Surgeon to offer medical assessment of health care today

March 20, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- David C. Han, a vascular surgeon at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, takes center stage in the debate about the current state of the practice of medicine as he presents "What's Wrong/Right with Health Care Today," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the State Theatre in downtown State College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Han, who also serves as the director of Hershey's vascular surgery division, is delivering the Schreyer Honors College's 14th Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture.

After graduating from Penn State's University Scholars Program with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1988, Han went on to earn his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1992. He completed his training in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 1999 before joining the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Han went on to complete a master's degree in Health Evaluation Sciences from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2005.

Han is an associate professor of surgery and radiology and program director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The Luchinsky Memorial Lecture Series was endowed by family and friends to honor the memory of Mark Luchinsky, a University Scholar and biochemistry major who died Jan. 18,1995, at the age of 20. Luchinsky graduated first in his class in 1992 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh. In addition to being a scholar, he was a member of the Penn State Golden Key Honor Society and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. Although he was a student in the field of science, Luchinsky loved the study of all other subjects, including poetry, history, geography and others. Even at his young age, he was known for intellectual honesty and personal integrity. Through this lecture series, family, friends and scholars gather to honor his memory through support of an annual speaker who exemplifies intellectual honesty, personal integrity and a passion for learning.

For more information, contact the Schreyer Honors College at (814) 863-2636.

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