Penn State Hershey College of Medicine - Institute for Biomedical Engineering

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all.

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering is comprised of faculty from the departments of Surgery, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Radiology. The Institute was formed within Penn State’s graduate program in Bioengineering in February 1998 with a Special Opportunity Grant from the Whitaker Foundation. The Institute’s purpose is to educate graduate students at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the research and development of medical devices.

Prospective graduate students wishing to study bioengineering at Penn State Hershey must first apply and gain acceptance through the Penn State Graduate School in University Park. For specific questions, please contact Will Hancock, Ph.D., bioengineering graduate program coordinator, at

Other College of Medicine Facilities

Contact Information

  • Dr. Bruce Stanley
    Director of Scientific Programs
    Section of Research Resources
    Penn State College of Medicine

Mailing Address

  • 500 University Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering research centers Bioengineering and biomedical engineering labs and facilities


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614