University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Joseph Zarconi, MD

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Joseph Zarconi, MD

Joseph Zarconi, MD, is system vice president for medical education and research at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and directs Summa’s Institute for Professionalism Inquiry, which he co-founded there.  He is professor of internal medicine and associate dean for clinical education for the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). 

He received his MD degree as a member of the charter class at NEOUCOM, completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Akron City Hospital, and completed a nephrology fellowship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Zarconi is a practicing nephrologist, and has remained active in the teaching of medical students and residents. 

He has presented at state and national meetings and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on topics relating to medical education, narrative medical practice, narrative ethics, and humanism and professionalism in medicine. 

Dr. Zarconi is a member of the NEOUCOM Master Teacher Guild, and has been recognized as a Master Teacher by the American College of Physicians.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.