Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH

Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH, is Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He is Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine Lehigh Valley Campus and its unique SELECT program. He oversees all education activities within the health network, encompassing all LVHN campuses. This includes onboarding of new LVHN colleagues, managing library services for colleagues and managing training for electronic medical records, as well as youth health care education programs at area high schools and colleges within LVHN’s service area.

Dr. Barraco graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his surgical residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a tour of duty with the U.S. Public Health Service. He went on to complete a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at University of Maryland/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. This was followed by his earning a Master’s in Public Health from The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, concentrating in Health Policy and Management and Injury Studies. In 2004, Dr. Barraco left his position as Medical Chair, Trauma Services Group, Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, to join LVHN as Chief, Section of Geriatric Trauma.

Dr. Barraco is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Geriatric Trauma Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He has authored book chapters and published a textbook in this area and has been asked to speak regionally and nationally on the topic of Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Barraco is a board member and past President of the Lehigh County Medical Society and has served as Program Chair and Steering Committee member for the Group on Regional Medical Campuses of the American Association of Medical Colleges. He also has published book chapters on the topic of regional medical campuses.

Dr. Barraco and his wife, Cheryl, have four children and live in Allentown, Pa.