Faisal A. Al-Alim, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Philosophy of care

My philosophy is to not only treat my patients, but to guide them to help themselves. I also strive to treat each individual with the same dignity and respect as I would treat my own family.

Why I entered medicine

I have always had a passion for medicine, and I enjoy the opportunity to have relationships with my patients within the community. I find medicine to be both rewarding and challenging, as every day is different and every individual has specific needs. Through medicine I can help heal the body and the mind not only with medication, but with education and awareness. I entered medicine to know that at the end of the day, I have hopefully made a difference in someone's life and well-being. I chose sports medicine as a specialty because I understand the importance of fitness in a person's overall health. I feel I can relate to active individuals because I myself was a college athlete and continue to maintain my health through exercise. Since almost 90 percent of sports injuries do not require surgical intervention, I wanted to have a career that would allow me to give my patients a variety of treatment options.

Community involvement

I work with students and athletes at Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College.

Personal interests

My personal interests include spending time with my family and playing outside with my kids. I make exercise a priority through weight training and soccer leagues. I enjoy traveling and learning different cultures.

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.


Carleton University, BS - Biochemistry, 2003

Medical Training
Ross University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2008


Residency 2011
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Residency 2012
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Residency 2013
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2014
Sports Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA


American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Publications & Clinical Trials