Rachel E. Kinney, DO

Hematology/Medical Oncology

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Area of focus ?
Breast Cancer, Gynecological Oncology, Benign Hematology
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute
Languages spoken
English

About Dr. Kinney

Philosophy of care

I believe you should be treated with respect and as an individual – oncology is not a "one-size-fits-all" subspecialty. For me, it's important to know not only your past medical history, but also your expectations and preferences. My goal is for you and your loved ones to leave each of our visits with a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. Family provides much-needed support during difficult times.

Why I entered medicine

My interest in medicine started as a pharmacy technician in high school and college. I loved interacting with patients and learning about medications and diseases. Then my grandfather became ill, and I saw firsthand how difficult it was to have a loved one going through medical treatments. It inspired me to become a physician and one day guide patients through our health system. My interest in oncology started with my heavy involvement in THON, a Penn State dance marathon that raises millions for pediatric cancer. I became close to many families involved with treatment and witnessed both their positive outcomes and difficult challenges. I find the science of cancer and its treatments fascinating, especially as we move toward more personalized and targeted therapies.

Personal interests

When not working I enjoy time with my husband and our children. We love exploring new sites within the Lehigh Valley and traveling to new places around the world. I also enjoy riding my bike or walking/running the many beautiful local trails.

Education

Undergraduate
Pennsylvania State University, BS - Biobehavioral Health, 2008

Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 2014

Training

Internship 2015
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Residency 2016
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Residency 2017
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Chief Resident 2018
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2021
Hematology/Oncology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology

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