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Chief of Rheumatology - Allentown, PA, USA

Job Description

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), located in eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine.

 At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we continually go the extra mile to further our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Each one of our 19,000 colleagues contribute to this mission and helps make all communities we serve healthier - and better - places in which to live. Our health care professionals provide amazing care every day !

At LVHN, our core values: Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence , guide our decision making and behaviors. We bring our values to life through our actions and commitment to an inclusive and equitable workplace in which everyone feels like they belong and utilize their full potential. That is how each of our 19,000 colleagues create exceptional experiences in a safe and secure environment for our patients and their loved ones, and for one another.

Program Overview:  

The majority of the Chiefs time is spent in outpatient clinical activities including precepting learners.   Rotating inpatient responsibilities include coverage of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest in Allentown, LVH-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA and LVH-Hecktown Oaks in Easton PA.  Inpatient telemedicine consults are provided to other Lehigh Valley Hospitals in Pottsville, Hazleton and East Stroudsburg, PA. Rheumatology providers also spend some outpatient time at these sites. We have a successful rheumatology fellowship program which was established in 2017 and the division is integral to resident and student rheumatology training.

Position Overview:

  • The Chief of Rheumatology position is an exciting opportunity to join the team as LVHN experiences continued growth through new hospital campuses.
  • Responsibilities will include an 80/20 split between clinical and administrative duties, as well as oversight of 11 rheumatologists and 3 advanced practice clinicians across the network.
  • This position is responsible for the divisions clinical operations, research and educational mission.
  • The mix of clinical responsibilities is approximately 90% outpatient and 10% inpatient consultations.
  • As with all physicians on the team, the Chief participates in rotating inpatient duties and call responsibility for evening and weekend call.
  • This position is employed by Lehigh Valley Physicians Group (LVPG), a multispecialty physician enterprise of Lehigh Valley Health Network.  

Job Qualifications:  

  • The successful candidate will be a board certified rheumatologist with at least eight years of experience, a collaborative mindset, the ability to build relationships across the clinical and administrative spectrum, a passion for exceptional patient-centric care, a commitment to quality improvement and innovation, and a strong strategic focus.
  • A valid Pennsylvania medical license, or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • Exceptional clinical and leadership skills.


  • Attractive work schedule
  • Highly competitive compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low-cost health insurance for employees and their families
  • Generous CME allowance and time
  • Top-tier retirement programs
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • We also offer a signing bonus, retention bonus and a platform to develop and grow your professional career.

Lehigh Valley area:

The Lehigh Valley is a beautiful region in Eastern Pennsylvania which is located 1 hour north of Philadelphia & 1.5 hours west of New York City! This reasonable cost of living area consists of historic cities such as Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and numerous small towns. The region is home to outstanding public and private schools, ten colleges and universities, safe neighborhoods, music festivals, minor league sport teams and a strong economy! To learn more about the Lehigh Valley visit:

Contact Email:
Employer: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Allentown, PA, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Rheumatology
Salary Range: