Dr. Nirmal Joshi, an Internal Medicine physician with additional training in Infectious Diseases. He has over 30 years of health care experience, both taking care of patients as well as teaching, clinical research and health care leadership. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA. and is now the Chief Medical Officer of Population health at this institution.
He has provided leadership for many health systems both in the United States and in international settings. He completed his medical school training in King Georgeâ€™s medical school in India and Infectious Diseases fellowship training in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey PA. He has lived in the greater Harrisburg area for over 30 years and has strongly contributed to the local community, both in his medical discipline as well as the arts such as music, drama and creative writing and film-making.
Dr. Joshi is the author of numerous publications in prestigious health care journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and has also published in regional and national publications such as the New York Times and The Guardian. He has used his diverse skills for community benefit by way of fund-raising for numerous causes including charities such as the Central PA food bank and other organizations. He has written Five Drops of Estrogen, a book honoring women and produced digital films such as The Hippocratic Oath and published numerous Op-Eds in local and national publications. He ran a live radio show of popular Indian music in Harrisburg for over 7 years. He has given various lectures to the local community to raise awareness of South Asian culture. His various contributions to culture, diversity and medicine in the Harrisburg area led him to be recognized by the Harrisburg SusqueCentennial Commission as one of 150 Living Legacy contributors. He has served on the Board of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.
While living in Harrisburg, Nirmal and his wife Renu have raised two children, Disha and Rajat. His wife, Renu is a practicing Endocrinologist.
Dr Renu Joshi serves as the Chief of Endocrinology at UPMC Pinnacle as well as the Vice President of Chronic Disease and Population Health. She has been a physician expert in Diabetes care for over 25 years in the greater Harrisburg area, impacting countless lives. She her medical degree in India at King Georgeâ€™s medical college, India and fellow ship subspecialty training in Endocrinology at the Penn State Hershey medical center.
Since joining Pinnacle Health in 2002 Dr. Joshi became the Chair of the Diabetes Clinical Initiative to improve blood sugar control in the hospital setting across the system. Under her leadership, Pinnacle became the first system in the state to receive The Joint Commission (TJC) certification as a center of excellence in diabetes. Further, Pinnacle (now UPMC Pinnacle) has consistently ranked in the top quartile in glycemic control when compared to 105 hospital systems across the country.
She has authored numerous publications in lead scientific journals on her clinical quality work with diabetes treatment and outcomes. Dr. Joshi has also made significant improvements in outpatient diabetes control in community settings. She received recognition for her outstanding leadership qualities in 2010 by receiving the physician leadership award at Pinnacle. She has been featured in Harrisburg Magazine twice in recognition of her clinical skills and leadership as a healer of the year.