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H. Christopher Lawson, MD, Division Chief, Neurological Surgery

Reading Hospital is excited to announce that H. Christopher Lawson, MD, has been promoted to the role of Division Chief, Neurological Surgery effective October 5.

Dr. Lawson has been with Reading Hospital since 2014. The role involves leading both physicians and APPs in the Division of Neurological Surgery. This team specializes in treating a variety of complex conditions such as Parkinson's disease, neurovascular disease, spine disease, epilepsy, stroke, trauma, and cancer.

In 1991 Dr. Lawson began his career in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1995 with University and Department Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. In 2000, he earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he completed his neurosurgical residency in June 2007.

After completing his training, he worked at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center before transitioning to Reading Hospital in 2014. Dr. Lawson is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Lawson has been awarded the American Parkinson Disease Association post-doctoral fellowship and the Harvey Cushing Medical Student Hunterian Research Award from the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine, among countless other recognitions. 

“Dr. Lawson works tirelessly to ensure that patients are provided with the most comprehensive and individualized treatment plans, no matter how complex their conditions may be,” said Thomas A. Geng, Jr., DO, MBA, CPE, FACS, Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery at Reading Hospital -Tower Health. “We are grateful for his considerable service to Reading Hospital and proud to support him in his latest role.”


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 697-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, specialists, and advanced practice providers across 49 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across service lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for four consecutive years and has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2022 and 2023. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.

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