Huntingdon, PA (11/13/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of pulmonologist Robert Gillio, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Gillio will serve as the medical director for the health system’s new Pulmonary Care Center in which he will oversee a new program of lung disease education, prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic, he brings years of clinical experience, having practiced in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, and Penn State Hershey. He complements pulmonologist Jeff Ratner, M.D. and Steve Smith, PA-C, who also practice at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon.
He earned his medical degree in Chicago at the Rush Medical College after graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He completed an internal medicine residency, a pulmonology and critical care fellowship, and a research fellowship in lung cancer therapeutics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He also trained in sleep medicine and helped to create the sleep lab at Lancaster General Hospital.
Dr. Gillio’s new Pulmonary Care Center office is on the second floor of the Hospital, Suite 202, along with the Cardiac Care Center where he welcomes new patients requiring pulmonary and sleep consultations. He will serve as the medical director of the hospital’s Pulmonary Care Center and staff who provides pulmonary function testing, sleep testing, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
He will also oversee the hospital’s new low dose CT screening for lung cancer and, in the near future, will be performing diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies and CT guided needle biopsies, thoracentesis, and pleural disease management. He also looks forward to developing a successful tobacco cessation program, offering lung cancer support, and being a part of the hospital’s new palliative care program. In addition, he is leading J.C. Blair’s population health and innovation initiatives.
Dr. Gillio lives in Huntingdon and is married with four grown daughters.
Dr. Gillio welcomes new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (814) 643-8358.