A Long History of Service and Growth

Dr Donald Guthrie Guthrie Medical Group

Guthrie Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice that was founded in 1910 by Dr. Donald Guthrie. Within a year of his arrival, Dr. Guthrie expanded services at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital as he recruited physician specialists to join Guthrie, which he intended to model after the Mayo Clinic where he had just completed his residency.

Learning and Education

Academics are a distinguishing characteristic of the Guthrie organization, which date back to 1901 when the School of Nursing was founded. The Donald Guthrie Research Foundation started in 1942 and with funds from the Emily Guthrie Estate the Guthrie Research Institute was formed in 1980. Guthrie's commitment to learning and education includes 16 residency and fellowship programs. 

The area of academics is a distinguishing characteristic of Guthrie, dating back to 1901 when the School of Nursing was founded. The Donald Guthrie Research Foundation started in 1942, and with funds from the Emily Guthrie Estate, the Guthrie Research institute was formed in 1980. Guthrie’s commitment to learning and education has continued throughout the years, with the inclusion of the: 

  • Internal Medicine Residency program, founded 1958 
  • General Surgery Residency program, 1959 
  • Family Medicine Residency program, 1993 
  • Podiatry Medicine and Surgery Residency program (Lourdes Hospital), 1995
  • Cardiovascular Fellowship program, 2009 
  • Nurse Residency program, 2011  
  • Family Medicine Residency Program (Lourdes Hospital), 2015
  • Pharmacy Residency program, 2017 
  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program, 2018 
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship program, 2018 
  • Emergency Medicine Residency program, 2019 
  • Anesthesiology Residency program, 2019 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program, 2021 
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship program, 2023 
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, 2023  
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program (Lourdes Hospital), 2023

Regional Offices

Guthrie has grown in size and capability in the last century, and now serves as a major regional referral center where more than 1,600 physicians send their patients. In 1977, Guthrie opened its first regional office in Troy, Pa. Today Guthrie has 32 regional offices located throughout the region to provide primary care and outreach specialty care and testing to its patients close to where they live.

Six Hospitals

In addition to its longstanding relationship with Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie acquired Troy Community Hospital in 1985, Corning Hospital in 1999, Towanda Memorial Hospital in 2015 and Cortland Medical Center in 2019 and Lourdes Hospital in 2024. 

Guthrie Today

Today, one of the longest established group practices in the country, Guthrie has more than 365 primary and specialty care physicians and 300 advance practice practitioners and has more than 1,000,000 patient visits each year in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie’s commitment to its core values of patient centeredness, teamwork and excellence—the defining values upon which Guthrie Clinic was founded— remains robust and unchanging.