Dr. John Chuo is Neonatal Improvement Officer and Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and associate professor of 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 focus on implementation methods in collaboratives, medication safety, and development of quality focused decision support systems. 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 patient safety and quality informatics.

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

Graduate Degree

MS - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Neonatal Quality Informatics Officer

Medical Director, Telemedicine

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

Departments and Services




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. Read the abstract

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. Read the abstract


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.