Specialized Services

STAT Heart Program

Harrisburg Medical Center has developed protocols, in association with the STAT heart program through the Prairie Heart Group and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, in order to ensure that patients suffering from certain types of heart attacks receive interventional therapy within 90 minutes.

Stroke Program

Harrisburg Medical Center’s Stroke Program is affiliated with St. Louis University Hospital’s (SLUH) Stroke Program. Our physicians have access to proven SLUH neurologists who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 day a week to discuss patient care. We are also able to transmit CT scans to these neurologists and have an agreement to transport our patients to SLUH for additional treatment options, if necessary.

Hospitalist Program

The hospitalists of Harrisburg Medical Center provide compassionate and timely healthcare to patients who are hospitalized. As medical professionals who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients, the Harrisburg Medical Center hospitalists work with primary care doctors and specialists to provide the highest standard of care during the hospital stay. The benefits of our Hospitalist Program at Harrisburg Medical Center are many. In addition to receiving well organized, seamless, and up-to-the-minute care, patients can count on our Hospitalist Providers to be highly skilled and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HMC Hospitalists

Pooja Sareen, MD

Pooja Sareen, MD 3


  • Medical Residency – University of Massachusetts Medical School – Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA (2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Govt. Medical College Amritsar – Punjab, India (2007)


  • Outpatient Primary Care – Internal Medicine, SIMCA Clinic – Herrin IL (2016-current)
  • Hospitalist – Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital – Springfield, MA (2014-2016)
  • Residency – Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA (2011-2014)
  • Clinical Observer – Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester MA (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Saint John and OMNI Medical Group – Oklahoma (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Cooper Hospital UMDNJ – New Jersey (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Resident Medical Officer – Preet Hospital – India (2009)
  • Resident Medical Officer – Khetarpal Hospital – India (207-2008)


  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • ABIM Board certification

Awards & Activities

  • Gold medal recipient from Punjab School of Education Board in premedical board exams
  • ACE of Heart 201 and 2013 for volunteering at the St. Anne’s free medical clinic in Shrewsbury, MA

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Worcester District Medical Society (WDMS)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Punjab Medical Association (PMA)
  • Member of AMDAANA Amritsar Project

Community Service

  • Volunteer Physician – St. Anne’s Free Clinic – Worcester, MA (2010-2014)
  • Volunteer and team leader in the following areas from 2001-2006
    • national immunization pograms including National Pulse Polio immunication program
    • health campaign for treating people of certain underserved areas suffering from leptospirosis, malaria, dengue & dehydration
    • urban immunization center