Morgan Congdon, MD, MPH, MSEd

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Morgan Congdon, MD, MPH, MSEd, is an attending physician with the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Brown University, Providence, RI

Internship

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics, Global Health Track - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - Brown University, Providence, RI
MSEd - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Pediatric Hospitalist

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Global health
Public health
Medical education
Hospital Medicine
Health Equity

Publications

Papers

2022

Congdon M, Kern-Goldberger A, Delambert G.: Cultivating intentional action out of unintentional injury disparities; a call to action for hospitalists. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 17: 142-143. January 2022.

Patel SM, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB, Congdon M, Young RR, Patel MZ, Mazhani T, Boiditswe S, Leburu T, Lechiile K, Arscott-Mills T, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Shah SS, Cunningham CK, Pelton SI, Kelly MS.: Evolution of pneumococcal serotype epidemiology in Botswana following introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. PLoS One 17: e0262225, Jan 2022.

2021

Congdon M, Schnell SA, Londoño Gentile T, Faerber JA, Bonafide CP, Blackstone MM, Johnson TJ. Impact of patient race/ethnicity on emergency department management of pediatric gastroenteritis in the setting of a clinical pathway. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Mar 20. doi: 10.1111/acem.14255. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33745207.

2020

Berna AZ, Akaho EH, Harris RM, Congdon M, Korn E, Neher S, M'Farrej M, Burns J, John ARO. Breath biomarkers of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection: a pilot study. medRxiv [Preprint]. 2020 Dec 7:2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.12.04.20230755. PMID: 33330891;

Vasan A, Krass, P, Leah Seifu L, Talia Hitt T, Ijaz N, Villegas L, Pallegedara K, Pandurangia S, Congdon M, Rezet B, Kenyon C. Pediatric Provider Perspectives and Practices Regarding Health Policy Discussions with Families: A Mixed Methods Study. BMC Pediatr 20, 343 (2020).  

Congdon M, Hong H, Young RR, Cunningham CK, Enane LA, Arscott-Mills T, Banda FM, Chise M, Motlhatlhedi K, Feemster K, Patel SM, Boiditswe C, Leburu T, Shah SS, Steenhoff AP, Kelly MS. Effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on childhood pneumonia hospitalizations and deaths in Botswana. Clinincal Infectious Diseases. July 2020.

Campbell I, Congdon M, Capucilli P, Fox BW. A Not So Common Infection in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant. Clinical Pediatrics. June 2020.

Congdon M, Kern-Goldberger AS, Hart  JK. Pediatric Readmissions and the Quality of Hospital-to-Home Transitions. J Hosp Med. 2020 Dec;15(12):767. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3525. PMID: 33284744.

2018

Vajravelu M, Congdon M, Mitteer L, Koh J, Givler S, De Leon D. Continuous Intragastric Dextrose: A Therapeutic Option for Refractory Hypoglycemia in Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2018 Aug 7: 1-7

2015

Congdon M, Gjelsvik A, Lurie M, Enimil A, Antwi S, Kwara A. The role of nutritional status on follow-up among HIV-infected children at a Teaching Hospital clinic in Ghana. West Afr J of Med. 2015 Jan-Mar; 34(1): 20-26.

2012

McCulloh R, Smitherman S, Adelsky S, Congdon M, Librizzi J, Koehn K, Alverson B. Hospitalists better adhere to evidence-based guidelines for inpatient bronchiolitis management: results from a multi-center study. Hospital Pediatrics 2(1): 19-25, 2012.

Posters and Presentations

2022

Maletsky, K, Farr, K, Fanny, A, Crouse, H, Moher, J, Congdon, M.: Multi-institutional Global Health Trainee Yearlong (MIGHTY) Curriculum: A virtual series for pediatric trainees in the era of COVID-19.  Poster presentation at CHOP's 5th Interprofessional Education Symposium.  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.   January 2022.

Rose, S, Goldstein, L, Congdon, M, Maletsky, K, Craven, M, Pete Devon, E.: Ready, set, go!  Creating and implementing a virtual pre-clerkship readiness curriculum to prepare students for the pediatric clerkship. Platform presentation at CHOP's 5th Interprofessional Education Symposium, Philadelphia, PA   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. January 2022.

Carroll B, Rojas C, Burns J, El-Hage L, Muthu N, Congdon M. : Characteristics and Outcomes of Hospitalized Febrile Young Infants with COVID-19.  Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) national meeting.   April  2022.

Maletsky, K, Farr, K, Fanny, A, Crouse, H, Moher, J, Congdon, M.: Multi-institutional Global Health Trainee Yearlong (MIGHTY) Curriculum: A virtual series for pediatric residents.  Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) national meeting.  April 2022.

