Pennsylvania Dermatologists - Penn State Hershey Dermatology
Our Missions are our Purpose
- Patient Care: Give the highest level of care to our patients.
- Education: Recruit, train, and retain the best faculty, residents, medical and graduate students.
- Research: Be a nationally recognized leader in research.
- Community Service: Partner with our neighbors to improve skin health.
Welcoming New Additions to Dermatology
Penn State Hershey Dermatology practices now open in both Mt. Joy and Camp Hill
Beginning March, 2013, Dr. James Marks, Penn State Hershey Dermatology, will begin seeing patients at our new Mt. Joy location in the Giant Shopping Center on Route 230.
Dr. Todd Cartee is currently seeing patients at our new location at the Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Camp Hill location. Beginning July, 2013 other physicians will also join him seeing patients on Wednesdays. General dermatology services will care for children and adults with rashes or growths including acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, and skin cancers. You can call 717-531-6802 to request an appointment at either our Medical Group locations in Mount Joy or Camp Hill.
Thomas A. Davidowski, M.D. joined Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Colonnade practice on January 2, 2013. Tom is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology. He comes to Penn State Hershey Medical Group of State College from Dermatology Associates of Central Pennsylvania where he has been in private practice since 1989. His training includes receiving his M.D. degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine; he did an Internal Medicine internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center and his Dermatology resident training at the University of Virginia Medical Center. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Davidowski please call our Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Colonnade at 814-272-4445.
Changes in sunscreen means you need to know what to wear
We all know we should protect ourselves, but changes in the way sunscreen manufacturers market and label their products can cause confusion for consumers.
Deciding on which bathing suit to pack is a heck of a lot easier than figuring out which sunscreen is the best for you and your family. Especially with new sunscreen labels that are designed to make the products less misleading and easier to use.
But are they? Click here to learn more which sunscreen is best for you.
Healthy skin made in the shade
Sun Umbrellas - Protect your most visible feature!
The umbrellas have especially treated fabric that protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, forming virtually impenetrable barrier to the sun. Umbrellas are available now for a donation of $39.99 at our Penn State Hershey Dermatology clinic, UPC, Suite 100. Proceeds benefit Penn State Hershey Dermatology Community Sun Protection Project.
Dr. Joslyn S. Kirby has been awarded the 2013 Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy/Public Health provided through the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein has been presented a Presidential Citation in recognition of her contributions to Camp Horizon. She will receive the award on March 1, 2013 at the Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in Miami, FL.
Dr. Todd V. Cartee was selected to receive a 2012 Young Investigators Writing Competition Award for his manuscript titled "How Many Sections Are Required to Clear a Tumor?: Results from a Web-Based Survey of Surgery margin Thresholds in Mohs Micrographic Surgery"
Dr. Jeffrey J. Miller has been selected to receive a 2012 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching! The awards ceremony will take place September 21 at 4:00 PM in the Junker Auditorium.
Dr. David Baird, our incoming resident for July 2012, has been recognized with the success of "Kiss Hershey Back."
Dr. Jeffrey Miller has been appointed to serve as secretary for the Atlantic Dermatological Conference which was held this past April 2012.
Penn State Dermatology scored above the 90th percentile in Patient Satisfaction. Several of our physician's scored above 90, most in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction. Click here for the list.
- Recruiting a pediatric dermatologist.
- Starting dermatologic surgery fellowship (post-residency training).
- Cutting edge residency training.
- Building our education resources with the Hassel, Lookingbill, and Schragger endowments.
- Continuing innovative basic and clinical research which takes discovery from the lab to the patient.
- Collaborating with investigators at University Park/State College.
- Building our Dermatology Research Endowment with our annual Food and Wine Event.
- Supporting researach with the Professor of Dermatology Endowment.
Patient Care Goal –Give the highest level of care to our patients by:
- Expanding access with acute care clinics.
- Continuing quality improvement by standardizing care.
- Increasing clinic space in Hershey with a new building.
Community Service Goal – Partner with our neighbors to improve skin health by:
- Promoting sun protection to prevent skin cancer.
- Volunteering at the Bethesda Mission, skin cancer screening clinics, and Camp Horizon.
- Increasing our communication and alignment with our Community.
A tax-deductible contribution to the Department of Dermatology Endowment Fund is an everlasting gift benefiting the Department, both at the present time and in the future. Penn State Hershey Dermatology has four interrelated missions: education, research, patient care, and community service. Click here to learn more about our giving opportunities.
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