Clarks Summit


Program Director and Physician, Family Medicine • Medical Director, Clarks Summit

Meet William

William Dempsey, MD, is a faculty member within The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education family medicine residency program. He also serves as medical director of The Wright Center for Community Health Clarks Summit Practice.


Years in Practice




Years at The Wright Center


Year as Medical Director

Dr. Dempsey earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Scranton and graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his residency at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Hospital Center in 1985 and returned to Scranton to work in private practice with the Lackawanna Medical Group until 1992. He served as medical director of WorkMed for Occupational Health until 1994, then became an emergency department staff physician at Community Medical Center in Scranton. In 2010 he joined PrimeMed Medical Group in Wilkes-Barre, and took his position at The Wright Center for Community Health in 2014. Dr. Dempsey has worked as Medical Director of Community Life Support Ambulance Services in Clarks Summit, director of the Human Performance Lab at Marywood University and director of Primecare Correctional Care in Pittston. He also currently serves as the Athletic Team Physician for Lackawanna College and Marywood University.

Dr. Dempsey is married with eight children, and, over the years, he and his wife have worked to help orphans abroad relocate to America. He belongs to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Physicians’ Catholic Guild. Dr. Dempsey enjoys boating, skiing, golfing and dancing.