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John Kintzer MD Receives Waxman Award

John S. Kintzer, MD, FACP Receives the
Waxman Award

Bethlehem, PA (12/20/2012)Dr. John Kintzer of Bethlehem was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians with the prestigious Herbert C. Waxman Award. The award recognizes the most effective and committed internist in Pennsylvania who has distinguished himself or herself as a member of the voluntary faculty at a teaching hospital or medical school.

Currently, Dr. Kintzer is a member of the medical staff at St. Luke's University Health Network, where he served as Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine from 2007 to 2012. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at St. Luke's and a clinician of the St. Luke's Pulmonary & Critical Care practice. He served on the Executive Committee at St. Luke's until July of 2012 and on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke's University Health Network from 1999-2006. In addition to his service to St. Luke's, he was previously a member of the medical staff of Easton Hospital, Easton, PA where he served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine for five years.

Dr. Kintzer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple University and Clinical Instructor at the clinical campus of the Medical School of Temple - St. Luke's located in Bethlehem, PA. He has been a faculty member at St. Luke's Hospital since 1978 and has trained more than 240 pulmonology and critical care medical residents at St. Luke's. He is a past recipient of the St. Luke's William D. Reppert Teaching Award for excellence and dedication in teaching medical residents.

Dr. Kintzer is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy and the University of Texas Medical School. After completing an Internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, he completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center. He has been practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Lehigh Valley since 1978 and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Kintzer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and American Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society and was President of the Northampton County Medical Society in 1995.

About the PA Chapter of the American College of Physicians

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians is a professional medical organization with 7,000 members. Its members include internists and other medical subspecialists who provide comprehensive care to adult patients. The American College of Physicians, with 130,000 members, is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. For further information, contact John Derrickson, Executive Director, or 610-543-6880.

Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
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