Conemaugh Physician Earns Prestigious National Outstanding Resident of the Year Award

July 26, 2016

Dr. Shane Sergent, fourth year emergency medicine chief resident at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, has been nominated and selected as the 2016 American Osteopathic Foundation/American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician (AOF/ACOEP) Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine.

Each year, the American Osteopathic Foundation “recognizes and honors osteopathic residents whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, dedication, and commitment to osteopathic patient-centered care, separate them from others.” Dr. Sergent will be recognized at AOF’s 2016 Honors banquet in September in Anaheim, California.

“It is an extreme honor to be recognized as the Resident of the Year,” says Dr. Sergent. “Being at Conemaugh has given me the opportunity to pursue my personal and professional interests which certainly made me a competitive nominee. I truly believe in the philosophies of osteopathic medicine and desire to promote the profession while making a positive impact on mankind.”

“Dr. Sergent is an outstanding young physician and deserving of this prestigious award,” says Dr. Matthew Perry, Program Director of Conemaugh’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. “His leadership and dedication to his learning and the care of his patients is extremely impressive. We are proud that he is part of the Emergency Medicine Program at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, and that he will be staying with us as an attending physician starting July 2016. We are truly lucky to have him in Johnstown.”

Dr. Sergent is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a degree in Global and Strategic Management with a minor in International Studies, and Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. He was enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Biology Masters program at Eastern Michigan University. He then attended medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently pursuing a degree in Underwater Medicine at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Dr. Sergent is an experienced researcher, has written numerous publications, and has received awards for his research and national and international presentations. He is a member of the International Osteopathic Medicine Organization (IOMO), American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and is the MSUCOM Clinical Faculty member and the International Research Director for the medical elective. He is currently working with four hospitals in the United States to establish international medicine programs to assist poverty stricken areas.

Dr. Sergent is a volunteer physician for the Johnstown Police Department Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), a camp leader for Laurel Lake Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and a service provider and leader for the Peru Mission Service, providing free health services to the region of La Libertad in Peru.