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Dr. Dobash of St. Luke’s Appointed to Statewide Committee
March 28, 2018

Gregory Dobash, MD, a physician with St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, will bring his passion for teaching and rural health to the Resident & Student Affairs Committee (RSAC) of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP).

Dr. Dobash was recently appointed to the committee by the PAFP Board of Directors. According to the academy, its RSAC analyzes trends related to medical student interest in family medicine and effectiveness of current family medicine resident and student initiatives. It also works with appropriate entities to advocate for family medicine, promotes the specialty to qualified medical graduates to enter family medicine, and oversees its annual Spring Family Medicine Conference.

 Gregory C Dobash, MD

Gregory C Dobash, MD

“I am honored to be part of the Resident and Student Affairs Committee as I get to work closely with others who share my passion for teaching,” Dr. Dobash says. “I am also looking forward to sharing my passion for rural health with the committee.”

Dr. Dobash joined St. Luke’s in 2012, and has provided care at Ringtown Family Practice’s Ringtown and Coaldale locations. He recently joined with Kristin O'Donnell, CRNP, to form St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, which will increase patient access to St. Luke’s care in a more central location. In addition, he is the director of the Rural Health Centers at the Miners Campus.

Dr. Dobash has obtained National Committee for Quality Assurance and Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. He is also board-certified in addiction medicine.

Dr. Dobash earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine before serving his residency at Warminster Hospital. After residency, he stayed on as faculty and became increasingly involved with the medical student educational activities. 

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.