Mark Wendling, MD
Executive Director, LVPHO/Valley Preferred
Mark Wendling, MD, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization (LVPHO), has been a practicing family physician in the Lehigh Valley for nearly 20 years, and continues to practice at LVPG Family Medicine - Emmaus.
During his tenure with Lehigh Valley Health Network, he has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Department of Family Medicine. He helped launch a quality program in the Lehigh Valley Physician Group and served as Chair of LVPG Board of Governors for nine years, stepping down from that role one year ago. Dr. Wendling has served as Medical Director of the LVPHO and Valley Preferred for the last six years, contributing to the growth of the LVPHO and evolving LVPHO’s Achieving Clinical Excellence® (ACE) program to its current nationally recognized status.
Additionally, Dr. Wendling has served as the Medical Director of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Accountable Care Organization for over two years. In that capacity, he led the LVHN ACO to a successful first year of participation in the CMS ACO program, making the LVHN ACO the only successful ACO in the state of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Wendling’s medical and executive leadership in the LVPHO has been, and continues to be, essential in guiding innovations and implementing quality and service improvement programs involving LVPHO member physicians. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and notably, was born at Lehigh Valley Hospital.