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Roberto S. Fratamico, MD

Hematology/Medical Oncology

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Specialties
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Conditions treated
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LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute
Languages spoken
English, Italian

Dr. Fratamico's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Gynecologic Oncology–1240 Cedar Crest

1240 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Suite 401
Allentown, PA 18103-6218
United States

LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton

363 North First Street
Suite F
Lehighton, PA 18235-1246
United States

Conditions Dr. Fratamico Treats

About Dr. Fratamico

Philosophy of care

I believe in involving patients in every step of their journey, specifically by incorporating your beliefs and viewpoints into the treatment plan for personalized and compatible care. Cancer treatment is rapidly advancing and the personalized care now extends to understanding each patient's unique tumor biology with the goal of targeted therapy. I see the field only getting more exciting as we discover new diagnostic and therapeutic means for achieving unprecedented results and improving quality of life.

Why I entered medicine

One thing that drew me to oncology was the level of depth at which the doctor-patient relationship functioned. I have always appreciated the enormous responsibility we as physicians have to our patients and their loved ones with regards to transparency and evidence-based care and this is paramount when treating someone with cancer or a blood disorder.

Community involvement

As a medical student, I participated in a medical service trip to the Himalayas in Northern India where we camped at various sites to establish tent clinics as a means of providing care to local people who otherwise would not have had access. Medical aid abroad has always been a passion of mine and in the future, I would very much like the opportunity to participate in similar programs to provide oncologic care and preventative services in developing nations as well as on the home front.

Personal interests

I enjoy traveling with my family. I am of Italian origin and enjoy visiting Italy to tour historical sites, try different local dishes, and spend time with family and friends. I love running for multiple reasons and lately have participated in the Philadelphia Half Marathon for the past few years and train by trail running with my four-legged companions. My wife and I bond over cooking together and we both enjoy hiking, exploring the outdoors, and going to the orchestra and theater for productions.

Education

Undergraduate
Temple University, BA - Biology, 2009

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2013

Training

Residency 2013
Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2016
Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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