Pennsylvania Dermatologists - Penn State Hershey Dermatology


Our Missions are our Purpose

  • Patient Care: Give the highest level of care to our patients.
  • Education: Recruit, train, and retain the best faculty, residents, medical and graduate students.
  • Research: Be a nationally recognized leader in research.
  • Community Service: Partner with our neighbors to improve skin health. 

What's New in Dermatology

Save the Date

Join us for Dermatology's 2014 Food and Wine Pairing featuring "A Taste of the Great Northwest" on April 12, 2014, held at the Purcell Friendship Hall, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA.  Reception begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us for a fun filled evening with good wine, and good friends.  Call 717-531-6049 for more information.  Cost for event is $150/person.

Proceeds will benefit Dermatology's Research Endowment.


New Basic Scientist and Physician Joined Dermatology

Amanda L. Nelson, Ph.D. joined the Dermatology team as a basic scientist in October 2013. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD at Johns Hopkins. From 2007 through 2010 she was a postdoctoral scholar with the Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation here at The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science with a major in Genetics; Neurobiology and Physiology and a minor in Psychology at Purdue University. She then earned her master's in Health Science from Grand Valley State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Her thesis title was "Insights into the mechanism of action of 13-cis retinoic acid in suppressing sebaceous gland function" and Dr. Thiboutot was her thesis advisor. We are excited to welcome Amanda back. 

Dr. Catherine Chung joined the Dermatology practice in September 2013.  Dr. Chung received her Doctor of Medicine, summa cum laude, from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  She also completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship with the Department of Pathology, here at Penn State Hershey in June 2013.  Dr. Chung will be seeing patients are our UPC Suite 100 location.  Call 717-531-6820 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chung.


Employment Opportunities

We are seeking, in conjunction with Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, a Pediatric Dermatologist for a tenure-track with a joint appointment in Dermatology and Pediatrics. For more information, please see attached letter.

American Academy of Dermatology Expert - Andrea L. Zaenglein, M.D.

Information presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting by Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD, FAAD, a board-certified pediatric dermatologist and professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Penn State/Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Dr. Zaenglein also is a co-author of the newly published pediatric acne guidelines.  Click here to read more.

American Academy of Dermatology Expert - Todd V. Cartee, M.D.

Information presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting by Todd Cartee, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at Penn State/Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.  Click here to read more.

Dr. Charlene Lam, Dermatology Chief Resident will receive a 2013 Review Article Incentive Program Award, from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for her manuscript "PTCH-ing it Together:  a Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome Review."  Dr. Lam will receive the award at the annual ASDS meeting in Chicago, IL on October 4, 2013.

Dr. Bryan E. Anderson, has been selected to receive a "2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching."  This award was established in 2008 to recognize members of the faculty who have made outstanding contributions to medical and graduate education at Penn State College of Medicine.  Bryan will receive the award at the annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Dr. James Marks, was awarded the 2013 Steven and Sharon Baron Award in the Faculty Category.  He was being recognized for establishing a nationally recognized department that has served as a training ground for the next generation of academic dermatologists.  He was also recognized as creating an environment of mutual respect, mentorship and excellence in the missions of teaching, patient care, research, and community service, leading by example. Dr. Marks was nominated for this award by the Dermatology faculty.

Dr. Joslyn S. Kirby has been awarded the 2013 Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy/Public Health provided through the Dermatology Foundation. 

Dr. Joslyn S. Kirby  has been selected for the American Acne & Rosacea Society Clinical Research Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 for her clinical research project entitled, "A Retrospective Analysis of the Duration of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Acne Among Adolescents: Investigating Practice Gaps and Potential Cost-Savings."

Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein has been presented a Presidential Citation in recognition of her contributions to Camp Horizon.  She received the award on March 1, 2013 at the Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in Miami, FL.

Department of Dermatology
Strategic Initiatives
2013 - 2019

Education Goal – Recruit, train, and retain the best faculty, residents, medical and graduate students by:           

  • Recruiting a pediatric dermatologist.
  • Initiating a Chair's endowment.
  • Building our education resources with the Hassel, Lookingbill, Marks, and Schragger endowments.
  • Starting clinician-educator and dermatological surgery fellowships (post-residency training).
  • Training residents in a dermatology research residency track.

