Mount Nittany Health is pleased to have Sebastian Sylvestre, MD, as part of its Allergy and Immunology practice. Dr. Sylvestre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Boston University. He earned his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine before completing both his residency in Pediatrics and his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
“Respect is making sure the patient feels heard and that they are involved in the decision making process.”
Dr. Sylvestre’s philosophy of care is to collaborate with each patient by listening to their concerns and implement evidence-based care in an individualized manner. His background in both Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology enables him to uniquely tailor care to both children and adults.
“As Allergy and Immunology can often be a specialty of fine nuances, utilization of a shared decision-making process will typically guide treatment options to an answer that is best for patients and that they are most comfortable with,” said Dr. Sylvestre.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sylvestre has consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment to treating all patients with dignity, compassion, and empathy. He goes above and beyond to ensure that each patient feels heard, understood, and valued, regardless of their circumstances. His approach to medicine is grounded in the belief that every patient deserves to be treated with respect and receive the highest quality care possible. Dr. Sylvestre’s dedication to his patients and his profession is truly inspiring, and a testament to his outstanding character and commitment to excellence.
In addition, volunteerism and advocacy are two hallmarks of Dr. Sylvestre’s career. As an undergraduate student in Boston, he volunteered at the Boston Marathon. During medical school, he advocated for increased academic and support services for individuals with disabilities. During his Pediatrics residency, he rotated abroad in Ghana to provide healthcare to children in a resource-limited hospital.
“I have always tried to make myself available in service to others,” said Dr. Sylvestre.