June 11, 2018


Gene M. Battistella, DOHarrisburg, PA, Monday, June 11, 2018 – Gene M. Battistella, DO, a resident of Moon Township, PA, was recently elected as vice president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA), a statewide organization for physicians holding the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.

Dr. Gene Battistella is board-certified in internal medicine and is a practicing physician for St Clair Medical Services-West Hills Medical Division with an office at Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks, Pa. Dr. Battistella is also past vice chairman of the Board of Directors and past president of the medical staff at Pittsburgh’s Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks.  

Prior to being elected vice president of POMA, Dr. Battistella served as vice speaker of the POMA House of Delegates. He is a member of the POMA Foundation Board of Directors, the chairman of POMA’s District 8 and a member of the POMA executive committee. Dr. Battistella is also a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association.  

Dr. Battistella is a 1988 graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe Pa, and graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992.  He completed his osteopathic rotating internship at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown Pa, in 1992-1993 and internal medicine residency at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1993-1996.

Dr. Battistella was installed as vice president during POMA’s 110th Annual Clinical Assembly, held May 2-5, 2018, at the Radisson Valley Forge and Valley Forge Event Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  The assembly attracted over 1,400 physicians, residents, interns and medical students, plus family members.

About the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

Founded in 1903, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association promotes public health through maintaining high standards of osteopathic continuing medical education; stimulating research, investigation and dissemination of such knowledge; and advocates for the osteopathic profession in the Commonwealth. POMA represents more than 8,100 osteopathic physicians, residents and medical students in Pennsylvania and is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.