Elizabeth Froh, PhD, MS, RN

Elizabeth Froh, PhD, MS, RN

Elizabeth Froh, PhD, MS, RN, is the Clinical Supervisor of the Lactation Team and Human Milk Management Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Elizabeth Froh, PhD, MS, RN, is the clinical supervisor of the CHOP Lactation Team and Human Milk Management Center. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Her dissertation study, “Breastfeeding the infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia,” was successfully defended, and Dr. Froh graduated with her doctorate of philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

Prior to this position, Froh was a bedside nurse in the CHOP Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (2008-2013) and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital (2006-2008). She has several publications focusing on lactation and human milk science, and she has spoken at many conferences and meetings.

Froh is involved in several research studies and continuous improvement projects within CHOP, including an exploration of the breastfeeding resource nurse role and program. As a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Froh continues her efforts to translate research from human milk science into cutting-edge clinical practice within The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

MS - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Supervisor of Lactation and the Human Milk Management Center

Departments and Services




Spatz DL, Froh EB, Schwarz J, Houng K, Brewster I, Myers C, Prince J, Olkkola M. Pump early, pump often: A continuous quality improvement project. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 160–170.