Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery
Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery is actively involved in the treatment of conditions involving the brain, skull, spine, and nervous system.
Nationally and Internationally Recognized Staff
Our staff has received national and international recognition with expert physicians and researchers in every subspecialty of neurosurgery. Our staff cares for patients of all ages and from all walks of life, and is equipped with the knowledge and experience to treat many different kinds of conditions.
Leading the Medical Community
Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery is among the first to offer the latest procedures and the most modern multidisciplinary approach to treatments. Neuro-oncology offers protocols for the treatment of patients with benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors.
Harbaugh Named SNS President-Elect
Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh, Professor and Chair of the Penn State Hershey Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, has been chosen as President-Elect of the Society of Neurosurgeons (SNS). The SNS is the oldest neurological society in the world, and includes leaders in neurosurgical residency education. Harbaugh also serves as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is Vice Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Zacko Receives Citation from Neurocritical Care Society
Christopher Zacko, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care, has been presented with the Presidential Citation from the Neurocritical Care Society. He was given this citation for his continual support and dedication to the society, as well as strengthening the Society's neurocritical care community through his extraordinary efforts and contributions.
Semyon Slobounov Publishes Book on Concussions in Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Semyon (Sam) Slobounov, professor of kinesiology and neurosurgery at Penn State, has published a book titled "Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior." The book offers state-of-the-art clinical guidance on diagnosing and treating concussion, the latest research findings and implications written by an international panel of experts and advanced brain imaging findings to delineate the hidden symptoms of concussion. Learn More >>
Penn State Hershey performs 1,000th Gamma Knife procedure
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently completed its 1,000th Gamma Knife radiosurgery procedure. Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses a single dose of radiation instead of a surgeon's scalpel to treat a wide range of diseases, including both benign and malignant tumors, Parkinson's disease, vascular malformation and lesions that cause epilepsy.
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Penn State Hershey Recognized for Quality Care for Heart Failure and Stroke Patients
Medical Center receives Gold Plus and Honor Roll designations for both programs
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for its ongoing commitment to providing high-level care to heart failure and stroke patients.
The Medical Center has received the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award through the Get With The Guidelines program. Learn More >>
Deep Brain Stimulation
Experts and patients discuss brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and recovery
Stroke survivor stories
Patients and physicians discuss the latest treatments of back pain and spinal injuries
Discovering treatment options for essential tremor
Experts and patients discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease
Restless legs syndrome
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- College of Medicine receives $14 million to study exercise program for seniors Penn State College of Medicine was awarded nearly $14 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of a program integrating strength training, balance exercises and walking for older adults who have had a fall-related fracture.More...
- Kinesiology degree helps former Navy corpsman transition to medical school Tyler Proper has always had an interest in the medical field. After graduating from high school in 2006, he enrolled in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, acting as a first responder on the battlefield to Marine Corps infantry. When his military career came to an end, he knew he wanted to continue his studies in the medical field. He will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology on Saturday, May 9. On May 18, he will begin the Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.More...
- Trauma-scenario provides hands-on training for Penn State Mont Alto students Penn State Mont Alto held its sixth annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students on May 1. During the event, students worked with multiple agencies to rescue injured individuals who were in tree harvesting accidents in the forest near the campus.More...