About Us

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute is central Pennsylvania’s only heart transplant center.

Offers Joint Commission accredited programs in heart failure and in implanting ventricular assist devices for destination therapy in patients with advanced heart failure.

Facilities include two hybrid operating rooms, allowing staff to use medical imaging and advanced surgical techniques to optimize and combine therapies for patients.

A regional center for extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for patients in severe cardiogenic shock or pulmonary failure. A team of international ECMO experts are able to travel to facilities throughout the commonwealth
and beyond to start patients on ECMO earlier and expedite transfer with continued therapy management, providing increased survival rates for these critically ill patients.

Lawrence Sinoway, M.D.Director
Gerald Naccarelli, M.D.Associate Clinical Director
Peter Alagona, M.D.  Program Director, General Cardiology
John Boehmer, M.D.Program Director, Heart Failure
Peter Waybill, M.D.Program Director, Imaging
Steven Ettinger, M.D.Program Director, Interventional
Harjit Singh, M.D.Program Director, Education
Mario Gonzalez, M.D.Program Director, Electrophysiology
Walter Pae, M.D.Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Amy B. Reed, M.D. Program Director, Vascular Services
Aly El Banayosy, M.D.                               Program Director, Intensivist 
Christopher LaCoe, DBA, RN, FACCA Administrator