Breakthrough Report

An ongoing collection of our most inspiring stories

Delaney Twins with their Parents at CHOP

Checking in on Formerly Conjoined Twins

Abby and Erin Delaney are thriving months after separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Families Key to Breakthroughs

State-of-the-art new buildings are great, but breakthroughs happen because families are willing to allow their children to participate in research.


A Big Breakthrough for Our Tiniest Patients

We’ve reimagined how to improve outcomes for babies born too early.

PICU group photo

PICU’s 50-Year Anniversary

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.

Doug Wallace

Making Ben Proud

Douglas Wallace, PhD, is considered the founder of mitochondrial genetics. His groundbreaking research at CHOP earned him two prestigious international awards in 2017.

Awe-inspiring Careers

The American Academy of Pediatrics honored three CHOP doctors with lifetime achievement awards in 2017.

Winston Voted into Academy

The accident-prevention research of Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, has saved countless lives and earned her election to the National Academy of Medicine.

20 Years of Sharing

Orthopaedic surgeon David A. Spiegel, MD, was recognized for his 20-plus years of humanitarian work in underserved regions around the world.

Historic Campaign to Fuel Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs

CHOP’s ambitious fundraising campaign, For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs, reflects and enables the Hospital’s relentless drive to improve children’s health.