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Why Choose CHOP?

Every Specialty is Our Specialty

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At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, every specialty is our specialty.

Whether your child is born with a congenital disorder or has developed a complex medical condition, you’ll find answers, treatment and support here.

A combination of world-renowned physicians, groundbreaking research and ongoing partnerships with families allows us to make life-changing innovations possible for sick children. Everyday.

What’s unique about Children’s Hospital is our collaboration: Many experts in many specialties, all in one place. Together, we provide the best care for your child and the most comprehensive support for your family.

At Children’s Hospital you’ll find:


As the nation’s oldest children’s hospital, we have more than 150 years of experience treating babies, children, teens and young adults.


Our physicians are national experts in every pediatric specialty — cancer, cardiac, fetal medicine, orthopedics, neonatology, gastroenterology, urology, just to name a few.


Our researchers have led groundbreaking studies into the origins and treatments of hundreds of conditions that affect children. In the lab, at the bedside and in the operating room, our team is changing the practice of pediatric medicine, expanding treatment options and achieving superb outcomes.

Specialized programs

Children’s Hospital has created dozens of specialty programs for serious rare disorders such as hyperinsulinism, thoracic insufficiency syndrome, Cornelia de lange syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis and biliary atresia.

Our specialized programs draw patients from across the country and give our team a depth and breadth of experience not found elsewhere.

Family-centered care

At CHOP, we partner with your family in the care of your child. We seek your opinion and perspective. We share information about your child’s care and possible treatment options. We encourage you to participate in your child’s care as much as you wish.

Family support

We provide support services for your entire family as you navigate through your child’s healthcare journey. Social work, child life, case management and language services are just some of the resources available to your family.


The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has consistently been recognized as a national leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

This year alone, CHOP earned recognition as the nation’s best pediatric hospital from two respected publications:

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Updated: June 2014

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