Gene M. Battistella, DO, is District VIII Chair, Program Chair of the POMA District VIII 34th Annual Educational Winter Seminar and the 2020-21 POMA President. Board certified in internal medicine, he is a practicing physician at St. Clair Medical Services-West Hills Division in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Dr. Battistella is a graduate of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and a 1992 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an osteopathic rotating internship at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Chairman of the POMA Foundation Board of Directors, he is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Physicians and the Allegheny County Medical Society. He has provided no disclosures.