2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk
Joseph A. Scopelliti, M.D.
President & CEO
The Guthrie Clinic
Joseph A. Scopelliti, M.D., is the President, Chief Executive Officer of The Guthrie Clinic. His current role gives him responsibility for the $670 million integrated delivery system consisting of a 400+ employed medical providers within the medical group, 4 hospitals, a Research and Education Foundation and related ancillary businesses. He has held a wide variety of progressive administrative roles with the organization where he has spent his entire career. He was named Co-CEO Medical Affairs for Guthrie Health and President/ CEO of Guthrie Medical Group, Sayre, Pennsylvania, a role he held from 2005 until March 2012 when the organization made the decision to move to a single CEO, the position he currently holds.
Dr. Scopelliti began his career at Guthrie with his Internal Medicine residency in 1979 and later his Gastroenterology Fellowship. He also completed a research fellowship at the Universite de Lille, France in 1984. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist at Guthrie from 1984 to the present.
Dr. Scopelliti, a published researcher, has also had a variety of educational roles in the past including Clinical Instructor with the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. He currently is a Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA. Dr. Scopelliti is a certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology. His commitment to education continues with his role as Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, a position he assumed in 1999 and maintains to date.
Dr. Scopelliti is currently on the HAP (The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Board of Directors) and also the CAPG Board of Directors. He also serves on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association and formerly on the CEO Council of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He is a member of Health Insights (an invitation only, learning environment of national healthcare CEOs dedicated to executive education). He has served on many regional boards and civic organizations throughout his 30-year career.
He is a graduate of a combined 6-year BS/MD program completing a BS in Chemistry from Wilkes University and MD degree from Hahnemann University. And he holds a graduate certificate in Physician Leadership from King’s College.