EMpoweR%trade;Physician Advocates:
Dr. George Valko
Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Programs of Jefferson's Department of Family and Community Medicine
Medical Director of the Jefferson Family Medicine Associates

Dr. Joeseph MontelloGeorge Valko, MD, graduated from Jefferson Medical College where he also completed his internship and residency training in Family Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. In addition to serving on numerous committees within Jefferson, he is an advisor to the Chronic Care Committee of the Pennsylvania Governor's Health Care Reform Commission. A Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, his intertwined clinical and teaching interests have earned him honors, including the Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency Teaching Award and the JeffHOPE award. Philadelphia Magazine also recognized Dr. Valko as one of the region's "Top Doc's," and he was named one of the "Best Doctors in America" by peer selection.

in his words

"My long time passion is to have a Jefferson-wide EMR as a means to improve office practice, patient care, and physician communication. I believe that the EMR will revolutionize patient care at Jefferson because patient information will now be consistently accurate, timely, and readily available at the touch of a button anywhere in the world. Through EMR, Jefferson will be positioned at the cutting edge of medicine."