As Vice President, Ruth is responsible for the strategic direction of CHOP’s Global Medicine activities. She has developed and currently leads teams implementing strategies for all key CHOP markets, including Latin America, Caribbean, the GCC Countries, Canada, and China. She also oversees new international initiatives and relationships, aiming to increase CHOP’s global footprint and impact.

Ruth has established unique programs and collaborations with key partners around the world. She has expertise in creating programs that leverage CHOP’s clinical innovation and align with overall hospital strategies and departmental goals. Programs developed by Ruth link CHOP clinical and research leaders with international colleagues, to facilitate access to innovative treatments in Philadelphia and to develop local pediatric expertise globally.

As Vice President, Ruth is responsible for developing and maintaining high-level international relationships on behalf of CHOP. She has extensive experience working with ministries of health, embassies, insurance companies, and hospitals. She has assumed responsibility for CHOP’s Global Health and Global Education Programs, ensuring a strategic impact on healthcare for children across the world.

Ruth has been with CHOP for over 39 years. Her experience spans a wide range of clinical care settings, from the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, to the emergency and transport services, to CHOP’s primary care practices. She played an instrumental role in establishing CHOP’s Global Patient Services department establishing diverse international team members and their roles, as well as the overall operations structure of the department.

Ruth is a frequent lecturer for professional organizations on the state of children’s health globally, and sits on the Advisory Committee of the US Cooperative for International Patient Programs, and the Moran Center for Global Leadership, Villanova University School of Business.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development

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