Robert G. Atnip, MD

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Robert G. Atnip, MD
Vascular Surgery

Academic Appointments

Professor of Surgery

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About Me

  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Division of Vascular Surgery, 1985 - present
  • Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Division of Vascular Surgery, 2005-present
  • Professor of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 2001-present
  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery 1994-2009
  • Penn State Heath: Medical Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2000-present
  • Medical Director, Penn State Health - Center for Wound Care 2014-present

Professional Certification:

  • General Surgery 1985-present
  • Vascular Surgery 1988-present
  • Surgical Critical Care 2002-present
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 1988-present
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation 2006-present
  • Registered Vascular Technologist 2005-present
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery, Editorial Board 2006-09
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery, reviewer 2004-present
  • Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Editorial Board 2006-16; reviewer 2006-present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (National Medical Honor Society)
  • elected to membership, University of Alabama, 1976
  • Board of Directors, 2005-16
  • President of the Board of Directors 2015-16
  • Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Ethics Committee 2014-present
  • Penn State College of Medicine - Hershey Medical Center, various years. Best Teacher Awards from Departments of Surgery, Radiology, Family/Community Medicine


I have practiced at Penn State Health since August, 1985 in the Division of Vascular Surgery (part of both the Department of Surgery and the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute). I am board certified in multiple related specialties. Since May 2014, I have concentrated my clinical practice on chronic wound care.


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Alabama, School of Medicine - 1978


Fellowship, Surgery, Vascular Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School - 1985


Residency, Surgery, General Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School - 1984

Research Interests

  • Vascular diagnostic ultrasound
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound care

Academic Interests

  • Chronic wound care
  • Vascular diagnostic ultrasound


  • America's Top Doctors (Castle-Connolly) 2001-2020
  • Best Doctors in America 2005-2020
  • Best Teacher Awards from Departments of Surgery, Radiology, and Family/Community Medicine; Humanism and Professionalism Award, Department of Surgery
  • Faculty Professionalism/Humanism in Surgery Award, 2008, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • University Physicians Committee, Quality Committee-Preoperative Assessment Process (Chairman)