Susan Fort Sordoni 2011

The mother of five children, Susan has been an inspiration to women in Northeastern Pennsylvania for four decades. She earned her medical degree in 1997 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

As a volunteer in the community, she established an early intervention program for developmentally disabled children in 1987 which was inspired by her daughter with Down Syndrome.

Following medical school Susan developed “Circle of Friends” at Misericordia University, a program for mentally challenged women transitioning from high school to the work place.

In 2007, she gave leadership to the founding of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Luzerne County, a free health clinic for the working uninsured where she continues to volunteer as a physician weekly.

She serves as a board member of the Sordoni Foundation which provides civic, cultural, health care, educational and social service support to the greater Wilkes Barre community.

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