Luke J. Rodriguez, MD

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Breast Cancer
  • Oncoloplastics
  • General Surgery

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Philosophy of care

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My mother, a college professor, once told me: "If it wasn't for my students, I wouldn't have a job." I believe this also translates to doctors and patients. Without my patients, I wouldn't be here. I believe healing begins from within. Treat the person and not just the disease. Life can be hard; a life-changing diagnosis can make things more difficult. I sit down with you and talk about the whole process to ensure understanding, and make sure to take the time to listen to your concerns.

Why I entered medicine

I am originally from the Lehigh Valley. My father is a pediatrician, and I witnessed his dedication to his patients and the impact he had on many lives. His care and character shaped me into who I am today. My mother is one of the most passionate people I know, and her energy is invigorating. I entered medicine as a personal challenge. I was always competitive growing up, playing multiple sports and being the youngest of four brothers. Striving to do my best, I used the challenges of the journey to sharpen my skills and overcome obstacles. I pride myself on knowing I am treating the community that raised me.

Community involvement

I was trained at LVHN. Now I help teach future clinicians, instilling my life experiences and knowledge for their education.

Personal interests

Outside of the hospital I have multiple interests. I maintain an active lifestyle in the form of running and weightlifting. I enjoy visiting national parks for the beauty and the challenge of difficult hikes. I also love to cook and experiment with cultural cuisines. I am handy and enjoy working on multiple projects.


Universidad de Puerto Rico, BS - Biology, 2012

Medical Training
Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine, MD, 2017


Residency 2022
General Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2023
Breast Surgery Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY


American Board of Surgery - Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials