Cancer Institute Names Chair for 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. As a cancer survivor himself, Dr. Scheinman is grateful for the opportunity to take on this role.

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. 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. 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.

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. He is a member and chair-elect of the board of the National Resident Match Program.

Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, September 23rd at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, September 30th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from 10am – 12pm and is free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged. The events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families, and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals, are invited to attend. For more information, go to or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984.