Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Oakmont campus medical director receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

April 5, 2017

Vincent Balestrino, MD, is the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, which recognizes and honors a physician who has made significant contributions to the education and training of learners in geriatrics education, with the utmost dedication, commitment and teaching excellence spanning their professional career.

Dr. Balestrino has made significant contributions to the growth of geriatrics education in the Pittsburgh region and has inspired numerous learners to be passionate about the specialty.

He has been a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1997 and served as the director of the Geriatric Fellowship program at UPMC St. Margaret from 2004 to June 2012; a role that he recently resumed on an interim basis after the departure of the fellowship director. Dr. Balestrino currently serves as associate director of the Family Practice Residency program at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital.

Dr. Balestrino is director, Geriatric Services, UPMC St. Margaret. His experience and leadership also extend to long-term care and palliative care and his particular areas of interest include end of life care and wound care. In April 2015, he took on a new role as senior medical director at the Presbyterian SeniorCare Oakmont campus.

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