Ruth A. Frey, MSN, CPNP

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Ruth A. Frey, MSN, CPNP, is the senior director of International Business and Program Development at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Ruth plays a central role in international business development as well as program development to support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s initiatives. She is responsible for new business and market development efforts, and managing and maintaining key strategic relationships.

Ruth, has been with Children’s Hospital for nearly 35 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.

Ruth has also been instrumental in CHOP’s Global Health program since its inception. She has trained and mentored healthcare teams that provide outreach in developing nations, and has trained local health workers in improved methods of care delivery for children.

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 Global Patient Programs.

Education and Training

Additional Training

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Director, International Business and Program Development

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