Meet the Dean

Steven J. Scheinman, MD

Steven J. Scheinman, MD

Steven J. Scheinman, MD is president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and EVP and chief academic officer of the Geisinger Health System. He is an exceptional leader with a broad vision, strong academic credentials and a commitment to student success, curriculum innovation, and community service.

Dr. Scheinman is an internist and nephrologist who has earned international prominence for his research into the genetics of inherited kidney diseases and kidney stones.  He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on topics related to kidney disease and genetics. For most of his career he was principal investigator on grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Heart Association (AHA) and other agencies. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings and a visiting professor at many prominent universities across the United States and abroad.

Dr. Scheinman has served on review boards for the NIH, American Heart Association, American Society of Nephrology, American Federation for Clinical/Medical Research, and National Kidney Foundation, among others. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Society of Nephrology, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Scheinman is an advocate on healthcare workforce issues and matters affecting medical schools.  He was a gubernatorial appointee to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education, and has served on a number of advisory boards to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and national boards related to medical education. He is a member and chair-elect of the board of the National Resident Match Program.

Dr. Scheinman holds an AB, summa cum laude, from Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his medical degree with honors from Yale University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital; was chief resident in internal medicine at Upstate; and completed fellowships in nephrology at Upstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  He was formerly professor of medicine and pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he served for eight years as senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine.