LECOM awards Bialis DO degree

Dr. Mark Bialas, son of Dr. Paul and Deborah Bialas of Warren, was recently awarded the degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie.

A 2003 graduate of Warren Area High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree in energy, business and finance from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University in 2007. He completed his premedical requirements through the Eberly College of Science post-baccalaureate program, also at Penn State. He then served a year as a volunteer in the AMERICORPS program, assisting disabled children as a patient advocate at the University of Florida Shands Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Bialas has accepted an internship position for the upcoming year at UPMC- Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he intends to pursue a career in internal medicine.