Lehigh Valley, Pa. – Ravi Samy, MD, has been named Chief of Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Samy comes from University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he served as neurotology/skull-base surgery division chief and director of the Neurotology Fellowship and Auditory Brainstem Implant and Cochlear Implant Program.
Dr. Samy performs a range of services and procedures in pediatric and adult otology and neurotology, with a specialty in skull-base tumor resection.
“Dr. Samy is a very well-respected otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon who brings a unique skill set – lateral skull-base surgery – which helps us expand our current skull-base program,” says Michael Pasquale, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, and Interim Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, LVHN.
He also specializes in hearing loss, working with cochlear implantation, auditory brainstem implementation, implantable hearing devices and bone conduction devices in adults and children. In addition, Dr. Samy also treats tinnitus, dizziness, chronic ear infections, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and facial nerve disorders.
Vision for the future
Dr. Samy says that delivering compassionate, high-quality patient care is his first priority, and he plans to expand the reach of LVHN otolaryngology, head and neck surgery to become a world-renowned program. He will begin with a rebranding, new residency program, new international skull-base surgery fellowship, and strong focus on academic training and research.
“Dr. Samy is a natural teacher who will help oversee the residency program and grow it, so we’ll be training the best and the brightest, growing our own,” Pasquale says. “His vision of making LVHN and the otolaryngology, head and neck surgery program a regional, national and international presence is what we want, and he is certainly the right person to get us there.”
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children; burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center; and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute and Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance), an initiative that helps community providers
improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the third largest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for nine straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top 10 hospitals for nine consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the Lehigh Valley’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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