Otolaryngology – Giving

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report recognized the Department of Otolaryngology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as a top program in the United States for ear, nose, and throat care. But we couldn’t have done it without you!

We recognize that the private philanthropic support of our donors enables our success in providing world-class patient care, training, and research.

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Owen Thomas, Office of Development 


Giving to Otolaryngology

The Department of Otolaryngology is supported by funds from private philanthropy, institutional grants, and patient service revenue. While every source of funding is important, private philanthropic support is especially vital to the success of our department. Over the years, the generosity of alumni, friends, and grateful patients has enabled the Department to attract new physicians and surgeon scientists, educate future otolaryngologists, and initiate and facilitate important research projects that have the potential to contribute scientific breakthroughs in our field. This translates to an extraordinary patient experience.

To learn more about how you can support our efforts, please visit engage.pennstatehershey.org/waystogive or contact Owen Thomas in the Office of Development at 717-531-8497 or othomas@pennstatehealth.psu.edu


The following funds and endowments are currently available for your consideration.

Otolaryngology Resident Research and Education Fund

Gifts to the Otolaryngology Resident Research and Education Fund support the scientific and educational endeavors of our residents—highly talented physicians, who are receiving training in the field of otolaryngology. Gifts to this fund have been invaluable in providing our residents with the resources they need to attend and participate in scientific meetings and purchase research supplies. We are very interested in learning which additional programs alumni would like to support with this fund. Please contact Joy Burchill, jburchill@pennstatehealth.psu.edu, with questions or suggestions.

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The Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund

These funds are used to support our head, neck and thyroid cancer research endeavors. The discoveries made here at Penn State College of Medicine and the Hershey Medical Center will lead to substantive improvements in the care otolaryngology patients receive here and around the world.

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