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Dr. Robert Barraco is chief academic officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network, where he oversees the health system's efforts to train new doctors. PHOTO/SUBMITTED
Dr. Robert Barraco is chief academic officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network, where he oversees the health system's efforts to train new doctors. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

The looming threat of a physician shortage has hospitals throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley region and beyond on their toes and thinking ahead.

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