Richard H.Dixon of Bellefonte is a retired internal medicine specialist with a focus on hematology and oncology. Dr. Dixon completed his medical education, residency program and hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hematology.
In 1997 Dr. Dixon received the first clinical practice award from the American College of Physicians, recognizing over two decades of outstanding service and dedication to his patients, community and colleagues. Several years later, he and Barbara Gutch, RN, CNO, a certified oncology nurse, were nominated as Heroes in Health Care, a recognition program sponsored by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). Further, Dr. Dixon led our cancer program to national prominence by helping us to achieve accreditation and subsequent distinction by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).
Dr. Dixon served as principal investigator on many of the clinical trials available at Mount Nittany Medical Center focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer. He was a member of the executive committee of the Penn State Cancer Institute and was a Clinical Professor of Medicine at The Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dixon was recognized as a diagnostician and networked with many cancer treatment and research centers. He was, and continues to be an advocate for rural health initiatives.
Dr. Dixon served on the Steering Committee for the Commitment to Distinction campaign for Mount Nittany Medical Center.