Penn State Hershey Anesthesia

Welcome to Penn State Hershey Anesthesia

As Chair of Anesthesiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, it is my privilege to welcome you to the many facets of our Department. Within this site, you will find detailed information regarding our patient resources, educational opportunities, as well as research and outreach initiatives.

Our Vision is to "Become a Model Academic Department of Anesthesiology which serves as a model for Academic Anesthesia Worldwide."

Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA)
Eric A. Walker Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology

Department of Anesthesiology Events

Simulation-Based Education for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)

Advantages of attending a MOCA course at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: 
Skills Training, Crisis Intervention, Teamwork, State-of-the-Art Facility

Upcoming Sessions

March 7, 2015
October 3, 2015
November 14, 2015
March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016

For more information, please contact Gail Frohnert at 717-531-5173,

5th Annual Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaver Course

May 30 - 31, 2015

Save the Date!

Course Brochure

Course Registration


"It is our wish that Penn State Hershey Anesthesiology News will become a forum for Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends of the Department to be well informed about developments. "

~ Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA)
Eric A. Walker Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology



As one of the premier academic medical centers in the northeast, Penn State Hershey Medical Center is committed to a bold new vision of health care, and to the people, partnerships and progressive technologies that bring this vision to life.

But don't take our word for it - our leadership in providing the finest state-of-the-art care for our patients has been widely recognized in numerous national and regional rankings for quality, patients safety, physician and nursing excellence.

Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society was founded in the spring of 1974 by sixty-two members. As a constituent society of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Society allows alumni to express their loyalty and support of Penn State through their own college or campus.

For information about our Residency Program Alumni, please visit our Testimonials and Alumni Location Map.

Penn State Hershey Anesthesiology's Chronic Pain Management Center  provides for the diagnosis and management of pain problems through an outpatient clinic environment. Highly trained physicians, nurses and technical personnel well versed in the areas of pharmacological, physical, and psychological therapeutic methods evaluate each patient and produce an individual treatment plan. The staff work closely with the patient's primary physician to provide a diagnosis and recommend a specific treatment program for each patient.