Stephen T. Olex, MD

Cardiology

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Cardiology
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute
Languages spoken
English

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About Dr. Olex

Philosophy of care

Everything we do can affect our cardiovascular health. So me treating you is about more than medicine and potential procedures. It’s about how you live your life, your ability to deal with stress, what you eat and how much you exercise, and the quality of your personal relationships. All of it can affect heart health. Getting to know you as my patient is really important.

Why I entered medicine

I have an audio recording of me as a 3-year-old saying I wanted to be a doctor just like my dad. He’s a retired cardiologist and I found out what a wonderful job this was by watching him take care of people over the years. I never considered doing anything else.

Personal interests

I enjoy watching the Eagles during football season, going for long walks, meditation and just spending time with family and friends. Recently, I’ve become involved with personal and professional acupuncture training, learning how I can apply it to cardiovascular disease.

Education

Undergraduate
Franklin & Marshall College, BA - Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind, 2000

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2004

Training

Internship 2005
Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2007
Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2008
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2011
Cardiovascular Disease, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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