Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Neurology Welcome and CTA

Welcome to the Department of Neurology at Penn State College of Medicine. As one of the premier academic departments of neurology in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the only one in central Pennsylvania, the department is known for its world-class patient care, education and research.

The department is in an exciting phase of growth as clinical services expand to meet the needs of our patients, the residency program increases in size, and research activity and collaborations proliferate.

Krish Sathian, MBBS, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Neurology at Penn State College of Medicine. He is pictured in a professional head-and-shoulders photo.
Krish Sathian, MBBS, PhD, Chair, Neurology

The department provides state-of-the-art care for patients across a wide range of neurologic disorders, and its providers are actively engaged in clinical research while collaborating with basic scientists at Hershey and University Park. 

The outstanding team of academic neurologists educates medical students at various stages of their undergraduate medical studies. They also train graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and clinical fellows – all with the goal of developing the next generation of leaders in the field of neurology. 

The department is also proud of its outreach activities to neurologists and non-neurology health care providers, as well as the community at large

Krish Sathian, MBBS, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Professor, Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Psychology
Director, Penn State Neuroscience Institute

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Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State College of Medicine

As an integral part of Penn State Health and Penn State University, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's mission is to serve the clinical, education, research and service goals of the university and health system. To serve these institutional goals, the department aims to:

  • Provide evidence-based medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology with the highest levels of hospitality and service;
  • Improve the health status of women in south central Pennsylvania;
  • Contribute significantly to the knowledge base for the benefit of the health of women generally; and
  • Provide a training environment for the next generation of specialists and subspecialists in obstetrics and gynecology that produces ethical, expert and compassionate physicians who remain current throughout their careers as life-long learners.

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Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine are at a crossroads. We are no longer a single Academic Health Center consisting of a hospital and a medical school. We are expanding throughout south central Pennsylvania as Penn State Health, a broader health system with academic and community components with a goal of improving health care and population health in the region.

In this spirit, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to improving women’s health care in south central Pennsylvania and beyond by being fully aligned with Penn State Health as we jointly implement this vision.

Richard Legro, MD, FACOG, is the Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is pictured in a white medical coat against a blue background.
Richard Legro, MD, FACOG, Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Towards this end, we work to bring specialty and sub-specialty expertise, evidence-based practice, and the highest level of hospitality and service to women’s health care in the region.

With the benefits of the virtuous circle of clinical practice, education and research, and with resources generated by the clinical enterprise, we will contribute to knowledge that benefits women’s health locally but also broadly in the nation and world, and educate the next generation of women’s health specialists and subspecialists.

As the Penn State Health network continues its growth, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be an integral part of this process.

Richard Legro, MD, FACOG
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penn State College of Medicine

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Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's strengths in education include a well-established residency program in good standing with the institution and the ACGME. The department has an engaged faculty and representation of every division in residency programs and oversight. In addition to the residency program, it hosts two fellowship programs in MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine, an ACGME fellowship) and MIGS (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery — a non-ACGME fellowship) with a total of 6 fellows.

An important emphasis now is on longitudinal engagement with the faculty, to mentor their development over time. This will allow for reflection and introspection, along with potential specialization and focus on areas of special interest individualized to the faculty. Another strength of the department is the collegial and supportive working environment, providing new faculty with high potential to develop productive and rewarding academic careers in obstetrics and gynecology. These faculty will provide the foundation for a new and engaged faculty development program that will offer education opportunities for faculty learners across the spectrum of academic years and interest.

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Jobs in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Information on jobs that may be available in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology can be found at (for non-clinical positions) or (for clinical positions). All applications must be made through those sites.