Published on February 10, 2020

Reading Hospital Appoints Brian Lahmann, MD, as Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

West Reading, PA., February 10, 2020 - Reading Hospital has appointed Brian Lahmann, MD, MHA, FACEP, as Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine for Reading Hospital, effective February 3, 2020. In this role, Dr. Lahmann will be responsible sustaining the Department's enormous volumes while focusing on operational and fiscal efficiencies, recruitment and engagement of physicians, and commitment to educational training.

Brian Lahmann

Dr. Lahmann has been a physician in the Reading Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine since 2009 and has served as its Vice Chair since July 2019. He currently provides administrative leadership for the department, while also actively seeing patients clinically and teaching residents and medical students. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Lahmann has served on various leadership teams and committees working to continually improve our ED operations, clinical services, quality, and teaching programs. Dr. Lahmann also serves as the Medical Director for Southern Berks Regional EMS, and the Birdsboro-Union Fire Department and Geigertown Fire Company QRS Units. Prior to pursuing his medical career, Dr. Lahmann worked in healthcare administration for University of Pennsylvania Health System and Frankford Hospital, including roles such as Corporate Director, Medical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education and Assistant to the Medical Director, respectively.

Dr. Lahmann is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, among others. He was recently appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine for Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, serving as Chief Resident for his last year. Dr. Lahmann received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, his Master's of Hospital and Health Administration, as well as his, bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Lahmann lives in Berks County with his family.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 49 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS two years in a row. For more information, visit