Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine has a strong tradition of excellence in clinical care, education, research and service.

With more than 200 physicians and advanced practice providers throughout many divisions, the department provides high-quality clinical care to infants, children and adolescents. Faculty members are active throughout central Pennsylvania, seeing young patients at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey as well as the many Penn State Health outpatient practice sites around the region.

Faculty educate future leaders in pediatric medicine, from students enrolled in medical and graduate schools to the many pediatric residents and fellows. The pediatric residency program features an individualized training curriculum that provides outstanding opportunities to learn the skills needed to excel at the modern roles of the pediatrician, all in a balanced and supportive learning environment. The department is also home to multiple fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to train physicians in numerous pediatric specialties.

As part of a large research university, the Department of Pediatrics enthusiastically supports the many faculty who engage in basic, translational and clinical research. Students, residents and fellows often collaborate in this research and are important contributors to the department’s research mission. Their advances in research ultimately lead to better understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.

Together, everyone in the department remains committed to improving the lives of children through innovation and outstanding care.


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