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Israel Zighelboim, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bethlehem, PA

IsraelZighelboimMDFACOG, FACS

Obstetrics & Gynecology Bethlehem, PA

Gynecologic Oncology

Chairman. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. St Luke’s University Health Network. Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Services. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

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Education & Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineFellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, 2005 - 2008
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001 - 2005
  • Central University of Venezuela
    Central University of VenezuelaClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2012 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Gynecologic Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physician Honoree Award St. Luke's University Health Network, 2015
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2013
  • Research Development Award Siteman Cancer Center, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Awareness of the association between obesity and peri-operative risk among newly diagnosed patients with complex atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer  
    Kuroki LM, Benn TE, Dukes JL, Hagemann AR, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Massad LS, Zighelboim I, Gynecol Oncol Case Rep, 1/1/2015
  • Assessing the prognostic role of ATR mutation in endometrioid endometrial cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study  
    Zighelboim I, Ali S, Lankes HA, Backes F, Moore K, Mutch D, Robison K, Behbakht K, Waggoner S, Ghebre RG, Pearl M, Ramirez NC, Goodfellow P, Gynecol Oncol, 1/1/2015
  • High frequency strand slippage mutations in CTCF in MSI-positive endometrial cancers  
    Zighelboim I, Mutch DG, Knapp A, Ding L, Xie M, Cohn DE, Goodfellow PJ, Human Mutation, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Patient awareness of the association between obesity and perioperative risk among newly diagnosed endometrial cancer patients.
    Kuroki L, Benn T, Dukes J, Thaker PH, Hagemann AR, Powell M, Mutch D, Massad LS, Zighelboim I, 2015 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, Chicago, IL, 1/28/2015
  • The effect of using a delayed-absorbable subdermal skin closure on postoperative wound complications undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery.
    Gonzalez Rios AR, Tha T, Taylor N, Zighelboim I, Anasti JN, Obstet Gynecol, ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Francisco, CA, 1/2/2015
  • Prospective protocol to decrease the incidence of wound complications in obese gynecologic patients.
    Novetsky AP, Zighelboim I, Guntupalli SR, Ioffe YJM, Kizer NT, Hagemann AR, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Mutch DG, Massad LS, 45th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, Tampa, FL, 1/22/2014
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  • "Jewish Guidelines to Assist Patients and Their Families in Making End-of-Life Medical Decisions" 
    Allentown, PA - 1/17/2015
  • "Estado actual de la histerectomia radical laparoscopica y robotica en el cancer de cuello uterino" 
    Caracas, Venezuela - 1/7/2014
  • "Cirugia abierta, laparoscopica y robotica en cancer de endometrio" 
    Caracas, Venezuela - 1/7/2014
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Hebrew