Edward J. Doolin, MD, FACS, FAAP

Edward J. Doolin, MD, is an attending pediatric surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Airway surgery, Anorectal surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Atlantic County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Dr. Doolin is an attending surgeon in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation (PACE) Program. He also serves as an associate professor of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    As a general surgeon, Dr. Doolin focuses his practice on a wide variety of pediatric conditions, with a special focus on the areas of thoracic, anorectal and airway surgery. He is also committed to the treatment and prevention of pediatric trauma. Dr. Doolin has published extensively in scientific journals and books, has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed medical journals, and is a frequent presenter on topics related to advances in pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma management.

    Through his work with the PACE Clinic at CHOP, Dr. Doolin is dedicated to advancing treatment for children with bowel management needs related to various anorectal and gastrointestinal conditions, and has received grant support in studies related to Hirschsprung's Disease.

    Dr. Doolin earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and his pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago.

    Dr. Doolin is also a staff member with Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mt. Holly, NJ, West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, NJ, and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ. He has held many teaching positions throughout his career, demonstrating his commitment to the education and advancement of pediatric surgery, for which he was recognized with the Dorothy and Sol Sherry Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

    Internship

    General Surgery - University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    General Surgery - University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Surgery - The Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, IL

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Surgery
    Surgery
    Surgical critical care

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Director, PACE Clinic

    Clinical Professor of Surgery of the Associate Staff, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Doolin EJ. Vagina: disease and treatment. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. New York: Springer; 2011.

    2006

    Doolin EJ. Bowel management for patients with myelodysplasia. In: Chen MK, Martin RF, editors. Surgical Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2006

    2002

    Doolin EJ. Tracheomalacia. In: Mattei P, editor. Surgical directives: Pediatric surgery.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2002

    2001

    Sacchetti AD, Betler R, Doolin EJ. Pediatric trauma. In: Ferrera PC, Colucciello SA, Marx J,  Verdile V, Gibbs MA, editors. Trauma management, an emergency medicine approach. Philadelphia: Elsevier;  2001.

    1994

    Marchildon MB, Doolin EJ. Birth injuries. In: William Buntain, editor. Management of pediatric trauma. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1994.

    Abstracts

    2010

    Doolin EJ, Redden RA, Minturn JE, Brodeur GM. Microgravity bioreactor provides a biologic assay for malignant potential in neuroblastoma [abstract]. American Pediatric Surgical Society; 2010 May 16-19; Orlando, FL.

    Doolin EJ, Redden RA, Minturn JE, Brodeur GM. Microgravity bioreactor provides a biologic assay for malignant potential in neuroblastoma. Advances in Neuroblastoma Research; 2010 Jun 21-24; Stockholm, Sweden.

    Doolin EJ, Redden RA, Minturn JE, Brodeur GM. Microgravity bioreactor provides a biologic assay for malignant potential in neuroblastoma. TERMIS NA; 2010 Dec 5-8; Orlando.

    Papers

    2011

    Redden RA, Doolin EJ. Microgravity assay of neuroblastoma: in vitro aggregation kinetics and organoid morphology correlate with MYCN expression. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2011 Apr;47(4):312-7. Epub 2011 Mar 8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21384249. Read the abstract

    Santore MT, Behar BJ, Blinman TA, Doolin EJ, Hedrick HL, Mattei P, et al. Hepaticoduodenostomy vs hepaticojejunostomy for reconstruction after resection of choledochal cyst. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):209-13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21238669. Read the abstract

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery
    Journal of Surgical Research
    Tissue Engineering
    Wound Healing Society Yearbook