The Penn State College of Medicine Nittany Lion statue is seen surrounded by plants in the central courtyard of the College in June 2016.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Strategic Plan Executive Summary


In addition to our institutional RITE (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence) values we will seek:

  • Compassion
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation


In addition to our institutional RITE (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence) values we will seek:

  • To improve women’s health care and women’s health in the region and, in so doing, become the clear provider of choice for women’s health care in South Central Pennsylvania
  • To be nationally recognized for excellence in education, research and advocacy


  • Provide evidence-based medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology with the highest levels of hospitality and service
  • Improve the health status of women in Southcentral Pennsylvania
  • Contribute significantly to the knowledge base for the benefit of the health of women generally
  • Create 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


To become the preferred provider for woman’s health care in our region.


To be a premier residency program


To achieve national recognition for excellence in Women’s Health research.

Faculty Development

To develop every faculty member along their desired career path.


  • Enhance the Patient Experience
  • Practice Evidence-Based Quality Care
  • Engage in Community Outreach to Convey our Values and Mission
  • Re-engineer our residency program to attract the best candidates in the field
  • Improve existing fellowships and develop expanded fellowship opportunities for subspecialty training
  • Augment the success of medical students seeking a career in obstetrics and gynecology -Develop our own faculty as researchers
  • Provide a departmental infrastructure for research success
  • Establish a weekly integrated research forum to stimulate interdisciplinary teams
  • Cultivate faculty development opportunities across all mission areas
  • Champion personal and professional wellbeing and satisfaction with career and work-life balance
  • Recruit and maintain a diverse work force


  • Inpatient and outpatient satisfaction scores
  • Time to New Patient Visit
  • Department Quality Metrics
  • Annual Gross Department Revenue
  • Mean rank of matched residents on the rank list
  • Mean resident in service training exam scores
  • Number of residents pursuing fellowships
  • Number of students matching in Ob/Gyn
  • Number of departmental peer-reviewed research publications
  • Awarded dollars from extramural grants
  • Departmental NIH ranking by the Blue Ridge Institute
  • Number of faculty promoted
  • Faculty Retention rate
  • Number of faculty in national positions
  • Burnout Scores
  • Diversity of Department