Hardesty joins Department of Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

August 12, 2004

James L. Hardesty has joined the Department of Surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine. Hardesty is the first physician to be signed by the medical center, who will practice full-time at Belvedere Medical Corp. (BMC) in Carlisle. He specializes in general, vascular and laparoscopic surgery and has worked in private practice for the past 16 years.

In April, leaders for Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and Carlisle-based BMC announced the new partnership formed to enhance and strengthen the clinical services offered to patients and their families in the Carlisle area. Under the agreement, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and BMC agree to expand services and programs provided to patients and their families in the Carlisle community.

"Hardesty will practice in Carlisle, so his patients will receive their surgical care locally in their community. We hope this kind of partnership strengthens our relationship with the Carlisle area by expanding the services we provide to Carlisle patients and their families," said Wiley W. Souba, chair of the Department of Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

Hardesty graduated from James Madison University in 1978. In 1983, he completed his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va. Hardesty completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Hardesty received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the Under Sea and Hyberbaric Medical Society.

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