Karen E. Senft, M.D.

Medical Director, Developmental Pediatrics


  • Global developmental delays/intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Learning problems/ADHD
  • Motor impairment
  • Neonatal follow up


  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
  • Bachelor of Science, High Honors, 1974
  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1979


  • The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Pediatrics, 1979 to 1982


  • Child Development Center Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Developmental Pediatrics, 1982 to 1985

Board Certification:

  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002
  • Pediatrics, 1984

Hospital Appointments/Work Experience:

  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, PA Developmental Pediatrician, 1985 to Present
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network, Allentown, PA Consulting Staff, 1985 to Present
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA Consulting Staff, 1985 to Present

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Note: Good Shepherd's Pediatric Program is accepting new outpatient therapy patients who have a prescription from their pediatrician. However, due to the length of our waiting list for evaluations by a developmental pediatrician, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is not currently accepting new patients who wish to make an appointment with a development pediatrician. Good Shepherd's Pediatrics Program remains committed to providing inpatient and outpatient services for its patients.