Peter Dillon, MD, MSc

Peter Dillon, MD, MSc

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Penn State Medical Group
Chair, Department of Surgery

Peter W. Dillon, MD, MSc, is the John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

In addition, he currently serves as Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Operating Officer for Penn State Medical Group.

Peter Dillon, MD, is Chair of the Department of Surgery, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs (Interim) and Chief Operating Officer and Director of Penn State Medical Group. He is pictured wearing a black suit jacket, white dress shirt and blue patterned tie, in front of a blue photo background.
Peter Dillon, MD, MSc

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Dillon did his general surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery. He then did his training in pediatric surgery at Babies Hospital also in New York.

Dr. Dillon joined the faculty at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery in 1990. He was subsequently named Professor in 2001.

In 2007, Dr. Dillon was appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery and is responsible for leading 14 divisions within the department involved in the clinical, research, and academic missions of the institution. His research and scholarship interests are in surgical quality outcomes and relational coordination in healthcare delivery.