Matthew Schreiber, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest

Matthew Schreiber, MD

Matthew Schreiber, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, a full-service, 877-bed academic hospital providing primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care. He has held this position since 2022.

Dr. Schreiber is a seasoned health care leader with 15 years of executive leadership across a variety of positions. He has deep experience with hospital operations, strategic planning, innovative care delivery models, High Reliability Organizations, as well as leading quality and safety improvement efforts. He specializes in using his real-world experience to inform a methodical approach to operational and clinical improvement that leverages the mission-motivation of front-line health care professionals. He believes that only the people doing the work understand their own workflows in a detailed enough fashion to identify the most sustainable solutions to system issues. Therefore, the primary role of leadership is to identify talent, convene functional teams to address process issues, create a shared understanding of goals and guidelines, empower team members to change behavior, encourage iterative improvement, and spread and scale effective solutions. Dr. Schreiber believes that how an organization manages its operations isn’t simply related to the levels of safety, quality and experience that are produced; rather, the design of the operations determines the limit of safety and quality that can be produced. He believes the root cause of issues facing health care is driven by complexity and the antidote to complexity is teamwork.

Prior to LVHN, Dr. Schreiber was Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), a quaternary care center and part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey. Prior to this role, he served as NBIMC’s Chief Clinical Officer, helping the organization achieve world-class clinical and patient-centered outcomes.

Dr. Schreiber earned a Bachelor of Arts at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine. He then completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at University of California-San Diego School of Medicine.