Peter M. Grollman

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Peter M. Grollman is Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Peter M. Grollman

Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Peter leads a portfolio of externally facing functions and supports the ongoing achievement of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) three-part mission of patient care, education, and research through oversight of the Departments of Marketing & Public Relations, Government Affairs & Advocacy, and Community Impact, in addition to supporting the President and CEO with external affairs matters.  In this role, he develops and supervises the creation and execution of tactics and strategies that ensure the Hospital’s external communications, commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment, community engagement and health policy goals align with the Hospital’s mission and strategy.

Peter was hired as Director, Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy in 2007. Prior to joining CHOP, he served as an aide in the United States Senate before joining a Washington, DC based public affairs firm specializing in healthcare advocacy. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and also holds a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia YMCA (Vice-Chair), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, and the Penn State College of Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board. He is a recipient of the Education Innovators Award from the Social Innovations Journal, the Outstanding Public Service Award from Penn State University’s Department of Political Science, and the Community Service Award from Chai Lifeline.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Political Science - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Graduate Degree

Master of Government Administration - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Departments and Services