Michael F. Reed, MD

Michael F. Reed, MD
Penn State Health Thoracic Surgery
400 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Achalasia (rare disorder of the esophagus)
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery: VATS, Robotic Surgery
  • Myasthenia gravis (autoimmune neuromuscular disease)
  • Open thoracic (chest) surgery
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pleural interventions (tunneled catheters and thorascopy)
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal, mediastinal, chest wall, and pleural diseases
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

Michael F. Reed, MD, is chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a professor of surgery at Penn State College of Medicine and the program director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency program. After graduating summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, he earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reed then served a surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a thoracic surgical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

During his residency, he spent three years as a surgical oncology research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, studying cell cycle control and chemotherapeutic response. Upon finishing his training, Dr. Reed developed a busy clinical thoracic surgery practice with particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, airway diseases and endoscopic interventions. He also focused on educational methods for teaching novel surgical and endoscopic techniques. Additionally, he pursued research on the role of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor on checkpoint control in lung cancer.

In 2010, Dr. Reed joined the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where he has a busy clinical practice that includes robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and major open thoracic surgical operations, as well as bronchoscopic and endoscopic interventions. He conducts research involving outcomes from robotic surgery, advanced bronchoscopy and educational methods for teaching novel surgical and endoscopic techniques and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous chapters and abstracts.

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) - 2001

Residency, Surgery, General
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) - 1999

Harvard Medical School - 1991

  • Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • 2004 Finalist, American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship Award
  • 2004 Finalist, Society of University Surgeons Junior Faculty Award
  • 2004 UC Medical Center Findings: 40 under 40, People to Watch at the UC Medical
  • 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2008 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2010 Invited attendee, Joint Council Thoracic Surgery Education, Inc. "Educate the Educator"
  • 2016 The Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG CAHPS) Peak Performer, Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Bronchoscopic management of emphysema and prolonged leak
  • Clinical outcomes in robotic thoracic surgery
  • Educational methods for teaching novel surgical and endoscopic techniques
  • Population based outcomes in minimally invasive cancer surgery
  • Thoracic Cancer

My Practice Locations

400 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033