Stephen Tingley, MD, CMIO of Mount Nittany Medical Center

Stephen Tingley, MD, is the CMIO of Mount Nittany Medical Center. In addition to his duties as the CMIO, Stephen is a board-certified family physician who has practiced at Mount Nittany since 1992. His prior experience includes positions as a family physician in the U.S. Navy, a university physician at Penn State University, and a family physician at Geisinger Health System. Tingley holds a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College.

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