The three-year dermatology program at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers broad experience in dermatology including:
- Medical Dermatology
- Dermatologic Surgery
- Cutaneous Oncology including Mohs Surgery
- Inpatient Dermatology
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Dermatologic therapies (biologics, immunosuppressants, light therapy, lasers)
As a dermatology resident at LVHN, you will see a wide variety of patients and conditions both in outpatient and inpatient settings. You will care for a diverse population of all ages in a variety of settings. LVHN hosts Pennsylvania’s largest and busiest burn unit providing care not seen at other regional centers. At Cedar Crest and Reilly Children’s Hospitals, our main inpatient experience, you’ll find resident workspaces and multiple dining options. Additional inpatient exposure includes working with multiple inpatient dermatopathologists on site. Our outpatient office houses a private resident room with individual workstations and computers, in-house dermatopathology and Mohs lab, seven-headed microscope, comprehensive phototherapy unit, multiple lasers, and the Valley Med Spa.
On-call responsibilities include virtual and in-person consults at the LVHN Cedar Crest, 17th St, and Reilly Children's Hospitals, and virtual consults at the Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest, and 17th St campus. Additionally, you will gain experience by taking outpatient phone calls from our private offices. All inpatient responsibilities are within a 20 minute radius.
You will have the opportunity to complete elective rotations nationally and internationally. You will rotate with pediatric dermatologists at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center during PGY3. You will also work with dermatopathologists at the Institute for Dermatopathology. Some past electives our residents have pursued include an out of state laser-specific month supported by an ASLMS scholarship, a pediatric dermatology elective at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia funded by a Society of Pediatric Dermatology grant, and abroad electives in Vietnam and India. We participate in academic conferences and grand rounds with the Philadelphia Dermatologic Society, and participate in Grand Rounds (Duhring Conference) at the University of Pennsylvania biweekly.
Our residents have successfully matched into fellowships including Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology and Dermatopathology.
Our residents have a board pass rate of 100 percent.
We are a program of well-trained, thoughtful, and empathetic dermatologists that are prepared to treat all aspects of dermatology with confidence. We are committed to our patients and dedicated to an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are trained holistically, allowing us to provide the best of care to our patients, contribute to literature, and support one another in our career of lifelong learning.