Dr. Thomas J. Dirnberger, DO
Dr. Thomas Dirnberger was born and raised in Coaldale, PA, graduating from the former Coaldale High School in 1960. He was honorably discharged after serving three years in the U.S. Army and attended classes sponsored by the University of Maryland while stationed in Europe. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD in 1968.
After working as a staff pharmacist in a hospital in the Washington, DC area he was accepted into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1969 and graduated from medical school in 1973. Dr. Dirnberger served his internship at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital and opened his practice in Tamaqua in 1974. He passed his board certification in Family Practice in 1978 and has been recertified in 1984, 1990 and 1997 as required by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as Vice-President for the American Cancer Society and as a board member of the former Miners Memorial Medical Center as well as Vice-President of the medical staff.
Dr. Dirnberger and his wife, Elinor reside in Tamaqua. His hobbies and interests include fly-fishing, hunting, skiing and gardening.