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New Physicians Enhance Award-Winning St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Team
September 21, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added three new physicians to its expert team of OB/GYN practitioners.

“St. Luke’s is expanding its expert team of OB/GYN practitioners so the Network can meet increased demand for its personalized Mom-baby care,” said Susan Cox, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Regional Director, Women’s Health Services at St. Luke’s University Health Network. “More and more expecting moms are choosing St. Luke’s OB/GYN practices because our doctors really know their patients and deliver the personalized care that women expect.”

At St. Luke’s, the labor and delivery team is sensitive to the unique, one-of-a-kind experience each birth brings to a family. These highly qualified specialists will further strengthen St. Luke’s commitment to providing the highest level of quality, personalized OB/GYN care:


  • Kristen Stone-Mulhern, MDSt. Luke’s OB/GYN – A Woman’s Place in Bethlehem


    Dr. Stone-Mulhern grew up in Chicago, but relocated to the Lehigh Valley where she spent her high school years. After attending Villanova University, she moved back to Chicago where she completed her medical school and residency training at Loyola University Medical Center.


    Dr. Stone-Mulhern has extensive training in all laparoscopic surgeries, high risk obstetrics, gynecological cancer prevention and detection and hereditary cancer counseling.


    She feels strongly about educating her patients so they feel empowered to make informed healthcare choices. “I always encourage patients to ask questions, no matter how trivial they seem to be,” says Dr. Stone-Mulhern. “The more information they have, the better equipped they are to manage their health and the health of their babies.”



  • Danielle Johnson, DOSt. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare in Easton


    Originally from Virginia, Dr. Johnson attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree and medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing her residency training at Palmetto Health, University of South Carolina. Dr. Johnson is trained in managing pregnancy, labor and delivery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, complex contraception and family planning and teen and adolescent women's health. 


    Dr. Johnson places a strong emphasis on advocacy, specifically, giving women the health information they need to make choices that are best for them and their families.


    “I'm so excited to join St. Luke's Riverside Women's Healthcare,” says Dr. Johnson. “because their philosophy aligns with mine - they empower women through education and exceptional, personalized care.”



  • Ingrid Paredes, MDOB/GYN Care Associates of St. Luke’s in Allentown, Lehighton and Tamaqua


Dr. Paredes comes to St. Luke’s through the acclaimed St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program.


After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Paredes attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and continued her training at hospitals in London and Long Island before being accepted into the residency program at St. Luke’s. As part of her residency, she took on an active role teaching junior residents and medical students.


Dr. Paredes has a particular interest in postpartum training and outreach to the teen community through a strong education and prevention message.


Originally from Cuba, Dr. Paredes is bilingual which helps establish and strengthen her connection with her Spanish-speaking patients.


“Joining St. Luke’s is like going back home for me since this is where I honed my skills as a doctor through the residency program,” says Dr. Paredes. “I love seeing former patients and working with friends in such a comfortable and personal, family-oriented environment.”



Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org


About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.