Fifty years ago, CHOP established the nation’s first pediatric intensive care unit for the sickest children. Those six beds are now a 55-bed unit caring for 3,000-plus children a year.
Douglas Wallace, PhD, is considered the founder of mitochondrial genetics. His groundbreaking research at CHOP earned him two prestigious international awards in 2017.
The American Academy of Pediatrics honored three CHOP doctors with lifetime achievement awards in 2017.
The accident-prevention research of Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, has saved countless lives and earned her election to the National Academy of Medicine.
Orthopaedic surgeon David A. Spiegel, MD, was recognized for his 20-plus years of humanitarian work in underserved regions around the world.
CHOP’s ambitious fundraising campaign, For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs, reflects and enables the Hospital’s relentless drive to improve children’s health.