Dr. Michael Ripchinski, chief clinical officer at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. He was nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf and unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Feb. 9.
The board regulates the practice of medicine through the licensure, registration and certification of members of the medical profession in Pennsylvania, including medical doctors, physician assistants, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, nurse-midwives, acupuncturists, practitioners of oriental medicine, perfusionists, behavioral specialists and athletic trainers.
In addition, the board reviews the facilities and qualifications of medical colleges, and other medical facilities outside the commonwealth whose trainees or graduates seek licensure, certification or graduate medical training in the commonwealth.
“Dr. Ripchinski brings an array of practical knowledge to the board and has done an outstanding job of communicating to the public throughout the pandemic, including his efforts to promote the availability, safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Pennsylvania’s Acting Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter said in a release.
Ripchinski is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics, and practices at Walter L. Aument Family Health Center in Quarryville.