Bruce A. Ellsweig, M.D.
Vice Chairman for Community Practices , Department of Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Medical Director of Lehigh Valley Hospice
Ellsweig is a board-certified family physician and a board-certified hospice and palliative care physician, and has been actively involved in teaching and mentoring residents and students since beginning the practice of medicine in 1979. He has functioned as a preceptor in the residency program at Lehigh Valley Health Network for over 15 years.
Ellsweig has been actively involved in community service as a medical director for a regional ambulance service and has served as a board member for the last 25 years. He has also been involved with the Lance Armstrong Foundation as a medical support person for the annual bicycle race based in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He participates in multiple committees within the Lehigh Valley Health Network representing the interests of primary care and the community of patients. He served for 12 years as the chairman of the Independent Physician's Association at Lehigh Valley Hospital representing more than 1100 physicians of all specialties. He also serves on the Physician Hospital Organization board and several committees of this board. He is deeply involved in the credentialing process for physicians within the health network, as well as a variety of education and quality assurance programs.
Ellsweig was born and raised and resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Karen who is a practicing attorney. He was educated in Pennsylvania as well. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and did his residency training at York Hospital in York.