Categorical Pediatric Residency
Welcome to St. Luke’s Categorical Pediatric Residency Program! Our program is a new three-year ACGME accredited training program based out of St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Easton, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to train physicians who will provide exceptional care and leadership within the field of Pediatrics. Our residents will learn how to apply evidence-based medicine and demonstrate high-quality clinical skills in all areas of Pediatrics with robust educational experiences.
St. Luke's University Hospital Network is diverse and expansive with fully integrated Epic ambulatory and inpatient EMR across 12 hospital campuses and 16 outpatient general pediatric offices. St Luke’s is responsible for training more than 400 GME Residents and Fellows in a variety of fields. Our residents will work closely with family medicine, emergency medicine, and surgical residents along with Temple/St. Luke’s 3rd and 4th year medical students.
“St. Luke’s is the first established hospital in the Lehigh Valley and has been caring for children for the 150 years since its founding in 1872,” St. Luke’s President & CEO Richard A. Anderson said. “This new children’s hospital designation recognizes the incredible depth of pediatric expertise developed across our Network over its long and storied history, including an array of specialty services added in recent years.”
This announcement is the culmination of a coordinated effort to reorganize pediatric care under the concept of a children’s hospital.
St. Luke’s became a member of the Children’s Hospital Association in 2022. In May 2022, St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialty Center, the region’s first and only free-standing facility dedicated entirely to children, opened, allowing families to coordinate multiple specialty appointments in the same day at one convenient location. Shortly thereafter, St. Luke’s 17-bed pediatric inpatient unit was renovated and relocated to include 24/7 hospitalist coverage, support from pediatric trained respiratory therapists and specialty trained pediatric nurses, pharmacists and pediatric surgeons.
In 2020, St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus added a $5 million, 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which provides advanced care to critically ill children. Prior to that, in 2017, St. Luke’s opened the Baby & Me Support Center, the region’s only comprehensive service offering prenatal education, lactation support, post-partum depression counseling and support groups in one location.
St. Luke’s robust pediatric services complement the Network’s award-winning obstetrics group – named Best Place to Have a Baby – and state-of-the-art birth centers. More Lehigh Valley babies have been born at St. Luke’s than at any other health network in the region.
The current team of 35-plus pediatric specialists includes the region’s only pediatric nephrologist and only developmental pediatricians, as well as the largest team of fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the area. The most recent additions to the specialty team include a Network Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and a Child Life Specialist.
St. Luke’s also offers the region’s only pediatric dialysis center and the first and only pediatric specialty labs, designed to make children more comfortable and parents less stressed.
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St. Luke’s Categorical Pediatric Residency
Our pediatric residency program incorporates the St. Luke’s Anderson campus, St. Luke’s Bethlehem (Fountain Hill) campus, St. Luke’s Easton campus, multiple outpatient St. Luke’s Pediatric general and subspecialty practices, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Continuity clinic will take place at the St. Luke’s Star Community Health Sigal Center outpatient pediatric clinic in Allentown, PA. Our program serves a diverse population of patients and communities allowing our residents to experience many areas in the vast world of medicine.
St. Luke’s Pediatric Residency Program follows the American Board of Pediatrics board certification requirements. Specialty expertise is provided in a welcoming and structured educational environment that produces competent physicians in the field of pediatrics. Residency program goals and objectives align with ACGME core competencies.