Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Author: Gayle M Galletta, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.
Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
Previous contributing author and editors:
Hasnain M Khandwala, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Editors: Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS, Affiliate Research Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, School of Computational Sciences; Principal, C/A Informatics, LLC; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; George T Griffing, MD, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University.
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