Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) is one of the largest physician groups in the United States. More than 1,200 physicians and 720 advanced practice clinicians represent 50+ medical specialties in more than 300 practice locations in the Lehigh Valley, Hazleton, Schuylkill and Pocono regions. LVPG practitioners perform approximately 2 million visits annually in our practices, hospitals and other affiliated locations.
LVPG was founded in 1993 as a not-for-profit subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), one of the largest health systems in Pennsylvania.
LVPG began as the faculty practice plan for LVHN, initially comprised of 24 physicians. The last decade has seen enormous growth in both medical practitioners and specialty practices. LVPG’s health care professionals are working together to deliver care in increasingly innovative ways.
LVPG is a physician-led organization with a dyad leadership model that pairs physician leaders with administrative leaders. As LVPG’s health care professionals continue to provide excellent care, an increasing focus is placed on quality metrics as they relate to population or community health. As a result, processes for the consistent collection of data are now standardized throughout LVPG practices. Our providers meet as a group each month at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, providing a forum for collegial networking as well as an opportunity for discussion of current initiatives. The average attendance exceeds 500.
LVPG mission statement
We heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value, supported by education and clinical research.
The following 48 specialties are currently offered within LVPG:
|Adolescent medicine||Oncologic surgery|
|Cardiology (general, interventional
|Palliative medicine and hospice|
|Cardiothoracic surgery||Pediatrics, general|
|Ear nose and throat||Pediatric gastroenterology|
|Emergency medicine||Pediatric hematology/oncology|
|Endocrinology & diabetes||Pediatric infectious diseases|
|Express care & urgent medicine||Pediatric intensivists|
|Family medicine||Pediatric neurology|
|General surgery||Pediatric pulmonology|
|General internal medicine||Pediatric surgery|
|Geriatrics||Peripheral vascular surgery|
|Gynecologic oncology||Psychiatry, child & adolescent|
|Maternal fetal medicine||Sports medicine|
Learn more about the following awards and recognition:
- Magnet Hospital
- Leapfrog’s “A” Grade for Patient Safety
- ‘100 Most Wired’
- Research accreditation
- U.S. News & World Report
Our network also has earned recognition from AARP as one of America's safest hospitals, has been named one of Becker's Integrated Health Systems to Know, and was a Computerworld 2013 Best Place to Work in IT.
LVHN is an accredited member of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH), and LVPG plays a primary role in our educational mission. More than 170 LVHN clinicians are involved as faculty in the SELECT (Scholarship Excellence, Leadership Experiences and Collaborative Training) program. SELECT is a medical school program created jointly by LVHN and the University of South Florida’s (USF) Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla.
Students spend their first two years at USF learning in a highly progressive, student-centered medical school, then move to LVHN for their final two years of training, learning inside a technologically advanced health network that's recognized nationally for quality, safety and collaborative care. LVPG physicians and clinicians make up the majority of the SELECT faculty, leading the way in this trailblazing effort designed to shape a bright future for health care.
Residency and fellowship programs
For almost a century, LVHN has offered independent residency programs and trained more than 200 residents and fellows each year. The list below will allow you to learn about the individual residency and fellowship programs presented at our health network and how they can help someone become a specialist in a specific discipline: