Experienced, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist Joins Elk Regional

Elk Regional Health System officials have announced that Sharon M. Lombard, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Elk Regional Health Center. Dr. Lombard brings to Elk Regional 25 years of experience in her field.

“Elk Regional sets high goals and standards when it comes to physician recruitment. We strive to bring the best physicians, specialists, and surgeons to the area because we feel strongly that our communities deserve it,” said Gregory P. Bauer, the President and CEO of Elk Regional Health System.

“I am very excited to be part of the anesthesia and surgical team at Elk Regional,” Dr. Lombard said.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Dr. Lombard earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. In 2005, she received certification in holistic healing from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami, Fla.

Dr. Lombard performed her internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology and her residency in Anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She is fellowship-trained in clinical anesthesia and obstetrics anesthesia by the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Before coming to Elk Regional, Dr. Lombard worked at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She served as the Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia at Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. for 10 years. Between 1995 and 2000, she was the Vice-Chairman of Anesthesiology there. She has served as the Director
of Anesthesia at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa. and as the Chief Anesthesiologist at surgery centers in Kingston, Pa., Forty-Fort, Pa., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Dr. Lombard is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

She and her husband, J. Ronald McRipley, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, have two daughters: Veronica, who lives in New York City and Alyson, who is pursuing a degree at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa.

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