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Published on August 28, 2017

Abington – Jefferson Health Appoints New Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff

ABINGTON (August 28, 2017)-- Gerard M. Cleary, DO has been appointed chief medical officer and senior vice president, chief of staff, for Abington – Jefferson Health.

Cleary served as chief of the Neonatology Division at Abington Hospital since 2015.  He was the medical director of Abington’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from 2006 to 2015 and the NICU’s patient safety officer since 2009. He is president of Newborn Special Care Associates, the physician group that provides neonatology services to Abington Hospital.

“In addition to Dr. Cleary’s vast experience in neonatology, his deep knowledge of patient safety and his collaborative approach to team building are qualifications integral to our organization,” said Meg McGoldrick, president, Abington – Jefferson Health. 

Cleary is pursuing a master’s degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from LaSalle University and his doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Cleary interned at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Neonatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition, Cleary has a certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from Children’s Mercy Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

“I am very excited that Dr. Cleary will undertake this critical role on the senior leadership team at Abington,” added McGoldrick, “and I look forward to working with him and our medical staff to contribute to the vision and future success of Jefferson Heath.”

Cleary, his wife and their six children reside in Chalfont, PA. He makes time each summer to volunteer at a local camp for children with Down syndrome and has volunteered for medical mission trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic with Abington – Jefferson Health colleagues. Cleary is a regional instructor for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Published in national and international publications, Cleary has given many presentations and lectures in his area of specialty. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board certified in general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

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