Pediatric Neurosurgery Opportunity

Penn State Health Physician Recruitment
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Aug 16, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Full Time
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The Department of Neurosurgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health Children s Hospital is seeking a fulltime Pediatric Neurosurgeon. The position will include a faculty appointment in the Penn State College of Medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (non-tenure track or tenure/tenure track), depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Penn State Health Children s Hospital offers the only comprehensive pediatric neurosurgical program in central Pennsylvania. The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery provides both inpatient and outpatient neurosurgical care for the full scope of childhood neurosurgical diagnoses. Clinical programs include multidisciplinary teams in adult and pediatric neurooncology, rehabilitation, pathology, and radiation oncology, as well as subspecialty clinics for the care of patients with spinal dysraphisms, spasticity and neurofibromatosis. The latest technologies and services are available including, high-field strength MRI, neuroendovascular therapies, advanced brain mapping, intraoperative imaging, responsive neural stimulation, operative robotics, and neuroendoscopy.

The Penn State Department of Neurosurgery is committed to the constant pursuit of excellence in the care of patients of all ages through adoption of the latest techniques, training, and technology. The department is home to an ACGME accredited residency program with three residents per year as well as CAST accredited fellowships in CNS Endovascular, Functional and Stereotactic Surgery, Neurocritical Care, Neurosurgical Oncology, Spinal Neurosurgery, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Penn State Neurosurgery faculty are heavily engaged in clinical and translational research, and the department ranks in the top twenty among neurosurgical programs nationally for NIH funding.


  • MD, MD/PhD, DO or equivalent degree
  • BC/BE Neurosurgery with completion of Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship
  • A track record of academic productivity and clinical excellence is required
  • Ability to acquire a license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Must be able to obtain valid federal and state narcotics certificates


  • The area offers excellent public schools with many ranking in the top 100 in the state.
  • Central PA offers vibrant urban areas surrounded by small town rural/suburban communities which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Harrisburg Symphony, museums, farmers markets and fine dining.
  • For the outdoor enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking - Appalachian Trail and many other trails, biking, boating/rowing - Susquehanna River, skiing, and hunting - surrounded by state game lands.
  • Located within a short train ride or drive to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Baltimore.

Penn State Health

  • Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania.
  • The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; Penn State Heath Lancaster Medical Center (scheduled to open in Lancaster County in Fall 2022); and 126 practices in 94 unique outpatient locations spanning 10 counties.
  • Penn State Health employs more than 17,000 people, including 2400 physicians and advanced practice providers.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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