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
- Gomez and Hafenstein awarded collaborative grant to study virus structures Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering, and Susan Hafenstein, associate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in Penn State’s College of Medicine, have been awarded one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for the 2016-17 project period.More...
- Physicians help develop national treatment guidelines for pancreatic cancer Practice guidelines for physicians treating a wide range of diseases have become a frequently used, if not required tool, for every physician in daily medical practice.More...
- The Medical Minute: Disease causes tumors to form on nerve tissue Although neurofibromatosis (NF) is not commonly discussed, it affects more than 2 million people worldwide. According to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, NF is more common than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined.More...
- Innovation Cafe is about connections and advancing ideas Innovation and music may not be an obvious connection, but it created perfect harmony at Penn State’s latest Innovation Cafe, a networking program organized by the Penn State College of Medicine’s Office of Technology Development.More...