Lucia Figueroa, MSW, LSW, is a licensed social worker in the Fetal Heart Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In her role, she provides psychosocial supportive services to families receiving the difficult diagnosis of a congenital heart defect during the prenatal period.
Since 1996, Lucia has worked as a pediatric medical social worker, providing care and support for pediatric oncology patients and their families at Hackensack University Medical Center (The Tomorrow’s Children’s Institute), St. Barnabas Medical Center and Morristown Memorial/Overlook Hospital (The Valerie Fund Children’s Center) in New Jersey. Lucia developed and facilitated the first Spanish speaking bereavement support group for parents coping with the loss of their children at Tomorrow’s Children’s Institute of Hackensack University Medical Center.
Lucia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. Lucia came to CHOP in 2008 to work in the Fetal Heart Program as well as the Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit offering emotional support and education, while also assisting patients with accessing resources.
BS in Sociology/Criminology - Pontifical Catholic University, Puerto Rico
MSW - Fordham University, New York, NY