Maletsky, K, Farr, K, Fanny, A, Crouse, H, Moher, J, Congdon, M.  : Multi-institutional Global Health Trainee Yearlong (MIGHTY) Curriculum: A virtual series for pediatric residents. Poster presentation to the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) annual spring meeting.  May 2022.

Congdon M, Rauch B, Carroll B, Costello A, Chua WD, Fairchild V, Fatemi Y, Greenfield ME, Herchline D, Howard A, Khan A, Lamberton C, McAndrew L, Hart, J, Shaw, KN, Rasooly, I. An Approach to Diagnostic Error among Pediatric Readmissions. Accepted for a QI Blog poster at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s Quality and Safety Day. May 2022. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Maletsky, K, Farr, K, Fanny, A, Crouse, H, Moher, J, Congdon, M. "Multi-Institutional Global Health Trainee Yearlong (MIGHTY) Curriculum: A Virtual Case Series for Pediatric Residents." PODIUM presentation at the APPD Global Health Learning Community Business Meeting and Abstract symposium. May 2022. San Diego, CA.

Carroll B, Rojas C, Burns J, El-Hage L, Muthu N, Congdon M. : Characteristics and Outcomes of Hospitalized Febrile Young Infants with COVID-19. Accepted for poster presentation at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2022 Conference, July 28 – 31, 2022 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. 

Congdon M, Rauch B, Carroll B, Costello A, Chua WD, Fairchild V, Fatemi Y, Greenfield ME, Herchline D, Howard A, Khan A, Lamberton C, McAndrew L, Hart, J, Shaw, KN, Rasooly, I. An Approach to Diagnostic Error among Pediatric Readmissions. Accepted for poster presentation at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2022 Conference, July 28 – 31, 2022 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

2021

Congdon M, Dellabadia K, McClam C, Danzig J, Hogan A, Tenney-Soeiro R.: Faculty Education for Care of the Complex Child.   Virtual Poster Presentation at: CHOP's 4th Interprofessional Education Symposium. January 2021.

Congdon M, Burns J, Carroll B, Madu C, Hart J: A Zip Code Road to Health: Sociodemographic Predictors of General Pediatric Readmissions.  Platform presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Conference (meeting held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic). May 2021.

Congdon M, Rasooly I, O'Callaghan K, Linn A, Neide B, Harris R, Bell L, Sammons J, Coffin S, Kitt E.: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Interpreting Cycle Thresholds during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Platform presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Conference (meeting to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic). May 2021.

Congdon M, Carroll B, Costello A, Chua WD, Fairchild V, Fatemi Y, Greenfield M, Herchline D, Howard A, Lamberton CE, McAndrew L, Hart, J, Shaw, KN, Rasooly, IR.: Recognition and Description of Diagnostic Error among Pediatric Readmissions.  Poster Presentation at the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine; Diagnostic Error in Medicine 14th Annual International Conference; October 2021 (meeting to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic).  October 2021.

Congdon M, Carroll B, Costello A, Chua WD, Fairchild V, Fatemi Y, Greenfield M, Herchline D, Howard A, Lamberton CE, McAndrew L, Hart, J, Shaw, KN, Rasooly, IR.: Recognition and Description of Diagnostic Error among Pediatric Readmissions.  Poster Presentation at the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition's Section on Hospital Medicine; October 2021 (meeting held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic).  October 2021.

Felicity Mampe, Mazvita Rankin, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Morgan Congdon, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Adelaide Barnes, Merrian Brooks, Alemayehu Gezm, Dipesalema Joel, Andrew Steenhoff.: Assessing Botwsana Pediatric Healthcare Worker Perspectives of Visiting Pediatric Residents in Gaborone, Botswana.  Poster presentation at CHOP Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA October  2021.

Berna AZ, Akaho EH, Harris RM, Congdon M, Korn E, Neher S, M'Farrej M, Burns J, John ARO. : Discovery and clinical validation of breath biomarkers of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children.  Poster, ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, virtual November 2021.

Congdon M, Burns J, Carroll B, Madu C, Hart J: A Zip Code Road to Health: Sociodemographic Predictors of General Pediatric Readmissions. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference (meeting held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic). 2021.

Congdon M, Rasooly I, O'Callaghan K, Linn A, Neide B, Harris R, Bell L, Sammons J, Coffin S, Kitt E.: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Interpreting Cycle Thresholds during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference (meeting to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic). 2021.

2020

Congdon M, Carroll B, Costello A, Londono T, Ronan J, Tenney-Soeiro R. Dissecting Clinical Pathways; a Curriculum Development Project. Poster presented at CHOP’s 3rd Annual Education Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. January 2020.

