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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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Chronic pain team




Quality care and research

The Department of Anesthesiology is an integral part of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We specialize in providing anesthesia services to patients undergoing surgical and medical procedures in the medical center, in addition to seeing patients in our chronic pain management and pre-anesthesia clinics.

  • 150+ staff members
  • Over 15 anesthesia specialty areas
  • More than 60 anesthesiologists

In addition to our vision of becoming a model academic department, we offer the highest quality patient care, resources, and research and outreach initiatives. 

Chair's welcome

Photo of Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA)

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Click here to read a message from the Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Dr. Berend Mets.


Contact us

Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
P.O. Box 850, MC H187
Hershey, PA 17033

Pain management

The Penn State Chronic Pain Management Center provides for the diagnosis and management of pain problems in an outpatient clinic environment.

Highly trained physicians, nurses, and technical staff with experience in pharmacological, physical, and psychological therapeutic methods provide an individual treatment plan for each patient. Our staff works closely with each patient's primary physician.

Learn more about our chronic pain management services

Anesthesia services

Our department offers anesthesia services to patients throughout the Hershey Medical Center. We have over 15 different areas of specialty, based on our patients’ needs.

Learn about our patient care.

Educational events

Need a Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) course? 

Advantages of attending a MOCA course at Penn State Health include skills training, crisis intervention, and teamwork, all while participating in a state-of-the-art facility. A schedule of upcoming sessions appears below. 

For more information, please contact Chris Mulvey at 717-531-7988 or

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