St. Luke’s Estes Surgical Associates

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

St. Luke's Estes Surgical Associates is comprised of hospital based physicians and physician extenders who provide you with the best patient care on a full time basis. We are honored to serve you and will take every possible step to help you make informed decisions about your health care needs. We work closely with your primary care physician to coordinate your care while in the hospital and after discharge.

A physician or physician extender will see you daily. These visits will occur at varying times during the day. Please remember to make a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible after discharge. At that visit, please provide your physician with a copy of your discharge instructions for his or her review.

James Cipolla, MD, FACS
Section Chief of Emergency Surgery

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Awarded medical degree at Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Completed fellowship program at University of Maryland Medical System
  • Board certified in surgery and surgical critical care

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William S. Hoff, MD, FACS
Trauma Program Medical Director

  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Awarded medical degree at Jefferson Medical College
  • Completed internship, residency and fellowship programs at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest
  • Board certified in surgery and surgical critical care
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Brian A. Hoey, MD, FACS
Program Director – General Surgery Residency

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Preceptor, Physician Assistant Program - DeSales University 
  • Awarded medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Completed fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Board certified in surgery and surgical critical care
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Scott A. Keeney, DO

  • Awarded medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed internship and residency programs at Mercy Health Systems
  • Completed surgery residency at Christiana Hospital
  • Completed trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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John J. Lukaszczyk, MD, FACS
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Section Chief of General Surgery 
Associate Program Director – General Surgery Residency

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Awarded medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Completed internship and residency programs at Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Specializes in minimally invasive general surgery
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Marc E. Portner, MD
Section Chief of Surgical Critical Care

  • Awarded medical degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Completed residency and fellowship programs at St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Subspecialty Certification: Neuro-Critical Care
  • Serves as Traumatologist/Surgical Intensivist for the group
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Dr. Richard Sharpe

Richard P. Sharpe, MD, FACS
Trauma Surgeon

  • Awarded medical degree at Uniformed Services-University of the Health Sciences
  • Completed residency program at National Naval Medical Center
  • Completed fellowship program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Peter G. Thomas, DO
Assistant Director of Trauma
Medical Director, Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Awarded medical degree at Midwestern University
  • Completed fellowship program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  
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