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Physician - BurnFellow - Allentown, PA, USA

Job Description

Burn Service Clinical Instructorship/Fellowship

The burn fellowship/instructorship program at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVHN) is a one-year training program.  Learn in a highly respected environment with a high level of services.

Services Provided at LVHN Burn Center

  • Acute Burn care admissions (900 per year, adult and pediatric)
  • Burn Intensive Care
  • Burn surgery, surgery for extensive soft tissue injury of other etiology
  • Burn wound care
  • Burn rehabilitation until stable for discharge to Rehab facility
  • Psychosocial support for patients and families, burn survivor support group
  • Outpatient burn wound management
  • Outpatient scar management
  • Outpatient procedures (small skin grafts, laser, wound explorations and closures etc.)
  • Out- and Inpatient Burn plastic-reconstruction procedures including soft tissues, expanders, flaps, template reconstruction etc. for adult and pediatrics
  • Burn prevention and aftercare in conjunction with Burn prevention network

  Goals of the Program

  • At the completion of training, the surgeon will be competent to treat burn patients at burn centers in the United States.
  • The primary objective of the program is to provide specialty education in all aspects of burn care, including acute and long -term care for the burn survivor. This specialty education is aiming to equip the surgeon trainee with state- of- the- art treatment knowledge in order to achieve optimal short- and long- term outcomes for the Burn survivor.
  • The position is full time, one year duration, starting July 1st of each year for one trainee each year.

Program Activities for the potential Candidate

  • Burn surgery operative case coverage 5 days a week as needed
  • Burn service patient rounding
  • Burn patient care coordination with Physician Associates and Burn surgeons
  • Bedside procedure attendance/supervision including debridements/skin substitute application, dressing changes, bronchoscopies, central line placements and -changes etc.
  • Outpatient burn care consultations for decision making and operative planning
  • Burn service research activity support
  • Burn fellow specific research project planning and execution including manuscript preparation and presentation
  • Supervision support of summer research scholar interns

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of surgical training , ideally be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Surgery
  • A valid PA Medical License and DEA qualification, or ability to obtain these,  is required
  • Permitted to work within the US

  Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive work schedule
  • Highly Competitive Compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low cost health insurance for employees
  • CME reimbursement and time outside of normal PTO to take classes, attend conferences etc.
  • Retirement plans with employer contribution

We are located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, a fast-growing region in eastern Pennsylvania comprised of three mid-sized cites surrounded by suburban neighborhoods with over 700,000 residents. The area has a moderate cost of living, outstanding public and private school systems, ten colleges and universities, and an abundance of cultural and recreational offerings including two symphonies, summer music festivals, an art museum, championship golf courses and minor league sport teams. Just a 60-minute drive north of Philadelphia and 90-minute drive west of New York City.


For consideration as a candidate please email a CV to Dr. Sigri Blome-Eberwein c/o Michelle Laky at

About Us

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of 13 hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in 10 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Our health care professionals provide  amazing care every day .

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 contributes to this mission and helps make all communities we serve healthier - and better - places to live.

Vision - access to superior health care

The inspiration for our modern-day health network came from Leonard Parker Pool, the founder of Air Products. In addition to having a brilliant mind for business, Pool also had a passion for health care and serving his fellow man. In the late 1960s, that passion became personal.

When Pools wife, Dorothy, had to travel back and forth from the Lehigh Valley to New York City to receive leading-edge cancer treatment, Leonard Pool realized many in his community did not have the means to travel outside the region for such care. He had a vision to create a  superior regional hospital so people could receive the best possible care without leaving the Lehigh Valley. He donated $5 million to help bring that vision to life, which led in 1974 to the construction of what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, Pa.

Vision realized - again and again

Guided by Pools vision, we have since transformed into one of the nation's most respected health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95  clinical specialties  across eight campuses. This care is complemented by clinical research and education, including a  medical school partnership  with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine thats preparing the doctors of tomorrow through the SELECT program.

LVHNs Core Values

  • Compassion : Be kind.
  • Integrity : Do whats right.
  • Collaboration : Be a good partner.
  • Excellence : Achieve the best outcomes.


About Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa.

Our flagship hospital was built in 1974 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, a suburban area adjacent to Allentown, Pa. It serves as the hub for many specialty services, including our highly regarded cancer center which was selected as the second member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance in 2015 and Lehigh Valley Reilly Childrens Hospital. Lehigh Valley-based nurses and hospitals have earned (and re-earned) Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2002. Highlighted services at LVH-Cedar Crest:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Childrens ER
  • Lehigh Valley Reilly Childrens Hospital
  • Magnet recognized
  • Level IV NICU
  • Regional Burn Center
  • John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center

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