A. Craig Hillemeier, M.D.
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier was appointed dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health System, and senior vice president for health affairs for Penn State University in July 2014.
Dr. Hillemeier joined Penn State in 2001 as chair of pediatrics and medical director of Penn State Children's Hospital. He served as interim executive director of the Medical Center for nine months during 2006 and subsequently became vice dean for clinical affairs at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He also served as director and chief operating officer of Penn State Medical Group since its inception in 2008.
Dr. Hillemeier oversaw the development and opening of the Children's Hospital in spring 2013. Under his leadership, the Children's Hospital has regularly scored greater than the 90th percentile on inpatient patient satisfaction surveys and has been named among the nation's best since 2010.
During Dr. Hillemeier's tenure as chair of pediatrics, faculty grew from 63 to 143 in 14 divisions. The newest division, Child Abuse Pediatrics, was formed in 2012 to support the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.
As vice dean for clinical affairs, Dr. Hillemeier oversaw the growth of Penn State Medical Group to include nearly 900 physicians and 300 advanced practice clinicians, 64 specialty practices located at 24 clinics across central Pennsylvania, and more than 1,000,000 outpatient visits each year.
Dr. Hillemeier holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and earned his MD from Loyola University Medical School, where he then completed a residency in pediatrics.
Dr. Hillemeier is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and is immediate past chair of the American Board of Pediatrics.
- CEO of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health System
- Dean, Penn State College of Medicine
- Senior vice president for health affairs, Penn State University