Blue Mountain Hospital District Welcomes New General Surgeon

Blue Mountain Hospital District is excited to welcome Dr. Jerry Guanciale, General Surgeon to the team. Dr. Guanciale comes to Grant County with nearly 30 years of experience. “We are excited to have Dr. Guanciale joining our team at Blue Mountain Hospital District” – Derek Daly, BMHD CEO “He brings broad surgery experience and a diverse skill set to BMHD that will benefit our Grant County residents and the patients we serve.”

Dr. Guanciale was raised in western Pennsylvania with three brothers and a sister. Following graduation from Penn State University, he completed four years of Osteopathic medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Accepted to a premier Osteopathic surgical residency at the Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Guanciale completed rotations at the Cleveland Clinic (OH) in Colorectal Surgery, Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH for Trauma Surgery and Dayton Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Surgery.

Following completion of his residency, Dr. Guanciale followed his passion for rural medicine in Kentucky and South Carolina before settling in Myrtle Beach, SC for 12 years. He completed a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery in 2008 from a center in Beverly Hills, CA. The draw of the desert took him to Arizona and Nevada where he continued to practice rural surgery, while incorporating his skills with his Cosmetic Surgery training. Most recently he worked in Mesquite Nevada.

Dr. Guanciale is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has a passion for advanced endoscopy, colonoscopy, laparoscopic, minimally invasive procedures, breast surgery, as well as cosmetic procedures.

He moved to John Day with his wife Tina and their Boykin Spaniel, Desi. He has two daughters that live in Portland. In his spare time, Dr Guanciale loves exploring the outdoors, hunting, fishing, off-road cruising, water skiing, golfing, and travel. He has been enjoying the John Day Golf Club and is looking forward to exploring more of the wilderness. “The people here have been so welcoming and friendly!” Dr. Guanciale is looking forward to the possibility of providing additional services here in Grant County that aren’t currently available.