class of 1959
inducted in 2002
David Eskin, MD
Chief of Staff, Abington Memorial Hospital
David J. Eskin
M.D., a graduate of Cheltenham High School in 1959, is currently Chief of Staff of
Abington Memorial Hospital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College in 1963 and he continued his studies at
the University of Pennsylvania where he received his medical degree in
Dr. Eskin has dedicated his life to medicine. From
1968 to1970, he was a captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Air
Force. Upon his return from service, Dr. Eskin
became a resident/chief resident in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then served a fellowship in
Cardiology at HUP which he completed in 1974. Dr. Eskin
has been a cardiologist at Abington Memorial Hospital since 1974.
Dr. Eskin has also spent time teaching medicine.
From 1972-1974, Dr. Eskin was an instructor in
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. At the completion of his term, he was
promoted to Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, where he served until
1983. Since 1983, Dr. Eskin has been an Associate
Clinical Professor of Medicine in the field of cardiology. He has served as a
member of the Executive Committee of the Medical School Alumni Association at
Penn since 1990.
Not only has Dr. Eskin participated in numerous
lectures by invitation, but, he is also a member of several professional and
scientific societies, including: American College of Cardiology, American Heart
Association, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, American Medical
Association, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society,
Montgomery County Medical Society, and the American College of Physicians.
Appointed Chief of Staff in 1986, Dr. Eskin has
helped guide Abington Memorial Hospital in its transformation from a community
teaching hospital to a regional medical center. Abington has become the
largest obstetrical hospital in eastern Pennsylvania. He helped to plan the implementation
of a new open heart surgery program at Abington in 1996, and was instrumental
in establishing the hospital as the only accredited trauma center in Montgomery County.
Dr. Eskin happily resides in Rydal, PA with his wife Eileen (nee Finzimer) of 38 years. Eileen is a graduate of Drexel University and a former art teacher for the
Philadelphia School System. They have three children: Mark, an attorney and
financial consultant with Janney Montgomery Scott;
Beth, a defense attorney with Blank, Rome, Comisky,
McCauley; and Jill, a circulation analyst with USA Today in Virginia. All are married and the Eskins have four wonderful grandchildren.