Irena Lala

Irena Lala

Irena Lala is an international access coordinator for Global Patient Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Background

As an International Access Coordinator for Global Medicine, Irena works as a liaison between incoming families and the various departments at CHOP. She coordinates the arrival, clinical review, and medical appointments for international patients coming from around the world. The International Access Coordinators work seamlessly with members from other departments in the Hospital to ensure all aspects of families’ visits are coordinated and convenient.

Irena started at CHOP as an Intake Coordinator for the IPS team where she handled the intake of new international patients. Before joining CHOP, Irena has many years of experience working with children as an Italian teacher. She worked with children of all ages and communicated with parents from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to teaching, Irena brings five years of experience as a medical interpreter to the IPS team.

Irena speaks four languages – English, Albanian, Italian, and French.

Education and Training

Additional Training

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA – Italian Language & Literature, Minor in Translation and Interpretation, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Titles and Academic Titles

International Access Coordinator, Global Medicine

Departments and Services