Peter F. Rovito, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General and Laparoscopic Surgery
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Full Clinical Professor
Penn State College of Medicine


Lehigh Valley Business Journal's Healthcare Heroes Physician of the Year, 2015 

Halstead Award in Surgery, honoring the Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital 2010 

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery,
Lehigh Valley Hospital, 2003-04

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, 
Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1995-96

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, 
HealthEast Hospitals (now Lehigh Valley Hospital), 1991-92

Department of Radiology "Case of the Week" Award, HealthEast Hospitals, 1987 and 1988



Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society


Member, American Societey for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


Staff attending physician at 
Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Full Clinical Professor of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine at Hershey, 2004-2009

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey, 1990-2003

Surgical Education Committee, Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1988-2014

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Member, Lehigh County Medical Society

Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Member, American Medical Association


World Surgical Foundation - Participant in International Surgical Missions through the World Surgical Foundation.  Two week surgical missions, provide care for native population with little or no access to surgical care, including thyroid surgery, cancer surgery, and other non-laparoscopic general surgical procedures.  Performed 30-40 major surgical cases during each mission, generally with the assistance of an American surgical resident, so extensive teaching also takes place during the surgical missions.  In addition to performing surgery, collected and distributed medications, medical supplies, and medical and surgical devices to local hospitals and patients.

            February 2008 - Romblon, Philippines 

            February 2009 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

            February 2010 – Palawan, Philippines 

            February 2011 – San Jose Nueva City, Ecija, Philippines 

            April 2011 – La Ceiba, Olanchito, Honduras 

            February, 2012 – Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines 

            January, 2013 – Khambat, India 

            September, 2013 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras 

            February, 2014 – General Santos City, Philippines

    October, 2015 - San Pedro Sula, Hobnduras 



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