Heather Geist, MD
General Surgery Resident and Lehigh Valley Local Returns to Serve Her Community at LVHN
Career goal: Throughout my career, I hope to always strive toward providing meaningful health care and to be a positive influence for my community.
“I see how LVHN providers transform and save lives, and being able to do this in my own backyard is even more meaningful.”
At LVHN we have a high volume of surgical and trauma cases that allow for hands-on experience very early in training. While training here, you will be constantly challenged and are well equipped to handle a large variety of clinical presentations.
As someone who has grown up near the Lehigh Valley, training at LVHN has allowed me to impact my community in an entirely new way. I regularly see how LVHN providers transform and save lives, and being able to do this in my own backyard is even more meaningful.
There are many moments I will carry with me throughout my career, but the memories that stick with me most are the ones in which I played an active role guiding families and patients through difficult decisions. Helping people walk through a challenging diagnosis or postoperative course reminds me regularly of the impact I can and do have in people’s lives.
Choosing a residency program helps to launch your career as a physician. When looking for a program, ensure it is a place where you can see yourself finding success and that you will feel supported by your colleagues and co-residents.
As a resident at LVHN, you are a part of a special group of training physicians that is passionate and actively involved in the ever-changing front lines of health care. I am thankful to be surrounded by a community of people I can rely on and share my experiences with regularly.