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Thomas Charles Dispenza, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group
121 Nyes Road, Suite D
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Tel: (800) 243-1455 / (717) 531-8674 Fax: (717) 531-0401


Pediatric Cardiology

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. Dispenza is originally from western New York State.  English is his only language.  He became a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics in 2009 and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiology in 2012.  He remains Board Certified in both disciplines, but only practices Pediatric Cardiology.  He joined Hershey Medical Center in 2012.  His clinical interests include congenital heart disease, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, weight management, and genetic syndromes.  He is developing a Preventative Cardiology sub-specialty clinic for children and teenagers which may offer appointments in Harrisburg or Hershey, State College, Reading, Lancaster, and Hanover or York and educational outreach to Primary Care Providers beginning in 2014 or 2015.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis) (2011) Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron (2008) M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (2005)

Research Interests

Pediatric Preventative Cardiology

Academic Interests

Pediatric Preventative Cardiology
Fellow Education


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Thomas C. Dispenza, M.D.
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Honors and Awards

2011-2012 Hershey Medical Center Dean's List for Patient Satisfaction 2010-2011 Research Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics