The ALS Program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

 


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to work with the extraordinary professional care team at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The ALS Program, led by Zachary Simmons, MD, Professor of Neurology and Humanities, provides ALS families with a comprehensive assortment of services and resources. Below is a list of the team and their specialties as well as more information about their research work. Click here to read the updates from Dr. Simmons about the research collaboration between Hershey Medical Center and The ALS Association as they work towards understanding ALS and moving towards better treatments.

The Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic and Research Center Team includes:

Zachary Simmons, M.D.

Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuromuscular Program and ALS Center
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Susan Walsh, R.N., MSN, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional Nurse Coordinator
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Alair Altiero, Ph.D.

Mental Health Professional
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Jen Crossen, B.S., CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Claire Flaherty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Barbara Brunk Gascho, R.N., C.P.N.

Chaplain
Pastoral Care Counselor
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Travis Haines, B.S., M.A.

Clinical Research Coordinator
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Pam Hudson, O.T.R/L

Occupational Therapist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Teresa Kalinay, P.T.

Physical Therapist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Victoria Kern

Physical Therapist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Joan Lobach

Social Worker
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Annette Miller, R.N.

Registered Nurse
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Anne Morris, M.P.H.

Research Project Manager
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Zahira Paul, M.S., O.T.R/L

Occupational Therapist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Divisha Raheja, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Carrie Reichwein, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Maureen Reid, R.N., B.S.N.

Registered Nurse
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Heidi Runk, R.P.S.G.T.

Clinical Research Coordinator
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   
Robert Vender, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine Specialist
Department/Institute/Center(s): Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
   
Courtney Wright, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Dietician
Department/Institute/Center(s): Neurology
   

The professionals at Hershey Medical Center have participated in multiple episodes of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter Podcast to discuss ALS issues.


 

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