Educational Funding

As I mentioned on the education page, educational programs take money - a lot of it.  For example, the Seventh Annual Update on Heart and Lung Surgery total cost was over $40,000.00!

The costs include speakers' honorariums, travel expenses, brochures, teaching guides and handouts, mailings, catering, and so on.  The fact is that each year it becomes more and more difficult to obtain governmental, hospital, and corporate support for educational programs.

Currently, my largest source of funding has come from private individuals.  All donations toward educational events at Lehigh Valley Hospital are tax-deductible. 

If you would like to contribute to our educational efforts, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me.  I will then discuss with you in person our plans for potential future educational programs and provide you with the necessary tax information.

In the photo at the right, Mr. Michael Tucker, a successful businessman and a former patient of mine is shown receiving a plaque for his generous $20,000.00 donation to the Seventh Annual Update on Heart and Lung Surgery.Thank you in advance to any person or group who supports the education of our healthcare community!