Dan Lodge's journey into the medical field is deeply rooted in his upbringing in Delran, NJ, where he excelled both academically and athletically, participating in high school soccer and wrestling. His early exposure to sports and working with his mother, a skilled physical therapist, sparked his keen interest in orthopedics and musculoskeletal health.
Dan chose Rowan University for his undergraduate studies, where he pursued a degree in biology. During this time, he further cultivated his passion for healthcare by dedicating his time to volunteer work at the prestigious Fox Chase Cancer Center and gaining invaluable experience by shadowing local physicians. These experiences reinforced his commitment to a medical career and inspired him to continue his education.
Dan's pursuit of excellence led him to Thomas Jefferson University's Physician Assistant program, where he graduated at the top of his class. His exceptional performance earned him admission to the Pi Alpha Honor Society, a testament to his unwavering dedication to medical education and patient care.