Amanda B. Flicker, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


LVPG Cliniciani


Area of focus i

  • Obstetrical hospitalist/Laborist
  • Substance abuse disorder in pregnancy

Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

No doubt I believe that I strive to treat my patients as if they were my own family or friends. While I may see babies born every day - and in fact have seen hundreds in my career - for my patients, it may be their first so it's scary and exciting and emotional. When most people are asked what was the most important moment in their lives, a common answer is the day their children were born. I keep this in mind as I care for my patients.

Why I entered medicine

My father is a scientist and my mother a nurse, so I suppose I combined the two in my pursuit of a medical degree. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to have a career in medicine. First it was veterinary, then pediatrics, and in medical school, I found the joy of obstetrics and gynecology. The science of medicine continues to amaze me, and the human element is what makes me truly love what I do. Women of diverse backgrounds with incredible stories and journeys make this field so rewarding.

Community involvement

I was born and raised in Topton, Pa., and my husband and I are active in a local community outreach organization based there. The group organizes community events as well as raising money for local groups and community members in need. I also have school-age children, and so I try to volunteer to help in their school when I can. I can also be found with my kids in tow in 5K events in the area!

Personal interests

Since I was raised in this area, I have most of my extended family nearby so I spend quite a bit of time with them. My husband, kids and I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, biking and playing sports in the backyard. I LOVE the beach and swimming. I also enjoy reading, and especially reading on the beach! For exercise, I try to run when I can and really enjoy Zumba, which is so fun that it doesn't feel like exercise at all.


Villanova University, BS - Chemistry, 1996

Medical Training
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2000


Residency 2001
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2002
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2003
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2004
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Publications & Clinical Trials