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Pediatric Surgery Associates

From routine repairs to delicate surgical procedures, Dr. Domingo Alvear couples excellent care with straightforward explanations, direct accessibility to answer your questions and a generous helping of his signature compassion.

Domingo T. Alvear MD

Since 1965, Dr. Alvear has been helping children overcome unbelievable odds with his delicate surgical skills. His surgical work has been featured in newspaper articles, books and even on an episode of "Amazing Medical Stories" on The Learning Channel (TLC).

Dr. Alvear holds a position on the executive committee of PinnacleHealth’s medical staff, representing more than 900 physicians, and PinnacleHealth’s surgical residency faculty. Dr. Alvear serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Dauphin County Medical Society and Central Penn College.

Compassion and Accessibility

Dr. Alvear is the founder and chair of the World Surgical Foundation,  a team of surgeons and other healthcare professionals that serve people in developing or impoverished countries where modern healthcare is not available or is too costly. Each year, Dr. Alvear dedicates himself to at least one mission trip as well as fundraising and other supportive roles.

Patients, and their parents, find Dr. Alvear to be readily available for questions and value his ability to speak to them in terms they understand.

Education and Training


University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, 1965

Post-Doctoral Training

Internship: USAF Clark, Philippines, 1964-65
Presbyterian Hospital, PA, 1966-67
Residency in General Surgery : SAF Clark, Philippines, 1965-66
St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, 1967-68
Presbyterian Hospital, PA, 1968-71
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery : St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 1971-73

Licensure and Board Certification

Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery (re-certified 1999)

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

Director of Pediatric Surgery, PinnacleHealth
Executive Committee, PinnacleHealth System Medical Staff
Chairman and Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Board of Trustees, Pennsylvania Medical Society
Board of Trustees and Past President, Dauphin County Medical Society
Faculty Member, Surgical Residency Program, PinnacleHealth
Fellow, The American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Past President, Society of Philippine Surgeons in America
Medical Staff President, Former Polyclinic Medical Center
Board of Directors, Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA


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