Firas Saidi, MD, System Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Main Line Health, has been named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (PMDA). Dr. Saidi will become president after two years, and will hold that position for a two-year period.
The PMDA is an organization of long-term care providers and professionals committed to the continuous improvement of care for Pennsylvanians across the long-term care continuum. PMDA provides advocacy, education and professional development services for medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care team members.
“I am pleased to be appointed President Elect of an organization that I have been proud to be involved with for over 10 years,” said Dr. Saidi. “I look forward to working with PMDA members to increase exposure for the organization and to work closely with health care providers, post-acute and long-term care facilities as well as state government agencies to enhance quality of care as well as outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.”
Dr. Saidi has been practicing geriatrics at Lankenau Medical Center for the past 11 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and practices geriatrics at Lankenau as well as being the medical director of multiple nursing facilities in the area. Dr. Saidi is a member of the American Geriatric Society, Society of Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine (AMDA) and the American College of Physicians.