Diversity and Equity

doctors talking At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we serve a diverse patient population and seek to continue to grow a workforce that reflects the richness of this diversity. Our commitment to excellence and delivering high-quality care to patients and families drives us to recruit the best of the best, meaning that we must work to ensure we have candidates who represent a variety of perspectives, expertise and experiences.

In addition to prioritizing engaging an increasingly diverse workforce, we are committed to developing an environment that facilitates career advancement and retention of our talented, diverse faculty and staff.

We strongly believe that diversity in our workforce and our workplace leads to innovation and cutting-edge, culturally competent, family-centered care.

The Department of Pediatrics is striving to bring Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to the forefront of institutions that value and enact the principles of diversity and equity in the workplace.

Our efforts are focused on three key areas: (1) recruitment through pipeline development, (2) advancement of our diverse faculty through established opportunities, and (3) retention of our diverse talent by creating an inclusive climate and a culture of wellness. By constantly pursuing improvement in these areas, we are making our institution stronger.

We welcome your partnership to make our department an extraordinary place to work and learn.

CHOP Diversity and Equity Working Group

Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Angela Ellison, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chair for Diversity and Equity
Assistant Vice President, Medical Staff Diversity and Inclusion

Brenna Aredas, MPH
Program Support, Department of Pediatrics

Nathan Blum, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Sue Furth, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of the Division of Nephrology
Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Rinchen Lama, MPH
Sr. Improvement Project Manager

David Piccoli, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director of the Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center

Anne Reilly, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director of Oncology

Miriam Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Chair, Physician Wellbeing Steering Committee

Professor of Pediatrics
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics

April Taylor, MS, MHA
Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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