Mathai Chalunkal, MD, of St. Luke’s Wins ACP Young Achiever Award

Mathai Chalunkal, MD, of St. Luke’s Hospitalist Group has been honored by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a 2018 Young Achiever. The ACP awards this distinction to physicians who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and are among the next generation of leaders in internal medicine.

In addition to being honored by the ACP, Dr. Chalunkal will present at this year’s National ACP Conference in May. He recently earned his Certification in Physician Leadership for Hospital Medicine. He has been invited to present his capstone project, for which he received the highest score, as a podium presentation during the conference’s Early Career Physicians Presentation Session.

Dr. Chalunkal received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College. He completed residencies at Topiwala as well as St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem.

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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.