Deepa Sekhar, MD, Pediatrics, Hershey, PA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

DeepaLakshmiSekharMD

Pediatrics Hershey, PA

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • Pennsylvania State UniversityM.Sc., 2008 - 2012
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusResidency, Pediatrics, 2003 - 2006
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityClass of 2003
  • Brown UniversityB.A., Biology and International Relations, Magna Cum Laude, 1995 - 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2008 - 2022
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2007 - 2009
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2004 - Present
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Excellence Award, Poster 2016
  • Medical Student Teaching Award Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2007
  • Andlinger Fellowship Award American Austrian Foundation, 2006
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • The sensitivity of adolescent hearing screens significantly improves by adding high frequencies  
    Sekhar DL, Zalewski TR, Beiler JS, Czarnecki B, Barr AL, King TS, Paul IM, Journal of Adolescent Health, 1/1/2016
  • Identifying factors predicting iron deficiency in United States adolescent females using the ferritin and the body iron models  
    Sekhar DL, Murray-Kolb LE, Kunselman AR, Paul IM, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 1/1/2015
  • Report of Sugar Sweetened Beverages Offered in Pennsylvania Child Care Centers  
    Lutzkanin KM, Myers AK, Schaefer EW, Sekhar DL, Clinical Pediatrics, 1/1/2015
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Sensitivity and Specificity of Adolescent Hearing Screens.
    Sekhar DL, Zalewski TR, Czarnecki B, Barr AL, King TS, Paul IM, AudiologyNOW!, Phoenix, AZ, 1/13/2016
  • Leveraging the EHR to Improve Provider Recognition of Elevated Pediatric Blood Pressure.
    Fogel B, Langue M, Iriana S, Sekhar DL, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 1/1/2016
  • Provision of Sugar Sweetened Beverages in Pennsylvania Childcare Centers.
    Lutzkanin KM, Myers AA, Schaefer EW, Sekhar DL, Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/27/2015
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Lectures

  • The “new morbidities” of childhood: school-based sexual abuse screening. 
    1/14/2016
  • Life as a physician. 
    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA - 1/8/2016
  • School Hearing Screening : A survey of Pennsylvania CSNs. 
    State College, PA - 1/29/2015
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Other

  • The Medical Minute: Stepping up efforts to home in on teen depression. Drs. - Drs. Lidija Petrovic-Dovat, Chris Petersen and Deepa Sekhar discuss the issue. 
    Sekhar DL, Inews express
    1/26/2016
  • Adolescent hearing screens. 
    Sekhar DL, Amanda Ramcharan. Interview
    1/17/2016
  • Have Kids Join the Clean Slate Club This New Year. 
    Sekhar DL, Cub Chat: A Publication of Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
    1/1/2016
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Press Mentions

  • Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Screening vs Targeted Screening for Major Depressive Disorder Among Adolescents: A Trial Protocol for the Screening in High Schools to Identify, Evaluate, and Lower Depression (SHIELD) Randomized Clinical Trial
    Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Screening vs Targeted Screening for Major Depressive Disorder Among Adolescents: A Trial Protocol for the Screening in High Schools to Identify, Evaluate, and Lower Depression (SHIELD) Randomized Clinical TrialNovember 1st, 2019
  • A Conversation with: Dr. Deepa Sekhar
    A Conversation with: Dr. Deepa SekharFebruary 21st, 2019
  • Adolescent Hearing Loss: Rising or Not, It Remains a Concern
    Adolescent Hearing Loss: Rising or Not, It Remains a ConcernDecember 1st, 2017
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations