Pediatric Residency Program Overview
The Pediatric Residency Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network is committed to providing our residents with the teaching, mentoring and experience they need to become successful pediatricians. Our program offers you comprehensive and progressive training in primary care, inpatient and subspecialty pediatrics so you can develop the knowledge, attitude and skills you need to achieve excellence.
As a resident in our program, you’ll care for infants, children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient units, outpatient primary care and subspecialty clinics, the Children's ER, and the surrounding community. Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital offers you the most extensive pediatric resources in northeast Pennsylvania, including more than 25 pediatric specialties and the only Children’s Hospital, pediatric intensive care unit and Children’s ER in the region.
Because of the superior care we provide to children, our hospital has become a referral center for many of the hospitals in the region. As a result, you’ll learn by caring for a diverse patient population, including children with common acute-care complaints, complex and chronic illness, and acute and life-threatening illness and injuries. Because of our strong relationships with community resources and services, we’re well positioned to help you succeed in advocating and caring for children throughout your career.
We have designed our curriculum to emphasize resident education above service. As a resident, you’ll have direct, personal contact with attending physicians who serve as mentors throughout your residency and beyond.
Our goal is to train caring and competent pediatricians through a comprehensive experience across a variety of clinical settings. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the health of the children of our many communities, and our pediatric residents are an important part of that mission.
Please explore our site, learn more about our pediatric residency program,the Children's Hospital and the Lehigh Valley, and see how our program can offer you outstanding training in a wonderful community.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Richard J. Mazzaccaro, MD, PhD, FAAP
Associate Program Director