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George M. Wohlreich

Trustee

George Wohlreich joined the KSTF Board of Trustees in February 2016. Dr. Wohlreich graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, a master’s degree in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed his psychiatry residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis.  He has “Additional Certification”/subspecialty  “boards” in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.  He has been on the faculties of the Medical University of South Carolina and Columbia University and is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at both the Temple University  and the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine.

In addition to always seeing patients, Dr. Wohlreich has served as the medical director of three different psychiatric hospitals, and has been the executive medical director and/or regional medical director for two managed behavioral health organizations and one academic independent practice association/physician–hospital organization.   He has been a psychiatric consultant to the New York City Transportation Authority, the pharmaceutical industry, and several agencies of the federal government.   In addition, he has been a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for more than twenty years, served on an examination writing committee for this Board, and has served as an ACGME site surveyor.

His public service work includes having been on the Board of Trustees of the Charleston, (S.C.) Symphony and the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College.  He currently serves on the Board and on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley Physicians Aid Society, the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society, and the Thomas Skeleton Harrison Foundation.

He is the inaugural incumbent of the Thomas W. Langfitt Chair as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the country. In addition, in 2015 he was awarded the “Barbara Bell Award for “Distinguished Service in the Field of Geriatric Medicine” by the Eastern Pa. Geriatric Society.

A Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dr. Wohlreich is also an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the American College of Psychoanalysts.

His hobbies are reading, bicycling, and music.  According to Dr. Wohlreich, the last hobby (and his life) is greatly enhanced by his marriage to Judy Wohlreich, who recently retired after thirty-four years as Chair of the Department of Music at the Dalton School in New York City.

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Too many young people do not experience the wonder, pleasure, and fun in math and science. That is often due to misleading clichés in the popular culture and from being exposed to "suboptimal" exemplars in their teachers. I truly believe that KSTF can have a significant, national role in changing both of those problems.

George M. Wohlreich
Trustee