Ralph Primelo, M.D.

Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Ralph Primelo is Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Psychiatry at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at University of South Florida College of Medicine, LVHN’s academic affiliate.
He received his Bacholar of Arts degree fro the College of the Holy Cross in 1981 and his M.D. degree from Tufts University School of medicine in 1986. He completed a Transitional Internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO and his Residency in Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC as an active duty Captain in the US Army. At Walter Reed he served as Chief Resident for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. He is certified in trans-cranial magnetic stimulation treatment.


He is Board Certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Psychosomatic Medicine and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.