Robert Barraco, MD

Chief Academic Officer/Associate Dean, Educational Affairs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Robert Barraco is associate dean of educational affairs/professor of surgery for the USF Morsani College of Medicine-Lehigh Valley Campus. He also serves as chief academic officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Dr. Barraco graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1989 and completed his surgical residency in 1997 at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a tour of duty with the U.S. Public Health Service. He went on to complete a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Following that, he earned a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating in health policy and management and injury studies. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Regional Medical Campuses and past co-chair of that group’s Planning Committee.


Planting the Seeds of Healthcare Leadership in Our Future Physicians: Methods to Our Madness?

Presented by David Musick, PhD, Robert Barraco, MD, Thomas Whalen, MD, FACHE at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

This program will begin with a 10-minute introduction by Dr. Barraco to the perceived leadership gap that exists in medical education to address the needs of our provider workforce. That will be followed by five minutes of interactive question and answer with polling technology evaluating the state of leadership training among participants and descriptions of…