Event Title

Southeastern PA's Chronic Care Initiative

Start Date

7-22-2010 9:15 AM

End Date

7-22-2010 9:45 AM

Description

George Valko, MD is the Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs at the Department of Family and Community Medicine of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Medical Director of Jefferson Family Medicine Associates and the lead Physician Advocate for the Jefferson University Physicians Electronic Medical Record Project. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He received his BS degree in Biology from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he also completed his residency training.

He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, a member the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and other organizations, including Bridging the Gaps, a consortium of all Philadelphia medical schools that links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations. In addition to his service on multiple committees at Jefferson, which includes Chair of the Professorial Faculty Advisory Committee and President of the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association, he was also a subcommittee member to the Chronic Care Commission of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Health Care Reform Commission.

Dr. Valko has lectured extensively on improving the clinical office environment for patient care and physician satisfaction as well as on resident teaching. He is known nationally for successfully implementing open access scheduling in an academic medical department and has lead workshops for other academic departments that are moving toward that goal. Along with implementing the electronic medical record at Jefferson, the improvements made in the Jefferson clinical office have earned his department the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home designation, the highest ranking from that organization. He is the author of several medical journal and book articles and is a peer reviewer for multiple medical journals as well as on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.

His devotion to patient care and love of teaching are intertwined and have earned him honors such as the Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency Teaching Award and the JeffHOPE award for precepting at the Jefferson Medical College student-run homeless shelter clinics, as well as the “Top Doc” designation from Philadelphia Magazine and “Best Doctors in America” from his peers.

Dr. Valko lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with his wife Cynthia, and although has no children of his own, is a devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.

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Jul 22nd, 9:15 AM Jul 22nd, 9:45 AM

Southeastern PA's Chronic Care Initiative

George Valko, MD is the Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs at the Department of Family and Community Medicine of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Medical Director of Jefferson Family Medicine Associates and the lead Physician Advocate for the Jefferson University Physicians Electronic Medical Record Project. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He received his BS degree in Biology from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he also completed his residency training.

He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, a member the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and other organizations, including Bridging the Gaps, a consortium of all Philadelphia medical schools that links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations. In addition to his service on multiple committees at Jefferson, which includes Chair of the Professorial Faculty Advisory Committee and President of the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association, he was also a subcommittee member to the Chronic Care Commission of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Health Care Reform Commission.

Dr. Valko has lectured extensively on improving the clinical office environment for patient care and physician satisfaction as well as on resident teaching. He is known nationally for successfully implementing open access scheduling in an academic medical department and has lead workshops for other academic departments that are moving toward that goal. Along with implementing the electronic medical record at Jefferson, the improvements made in the Jefferson clinical office have earned his department the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home designation, the highest ranking from that organization. He is the author of several medical journal and book articles and is a peer reviewer for multiple medical journals as well as on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.

His devotion to patient care and love of teaching are intertwined and have earned him honors such as the Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency Teaching Award and the JeffHOPE award for precepting at the Jefferson Medical College student-run homeless shelter clinics, as well as the “Top Doc” designation from Philadelphia Magazine and “Best Doctors in America” from his peers.

Dr. Valko lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with his wife Cynthia, and although has no children of his own, is a devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.