Dr. Steenhoff is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a board certified specialist pediatrician in the United States, Botswana and South Africa. As Africa's Program Director of Global Health at The Children’s Hospital, he leads activities in Botswana and South Africa.
Dr. Steenhoff is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He did pediatric residency training in South Africa, England and the United States, and also served as chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He obtained fellowship training in general pediatrics in South Africa and in infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has extensive international pediatric experience having done clinical work in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, England and the United States.
Dr. Steenhoff combines clinical and research skills to improve pediatric outcomes in the developing world. His research focuses on pediatric infectious diseases with a particular interest in tuberculosis and infectious drivers of pediatric mortality (gastroenteritis and pneumonia). He is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Steenhoff is responsible for leading, designing and facilitating research to investigate key questions in pediatric care in Botswana. He and his collaborators have received funding for this work in Botswana from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the CHOP Research Institute, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health through the Center for AIDS Research of the University of Pennsylvania, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The International AIDS Society and the Grand Challenges Canada Program. He resides in Gaborone, Botswana, and is a member of Botswana’s National HIV and TB Specialist Panels and the Ministry of Health’s Pediatric Technical Working Group.
Dr. Steenhoff teaches and mentors fellows and residents from Philadelphia as well as residents from the University of Botswana. He teaches and mentors in both the clinical and research areas. His mentees have been recipients of various awards including from the Thrasher Foundation, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, The International AIDS Society, and The Neal Nathanson Fellowship at Penn.
- Education and Training
MBBCh - University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Africa
Pediatrics - Chris-Hani Bargwanath Hospital, Soweto, Africa
Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
PediatricsPediatric Infectious Diseases
- Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Departments and Services