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Jewish Healthcare Foundation CEO joins National Board of Medical Examiners

| Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2:57 p.m.
Karen Wolk Feinstein
Karen Wolk Feinstein

The CEO of the Downtown-based Jewish Healthcare Foundation will join the National Board of Medical Examiners, the board announced Thursday.

Karen Wolk Feinstein, who oversees the nonprofit Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures program at the foundation, won election to the national board for a four-year term as an at-large member.

The board develops the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination that helps vet applicants for medical licenses.

About 80 people make up the board, which meets every year. The group supplies testing, educational, consulting and other services to medical specialty boards and societies.

Feinstein, who edited the book “Moving Beyond Repair: Perfecting Health Care,” has served as a faculty member at Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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