Christopher W. Urbanek, DO

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Sports and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Orthobiologics of the Spine and Extremities

Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

My goal as a physician is to provide you with current, evidence-based diagnosis and treatment. The physician-patient relationship is a partnership with a focus on patient autonomy and respect. Patient education allows each individual to make well-informed decisions regarding optimal care.

Why I entered medicine

Prior to medicine, I worked as an athletic trainer, caring for individuals with a variety of activity levels and musculoskeletal conditions. During that time, I had a team physician, an expert in sports medicine, who saw great potential in me and strongly encouraged me to consider a career in medicine, saying it would allow me to care for my patients with greater depth and skill. That and my passion for learning motivated me to enroll in medical school.

Community involvement

I have enjoyed being the team physician for multiple schools and sports teams, from middle school to professional. This has been an important area of community outreach supporting sport and recreational activity.

Personal interests

As a former ultra-marathon runner I still enjoy trail and road running. I also have a green thumb for vegetable gardening and often cook healthy meals using home-grown produce. My wife and I enjoy hiking and walking with our dog and are looking forward to getting back into skiing.

Best Hospitals
Lehigh Valley Hospital is ranked 27th in the country for orthopedic care on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Our team of more than 200 orthopedic specialists provide award-winning, nationally-recognized care with experience, expertise and leading-edge technology.


Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., 2013


Residency 2016
UPMC-St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Fellowship 2021
UPMC-St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Fellowship 2022
Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Unknown


American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians - Family Medicine

Publications & Clinical Trials