Adrian D. Zurca Jr., MD

Adrian D. Zurca Jr., MD
Penn State Health Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Closed Head Injury
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Pediatric Home Ventilation
  • Pediatric cardio-thoracic surgery post-op care
  • Pre and post-surgery support for brain trauma patients
  • Pre and post-surgery support for infants and children with heart disease
  • Renal dialysis
  • Sepsis
  • Shock

Adrian Zurca, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine and then went on to his residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after which he joined the faculty at Penn State Children's Hospital. Dr. Zurca also holds a master's in human development and education. He is interested in medical simulation, curriculum development and medical education, and his research currently focuses on resident education, clinical decision-making and assessment of procedural competency. Dr. Zurca is also program director for the pediatric critical care fellowship.

Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children's National Medical Center - Pediatrics - 2015

Residency, Pediatrics
Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Connecticut) - 2012

New York University, School of Medicine - 2009

  • Medical Education
  • Simulation
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016, 2017
  • Scholarship in Education Award, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016
  • Top Educator in Pediatrics Award, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016
  • Child HCAHPS Inpatient Dean’s List; Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction - 2016
  • Outstanding Rookie Teacher of the Year, Pediatrics - 2016
  • Family-Provider Communication
  • Medical Education

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