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St. Luke’s welcomes first female urologist

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With its recent hiring of Dr. Veronica A. Rupert, St. Luke’s University Health Network has added the first female urologist to its staff and has expanded its reach by providing urology services in New Jersey.

“I am honored to be the first female urologist employed at St. Luke’s,”Rupert said. “The conditions that I treat are largely the same as my partners, but there are some patients who feel more comfortable with a female provider. That option is now on the table. We all provide quality urologic care but having a female urologist in our practice is a strength.”

Rupert will practice at the New Jersey office, located at 755 Memorial Parkway, Suite 302 in Phillipsburg, N.J., – on Mondays starting in June. She will also practice at St. Luke’s Center for Urology at 5018 Medical Center Circle, Suite 101B in Allentown.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Rupert join our team,” said Dr. Frank J. Tamarkin, St. Luke’s section chief of urology.

“First and foremost are Dr. Rupert’s outstanding qualifications and skill set. She is coming from the Geisinger program, which is a world-class training program. Dr. Rupert will have an interest in general urology, prosthetics and robotics. Her training, skills and interests align very nicely with the needs and goals of our practice.”

St. Luke’s Center for Urology is a comprehensive urology group treating a full array of adult urologic conditions using the most effective advancements, including cutting-edge, minimally invasive, robotic procedures, such as those performed using the da Vinci Surgical Robot System. St. Luke’s Center for Urology has 10 offices throughout the network and includes 11 physicians and 14 advanced practitioners.


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