Jennifer Diem Inglis, MSW, LSW

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Jennifer Diem Inglis, MSW, LSW, is a social worker with the Fetal Heart Program, providing support and guidance to patients and families expecting a baby prenatally diagnosed with a heart defect.

Areas of Expertise: Prenatal counseling, Crisis intervention, Caregiver support
Locations: Main Hospital
Phone: 215-590-5647


Jennifer Diem Inglis, MSW, LSW, has been a social worker in the Fetal Heart Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 2010. During that time, she has offered counseling, education and support to families who face the birth of a baby with a heart defect.

Jennifer is an integral part of the Fetal Heart team, meeting with each mother and family throughout their prenatal course to address both the emotional and practical challenges of planning for relocation, delivery, and intensive-care stay for the baby.

Jennifer currently heads the Education Committee for the Division of Social Work, a role she has held since 2014. Under her leadership, the committee provides continuing education programs for social workers across the enterprise that meet the state licensing requirements for Pennsylvania licensed social workers.

Prior to joining the Fetal Heart Program team, Jennifer served as the social worker in the Trauma Program. There she gained expertise in crisis intervention and supported families of critically injured children, facilitating difficult end-of-life conversations and providing bereavement support. Jennifer also provided expert psychosocial assessments in cases of suspected child abuse.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Graduate Degree

MSW - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Postpartum Support International Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Titles and Academic Titles

Social Worker, Fetal Heart Program

Chair, Social Work Education Committee, Department of Patient and Family Services




Diem Inglis, J., Hertzog, J., Ousley, H. Fetal Surgery (Chapter 4). Social Work in Health Settings. Practice in Context, 4th Edition in J. McCoyd, T. Kerson (Eds.), Routledge, London and New York, 2016, pp. 52-63.



Inglis JD, Hertzog J, Ousley H. Fetal Surgery. In: McCoyd JLM, Kerson TS, editors. Social Work in Health Settings. 4th ed. New York: Routledge; 2016.

Inglis JD, Giardino AP, Christian CW, Giardino ER. Psychosocial Assessment. In: Giardino AP, Lyn MA, Giardino ER, editors. A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect. 2nd ed. Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 1997.

Posters and Presentations


Inglis JD, Donaghue D, Combs J. Counseling and Family Support in Prenatal Heart Disease: The Team Approach. Advanced Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging and Care Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. September 2015.

Inglis JD, Cole J, Moldenhauer J, Munson D, Shaughnessy E, Palmer L. Impact of the CFDT Palliative Care and Bereavement Program: Parent Panel. Update on Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Conference, Philadelphia, PA. May, 2015.

Inglis JD, Donaghue D, Combs J. Serial Multidisciplinary Counseling in the Setting of Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease. The 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Cardiovascular Disease; 2015 February 12-15; Scottsdale, AZ.


Inglis JD, Ousley H. Perinatal Social Work Support for Families Expecting Babies with Birth Defects. National Association of Perinatal Social Workers National Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 2014.


Inglis JD, Combs J. Counseling, Education, and Family Support: The Concept of the Fetal Heart Program. Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. June, 2012.


Inglis JD, Donaghue D, Combs J, Figueroa L. Counseling and Educating the Patient and Family with a Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease. Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies. Philadelphia, PA.  March, 2011.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW), member