Penn State Hershey Neurology

Welcome to the web site of the Department of Neurology at the Penn State College of Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We are a strong, growing department that is part of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute. Our goal is to be the premier academic neurological center in Central Pennsylvania by providing the highest quality patient care, research, and training.

We are committed to excellence in the delivery of neurological care, and we place the needs, well-being, and comfort of our patients above and beyond all other considerations. We strive to provide care that is accessible, evidence based, effective, efficient, compassionate, economically competitive and patient centered.  More...


Dr. Sankar Bandyopadhyay "Bandy" completed his medical school training and graduate medical education from Calcutta University in India. He then completed his neurology residency training at University of Wisconsin Health at Madison, and fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology in Medical College of Georgia.  Dr. Bandy is presently Assistant Professor of Neurology and cares for patients with neuromuscular disorders.

Date:  Feb. 2, 2015 Speaker: Sarah Bronson, PhD., Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, PSU.  Topic: Mentoring.

Date: Feb. 13, 2015 Speaker: Kala Venkiteswaran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Neurology and Neural and Behavioral Sciences, PSU.  Topic: Recent Advances in Gene Therapy.

Date: Feb. 20, 2015 Speaker: Mark Stahl, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Neurology and Neural and Behavioral Sciences, PSU.  Topic:  Progress in Disease Modification for Parkinson's Disease.

Date: Feb. 27, 2015 Speaker: Scott Simon, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, PSU.  Topic: Making Sense of the Literature Regarding Thrombectomy in Acute Stroke.