Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH

Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Areas of Expertise: Disparity of Synagis (Palivizumab) course completion among former preterm African-American infants in Philadelphia., Impact of maternal health on racial disparity in birth outcomes for African-American infants., Impact of parental trust on health outcomes of former preterm African-American infants, Impact of treatment hospital on the racial disparity in birth outcomes for African-American infants., Relationship of socioeconomic status (subjective and objective) and impact on maternal and birth outcomes.
Locations: CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    After receiving her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, she attended Columbia University in New York, where she received a dual degree in Medicine and Public Health from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health.

    She completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and her fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    As a neonatologist with a background in public health and advocacy, Dr. Fitzpatrick-Dennis has explored health disparities that impact both infant and maternal outcomes.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

    Internship

    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Residency

    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Fellowship

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist, CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Papers

    2011

    Dennis EF, Webb DA, Lorch SA, Mathew L, Bloch JR, Culhand JF. Subjective social status and maternal health in a low income urban population. Matern Child Health J. Epub 2011 Apr 13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21487843. Read the abstract

    2010

    Bloch JR, Webb DA, Mathews L, Fitzpatrick Dennis E, Bennet IM, Culhane JF. Beyond marital status: the quality of the mother-father relationship and its influence on reproductive health behaviors and outcomes among unmarried low income pregnant women. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Sep;14(5):726-34. Epub 2009 Aig 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19649696. Read the article