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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

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Catherine M. Fusco, DO, Joins Suburban Community Hospital

East Norriton, PA (June 14, 2021) – Catherine M. Fusco, DO, board-certified in family medicine and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine, has joined Suburban Community Hospital’s Medical Group. She most recently served as an assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.

Dr. Fusco has more than seven years of family medicine experience. She has advanced training in osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine.

“I am pleased to be able to bring my expertise in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family medicine to the patients of Suburban Community Hospital,” said Dr. Fusco. “I look forward to becoming a member of the medical staff of such a well-established hospital as Suburban Community Hospital and to joining Suburban Family Medicine at Norristown.

Dr. Fusco grew up in Phoenixville, PA and graduated from Ursinus College in 2007 with a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and dance. She then obtained her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2014, and completed an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved internship at Mercy Suburban Hospital and her residency at Suburban Community Hospital, both under the affiliation of PCOM in East Norriton, PA. She completed her post-residency training through PCOM in neuromusculoskeletal medicine/ osteopathic manipulative medicine in 2018 and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

She was on the COMAT Osteopathic Principles and Practice Committee for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and pre-clerkship committee at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. She previously volunteered as a clinical preceptor at Rowan Student Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Clinic in Stratford, NJ., overseeing students providing OMM to patients at no cost.

Dr. Fusco presented multiple lectures on Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Pediatric Patients at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Stratford NJ; Osteopathic Treatment Considerations for Headaches at NJAOPS and Rowan-SOM Kalahari CME event, in Poconos, PA; Perinatal Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Mom and Newborn at the Family Medicine Consortium, in Lancaster, PA; Upper and Lower Crossed Syndrome at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI GME, in Stratford, NJ; and Getting the Swing of Things: Implementing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Common Upper Extremity Conditions at Family Medicine Education Consortium, Rye Brook, NY.

Her memberships include American Academy of Osteopathy, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

“Dr. Fusco is a highly-respected family medicine physician skilled in neuromusculoskeletal and osteopathic manipulative medicine,” says Dorothy Patzek, Chief Operations Officer of Suburban Community Hospital. “She provides a great blend of top-notch clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care. I also expect that she will be an active member of the community and that will be evident over the course of the months and years to come.”

Dr. Fusco is currently accepting new patients at Suburban Family Medicine at Norristown on Wednesdays at 2705 Dekalb Pike, Suite 202, East Norriton, PA. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (610) 275-7240.


About Suburban Community Hospital – Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospitaland a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit