Bogdan Protyniak, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis
  • Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula, rectal prolapse

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Ukrainian

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Philosophy of care

My patients are my family.

Why I entered medicine

I emigrated from Ukraine with my grandmother, who played a significant role in my life. Unfortunately she succumbed to gastrointestinal cancer. But while caring for her at a young age, I experienced medicine from diagnosis to surgical treatment and finally palliative care. The surgeons who took care of her became forever my heroes. I vowed to do the same for those who needed my help.

Community involvement

Stroudsburg has been my home the past seven years. I look forward to having the privilege and opportunity to treat my community at Lehigh Valley Hospital−Pocono.

Personal interests

I am an avid triathlete and enjoy swimming, biking and running. I compete in Ironman triathlons annually, and so far have completed nine in places such as New York, Kentucky, Maryland and Quebec. My downtime is spent relaxing with my wife and our four rescue dogs.


New York University, BA - Biology, 2006

Medical Training
St. George's University Medical School, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2010


Residency 2015
General Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ

Fellowship 2016
Colon & Rectal Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials