Dr. Jerry Balentine, DO, FACEP is a medical author for the WebMD network, which includes MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, and WebMD.
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. Since 1992 Dr. Balentine practices Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where he served as Residency Director and Department Co-Director.
Dr. Balentine is currently Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of St. Barnabas Hospital and Healthcare System in the Bronx and Past-President of the New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He has an appointment as Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he serves as acting Chair of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Balentine has authored and edited many web and textbook chapters and is medical editor of newyorkmedicaljournal.org.