Local Health Professional Selected for American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Board

April 4, 2019

Christine L. Panaro PA-C, director of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center’s Occupational Health Department, has been appointed as the Physician Assistant board representative to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Ms. Panaro will be introduced to the board on April 30, 2019 at the American Occupational Health Conference in Anaheim, CA. She will serve a 3 year term of membership.

Founded in 1916, the ACOEM is an international society of more than 4,500 occupational physicians and associated professionals that is dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education. A dynamic group of physicians and allied health professionals in a variety of medical practices is united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.

Ms. Panaro is a 2003 graduate of Saint Francis University where she received her Masters of Physician Assistant degree. She is a certified Medical Examiner for Federal Motor Carriers Administration and is a certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist. She began her position as director at Conemaugh Nason’s Occupational Health Department in 2014 and has specialized in Occupational Health for over 10 years.