Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Special Training: Massachusetts General Hospital; University of California, San Francisco; Boston Children's Hospital
Academic Appointment: C. Everett Koop Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Adzick is Surgeon-in-Chief and Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Hospital's C. Everett Koop Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Adzick has a particular interest in fetal diagnosis and therapy. Upon his arrival at Children's Hospital in 1995, he created the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, one of few programs worldwide to provide the full spectrum of care for prenatally diagnosed birth defects. At present, the Center has received referrals from all 50 United States and more than 50 countries.
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment employs a multidisciplinary approach to caring for mother and fetus, including diagnosis and pregnancy surveillance, fetal intervention when indicated, delivery, postnatal surgery and recovery, and long-term follow-up. In 2008, under Dr. Adzick's leadership, CHOP opened the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for women carrying fetuses with diagnosed birth defects. This unique delivery unit within a pediatric hospital affords seamless care for affected neonates and allows families to remain together from the moment of birth.
Dr. Adzick has published extensively on topics related to fetal therapy and has served as principal investigator on numerous major research grants in the areas of prenatal intervention, fetal wound healing and gene therapy for fetal anomalies.
As Surgeon-in-Chief at CHOP, Dr. Adzick oversees all surgical subspecialties. He is an active attending surgeon and has trained nearly 20 pediatric surgical fellows in CHOP's rigorous fellowship program
Dr. Adzick is a member of numerous national and international organizations including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, of which he has served as president.
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