Congdon M, Carroll B, Costello A, Londono T, Ronan J, Tenney-Soeiro R: Dissecting Clinical Pathways - a Curriculum Development Project. Poster Session at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Forum for Chief Residents. San Diego, CA.  (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). March 2020.

Congdon M, Balmer D, Muthu N, Bonafide C, Rasooly I.: Trainee Diagnosis in the Age of Clinical Pathways. Poster Session at Pediatric Academic Society meeting. Philadelphia, PA.  (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). May 2020.

Congdon M, Carroll B, Costello A, Londono T, Ronan J, Tenney-Soeiro R. : Dissecting Clinical Pathways - a Curriculum Development Project. Poster Session at Pediatric Academic Society meeting. Philadelphia, PA.  (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). May 2020.

Congdon M, Balmer D, Muthu N, Bonafide C, Rasooly I.: Trainee Diagnosis in the Age of Clinical Pathways.  Oral Presentation at: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Orlando, FL (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). July 2020.

Wagoner H, Congdon M: Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, Along the Asthma Pathway  Clinical Conundrum Poster Session. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Orlando, FL (meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak). July 2020.

Congdon M, Balmer D, Muthu N, Bonafide C, Rasooly I.   : Trainee Diagnosis in the Age of Clinical Pathways. Poster Presentation at: Diagnostic Error in Medicine 13th Annual International Conference, virtual conference October  2020.

Congdon M, Hong H, Young RR, Cunningham CK, Enane LA, Arscott-Mills T, Banda FM, Chise M, Motlhatlhedi K, Feemster K, Patel SM, Boiditswe C, Leburu T, Shah SS, Steenhoff AP, Kelly MS.: Effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on childhood pneumonia hospitalizations and deaths in Botswana.  Oral presentation at: CHOP Pediatric Global Health virtual Conference October  2020.

Patel SM, Congdon M, Young RR, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB, Boiditswe S, Leburu T, Arscott-Mills T, Steenhoff AP, Pelton SI, Kelly MS.: Pneumococcal serotype epidemiology in Botswana following the introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Oral presentation at: 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health, Seville, Spain (meeting held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic). October 2020.

2019

Congdon M, Young RR, Cunningham CK, Enane LA, Arscott-Mills T, Banda FM, Chise M, Motlhatlhedi K, Feemster K, Patel SM, Boiditswe C, Leburu T, Shah SS, Steenhoff AP, Kelly MS. Evaluation of the impact of pneumonia vaccines on childhood pneumonia-related hospitalizations and mortality in Botswana. Poster presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. New Orleans, LA. October 2019.

Congdon M, Londoño T, Schnell S, Ellison A, Blackstone M, Johnson T. Impact of patient race/ethnicity on emergency department management of gastroenteritis. Poster presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Clinical Exhibition. New Orleans, LA. October 2019.

Congdon, M, Londono T, Schnell S. There’s Fat in my Brain Bleed. Clinical Conundrum presented at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Seattle, WA. July 2019.

Congdon M, Londoño T, Schnell S, MD, Ellison, A, Blackstone M, Johnson T. Impact of patient race/ethnicity on emergency department management of gastroenteritis. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Society National Meeting. Baltimore, MD. April 2019.

Invited Lectures

2020

Global Childhood Malnutrition; Operation Smile Resident Leadership Conference, November 2020.

2019

Congdon M. “Introduction to Global Health.” Julian Krinsky Camp Lecture. Philadelphia. August 2019.

Awards and Honors

2021, Physician's Recognition Award (PRA), The American Academy of Pediatrics
2021, Pediatric Residency Program Early Career Faculty Honor Roll, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2021-2022, Section of Hospital Medicine Scholarship Sabbatical, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2021, Journal of Hospital Medicine Top Reviewer of 2021; for excellence in reviewing articles published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine
2021, Section of Hospital Medicine COVID-19 Champion Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2019, Senior Resident Research Award, CHOP Residency Class of 2019
2018, American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant
2018, Resident Travel Award for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference
2018, Contributor to a resident project awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Grant

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Hospital Medicine, Ad hoc Reviewer, BMC Pediatrics

2018-present, Global Health Conference Abstract Reviewer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Clinical Pathway Committee
2020-present, Educational Committee for the Division of General Pediatrics
2019-present, Chair, Readmissions Committee, Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics
2019-present, BRUE Clinical Pathway Revision and Quality Improvement Committee
2019-present, Faculty interviewer for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Resident Admissions Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Academic Pediatric Association
2018-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - Section of Hospital Medicine
 - Section of Early Career Physicians
 - Section on International Child Health