Harold L. Paz, M.D.
Harold L. Paz, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, with a special interest in patients with sarcoidosis. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Paz serves as Penn State University’s Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of its College of Medicine, and Chief Executive Officer of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, positions he has held since April 2006. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Paz served as Dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group for eleven years. Dr. Paz is an avid runner who enjoys competing in road races. His wife, Sharon, is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in children and adolescents. They have two grown children.
- Pulmonary medicine
- Alumni Merit Award, Northwestern University Alumni Association, 2007
- Honorary Alumni Award, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association, 2005
- Sir William Osler, MD, Humanitarian Award, American Lung Association of New Jersey and New Jersey Thoracic Society, 2005
- Distinguished Service Award, Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation, 1998
- Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1990-present
- Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1990-present
- Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2005
- Eudowood Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1987-1988
- Application of new technology in critical care medicine
- Epidemiology and outcomes of septic shock
- Health care delivery systems and health outcomes