Research Goal –Being nationally recognized leader in research by:

  • Building our Dermatology Research Endowment with our annual Food and Wine Event.
  • Supporting translational research with the Professor of Dermatology Endowment.
  • Continuing innovative clinical research which takes discovery from the lab to the patient. 
  • Collaborating with investigators at University Park in skin cancer research.
  • Recruiting a basic scientist.

  Patient Care Goal –Give the highest level of care to our patients by:

  • Increasing clinic space in Hershey with a new building 
  • Expanding care with acute care access and evening clinics.
  • Starting practices in Camp Hill, Mount Joy, and Palmyra.
  • Continuing quality improvement.

Community Service GoalPartner with our neighbors to improve skin health by:

  • Promoting sun protection for the general public to prevent skin cancer.
  • Volunteering at the Bethesda Mission, annual skin cancer screenings and Camp Horizon.
  • Increasing our communication and alignment with our Community.

2012 Dermatology Achievements

Education – The excitement of learning

  • Dr. Loren E. Clarke was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Rogerio Neves was promoted to Professor.
  • 5-year residency accreditation continued with no deficiencies.
  • Over 50 community dermatologists attended our monthly patient-centered conference.
  • Lookingbill, Schragger, and Hassel Endowments sponsored prominent Visiting Professors.
  • Dr. Christie Travelute – Chair, American Board of Dermatology, Maintenance of Certification Committee
  • Dr. Diane M. Thiboutot appointed Director of Education, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Dr. Bryan E. Anderson published "The Netters System" collection integumentary textbook. 
  • Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein was associate editor for the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology.
  • Dr. Jeffrey J. Miller received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Dr. Loren E. Clarke, Distinguished Educators, Teaching Award at Penn State College of Medicine
  • Dr. Galen Foulke  received the Arthur P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Research – The joy of discovery

  • Dr. Todd V. Cartee received the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery's 2012 Young Investigators Writing Competition Award and the Research Award.
  • 11 sponsored clinical studies (9 industry sponsored and 5 investigator initiated).
  • 69 peer-reviewed publications featured in national/international journals.
  • Annual Food and Wine Event raised over $29,000 for basic science research.
  • Sun screen usage at Hershey Park.

Patient Care – The reward of healing

  • UPC Clinic in top 10 percentile nationwide Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction – Star Site.
  • 11 faculty scored in the top 10 percentile in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction.
  • 12 of the faculty were recognized in Best Doctors in America.
  • Dr. Galen Foulke received the HMC Intern of the Year Award
  • Patient Visits:   UPC - 31,068    State College – 10,701   Camp Hill – 86   Cancer Institute 827     Plastic Surgery 83     Peds Specialty 257   TOTAL PATIENT VISITS:  50,800
  • Skin pathology cases:  In-Hospital:  12,995  Outside: 11,006

Community Service – The satisfaction of giving

  • 230 individuals examined at our annual free skin cancer screening clinics.
  • Monthly Bethesda Mission Clinic for the homeless in Harrisburg.
  • Volunteered for children with severe skin diseases at Camp Horizon.
  • 1st "March of the Umbrellas" to educate the public about sun protection and skin cancer.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Miller served as President, PA Academy of Dermatology.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Miller serves as Secretary, Atlantic Dermatology Society.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Billingsley serves as President, International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative.
  • Dr. Diane M. Thiboutot serves as President for the American Acne Rosacea Society.
  • Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein serves as Secretary for the American Acne Rosacea Society.
  • Dr. Joslyn S. Kirby became a member of the American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Program.
  • Dr. David L. Shupp was appointed to The Pennsylvania State University Faculty Senate as representative for the College of Medicine.
  • Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein received the AAD Presidential Citation for volunteering at Camp Horizon.
  • Dr. Jeffrey J. Miller and Dr. David R. Adams, American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Volunteer Program, New Orleans, LA helped paint at a homeless shelter.
  • Dr. Bryan E. Anderson serves on the Board of Directors for the American Contact Dermatology Society.