Stella M. Ferker, MD

Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Physiatry
  • Interventional Spine
  • Spine Care

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Philosophy of care

I firmly believe in performing high-quality and evidence-based spine interventions. I use a multidisciplinary approach to managing your pain, including physical therapy, medication, lifestyle modification and minimally invasive procedures. I evaluate and treat patients who have painful and disabling neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Why I entered medicine

My family and I emigrated to the United States from Ukraine when I was only 7 years old. Our move followed an automobile accident that took the life of my father and left my mother critically ill. I watched for years as she battled one disability after another with the help of astonishing physicians. Even at that young age there was nothing I wanted to do more than help patients such as my mom gain their function and life back. Going to medical school seemed like the correct choice.

Community involvement

During the past several years of work in Pennsylvania I have been involved in programs that educate people in the community about different disease processes and possible treatment options.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my wonderful young family. Traveling with family and friends is my favorite pastime. Personal hobbies include painting, art appreciation and theater. I've been a New Yorker since childhood, so Broadway shows are a large part of my life.

Recognition for Award-Winning Care

I am proudly part of a location or department celebrated for its exceptional medical achievements and dedication to superior patient care.
Best Hospitals
Lehigh Valley Hospital is ranked 27th in the country for orthopedic care on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Our team of more than 200 orthopedic specialists provide award-winning, nationally-recognized care with experience, expertise and leading-edge technology.


Brooklyn College, BA - Psychology & Liberal Arts, 2007

Medical Training
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2012


Internship 2013
Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2016
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Fellowship 2017
Interventional Spine, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates


American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Publications & Clinical Trials