Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US: PA: Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied
Recruiter: Please contact Ashley Nippert at for additional information

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

About Penn State Health:

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,800 people system-wide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center,Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, Pa., and more than 3,000 physicians and direct care providers at more than 90+ unique medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.


This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non bargained