Graduate Medical Education


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Training Physicians in All Aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at St. Luke’s Hospital is designed to train physicians in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology including perinatology, reproductive endocrinology, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and primary and preventative health care for women. The program seeks to develop compassionate and competent Ob/Gyn physicians to serve as consultants in the medical community. Residents in the program train at both the Bethlehem and Allentown campuses of St. Luke’s Hospital. Less than ten miles apart from each other, the campuses offer the residents a wealth of experiences with different populations and needs to enrich their training.

Ranked as One of the Top Ob/Gyn Teaching Programs

Obstetrics and gynecology has always been a part of St. Luke’s rich 130-year history. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program has been in continuous operation training physicians for more than 50 years. Under the leadership of our chairman Dr Israel Zighelboim and with the support of our administration, our department has grown to be recognized as a leader in women’s and neonatal services in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. With more than 3600 deliveries, St Luke’s University Health Network ranks as one of the top obstetrics and gynecology teaching programs in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was named one of 15 Top Major Teaching Hospitals by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.

Balance of Academics and Clinical Exposure

Our teaching staff feel that the balance of academics and clinical exposure at St. Luke’s is the basis for our ten-year, first-time pass rate on written boards of over 95 percent. Technical experience is ample with a significant number of our 3,600 deliveries being complicated. Our graduates complete the program feeling proficient in operative vaginal deliveries. In addition, residents routinely perform well above the required number of vaginal, laparoscopic and urogynecologic surgeries required by ACGME.

The most exciting current development in medical education is the development of the St. Luke’s/Temple Medical School. Thirty students will spend one year at Temple University School of Medicine followed by three years at our campus medical school. The energy, academic and technical expertise that a medical school will bring to our institution will benefit all aspects of graduate medical education and faculty recruitment and development. We welcome you to apply to the St. Luke’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.

We welcome you to apply to the St. Luke’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.