Pediatric Surgeon/Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug 22, 2019
Nov 20, 2019

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Pediatric Surgeon/Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director


The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Penn State Children’s Hospital/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a full-time Pediatric Surgeon to join our practice (seven Pediatric Surgeons) as the Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director. Appointment will be at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Qualified candidates must be Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery with a minimum of three years’ experience as a Pediatric Surgeon.  A strong commitment to patient care, medical student and resident education and research/scholarly activity is necessary.

The new Penn State Children’s Hospital building opened in 2013 and is undergoing a three-story expansion to be completed in 2020. As central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center and children’s hospital, we are sought out as a resource for complex pediatric surgical care. We were among the first hospitals in the nation to be named a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Program. We are the only medical facility in Pennsylvania to be accredited as both a Level 1 pediatric trauma center a Level 1 adult trauma center. Penn State Children’s Hospital features the only level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Our pediatric surgery division uses an interactive group practice model. Pediatric surgeons take after-hours call exclusively for the Children’s Hospital.  The complexity of our case mix provides diverse experience for everyone in our practice.  Our Performance Improvement and Patient Safety programs are recognized for excellence that is mirrored in our outcomes. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is notable for high CMI and best outcomes.

The children’s hospital is part of Penn State Health, a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. Hospitals include Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned with Select Medical), as well as Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading. Two other health system hospitals are under construction in the region.  The health system includes an additional 78 medical office locations with more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers.

Hershey is a suburban community (“densely populated rural”) and is one of the fastest growing regions in the state with excellent schools and a safe friendly environment.  Hershey is approximately 12 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital, and within a short train ride or drive to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Interested candidates should contact Ashley Nippert, Physician Recruiter |

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Penn State Health is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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