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St. Luke’s welcomes general surgeon to growing pediatric program

St. Luke’s University Health Network has welcomed Dr. Shaheen Timmapuri to its team of pediatric specialists.
Timmapuri treats a variety of disorders in children including congenital anomalies (birth defects), hernias, appendicitis, skin lesions, cysts, lung masses and pyloric stenosis (thickening of the stomach muscle which blocks food from reaching the small intestine in newborns).
Timmapuri works closely with pediatricians, primary care physicians and teams from St. Luke’s 12 other pediatric specialties, providing comprehensive care for children with complex health issues from infancy through adolescence. She also collaborates with obstetricians and radiologists when abnormalities are detected during pregnancy, planning corrective surgery and educating parents before delivery.
After earning her undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University, Timmapuri completed medical school at New Jersey Medical School, followed by a six-year residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a two-year pediatric surgery fellowship at St. Christopher’s Children Hospital.
Timmapuri recently completed her MBA at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
St. Luke’s recently opened a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem. The new eight-bed unit is part of an $11 million expansion St. Luke’s has dedicated to improving pediatric health care within the region, and providing advanced care to critically ill children close to home. Children are often cared for in the PICU following major surgery.