John Chuo, MD, MS

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John Chuo, MD, MS, is an attending neonatologist and Medical Director of Telemedicine Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Quality and implementation science, Informatics, Digital health innovations
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. John Chuo is Neonatal Quality Officer for the CHOP Newborn Care Network, Clinical Champion for Digital Health and Innovations at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Co-director of the Digital Health Innovation Core with the Center for Phenomic Sciences, and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

He completed his neonatal fellowship from Children's Hospital in Boston and masters in Medical Informatics from the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology program in 2004. He received training as a quality improvement advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in 2010.

His research focus are the use of innovation and technology in quality improvement implementation, including collaborative healthcare delivery models using telemedicine. He is an experienced educator for medical, post-graduate, allied health, and health professionals. Dr. Chuo has extensive clinical experience and is an authority on Quality and Implementation Science, Informatics, Digital Health Innovations.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


New York University Medical Center, New York, NY


Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
MS, MIT Joint Health Science and Technology Program - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Neonatal Quality Officer for the CHOP Newborn Care Network

Clinical Champion and Advisor for Digital Health

Co-director of the Digital Health Innovation Core, Center for Phenomic Sciences, Research Institute

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Nelson O, Rintoul NE, Tan JM, Simpao AF, Chuo J, Hedrick HL, Duran MS, Makeneni S, Devine M, Cao L, Stricker PA. Surgical neonates: A retrospective review of procedures and postoperative outcomes at a quaternary children's hospital. Paediatr Anaesth. 2023 Dec 25. doi: 10.1111/pan.14827. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38146211.

Bapat R, Duran M, Piazza A, Pallotto EK, Joe P, Chuo J, Mingrone T, Hawes J, Powell M, Falciglia GH, Grover TR, Rintoul N, MacPherson MJ, Rose A, Brozanski B. A Multicenter Collaborative to Improve Postoperative Pain Management in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2023 Aug 1;152(2):e2022059860. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059860. PMID: 37409386.


Chuo J, Macy ML, Lorch SA. Strategies for Evaluating Telehealth. Pediatrics. 2020 Aug 18:e20201781. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-1781. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32817398 Review. No abstract available.


Masten M, Sommerfeldt S, Gordan S, Greubel E, Canning C, Lioy J, Chuo J. Evaluating Teamwork in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Survey of Providers and Parents. Adv Neonatal Care. 2019 Mar 19. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000604. [Epub ahead of print]


Chuo J, Lioy J, Gerdes J. Drivers of referrals to a children's hospital neonatal-infant intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2019 Feb;39(2):295-299. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0297-2. Epub 2018 Dec 20.


Chilutti Abel K, Baldwin K, Chuo J, Ganley T, Kim A, Wells L, Giordano T. Can Telemedicine Be Used for Adolescent Postoperative Knee Arthroscopy Follow-up? JBJS JOPA. 2017; 5(4): e26.


Sullivan, K., Suh, S., Monk, H., Chuo, J.: Personalize performance feedback reduces narcotic prescription errors in a NICU. BMJ Qual Saf Mar 2013.

Taylor AM., Chuo, J., Figueroa-Altmann, A., DiTaranto, S., Shaw, KN.: Unit based Patient Safety Walkrounds Uncover Correctable System Flaws. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety May 2013.


Chuo, J., Aftab, S., Heimall, L., Soorikan, L., Provost, L., Ades, A. : Standardizing the practice of securing endotracheal tubes in neonates. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Oct 2012 Notes: (Submitted).




Chuo J, Paliga JT, Lioy J. Creating an Effective Quality Improvement (QI) Process for Airway Emergencies. In: Sobol S, Lioy J, ed. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 385-389.