Penn State Hershey Neurology

David C. Good, MD - Professor and Chair - Department of Neurology

Welcome to the web site of the Department of Neurology at the Penn State College of Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We are a strong, growing department that is part of the Penn State Neuroscience Institute. Our goal is to be the premier academic neurological center in Central Pennsylvania by providing the highest quality patient care, research, and training.

We are committed to excellence in the delivery of neurological care, and we place the needs, well-being, and comfort of our patients above and beyond all other considerations. We strive to provide care that is accessible, evidence based, effective, efficient, compassionate, economically competitive and patient centered.

We also strive for excellence in education at all levels, including medical student teaching, neurology residency training, and fellowship training. We welcome students from LCME accredited Schools of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for elective rotations. Our residency program provides outstanding post-graduate training in neurology. The training program, which accepts four residents per year, takes pride in our role as a university teaching hospital. We build our curriculum around active patient-care experiences as well as formal didactic sessions. The Department of Neurology also sponsors continuing medical education seminars, as well as neuroscience seminars and neurology grand rounds. We invite all external healthcare providers to our 1:00 PM Friday afternoon grand rounds, which feature both internal and nationally recognized speakers.

Our basic science and clinical research programs are rapidly expanding, and include outstanding programs in ALS, movement disorders, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. Details about specific research programs are included on this web site, and potential subjects are welcome to contact our individual investigators. Our research programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health, various foundations, and by individual gifts and contributions.

We also seek to be actively involved within our community, and provide professional support and advice for a number of societies and organizations.

We hope you will find our web site informative and user friendly. More details about our faculty and programs are included. For any questions, please feel free to call 717-531-3828.


David C. Good, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology