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Robert Echenberg, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh Valley Hospital


Obstetrics & Gynecology Bethlehem, PA

General Gynecology


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  • 2016 Bio on Robert J. Echenberg, MD, FACOG
    Dr. Robert Echenberg did his undergraduate work at Brown University, medical training at Jefferson Medical College, and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He began private practice in Bethlehem, PA in the early 1970’s. Soon after board certification he began realizing that much of what he needed to know concerning women’s health had not been taught in those otherwise excellent programs.
    Aside from his comprehensive Ob/Gyn routine medical and surgical care of women, the first 35 years of his career in large part was devoted to advocating for women and their families by working at local, regional and national levels to advance the science and art of patient centered care for all aspects of pregnancy and birthing choices, counseling and aiding couples with sexual intimacy issues, establishing programs to support families through pregnancy loss and developing support for decision making regarding seriously ill newborns.
    His interest in chronic pain began in 2001 while developing a hospital based program designed to create a non-surgical approach to the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. He soon joined the International Association for the Study of Pain, started reading scientific journals on pain itself, attended numerous pain related conferences and seminars and became actively involved in the International Pelvic Pain Society, serving for a year on its Board as well (
    Dr. Echenberg’s passion for patient advocacy and integrative care in women’s health continued with his creation in 2006 of one of the first privately owned medical practices specializing in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic, genital and sexual pain disorders. Through his website both women and men continue to reach out to him from around the world.
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    Our program has now seen patients (both women and men) from at least 34 different states and from 14 countries outside the US - About 1500 women and men.

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1966 - 1970
  • Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center
    Cooper Hospital-University Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1965 - 1966
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson UniversityClass of 1965
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityBachelor's, Biology, High Honors, 1957 - 1961

Certifications & Licensure

  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License Current
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1971 - 2024
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2017
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 1995 - 1999
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1964
  • Hare Medical Society 1963
  • Sims Obstetric Society Jefferson Medical College, 1962
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • A Program for Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain  
    Contemporary OB/GYN, 1/1/2004
  • In Your Skin You Are Different: Women Living With Ovarian Cancer during Childbearing Years  
    Qualitative Health Research, 1/1/1999
  • Permanently Locked-In Syndrome in the Neurologically Impaired Neonate - Report of a case of Werdnig-Hoffman Disease  
    The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 1/1/1992
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Books/Book Chapters

Authored Content

  • Before I Was the Zebra, I Had Learned About ItApril 2019
  • Before I Was the Zebra, I Had Learned About ItApril 2019

Press Mentions

  • Dr. Echenberg Announces VuVaTech's New Safe and Effective at-Home VuVa Magnetic Dilator Therapy Program to Treat Painful Intercourse
    Dr. Echenberg Announces VuVaTech's New Safe and Effective at-Home VuVa Magnetic Dilator Therapy Program to Treat Painful IntercourseJuly 11th, 2017

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