Leadership

John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor of Surgery

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs Chief Operating Officer and Director of Penn State Medical Group Chair, Department of Surgery

Peter W. Dillon, M.D., M.Sc., is the John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  In addition, he currently serves as Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Operating Officer for the Penn State Hershey Medical Group.

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Dillon did his general surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery. He then did his training in pediatric surgery at Babies Hospital also in New York.

Dr. Dillon joined the faculty at Penn State Hershey Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery in 1990.  He was subsequently named Professor in 2001.

In 2007, Dr. Dillon was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery and is responsible for leading 14 divisions within the department involved in the clinical, research, and academic missions of the institution.  His research and scholarship interests are in surgical quality outcomes and relational coordination in healthcare delivery.