Joelynn M. Fitz, DO

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

I feel that treating the whole patient is very important in medicine. A disease or diagnosis can affect people very differently, so individualized treatment plans are the norm. To find the best way to treat you, I first consider your personal needs and how your diagnosis and treatment may affect other aspects of your life.

Why I entered medicine

I got into pediatrics because I have always enjoyed working with children. My mom was a special education teacher. After working during high school and college as a nurse technician at a long-term care facility for medically complex children, I knew I wanted to go into medicine, specifically pediatrics. During training I cared for children who had gastrointestinal disorders, including intestinal failure and inflammatory bowel disease, sparking my interest and passion in gastroenterology.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my husband, 2-year-old daughter and French bulldog Linus. Together we love to travel and explore new places. In my spare time I love to cook and bake. I also enjoy photography and snowboarding.


Saint Joseph's University, BS - Psychology, 2011

Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 2015


Residency 2017
Pediatrics, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Chief Resident 2018
Pediatrics, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2021
Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine , Hartford, CT


American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Publications & Clinical Trials