David A. Quillen, M.D., '90g, '94 R, named 2012 Penn State Alumni Fellow

David A. Quillen, M.D., ’90g, ’94 R, is director of Penn State Hershey Eye Center, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and holds the title of George and Barbara Blankenship Professor at Penn State College of Medicine. Quillen has been named a 2012 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Fellow becoming the twenty-sixth graduate of the College of Medicine to earn the honor. The awards ceremony will be held at University Park on October 16.

Recognized as a leader in his profession, Quillen has focused his efforts on the growth of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Penn State Hershey Ophthalmology saw a revitalization when he was named chair in 2005, and his dedication to the next generation of doctors is clear as he is a driving force in medical education. Over the past two decades, Quillen has also served as ophthalmology residency program director at the College of Medicine and as chief of ophthalmology at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Quillen has received the Heed Foundation Fellow award in Ophthalmology, the Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology, the Department of Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year award four times, and the Penn State College of Medicine Distinguished Educator Award. He was also selected for inclusion on the “Best Doctors in America” list.

Quillen serves as chair of the Faculty-Staff Campaign at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, is a life member of the Alumni Association, and served on the College of Medicine Alumni Society Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005. He and his wife, Betsy, reside in Hershey with their five children.

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