Monday, December 16, 2013

HERSHEY – Dr. Renee Cassidy, MD, FAAP, FACP of West Chester received a Special Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for her work in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Region.  The chapter presented Dr. Cassidy with the award at their December annual awards dinner held in Hershey.

Dr. Cassidy was a founding co-chair of the ACP’s Southeast Pennsylvania chapter Council of Young Physicians, and continues as a council member in its reincarnation as the Council of Early Career Physicians.

Since 2010, Dr. Cassidy has been working at Community Volunteers in Medicine as a volunteer physician, seeing adult and pediatric patients, teaching medical students and residents, and assisting with quality improvement projects.  CVIM is a multi-specialty medical and dental clinic for the uninsured of Chester County, PA.  Founded in 1998, CVIM has treated thousands of patients, including over 2,800 patients and more than 28,000 visits in FY2013 alone.  CVIM is staffed by around 300 volunteers covering nearly every specialty, with community support from local specialists and hospitals.

She is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physician, trained to treat children and adults of all ages.  She is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine.  She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has been awarded fellowship in both societies.

Dr. Cassidy completed residency training in 2004 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the premier Med-Peds residencies in the country.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2000 where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and lived in France for a year between college and medical school.

Congratulations, Dr. Cassidy!