For Patients and Visitors

Your Healthcare Team

All of the healthcare professionals and employees at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are dedicated to providing the best care to your child and your family, and to making your experience with us as comfortable as possible. Listed here are some of the people you might meet and information about the role they play as part of the healthcare team. Remember that the people you meet will depend on the type and location of your visit.

Medical staff

A doctor is a licensed medical practitioner, someone who is trained in medicine. A doctor will oversee your child's care. There are many kinds of doctors you might meet:

Mid-level practitioners

Nursing staff

Our nurses have special training in the care of children and may have additional training in a specific pediatric specialty. They work as partners with your child's doctor to provide care.

Support staff

We employ support staff in a variety of disciplines to help make your experience with us go as smoothly as possible. You may meet some or all of the following.


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