Penn State Family Medicine Residency Program, University Park - Faculty and Staff

 

Program Director

Daniel Schlegel, M.D., Program Director Joseph P. Wiedemer, M.D.is the Program Director of the Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  Before joining Penn State Hershey, Dr. Wiedemer served as the Director for the Family Medicine Residencies at Hackensack UMC Mountainside and Hunterdone Medical Center in New Jersey.  Dr. Wiedemer completed his undergraduate studies at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his family medicine residency at West Jersey Hospital, NJ.  In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Family Medicine Residency, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and is Chair of the Mount Nittany Board of Education.

 

Faculty 

 

James Herman, M.D.

James M. Herman, M.D., M.S.P.H., is currently the Hershey Company Professor of Family and Community Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Primary Care and Primary Care Research, Director of the Center for Primary Care, and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Herman is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship Program in Academic Family Medicine. Dr. Herman served as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) and as a Marion F. Bishop Fellow of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation.  Prior to his tenure at Penn State, he directed a Family Practice Residency Program, served as a Medical Director for a managed care firm, and was a faculty member are Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He is a trained dialogic facilitator, and has helped numerous organizations deal with difficult strategic and operational problems.   He has been an officer or Director of numerous professional organizations, including the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and the Family Health Foundation of Pennsylvania.  He is the author of numerous publications in the fields of epidemiology, women's health, rural health, and medical decision making.   

John Adams, M.D. Jonathan D. Adams, M.D., Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, is a core faculty member of the Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  He received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Adams has been teaching family medicine with Penn State Hershey for 20 years and served as the State College Family Medicine Medical Director from 1998-2007.  In addition, Dr. Adams acted as Interim Program Director of the Penn State Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center from 2008-2013.  Dr. Adams is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.  He has focused interests in disaster medicine, global health, cardiology, musculoskeletal medicine, and personal, family, and institutional preparedness.
Frank Berkey, D.O.

Franklin J. Berkey, D.O., Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, is a core faculty member of the Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  In addition to family medicine, Dr. Berkey is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care, and serves as medical director of a local hospice agency. Before joining Penn State Hershey in 2007, Dr. Berkey worked at a rural healthcare clinic in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Berkey completed his undergraduate at Penn State University and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Altoona Regional Health System in central Pennsylvania.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves as Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Mount Nittany Medical Center.