Debby McGrath, MSS

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Debby McGrath, MSS, is a social worker who works with patient and their families in the Transplant and Cystic Fibrosis Program and Special Immunology Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology, Minor in Elementary Education - Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

Graduate Degree

Masters in Social Service (MSS) - Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Additional Training

Certified in early childhood and elementary education

Titles and Academic Titles

Cystic Fibrosis and Lung & Heart/Lung Transplant Social Worker

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


Poster Presented at The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference: Cystic Fibrosis Circle of Care: My Way: Getting It Done

Poster Presented to QPS Day


CQI - Transitioning Pulmonary Patient’s to Adult Care Providers

Awards and Honors

2012, Nomination for Social Work Award for Excellence in Direct Practice

2011, Nomination for Social Work Award for Excellence in Direct Practice

2011, Winner of Unsung Hero Award, through Delaware Valley Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2015-present, Member of HelpHOPELive

2010-present, Member of Society for Transplant Social Workers

2005-present, Member/Administrator- The Take A Breather Foundation

2005-present, Member -The Cystic Fibrosis Center Quality Improvement (CQI)

Academic and Institutional Committees

Editorial and Academic Positions

2015-present, Member of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Documentation Work Group