William D. Surkis, MC, FACP (Southeastern Region)

William D. Surkis, MD, FACP

William D. Surkis, MD, FACP, was born in New York City and is the son of a Holocaust survivor.  He attended Bates College in Lewiston, ME and completed his Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med training at NYU.  Dr. Surkis attended MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Surkis has worked at Main Line Health since 2008 where he served as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program between 2011-2021.  Since July, Dr. Surkis has been the DIO and Vice-President for Medical Education for the Main Line Health System which encompasses the role of Chief Academic Officer for Main Line Health.  Dr. Surkis has additionally served as Lankenau’s Interim Vice-President for Medical Affairs since March 2019 and continues to serve in this role.  Bill is a practicing Internal Medicine hospitalist and continues to precept in the Internal Medicine Residency continuity clinic.  He has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians since 2009 and served two terms on the PA-ACP State Council.

"My personal philosophy of care begins and ends with forming a deep, personal connection between me, my patients, and their families.  I believe a foundation of warmth and humor for an honest and effective relationship between patients and their physicians that improves healthcare outcomes and makes the entire experience of illness more manageable.  I’m an educator at heart and finding ways to improve my patients’ health through education is a vital part of my approach to patient care," Surkis says.