News | Published October 28, 2010

Penn State Hershey Selects Marsh to Lead Regional Medical Campus

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine has chosen Dr. E. Eugene Marsh, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama and associate dean of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Campus since 2004, to lead the development of its Regional Medical Campus in State College.

Effective Jan. 2, 2011, Dr. Marsh will become the inaugural senior associate dean for the Penn State College of Medicine Regional Medical Campus as well as associate director of the Penn State Hershey Medical Group in State College, which includes four outpatient medical practices.

“Dr. Marsh will provide exceptional leadership to our Regional Medical Campus in State College during this critical stage of its development,” said Harold L. Paz, Medical Center chief executive officer, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs, and dean of Penn State College of Medicine. “His record of service to his profession and to the community is impressive. His experience in leading a regional medical campus at the University of Alabama will be extremely valuable in our efforts to develop a robust regional medical campus in Centre County.”

Penn State Hershey has been working collaboratively with Mount Nittany Medical Center toward the establishment of a campus of the College of Medicine in State College.

As senior associate dean of the regional medical campus, Dr. Marsh will be primarily responsible for developing and overseeing academic programs to support the education of a group of Penn State College of Medicine medical students who would receive their clinical training in State College. The campus will emphasize experiences in primary care and rural health. Dr. Marsh will also work with other deans at Penn State to develop dual degree programs targeted towards medical students with an interest in business, law, the health sciences and other disciplines. In addition, he will work with the Mount Nittany Medical Center to establish residency training.

In his role as associate director of the Penn State Hershey Medical Group in State College, Marsh will oversee the strategic development of Medical Group practices at Park Avenue and Windmere Centre, as well as two new facilities—Benner Pike and Colonnade—which will open to patients in January. These Medical Group practices will offer both primary care and an expanding array of specialty care services in the Centre County region.

Dr. Marsh, who is board-certified in neurology, will see patients part-time in addition to his administrative duties. His clinical interests include stroke and stroke prevention, Alzheimer's, neurological and brain disorders and neurological conditions associated with aging.

”The continued development of a regional medical campus and the expansion of clinical services in the Centre County region are significant priorities for Penn State,” Dr. Marsh said. “I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help shape these vital initiatives and look forward to developing collaborative relationships with providers and educators in State College as we work toward meeting the region’s health care needs.”

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