Chief of Infectious Disease

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This is truly an extraordinary time to join the Lehigh Valley Health Network.  LVHN is one of the nation's most advanced health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties. We are the region’s largest employer and the health care provider of choice for more people in the region. Love Where You Work!  To learn more, please send your CV to 

At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you can provide community care and impact lives of your patients! We are seeking an enthusiastic board certified Infectious Disease physician who has exceptional clinical and leadership skills to join our team.

Program Overview:

LVHN’s Infectious Disease Program serves an eight-county area in Eastern Pennsylvania with a population of over two million.  The Infectious Disease team is well established and has 14 physicians and 5 physician assistants who primarily cover Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest in Allentown and LVH-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.  Telemedicine consults are provided to other Lehigh Valley Hospitals in Pottsville, Hazleton and East Stroudsburg, PA.

Position Overview:

  • The Chief of Infectious Disease position is an exciting opportunity to join the team as LVHN experiences continued growth through new hospital campuses.
  • The mix of clinical responsibilities is approximately 80% inpatient consultations and 20% outpatient. 
  • This position is responsible for the division’s clinical operations, research and educational mission.
  • This position includes an administrative component allowing time for leadership responsibilities. 
  • As with all physicians on the team, the Chief shares in a 1:5 rotating call responsibility for evening and weekend call.
  • This position is employed by Lehigh Valley Physicians Group (LVPG), a multispecialty physician enterprise of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Job Qualifications:  

  • A network champion for Infectious Diseases and a passion for clinical work.
  • The successful candidate will be a board certified infectious disease physician with at least 8 years of experience, a collaborative mindset, the ability to build relationships across the clinical and administrative spectrum, a passion for exceptional patient-centric care, a commitment to quality improvement and innovation, and a strong strategic focus.
  • Exceptional clinical and leadership skills. 
  • A valid Pennsylvania medical license or the ability to obtain one is required.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive work schedule
  • Highly competitive compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low-cost health insurance for employees and their families
  • Generous CME allowance and time
  • Top-tier retirement programs
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • We also offer a signing bonus, retention bonus and a platform to develop and grow your professional career.


Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.


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Catherine Sommers

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