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 at Penn State College of Medicine.

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 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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    Chandran Alexander, MD

    Person: Academic

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    Ermal Aliu, MD

    Person: Academic

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    Shaili Amatya, MD

    Person: Academic

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    Mark Baker, MD

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    Michael Beck, MD

    Person: Academic


    Research Output

    Acne vulgaris: Treatment made easy for the primary care physician

    Berry, K., Lim, J. & Zaenglein, A. L., Mar 2020, In : Pediatric annals. 49, 3, p. e109-e115

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Commentary on Safety Precautions for Otologic Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Saadi, R. A., Bann, D. V., Patel, V. A., Goldenberg, D., May, J. & Isildak, H., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States).

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Pneumonia in the Immunocompetent Child

    Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging:, May 2020, In : Journal of the American College of Radiology. 17, 5, p. S215-S225

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Adults want to play too: Feasibility of an adult physical activity program designed to maximize enjoyment

    Upham, K., Auer, B. J., Sciamanna, C. N., Mowen, A. J., Smyth, J. M., Conroy, D. E., Silvis, M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Rovniak, L. S., Lehman, E., Kearcher, K., Vizzini, M. & Cesarone, L., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17, 2, p. 230-235 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Adverse events associated with diphenhydramine in children, 2008–2015

    Palmer, R. B., Reynolds, K. M., Banner, W., Bond, G. R., Kauffman, R. E., Paul, I. M., Green, J. L. & Dart, R. C., Feb 1 2020, In : Clinical Toxicology. 58, 2, p. 99-106 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    A focus on the use of subcutaneous C1-inhibitor for treatment of hereditary angioedema

    Villavicencio, M. F. & Craig, T., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Expert Review of Clinical Immunology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Alteration of CTCF-associated chromatin neighborhood inhibits TAL1-driven oncogenic transcription program and leukemogenesis

    Li, Y., Liao, Z., Luo, H., Benyoucef, A., Kang, Y., Lai, Q., Dovat, S., Miller, B., Chepelev, I., Li, Y., Zhao, K., Brand, M. & Huang, S., Apr 6 2020, In : Nucleic acids research. 48, 6, p. 3119-3133 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Anesthetic Management of Elderly Patients With Down Syndrome: A Case Report

    Muller, M. D., Capp, A. M., Hill, J., Hoffer, A., Otworth, J. R., McQuillan, P. M. & Bonavia, A. S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An exploratory study of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate and bone mineral density in adolescent and young adult women with cerebral palsy

    Roden, R. C., Noritz, G., McKnight, E. R. & Bonny, A. E., Apr 2020, In : Contraception. 101, 4, p. 273-275 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Ankle bracing practices in ambulatory, corticosteroid-naive boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    The Muscle Study Group and TREAT-NMD, Jan 1 2020, In : Muscle and Nerve. 61, 1, p. 52-57 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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