Susan Lapenta

B.A., West Virginia University
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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SUSAN LAPENTA is a partner in the law firm of Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Ms. Lapenta is an Editor of the Health Law Express, a weekly e-newsletter on the latest health law developments. She previously served as a faculty member of the HortySpringer seminars The Complete Course for Medical Staff Leaders and Credentialing for Excellence.

She has worked extensively with hospitals and their medical staffs on peer review investigations and hearings and she has assisted medical staffs in the revision of medical staff governance documents including bylaws and related policies. She has also worked with systems in revising their medical staff documents to achieve uniformity and consistency and to reflect recommended best practices. Additionally, Ms. Lapenta has served as counsel in litigation stemming from credentialing decisions. Ms. Lapenta has also served on the faculty of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and on the faculty of the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Ms. Lapenta received her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She was a member of the staff and served as the Managing Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Lapenta worked as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Glenn E. Mencer.