Penn State Hershey Eye Center formed

January 9, 2008

Hershey, PA-The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine have their combined clinical care, research, and education programs to form the Penn State Hershey Eye Center.

Hershey, PA-The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine have their combined clinical care, research, and education programs to form the Penn State Hershey Eye Center.

“The establishment of Penn State Hershey Eye Center reflects the emergence of an institution-wide eye and vision community committed to working together as clinicians, researchers, and educators to advance our patient care, research, education, and service missions,” said David A. Quillen, MD, director of the new center.

Harold L. Paz, MD, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs, dean of the medical school, and chief executive officer of the medical center, said, “The creation of Penn State Hershey Eye Center means increased partnerships with researchers and eye-care specialists throughout Pennsylvania, guaranteeing that the eye care offered to our patients will only be enhanced.”

The center’s clinical practice includes 14 full-time faculty members with expertise in all major ophthalmic specialties. In addition, more than 30 investigators represent multiple basic science and clinical departments at various Penn State campuses. The center also is home to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Diabetic Retinopathy Research Center.