Dr. R. Echenberg  
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Robert Echenberg, MD

Robert Echenberg, MD

Date Of Birth
Oct 23 1939

Place Of Birth
Reading, PA

1961 - 1965 Medical School
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1957 - 1961 Brown University - Bachelor's Degree
Providence, Rhode Island
High Honors in Biology

Post Doctoral Training
1966 - 1970 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

1965 - 1966 Internship
Cooper Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

Licensure and Board Certification
Medical physician and Surgeon
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
MD - 013092 -

1999 - 2006 Yearly Voluntary Re-certification - American Board of OB-GYN

1986 Re-certification by American Board of OB-GYN

1974 Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
A. 1978 - 1994
Sole proprietor, owner and manager of private practice of Obstetrics and
Gynecology. ("Women's Health Care Associates"). Bethlehem, PA.

2006 - Established new private practice for Office Gynecology and Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

B. 1989 - 1995
Medical Director
Women's Health Center of Bethlehem
(Diagnostic Imaging and Educational Center for Women)
Bethlehem, PA 18017

C. Initiated and implemented various committees within the hospital
infrastructure, which have continued to be functionally beneficial.

Memorial Medical Center
Las Cruces, NM 88011

1. Initiated, implemented, and chaired medical staff Ethics
Consultation Committee.
St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, PA 18015

1. Perinatal Ethics Consultation Committee. 1984.
(Chairman for about 8 years) (Chairman again in 2001)

2. Perinatal Loss Crisis Intervention Team. 1983.

3. Obstetri

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
A. Teaching obstetrics and gynecology, medical ethics and communication to
medical students and residents in Ob/Gyn, Family Practice, and a Physician
Assistant program in recent years.
(Allentown, PA, Las Cruces, NM, and Buckhannon, WV)

B. Involved for many years in clinical teaching in Ob/Gyn Residency Program at
St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA.

C. Teaching Associate - Faculty of Temple University Medical School - teaching
medical students on a regular basis at St. Luke's Hospital.

D. Lehigh University - Lecturer in course on Human Sexuality. Also, helped in
establishing this course in 1973.

E. Occasional guest lecturer on women's health care issues at various local
colleges and schools in Pennsylvania and in New Mexico.
F. Responsible for establishing educational program in Medical Ethics within
Ob/Gyn Residency Program at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA.

G. Responsible for establishing educational program in Medical Ethics in Family
Practice Residency at Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM.

H. 1998 - co-coordinator of a 2 day health care conference on "Prognosis" and
"End of Life Issues". Attended by over 200 health care providers and clergy.

Awards & Honors
A. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society - 1964.

B. Hare Medical Society - 1963

C. Sims Obstetric Society, Jefferson Medical College - 1962.

D. Anatomy Prize, Jefferson Medical College - 1962.

E. High Honors in Biology, Brown University

Research Interests
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Medical Ethics

A. "Clinician to Clinician: A Program for Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain" Contemporary Ob/Gyn - November 1, 2004.

B. Co-author and collaborator "In Your Skin You Are Different: Women
Living With Ovarian Cancer During Childbearing Years" "Qualitative
Health Research." Volume 9 No.2. March 1999.

C. "Permanently Locked-In Syndrome in the Neurologically Impaired
Neonate - Report of a case of Werdnig-Hoffman Disease." "The Journal
of Clinical Ethics." Volume 3, Number 3. Fall 1992.

D. "Peritoneal Response to Polyethylene Foreign Bodies", "Obstetrics and
Gynecology", Volume 31, #6. June 1968.

E. "A Morphologic Approach to the Problem of Reflux Pancreatitis." "The
Journal of the International College of Surgeons," Section 1, Volume 40,
#4. October 1963.

Office Location(s):

Private Bethlehem Office

623 W. Union Blvd.
Suite #5
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania   18018
Location Phone: 610-868-0104
Location Fax: 610-868-0204