Penn State Health Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Welcome to the website of Penn State Health 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 Health Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department offers a website dedicated to providing physicians with the latest in GI news. Penn State Health 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.
Fall 2015 articles
- Large Colorectal Polyp Morphology Predicts Endoscopic Management Patterns
- Ultrasound-based Elastography for Non-Invasive Monitoring in Chronic Liver Diseases
- Gaining a Multidisciplinary Perspective Toward Chronic Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
- Endoscopic Suturing Device Offers Minimally Invasive Treatment for Conditions that Otherwise Require Surgery
- Physician Assistant Program at College of Medicine welcomes new class The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Penn State College of Medicine welcomed its entering class of 2016 during its annual White Coat Ceremony on May 24. The 30 students were presented with their white coats, symbolizing their entrance into the medical profession.More...
- The Medical Minute: Keys to building and maintaining bone strength Osteoporosis is on the rise as 75 million baby boomers approach their golden years. Yet many patients and physicians are not aware of what they can do to prevent, slow down and treat the condition, which happens when holes develop in bone, creating a risk of fractures from falls.More...
- Nursing professional uses homeland security degree to help her community A Penn State nursing professional studying homeland security online developed an action plan for her community to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.More...
- Bringing diversity into focus on the Hershey campus Tucked away in the Biomedical Research Building of the college, Lynette Chappell-Williams isn’t even sure people know her office exists, let alone what it does. That helps her cause in a way — because she doesn’t want people to think advancing diversity and inclusion is the business of her office alone. Everyone plays a role.More...