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Pediatric Residency Program Overview

The Pediatric Residency Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network is committed to providing our residents with the teaching, training, mentoring and experience they need to become successful pediatricians. Our program offers you comprehensive and progressive training in primary care, inpatient and subspecialty pediatrics so you can develop the knowledge, attitude and skills you need to achieve excellence.

As a resident in our program, you’ll care for infants, children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient units, outpatient primary care and subspecialty clinics, the Children's ER, and the surrounding community. Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital offers you the most extensive pediatric resources in northeast Pennsylvania, including more than 25 pediatric specialties and the only Children’s Hospital, pediatric intensive care unit and Children’s ER in the region.

Because of the superior care we provide to children, our hospital has become a referral center for many of the hospitals in the region. As a result, you’ll learn by caring for a diverse patient population, including children with common acute-care complaints, complex and chronic illness, and acute and life-threatening illness and injuries. Because of our strong relationships with community resources and services, we’re well positioned to help you succeed in advocating and caring for children throughout your career.

We have designed our curriculum to emphasize resident education above service. As a resident, you’ll have direct, personal contact with attending physicians who serve as mentors throughout your residency and beyond. With 20 call-free rotations, you’ll also have ample time for self-directed learning. 

Please feel free to explore our site, learn more about our pediatric residency program, LVHN and the Lehigh Valley, and see how our program can offer you outstanding training in a wonderful community so you can become an outstanding pediatrician.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Program Director
Richard J. Mazzaccaro, MD, PhD, FAAP
Phone: 610-402-7556 
E-mail: richard.mazzaccaro@lvhn.org

Associate Program Director
Kris Rooney, MD, FAAP
Phone: 610-402-7556 
E-mail: kris.rooney@lvhn.org

Kate Adams

Program Coordinator
Kate Adams
Phone: 610-402-7556
Email: katherine.adams@lvhn.org

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