Robert D. Tunks, MD

Robert D. Tunks, MD
Penn State Children's Heart Group
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Fetal Cardiology
  • General Pediatric Cardiology
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography

Robert Tunks, MD, began his pediatric training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., where he served as a resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tunks also completed an advanced imaging fellowship at Duke, gaining expertise in transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, fetal echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. As a faculty member at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Tunks sees children of all ages, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has a particular interest in the advancement of noninvasive imaging techniques to help care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease.

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology
Duke University, School of Medicine - 2014

Residency, Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Tennessee) - 2010

University of Texas - San Antonio - SOM - 2007

  • 3D printing in congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Fetal heart block
  • Medical student, resident and fellow education
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Radiology
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, inducted, 2007
  • Top Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, 2018
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Use of fetal echocardiography for screening and management of congenital heart block

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