Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a three-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship designed to train future leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. We accept two fellows per year.

During the first 6 months of the fellowship, applicants will select their area of focus from the three available fellowship tracks:

  1. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations
  2. Research
  3. Medical Education

Each track includes completion of a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania during the fellowship.

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

About the fellowship


We adhere to the Curricular Framework for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships published by the Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors.

The first year of fellowship is similar for fellows on all tracks and is designed to take already exceptional residents/general pediatricians and focus on developing them into clinical experts in pediatric hospital medicine. Training focuses on clinical experiences that are intensively mentored by leaders in the field, with opportunities in inpatient general pediatrics, complex care, co-management, assessment and stabilization of the critically ill child, and newborn care.

The first year also includes broad exposures to quality improvement, patient safety, medical operations, informatics, research, and medical education.

The second and third years of fellowship are track-specific and include in-depth exposure to the area of focus selected, as well as Master's level training at the University of Pennsylvania, just steps away from CHOP.


  • The Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations track is run in partnership with the CHOP Office for Clinical Quality Improvement and the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania, and includes a Master's in Health Policy Research with special coursework in quality improvement and patient safety.
  • The Research track is run in partnership with the CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training (PHEOT) program, and includes a master's in Clinical Epidemiology, or a master's in Health Policy Research.
  • The Medical Education track is run in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Master's in Med Ed program.

If you have questions about our track system or which track may be best for you, please feel free to contact Dr. Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro at

Global Health

If you have an interest in Global Health, please visit the CHOP Global Health and the Penn Center for Global Health websites.


Current fellows

Austin DeChalus, MD

Austin DeChalus, MD

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Medical school
University of Connecticut

Elizabeth Kuhn, MD

Elizabeth Kuhn, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Medical school
Residency Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Michael Luke, MD

Michael Luke, MD

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Medical school
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Katherine Pumphrey, MHA, MD, MSED

Katherine Pumphrey, MHA, MD, MSED

Internship and Residency
NYP Weill Cornell Medical Center

Medical school
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Mark McShane, MD

Mark McShane, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Medical school
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Kim Tran Lopez, DO

Kim Tran Lopez, DO

Cooper University Hospital

Medical school
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Fellowship alumni

Former fellows and current institutions: 

Evan Dalton, MD, MSHP; Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX
Meghan Galligan, MD, MSHP; Perelman School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Laura Goldstein, MD, MSED; Perelman School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Daniel Herchline, MD, MSED; University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Andrew Kern-Goldberger, MD, MSCE; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve
Kristin Maletsky, MD, MSED; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

How to apply

The PHM Fellowship is participating in ERAS as of 2022. In addition to your application, please be sure to upload a separate document of approximately 250 words to the ERAS website letting us know which track or tracks seem to be the best fit for you, and how focusing in that area during fellowship will shape your future career. During the first year of fellowship, program leadership and your mentors will help you make the final decision based on your evolving interests. If you have questions about our track system or which track may be best for you, please feel free to contact Dr. Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro at


Potential applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school or possess an ECFMG certificate and eligible J1 or H1B visa status
  • Have completed pediatric residency training in an ACGME-accredited program
  • Be eligible for board certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics


Recruitment is underway for fellows starting in July 2023. Interviews will be offered beginning August 15. We suggest you turn in the application as early as possible.

Interviews will take place in the fall in preparation for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Match in December.


For additional information, please contact program director Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD, MSEd, at

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

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