CAO Message

Message from the Chief Academic Officer

Joel Rosenfeld, MD

St. Luke's University Health Network has a long history of involvement in medical education, especially graduate medical education (GME). Our network is made up of five hospitals in Pennsylvania - St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus, St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown CampusSt. Luke's Anderson Campus, St. Luke's Hospital - Quakertown Campus, and St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus (Coaldale) -  and St. Luke's Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Medical education programs are conducted at all hospitals. GME primarily takes place at the Bethlehem and Allentown campuses. The Network is dedicated to quality medical education coupled with compassionate patient-centered, technologically sophisticated care. St. Luke's is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Medical School of Temple University/ St. Luke's University Health Network

The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke's University Health Network started in August 2011 with 30 students. St. Luke's University Health Network also has formal affiliations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. St. Luke's sponsors 21 internship, residency and fellowship programs.

A few of our programs are dually accredited, both by the ACGME and AOA. The goal of our graduate medical education program is to train young physicians who will have the knowledge and skills to enter private practice and/or go into fellowships for further training. More than 180 fellows, residents and interns train at St. Luke's, which is one of only 400 members of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals.

The Network also is committed to the education of a wide array of allied health care professionals including physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners. We also provide numerous postgraduate continuing medical education programs for physicians and allied health professionals.

Lehigh Valley - Considered One of Best Places to Live, Work and Raise a Family

St. Luke's University Health Network is located in the Eastern part of the Lehigh Valley, approximately an hour and a half from Philadelphia and two hours from mid-town Manhattan. This area is considered one of the finest places in the country to live, work, and raise a family.

Residents with children will find excellent schools in various communities. There are many opportunities for family members in terms of employment. Recreational facilities are numerous including golf, tennis, hiking, boating and other water sports, and snow sports including skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. There are also many cultural activities including a symphony and theatre as well as professional sports teams.

You will find our institution with its friendly culture and dedication to your education to be an exciting and challenging place for you to develop as a physician. If you have any questions about the educational programs at St. Luke's University Health Network, please contact me.

Joel C. Rosenfeld, MD, MEd, FACS
Chief Academic Officer
ACGME Designated Institutional Official
Associate Dean Temple University Clinical Campus