Welcome To the Lehigh County Medical Society

What We Do

With your help, we can provide a strong voice in support of the medical profession, improving healthcare for both doctors and patients.

The Lehigh County Medical Society, founded in 1852, serves as an avenue to unite Lehigh County physicians into a single body to advocate for health policy that provides the highest standard of healthcare for the people of Lehigh County. A membership-based, not-for-profit non-partisan organization, the LCMS welcomes all physicians, from all specialties, to join and benefit from the professional and social opportunities that the society offers. "We speak your language. We will help you with your problems."

Read About Our Mission

The mission of the Lehigh County Medical Society is to encourage physicians and healthcare professionals to have the highest moral and ethical standards, to counsel and censure them when necessary, to serve as a strong and united voice for our Lehigh County physicians, our patients and our community, to promote healthful living and well-being and to advance the highest standards of healthcare and service in our region through education, service and advocacy. The vision of the Lehigh County Medical Society is to be a relevant and influential leader in the Pennsylvania Medical Society, to unite our physicians and empower them to deliver compassionate, ethical and evidence-based healthcare of the highest quality and value to our community.

Become a Member

Membership in the Lehigh County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society will help fulfill your professional and social needs. However you choose to participate in the Lehigh County Medical Society, you will know that, as a society member, you will be represented in important medical issues.

Latest Announcements

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is now accepting nominations for:

  • Top Physicians Under 40 Award — Recognizes early career physician members who are up-and-coming leaders.
  • Distinguished Service Award — Recognizes physician members for their lifetime achievements in medicine.
  • Physician Award for Voluntary Community Service — Recognizes physician members for their outstanding community service.

PAMED is also accepting nominations from county medical societies for its Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities. This $5,000 grant is given to an organization that plans to improve health within an ethnic community through measurable goals and objectives.

Lehigh County Medical Society would like to congratulate three Lehigh County physicians who have were awarded the 2016 title "40 Physicians under 40 in Pennsylvania".

Cynthia L. Bartus, MD from Advanced Dermatology Associates Dr. Bartus is a devoted dermatologist who believes in continuing to give back to the community and her specialty. Dr. Bartus was recently elected President of the Philadelphia Dermatological Society. Dr. Bartus sees patients full-time as a partner in a busy dermatology practice in the Lehigh Valley. She practices general dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancers. She is actively involved in teaching dermatology residents and medical students.

Jennifer Stephens, DO from Lehigh Valley Health Network Dr. Stephens is a compassionate, skillful clinician who cares deeply for her patients. Dr. Stephens’ dedication to the health of all Pennsylvania residents and the advancement of the practice of medicine are apparent by her quality improvement initiatives. Her work with the Diabetes Community Care Team and steering group is changing care for diabetics in our community. She has spearheaded the development of a truly comprehensive opioid practice tool box to assist practicing clinicians when managing their patients with chronic patient.

Anastasia Shnitser, MD, Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists She has been out of fellowship for 3 years and has been able to initiate 2 separate additions to our practice such as Small Bowel Enteroscopy and Hemorrhoidal Banding. The two new initiatives mean that the residents of Lehigh Valley have more options for their healthcare. They no longer need to travel over an hour to nearby centers that offer those procedures. We can do it here in a timely and efficient manner. She is also a new associate fellowship program director for the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Local physician wins Humaneness in Medicine Award from Lehigh County Medical Society

Aminatu Akande MD, a fourth-year resident on obstetrics and gynecology with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, was named the recipient of the 2017 Humaneness in Medicine Award, presented by the Lehigh County Medical Society.

This award is presented to a Lehigh County medical resident or fellow who has best displayed the ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and health care colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Dr. Akande was nominated for the award by Amanda Flicker MD, chief of obstetrics and ob/gyn residency program director at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

According to Dr. Flicker, “Throughout her years of training at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dr. Akande has always demonstrated compassion and commitment to outstanding care for her patients, and she has the ability to tailor her approach to best suit the needs and understanding of her patients.”

The Lehigh County Medical Society announces that it is accepting nominations for the For Humaneness in Medicine Award.

The objective of the award is to highlight and reinforce the significance of humanistic qualities among residents and/or fellows of all specialties in Lehigh County. The existence of a caring, compassionate culture in the educational environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such virtues in the doctor-patient relationship.

This award is presented to the resident or fellow who has best displayed the Lehigh County Medical Society’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. Nomination Deadline, February 1, 2018. Click here to download submission form.