Meghan Burkhardt, MS, OTR/L, BCP has been a member of the Occupational Therapy department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 2007 and has served in various clinical and administrative roles throughout the department. Meghan’s clinical focus is ICU level care including the pediatric ICU, cardiac ICU, and neonatal and infant ICU. She has co-authored the following Clinical Practice Guidelines: Progressive Mobility; Ambulatory ECMO; N/IICU Early Mobility; Hematological Lab Values; Lymphedema Treatment in the N/IICU; and Thrombosis.  Meghan’s administrative time is spent supporting the educational programming for the OT department as the Education and Development Coordinator, Pediatric OT Fellowship Coordinator, and co-lead of the undergraduate student program

Education and Training

Board Certification

Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Health Science - University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Graduate Degree

MS in Occupational Therapy - University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Additional Training

General Movement Assessment -Basic 2017

General Movement Assessment – Advanced 2023

NeoNatal Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS-II) 2021

Test of Infant Motor Performance 2019

Titles and Academic Titles

Occupational Therapist III

Educational and Development Coordinator

AOTA Pediatric OT Fellowship Coordinator

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Early Mobility

Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy/Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Data Driven Fieldwork

Selected Publications

DeMauro, S. B., Burkhardt, M., Wood, A., Nilan, K., Jensen, E. A., Bamat, N. A., ... & Gibbs, K. (2022). Early motor development in infants with moderate or severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 15(1), 55-62.

Leadership and Memberships

AOTA Roster of Fellowship Reviewers

AOTA Community of Practice: Hospital-Based Pediatrics

The BPD Collaborative: Neurodevelopment Working Group

American Occupational Therapy Association