Kelly Goldin, BS, CCLS, CTRS

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Kelly Goldin, BS, CCLS, CTRS, is a bereavement coordinator with the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


As a Child Life Specialist on the Pediatric Advance Care Team, Kelly Goldin, CCLS, CTRS provides home based support to patients receiving palliative and/or hospice care and their siblings.  Her role helps to facilitate coping with disease progression, offers opportunities for self-expression through therapeutic play, and assists families in creating legacy projects. The position is designed to allow her to transition to grief and bereavement services for siblings when the time is needed. 

Kelly has been a Certified Child Life Specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 15 years.  She has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as the Center for Fetal Diagnosis before starting her role on the Palliative Care team over 6 years ago.  Goldin believes her “vast experience throughout the hospital settings has given me a great source of knowledge in working with patients with various medical diagnoses.”

Goldin graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation. She also holds a certificate in Greif and Bereavement Counseling from Brooklyn College.  During her time at Temple, she was a member of the university’s Women’s Rowing Team.  She still enjoys going down to the river to cheer on her alma mater, and taking a run on the beautiful path along Kelly Drive. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Therapeutic Recreation - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Bereavement Coordinator

Departments and Services