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Friday, February 15, 2019
Dr. Marissa Cohen Zwiebel Dr. Marissa Cohen Zwiebel

First Temple U. School grad hired by St. Luke’s Network

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Marissa Cohen Zwiebel, MD, a new emergency room physician at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, is a familiar face to many at St. Luke’s University Health Network. She was a student in the first class to graduate from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University-St. Luke’s University Health Network in May 2015.

After graduation, Dr. Zwiebel completed her three-year residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s. Now she and her husband, whom she met while she was in medical school, are Emergency Medicine physicians at the Monroe Campus.

St. Luke’s Chief Academic Officer Joel Rosenfeld, MD, is not surprised by Dr. Zwiebel’s success. “Dr. Zwiebel was a very good student and always had not only good basic knowledge but also great clinical skills,” he said.

Dr. Rosenfeld said additional homegrown talents will be hired once they complete their four-year residencies.

Dr. Zwiebel, a native of Roslyn, N.Y., wanted to be a doctor since she was 12. She always thought she would become a surgeon but changed her mind after her rotation in Emergency Medicine. “I loved the Emergency Medicine program at St. Luke’s so much, it completely changed my plans,” she said.

Dr. Zwiebel chose St. Luke’s as her first choice for medical school, residency and her first job as a doctor.

The biggest attraction when applying to medical school was living and working in the Lehigh Valley, she said.

Students spend their first year at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia and then complete years two, three and four at the Temple-St. Luke’s regional campus across from St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem.

Zwiebel met her husband, Sean Zwiebel, DO, while filming a commercial for St. Luke’s new medical school. As two Emergency Medicine doctors, they’re able to work alongside one another with similar shifts. The Zwiebels make their home in Easton.

Dr. Marissa Zwiebel’s brother, Dylan Cohen, is in his second year at Temple-St. Luke’s School of Medicine.