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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Esteemed Philadelphia-area Physician to Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 23, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of Stefanie Porges, MD, to serve on the Board until December 29, 2017. Dr. Porges will fill one of the two non-lawyer positions on the Board.

Stefanie Porges, MD
Stefanie Porges, MD

Dr. Porges has passionately served her patients and worked to educate medical students in a variety of settings for more than 20 years. She currently serves as Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine; Medical Command Physician for PENNSTAR Flight Program; and Director of Physician Scheduling, Emergency Medicine, for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Porges is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, it assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline in Pennsylvania.

“It's an honor to be selected and to serve on the Disciplinary Board to assist in support of its important functions of protecting the public and maintaining the integrity of the legal profession,” said Dr. Porges. “As one of two non-lawyer members of the Board, I hope that my professional and life experiences help bring a new perspective to the Board.”

Dr. Porges earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta in 1984 and her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1988. She also completed her internship and residency at Hahnemann and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit www.padb.us.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Rebecca Porterfield at Rebecca@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.