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Susan Coffin, MD, MPH

Attending physician

Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Associate director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

Dr. Coffin is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital where she co-leads the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Group.

She is actively engaged in the clinical care of children with infections, teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and other care providers. Dr. Coffin is currently the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist after serving over a decade as the Medical Director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Coffin has an active and well-funded research program that focuses on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Coffin is an active participant in numerous local, state and nation-wide public health programs that address such topics as the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare associated infections, pandemic influenza preparedness, and pediatric influenza. In addition, Dr. Coffin has worked on infectious diseases prevention projects in healthcare and community settings in Botswana, Ghana, Vietnam, Egypt, Greece and China.

Dr. Coffin’s interests include: pediatrics, infectious diseases, public health, vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, infection control and healthcare-associated infections, quality improvement.

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