Institute for Biomedical Engineering

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering comprises faculty from Penn State’s Departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Radiology.

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The Institute was formed within Penn State University’s Program in Bioengineering in February 1998 with a Special Opportunity Grant from the Whitaker Foundation.

Its purpose is to educate graduate bioengineering students at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the research and development of medical devices.

The Institute participates in the PhD and MD/PhD programs in bioengineering within Penn State’s graduate bioengineering program, and provides a unique academic infrastructure at the Hershey campus.

This infrastructure includes office and laboratory space in the Biomedical Research Building dedicated to biomedical engineering education, teaching support, new courses, two-way access to courses between Hershey and University Park through distance-learning technology, a biomedical engineering library, and available housing.

The primary research focus of the Institute is research and development of medical devices. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a unique environment for collaboration between engineers, clinicians and the biomedical industry.

Bioengineering faculty working in the departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiology and Anesthesia are involved in research in the following areas:

Contact Us

For details on the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, please call 717-531-5716 or email Christopher Siedlecki, PhD, at