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Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH

Chief Academic Officer

Trauma Surgery

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Trauma Surgery
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Barraco's Locations

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About Dr. Barraco

Philosophy of care

“What can I do for you?” is a philosophy I try to live by as I treat patients. I believe it is important to care for the whole patient, and not just their injury or illness. I also focus on prevention, in particular injury prevention, to keep people as healthy as possible, but if they are a patient, then I am very tuned in to any concerns they may have so we can address them as quickly as possible.

Why I entered medicine

Medicine was the perfect marriage of science, art and people. When I was in college at Rutgers, I was all set to become a research biochemist for a major corporation. That was until I noticed something was missing: people. I loved working with and helping people. Applying the science of medicine to people involves art, judgment and ethics, all of which I valued. So this was the perfect profession for me.

Community involvement

Most Sundays, you will find me at Asbury United Methodist Church. Just look in the choir loft. I love to sing. I also am a lay leader and member of church council. As a senator and chair of the Student Affairs Committee of the Rutgers University Senate, I am able to give back to my alma mater and future generations of students. With four children in sports and activities from college to elementary recreation leagues and clubs, I am very active with deep roots here in the Lehigh Valley.

Personal interests

I love music. Singing and playing guitar have been a part of my life since elementary school. I am an avid sports fan, enjoying both to watch and play. Most important of all is my family. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with them and try to make as many of their events, games and concerts as my schedule will allow.

Education

Undergraduate
Rutgers University, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1985

Medical Training
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / RU, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1989

Graduate
Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH - Master of Public Health, 1999

Training

Internship 1990
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Residency 1993
General Surgery, Morristown Memorial, Morristown, NJ

Residency 1994
General Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital

Residency 1995
General Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital

Residency 1996
General Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital

Residency 1997
General Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital

Fellowship 1998
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Surgery - Surgery

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