Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is excited to welcome Zachary Wolfe, MD, to Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute.
Specializing in hematology and medical oncology, Wolfe offers patients state-of-the-art and individualized treatments in their community, allowing them to receive advanced care close to home.
“I chose to be a hematologist oncologist because a deep patient-physician relationship remains paramount in this area of medicine as we help patients through some of the most difficult times of their lives,” says Wolfe.
Building a connection
Wolfe believes the key to successful cancer treatment is building a connection with his patients and understanding how their unique backgrounds will guide their treatment plans.
“My philosophy of medicine is centered around understanding and knowing my patients as unique individuals,” he says. “Their preferences, goals and beliefs are just as important to me as having a precise knowledge and understanding of the conditions for which I am treating them.”
He strives to make his patients feel comfortable and takes time to get to know each person he cares for.
Specialties and educational background
Wolfe specializes in treating cancers and diseases of the blood, including:
- Acute leukemia
- Acute myeloid leukemia
- Benign hematology
- Bleeding disorders (including hemophilia)
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
- Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
- Leukemia and lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Sickle cell disease
- Von Willebrand disease (VWD)
- Myeloma (plasma cell cancer)
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Other blood disorders
After receiving medical education at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pa., he completed a residency in internal medicine at Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., before coming to LVHN for his hematology oncology fellowship.
As an LVHN alumnus, Wolfe is excited to continue caring for members of our community.
To schedule an appointment with him, visit LVHN.org/Wolfe or call 888-402-LVHN (5846).