Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Welcome to the website of Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. For those of you not familiar, Hershey is located in south central Pennsylvania and was founded by the chocolate maker and philanthropist Milton Hershey. The initial endowment for the Medical Center and College of Medicine was a gift from the Hershey Trust. The Division is dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education. The Division has extensive resources and attending physicians with specialized expertise for the care of patients with acute and chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, motility and functional bowel disease, Women's Health and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Active and successful clinical programs include liver transplantation including a living donor related program, novel therapies for pelvic floor dysfunction, and state-of-the-art endoscopy including Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. The Division has had long-standing collaborations with our surgical colleagues including Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecology.
Through the Penn State College of Medicine, we offer educational programs for medical students, residents and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellows in training and community physicians. Through basic science, translational and clinical research, we hope to forge new therapies for the better care of our patients. I hope you find our website informative. To learn more about our department, please visit our About Us page.
Thomas J. McGarrity, M.D.
Professor and Chief
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department offers a website dedicated to providing physicians with the latest in GI news. Penn State Hershey GI Report publishes articles by our staff to share discoveries and successes. Read and subscribe to receive new articles as they are added to the blog.
Summer 2015 articles
- Novel, Minimally-Invasive Approach to Life-threatening, Complex Hepatic Abscess
- Targeting Peri-Operative Hyperglycemia in Patients Undergoing Complex Ventral Hernia Repair
- Lysosomal Acid Lipase Dificiency (LAL-D) in adults: Epidemiologic Multi-Center Study Underway
- Weight Loss Surgery as a Bridge to Complex Ventral Hernia Repair
- Penn State Harrisburg launches Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Penn State President Eric Barron and University officials joined with David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC, to launch the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State Harrisburg. The center will enhance the entrepreneurial environment in Central Pennsylvania and encourage students, faculty and community members to transform their intellectual property and creative works into local businesses and industries.More...
- The Medical Minute: Understanding who’s at risk for Zika virus If you hadn’t heard of the Zika virus, chances are that has changed with recent reports of outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness in Latin America, and possible cases in the United States — maybe even Pennsylvania.More...
- Team from Penn State Hershey travels to Ghana A group of clinical participants from Penn State Hershey — including senior medical students, residents, nurse practitioner students and faculty — are currently in rural Ghana.More...
- Cookie sale results in check presentation for Child Life Program Eli Webb and Noah Schreffler, two first-graders from Middletown, recently came home from school with an idea: they wanted to bake and sell cookies and donate the money raised to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.More...