laboratory Utilization Committee. He also hopes to reestablish the pathology residency program and to serve as its director.
Dr. Myra Wilkerson (standing, left) has assumed the roles of Chairman of the department and, as of September 1, 2016, CLIA laboratory directorship at Geisinger Medical Center. She is committed to building on the achievements and successes of our laboratories under past leadership and to achieving excellence in all aspects of healthcare.
The following leadership changes became effective September 1, 2016:
Dr. Harold Harrison has assumed laboratory directorship for GML's Gray's Woods and Scenery Park clinic labs.
Dr. Amanda Wehler has assumed laboratory directorship for Geisinger's Susquehanna University Clinic laboratory in State College.
Dr. Wells Chandler has assumed laboratory directorship for the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital and Lewistown Clinic laboratories.
Dr. Jordan Olson has assumed directorship for the laboratory at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital.
Dr. Lo received her Ph.D. in Chemistry and completed a Clinical Chemistry fellowship at the University of Washington - Seattle. She will serve as the Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry for GML.
Dr. Frank received her MD from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Jefferson Medical College) and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in anatomic and clnical pathology. Dr. Frank's areas of specialization include cytopathology, head and neck pathology, endocrine pathology, and genitourinary pathology.. She practices at GML's northeast laboratories.