New Medical Director of Pediatric Services Announced

Pediatrician Maria Alexies Osorio Samonte, M.D., Named Medical Director of The Wright Center’s Pediatric Services

Maria Alexies Osorio Samonte, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician with over 25 years of experience, has been named Medical Director of The Wright Center for Community Health’s Pediatric Services. She will practice at the Mid Valley location, 5 South Washington Ave., Jermyn, where she is accepting new patients, ages newborn to 18 years old.

Prior to joining The Wright Center, Dr. Samonte served as a general pediatrician and Regional Medical Director for Geisinger Northeast Pediatrics. She was also clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Samonte now assumes the leadership role of Associate Program Director for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Family Medicine Pediatrics Program.

A Jenkins Twp. resident, Dr. Samonte earned her doctorate degree in medicine and surgery as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Scranton. Dr. Samonte completed pediatric residency training at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, and fellowship training in pediatric nephrology at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Philippine Medical Association.

The Wright Center offers primary care to all ages at eight clinical sites throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, with four pediatricians, seven family medicine doctors and numerous physician assistants and nurse practitioners who provide comprehensive and preventive health services to children and entire families. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Samonte, families can call 570-230-0019.

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