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John Richard Gaintner, American Health facility executive, medical educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Henry Strong Denison scholar Johns Hopkins University, 1960-1962; Borden Undergraduate Research awardee in medicine Johns Hopkins University, 1960.


Gaintner, John Richard was born on February 18, 1936 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Richard and Sarah K. (Long) Gaintner.


Bachelor of Arts Philosophy magna cum laude, Lehigh University, 1958;Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, 1962.


Intern, University Hospital Cleveland, 1962-1963;resident, University Hospital Cleveland, 1963-1964;member of staff, John Dempsey Hospital U. Connecticut, Farmington, 1967-1977;member of staff, Hartford Hospital, 1970-1977;member of staff, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1978-1983;member of staff, Albany Medical Center Hospital, New York, since 1983;associate dean for clinical affairs, U. Connecticut School Medicine, Farmington, 1970-1975;assistant professor department clinical medicine and health care, U. Connecticut School Medicine, Farmington, 1967-1972;associate professor departments medicine and community medicine, U. Connecticut School Medicine, Farmington, 1972-1977;vice president medical affairs, New Britain General Hospital, Connecticut, 1975-1977;member of staff, New Britain General Hospital, Connecticutassociate dean administration, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1977-1980;associate professor medicine, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1977-1983;vice president, deputy director, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1981-1983;professor medicine, Albany Medical College of Union U. president, Chief Executive Officer, Albany Medical Centerpresident, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Research Institute, Bostonpresident, Chief Executive Officer, Pathway Health Medical Network, since 1996. Director program for international education in gynecology/obstetrics Johns Hopkins University.


Member Tricentennial Committee, Albany, 1985-1986, Mayor's Strategic Planning committee, Albany, since 1985, Health Commission Business Council of New York State, Albany, since 1984, Fifty Group, Albany, since 1983. Served to captain United States Army, 1964-1966. Vietnam; Fellow American College Physician Executives, American College of Physicians.

Member American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society, Albany County Medical Society, American Hospital Association (commission on medical education, since 1984, house of deals), Medical Administrative Conference, Society Medical Adminstrs., Association for biomedical Research (Executive Committee), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf; sailing.


Married Suzanne Butler, July 29,1961. Children— Wendy, Sally, Jenny.