Kris A. Rooney, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Education

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

LVPG Cliniciani


Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

It’s my goal to provide each child and their family with the quality care that I would expect for my own children. I want every family to trust that I will use my experience and skills to provide the very best care for their child. As a mother of two, I know how much love a parent feels for their children and how parents will do anything in their power to keep their children healthy and safe. I want to help the parents of the children in my care accomplish that goal.

Why I entered medicine

My interest in science and medicine began as a young child. When I was older, I worked as an athletic trainer at sports camps. As a result, I realized how much I liked working with children, which guided my career towards pediatrics. I’ve also always wanted to have a job that makes a difference in people’s lives, practicing medicine allows me to do that.

Community involvement

I’m a physician advisor for the Lehigh Valley Food Allergy support group. I’m a volunteer speaker at local elementary schools for their annual career days. One of those schools, St. Thomas More in Allentown, has a program for seventh graders that gives them the opportunity to explore the health care field. I volunteer with that program by talking to students about careers in pediatrics. I also volunteered at LVHN’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my husband and two boys. I especially enjoy our family vacations and exploring new places with them. I enjoy sports and supporting the youth teams my boys play on. I have fond memories of watching baseball with my grandfather who was from the Bronx, so I’m a New York Yankees fan.  I’m also a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers.


Moravian College, BA - Clinical Psychology, 1997

Medical Training
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2004


Residency 2005
Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA

Residency 2006
Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA

Residency 2007
Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA

Fellowship 2008
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA


American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Publications & Clinical Trials