John Chuo, MD, MS

John Chuo, MD, MS, is an attending neonatologist and medical director of Telemedicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Patient safety, Quality informatics, Quality improvement strategies
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. John Chuo is neonatal improvement officer and medical director of Telemedicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    He completed his neonatal fellowship from Children's Hospital in Boston and masters in Medical Informatics from the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology program in 2004. He received training as a quality improvement advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in 2010.

    His focus on implementation methods in collaboratives, medication safety, and development of quality focused decision support systems. He is an experienced educator for medical, post-graduate, allied health, and health professionals. Dr. Chuo has extensive clinical experience and is an authority on patient safety and quality informatics.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


    New York University Medical Center, New York, NY


    Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Board Certification

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    Graduate Degree

    MS - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Neonatal Quality Informatics Officer

    Medical Director, Telemedicine

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications




    Chuo J, Paliga JT, Lioy J. Creating an Effective Quality Improvement (QI) Process for Airway Emergencies. In: Sobol S, Lioy J, ed. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 385-389.



    Sullivan, K., Suh, S., Monk, H., Chuo, J.: Personalize performance feedback reduces narcotic prescription errors in a NICU. BMJ Qual Saf Mar 2013. Read the abstract

    Taylor AM., Chuo, J., Figueroa-Altmann, A., DiTaranto, S., Shaw, KN.: Unit based Patient Safety Walkrounds Uncover Correctable System Flaws. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety May 2013. Read the abstract


    Chuo, J., Aftab, S., Heimall, L., Soorikan, L., Provost, L., Ades, A. : Standardizing the practice of securing endotracheal tubes in neonates. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Oct 2012 Notes: (Submitted).