John T. Rich, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

  • English

Affiliated with


Philosophy of care

I wish to help patients understand their condition, treatment options, and to guide them through their decision process and treatment.

Why I entered medicine

I started working in a hospital at age 16. I loved math and science and became a chemical engineer, but ultimately I found personal fulfillment in combining engineering's problem solving with caring for patients.

Personal interests

I enjoy cycling, water sports and woodworking.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Lehigh Valley Hospital 20th in the country for orthopedic care
Lehigh Valley Hospital is ranked 20th in the country for orthopedic care on the 2024-2025 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.


Drexel University, BS - Chemical Engineering , 1984

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1988


Internship 1990
General Surgery, Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, DE

Residency 1995
Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, .

Fellowship 1996
Hand Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand Surgery