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Members in the News
Christopher Valente, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Valente, Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department, Reading HospitalTower Health, was recently selected for inclusion on the list Rising Star: 66 Leaders in
Healthcare Under 40 by the monthly publication Becker's Hospital Review. The individuals
on this list have demonstrated leadership in their organizations and many, such as Dr. Valente,
have improved patient care through innovative programs. Shortly after completing a fellowship
in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2016, he joined
Reading Hospital-Tower Health. Under his leadership, a state-of-the-art pediatric emergency
facility was created, opening in February of 2019. Dr. Valente also serves as a clinical Assistant
Professor at Thomas Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine.

Karen Wang, M.D.
Dr. Karen Wang was selected to receive the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Everyday Hero
Award in April 2019. She was nominated for this award by Dr. Kelley Crozier. At the Reading
Hospital's Children's Health Center, Dr. Wang spent 12 years providing exceptional care to her
patients and promoting literacy by bringing the Reach Out and Read program to her practice.
Through her involvement with the hospital's CenteringParenting program, she was instrumental
in providing support and education to parents as well. Mentors played a vital role in Dr. Wang's
career development, and she has payed it forward by helping to initiate a mentoring program for
female physicians at Reading Hospital. In May of 2019, Dr. Wang accepted her present position as
the leader of the pediatrics program at the Berks Community Health Center.

Brian M. Lahmann, M.D.
Dr. Lahmann was selected to serve as Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Reading
Hospital-Tower Health. Dr. Lahmann is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine,
completed a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, and holds a
Master's degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio.
Dr. Lahmann brings a diverse set of skills to this newly created position, serving as Corporate
Director of Medical Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Medical
Director of numerous local EMS services. In addition, he is a volunteer with Twin Valley school
District, the Fresh Air Fund and Rock Hallow Woods Environmental Learning Center.

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