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Stephen Purcell, DO, FAOCD
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Dr. Purcell is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He served eight years on active duty as a physician in the Air Force. He received his license in New York in 1981 and in Pennsylvania in 1988.

Dr. Purcell returned to the east coast in 1988 to begin practicing dermatology in Allentown and Pottsville. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. In addition, he received a certificate of special competency in dermatopathology from the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Purcell's medical articles have been published in several dermatologic journals. He has lectured at national, regional and local medical meetings. Dr. Purcell is chief of the division of dermatology at Lehigh Valley Health Network and program director of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Dermatology Residency Program.   He is also chairman of the division of dermatology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Purcell practices general dermatology, dermatological surgery and cosmetic skin enhancement including skin rejuvenation, botulinum toxins, dermal fillers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy and laser surgery.

Interesting and Educational Dermatological Cases


  1. Learn about unusual presentations of dermatological conditions
  2. Learn treatment options for dermatological conditions
  3. Learn alternative management options for dermatological conditions


  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Advances in medical knowledge


Bolognia, Jorizzo, Shafer Dermatology. 3rd Edition 2012 Elsevier.


Andrews Diseases of the Skin. 11th Edition.

Core Competencies: 

2, 3, 6


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