Eleanor F. Dunham, MD

Eleanor F. Dunham, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Emergency Medicine

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Assistant Professor

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About Me

Dr. Dunham first arrived in central PA in 2004 and worked for 11 years as an Emergency Medicine physician at what is now UPMC Pinnacle. She started working per diem at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2015 and became full time faculty and Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED) from 2016-2019. Currently she works as the Opioid Use Disorder Champion for the ED and is the department liaison to the Addictions Fellowship program. She also represents the ED as the physician champion for Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence Task Force and is active on the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce in the ED.

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Professional Education


Medical School, Georgetown University School of Medicine (District of Columbia) - 1995


Residency, Emergency Medicine Medical College of Georgia (Augusta) - 2004


Internship, Rotating Naval Medical Center-San Diego - 1996

Research Interests

  • Opioid use disorders in patients and how this population intersects with the Emergeny Department

Academic Interests

  • Health disparities in regards to race and ethnicity
  • Opioid use disorders