Surgery – About

The Department of Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is recognized not only for specialized patient care but also for pioneering research, nationally recognized physicians, and advanced technology. 

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Institutional and national quality programs

As part of our commitment to patient care, we have an extensive quality program that documents outcomes in all clinical divisions. 

In addition to these institutional quality measures, we participate in the national Surgical Care Improvement Program (SCIP) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons. 

Leaders in academic surgery

Our mission is to provide the highest quality in clinical care, education, and research, incorporating the latest in evidence-based knowledge and techniques. 

We have nearly 90 full time faculty members with specialties ranging from basic science research to advanced minimally invasive radio-guided surgery.

We continue to build on a proud tradition of excellence in patient-focused care and research.

Endowed Professorships

An endowed professorship or endowed chair is a position that is permanently supported with yearly interest from an endowment fund created to generate long-term support for a specific purpose. Endowed funds are an integral part of the financial health of educational institutions like Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Learn more about how our endowments are named in honor of the donor and aid the University in providing invaluable financial support to superior faculty members.

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Department of Surgery
500 University Drive
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

See contact info for each surgery division.

Internal resources

The following resources are available to our care team only: