Alan is a family physician in Pittsburgh, where he teaches in a residency program in a safety net medical practice. Special interests include office procedures, obstetrics, diabetes care, and treatment of addiction.
He served on the board of directors of Adagio Health, a nonprofit providing family planning, cancer screening, community education, and nutrition programming to lower income patients across western Pennsylvania, for about a decade, and subsequently joined the staff as Medical Director. He is a current board member of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, a regional learning collaborative that works to improve quality and reduce errors in healthcare, and a grant-making organization that funds efforts to improve care for vulnerable groups.
Alan and his wife, Lisa Schlar, have 2 kids, the oldest of whom, Ariana, had a wonderful experience as a Tivnu participant and is now attending Mt. Holyoke college.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.