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John Prestosh, DO, FACOEP, Installed As President Of National Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Organization
November 30, 2015

Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem emergency physician John Prestosh, DO, FACOEP, was recently named as the 20th president of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) during its annual Scientific Assembly.

Dr. Prestosh, a resident of Nazareth, PA, has been a member of the ACOEP board of directors since 2006 and has served as the Secretary and President-elect prior to his current appointment. Dr. Prestosh has been a member of St. Luke’s University Health Network’s medical staff since 1987 and was an emergency physician at Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center for nine years. In addition, he serves as the Program Director for the Osteopathic Emergency Residency program at St. Luke’s since 2001.

“Dr. Prestosh is an amazing mentor, great leader, resident advocate and extraordinary emergency physician who was elected as president to a national society representing a large number of emergency physicians,” said Jennifer Axelband, DO, Attending and Associate Medical Director, Medical Critical Care Education, St. Luke’s University Health Network.

“Dr. Prestosh is a recognized national leader representing both emergency medicine and St. Luke’s University Health Networks,” said Joel C Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, Chief Academic Officer, St Luke’s University Health Network. “This is an outstanding accomplishment.”

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) represents more than 3,000 active emergency physicians and includes an additional 2,000 residents and students. The organization exists to “support quality emergency medical care, promote interests of osteopathic emergency physicians, support development and implementation of osteopathic emergency medical education, and advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through a system of quality and cost effective healthcare in a distinct, unified profession,” according to ACOEP.

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Denise E. Rader
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St. Luke's University Health Network

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