Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Welcome to the website of Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. For those of you not familiar, Hershey is located in south central Pennsylvania and was founded by the chocolate maker and philanthropist Milton Hershey. The initial endowment for the Medical Center and College of Medicine was a gift from the Hershey Trust. The Division is dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education. The Division has extensive resources and attending physicians with specialized expertise for the care of patients with acute and chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, motility and functional bowel disease, Women's Health and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Active and successful clinical programs include liver transplantation including a living donor related program, novel therapies for pelvic floor dysfunction, and state-of-the-art endoscopy including Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. The Division has had long-standing collaborations with our surgical colleagues including Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecology.
Through the Penn State College of Medicine, we offer educational programs for medical students, residents and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellows in training and community physicians. Through basic science, translational and clinical research, we hope to forge new therapies for the better care of our patients. I hope you find our website informative. To learn more about our department, please visit our About Us page.
Thomas J. McGarrity, M.D.
Professor and Chief
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department offers a website dedicated to providing physicians with the latest in GI news. Penn State Hershey GI Report publishes articles by our staff to share discoveries and successes. Read and subscribe to receive new articles as they are added to the blog.
Summer 2014 articles
- Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Treatment of Achalasia
- Advances in Treating Esophageal Perforation
- Advanced Endoscopic Procedures to Diagnose and Treat Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs)
- Measuring the Impact of Advanced Endoscopic Techniques on Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Winter 2014 articles
- Handprint ceremony at Children’s Hospital highlights $250,000 grant presentation The pediatric cancer research of Penn State Hershey’s Dr. Hong-Gang Wang has received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels. The funds will support his research into whether autophagy – the human cell’s self-cleansing mechanism – can be used to make cancer cells die.More...
- The Medical Minute: Research continues improving the odds for kids with cancer The American Cancer Society reports one in every 285 children younger than 20 will be diagnosed with cancer. That makes childhood cancer relatively rare. Still, nearly 16,000 new cases were anticipated for 2014 resulting in 1,900 to 2,000 deaths. And for most parents, it’s a worst-case scenario. Through research, the outlook for children with cancer is far better today than it’s ever been, yet much more remains to be done.More...
- New online farmers market available for Penn State Hershey employees The Farmers Market in Hershey is partnering with Healthy Living Kitchen to enable Medical Center and College of Medicine employees to purchase market products online and pick them up more conveniently on campus.More...
- Miracle Marathon to kick off on Sept. 16 The Miracle Marathon wellness challenge will take place from Sept. 16 through Oct. 12. Participants move at their own pace and on their own time -- just one mile every day for 27 days, with proceeds from the event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.More...