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FEATURE
Dr. Lisa Kurth
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Lisa Kurth is a surgical resident at the Lehigh Valley Health Network
who is described as " an advocate of values-based and patient-centered
care. " An active listener, she focuses on the needs and preferences of her
patients and their families, and advocates for those needs within the
medical system. One of only a few residents trained in physician wellness
and support, Dr. Kurth also serves as a peer-to-peer mentor. And as a
trustee of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Resident Association, she
routinely emphasizes physician wellness in her work and presentations.
During the pandemic, Dr. Kurth has been serving as a COVID front line
caregiver in the ICU, volunteering to handle overflow lines and ICU care.
In nominating Dr. Kurth, a colleague wrote: " Not only is she an
excellent physician, but her effective leadership, mentorship and ability
to connect with patients and convey compassion make her a role model
for medical students and residents across all specialties. As I progress in
my own career, I will strive to give my patients the same level of care I
have witnessed from Dr. Kurth. "
Michael Chen is a 2nd year adult psychiatry resident with the Lehigh
Valley Health Network. Nominated by his residency program director, Dr.
Chen is described as a physician who excelled at his clinical rotations and
has exhibited particular enthusiasm in inpatient psychiatric care. He is the
kind of doctor who spends the extra time talking with patients and their
family members to gather the necessary information to properly assess
the patient, seeks advice from other physicians, and develops care plans
to provide the best possible level of care and support. He has become a
mentor to other residents, and is the first to volunteer to swap shifts to
support residents who are ill. During the pandemic, he worked closely with
other physicians to make sure his patients could be treated directly in the
ER at times when the hospital was full and unable to take new patients.
Dr. Chen was nominated by his director of residency training, who
describes him as a standout in terms of compassion. In describing Dr.
Chen, she provided an example of a case where Dr. Chen worked closely
to help a young patient and the patient's mother by spending time getting
both perspectives and that of an outpatient provider, and then seeking
guidance from several physicians within the department to make sure
he was developing the most appropriate and effective treatment plan.
LCMS IS PROUD TO HAVE
DR. KURTH AND DR. CHEN
BE THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS
IMPORTANT AWARD.
22 Lehigh County Health & Medicine | SUMMER 2021
Located in Allentown, PA, LCMS represents physicians
of all specialties on local issues. In coordination
with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, LCMS also
works to address health issues at the state capitol.

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