Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

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David  Eskin, MD

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 1967.

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.