Scott B. Armen, MD,FACS,FCCP,FCCM
- Surgical Critical Care
- Trauma Surgery
Scott B. Armen is Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery for Quality and Patient Safety, Associate Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery, Chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery, and Medical Director of the Level I Adult Trauma Program. Prior to his appointment at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Armen was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville and was the Assistant Trauma Director at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
A Colonel in the US Army Reserve, Dr. Armen presently serves as the US Army Reserve Trauma and General Surgery Consultant to the Surgeon General and Chief Surgeon for the 629th Forward Surgical Team. He has served three combat tours, most recently as the Chief Surgeon for the 629th Forward Surgical Team in Khost, Afghanistan in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Previously he has been deployed to Iraq as the Chief of Surgery for the Task Force 256th Combat Support Hospital in Operation New Dawn and as a trauma and critical care surgeon with the 345th Multi-National Forces Combat Support Hospital in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Armen participates as an active member of multiple trauma and critical care organizations including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Western Trauma Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. His clinical and research interests include thoracic and vascular trauma, shock resuscitation, sepsis, and surgical quality improvement. Dr. Armen is an avid Penn State football fan and enjoys spending time in outdoor activities and sports.
- Associate Professor of Surgery