Medical Director of Lake Region Urgent Care Appointed

Honesdale, PA (September 12, 2023) — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Cellini, MD, as Medical Director of Lake Region Urgent Care (LRUC) and Occupational Medicine. LRUC, located at 273 Grandview Avenue in Honesdale, treats non-life-threatening conditions on a walk-in basis, from 9 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.

“Dr. Cellini comes to WMCHC with a great deal of experience in emergency medicine – both military and civilian,” stated Teresa Lacey, RN, BSN, chief executive officer, WMCHC. “His expertise will benefit our patients and staff in the urgent care setting.”

Dr. Cellini served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years attaining the rank of Major. Throughout his military career he held various leadership and direct patient care roles. While stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Prince George’s County, MD, for five years Dr. Cellini was entrusted with the following assignments: EMS Director Air Force National Capital Region; Medical Director of Emergent Care Center; Interim Flight Commander and ED physician. He also served as the Chief of Emergency Medicine to the Defense Health Agency and consultant to the Surgeon General for two years. Following deployment to southern Syria on two separate tours, Dr. Cellini acted as the Trauma Officer in Charge of the U.S. Air Force Ground Surgical Team in direct support of Special Operation Forces.

In his civilian life, Dr. Cellini treated patients as an Emergency Department physician at community hospitals in Virginia and Maryland. During the pandemic, he was employed as a consultant by Vigilint Medical Solutions serving as Medical Director for FedEx Flight Force, a COVID-19 response initiative which facilitated 60,000 tests globally.

Dr. Cellini earned his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD and completed Emergency Medicine resident training at San Antonio Military Medical Health Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, TX. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Cellini is married to Veronica Cellini, MD, who also recently joined WMCHC’s Medical Staff as a pediatrician for Waymart Pediatric Center and Sterling Pediatric Center.

WMCHC is a federally qualified health center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc. For information on all of WMCHC’s services, visit