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Dr. Gary Plundo completed his doctorate of osteopathy in 1979. He completed an internship in Youngstown, Ohio and is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He later completed a master of public management (MPM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) in 2001. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Physician Executives and the American Medical Directors Association. He practiced in Greensburg, Pennsylvania for 21 years before relocating to Chicago where he became the Chief Medical Officer of Midwest Physician Group, the teaching faculty of Chicago’s COM. He continued to practice medicine in Illinois with an emphasis on geriatrics. He then spent the next 6 years as a Vice President Medical Affairs (VPMA) for several hospitals in Illinois and one in California. Recently, Dr. Plundo became the divisional VPMA for Genesis HealthCare, the largest nursing home chain in the US. In this position, Dr. Plundo is the chief clinician in the west which includes 56 skilled facilities in eight states. His primary role is to develop an organization of physicians and physician extenders (PAs and NPs) who wish to practice long-term care medicine.
Gary and his wife, Eileen, reside in Sacramento. He has 3 sons, Jonathan, an Army Captain and West Point grad and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; Gregory, a sports management executive in Las Vegas; and Nicholas, a soon to be 2014 DMU – COM graduate. He enjoys sports and traveling.