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David W. Scaff, DO, MBA

LVH-Pocono Secretary/Treasurer Medical Staff

Trauma Surgery, General Surgery

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Trauma Surgery
General Surgery
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Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken

Dr. Scaff's Locations

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About Dr. Scaff

Philosophy of care

Providing health care today is more than treating a disease, it's about caring for people. I understand that this is someone's father, mother, brother or sister, and care for them as I would want my family cared for. Patients deserve excellence, honesty, respect, support and compassion. The most enjoyable part of my day is when I have the time to sit down with my patients and discuss the issues that we face together. No two patients are ever the same and creating a treatment plan requires time and patient education.

Why I entered medicine

I have always wanted to be a doctor. Growing up, I joined a volunteer EMS squad in my community. From that experience, I realized the greatest reward in life is being able to help other people when they need it most. I had no mentors, help or guidance, just passion and perseverance. Before medicine, I worked in the family business manufacturing hunting and fishing sporting goods. Being the "boss's son" might have been easier, but becoming a surgeon was my goal.

Personal interests

In my spare time, I enjoy motor sports, skiing and the company of good friends.


Gannon University, BS - Biology, 1992

Medical Training
Western University of Health Sciences, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 1997

University of Tennessee, MBA - Master of Business Administration, 2014


Internship 1998
Rotating Internship, Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA

Residency 1999
General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem), Bethlehem, PA

Residency 2000
General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem), Bethlehem, PA

Residency 2001
General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem), Bethlehem, PA

Residency 2002
General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem), Bethlehem, PA

Chief Resident 2003
General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem), Bethlehem, PA

Fellowship 2004
Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2005
Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

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