David J. Deitrick, DO, has been nominated to serve as the 2017 president of the Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS). He is the 152nd president of the local physician organization.
Dr. Deitrick’s father, the late Richard E. Deitrick, MD, served as ACMS president in 1988. This is the first time in ACMS history that two generations have served as president of the society, creating a family legacy dedicated to organized medicine.
A member of ACMS since 1990, Dr. Deitrick served on the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011. He was ACMS treasurer in 2013, secretary in 2014, vice president in 2015, and president-elect in 2016, serving on the Executive Committee during that time. He has also participated on several ACMS committees over the years, including the Communications Committee, Nominating Committee, Legislative Committee, Finance Committee and Membership Committee.
At the state level, Dr. Deitrick has served as an alternate delegate or delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates since 1999. Dr. Deitrick was also a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee (PAMPAC) Board of Directors for five years.
Dr. Deitrick received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1993. He completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and his residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut before returning to Pittsburgh in 1997. Dr. Deitrick is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Deitrick is a member of Jefferson Women’s Health and is on the staff of Jefferson Hospital of Allegheny Health Network.
He previously served as the division director for University of Pittsburgh Physicians Women’s Health in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UPMC Mercy Hospital and was chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at UPMC Mercy.
Dr. Deitrick and his wife Gretchen reside in McMurray with their three sons.
The Allegheny County Medical Society represents physicians from all specialties and is dedicated to providing leadership and advocacy for patients and physicians. The organization has been serving Allegheny County since 1865.