Angela Ellison, MD, MSc, is the Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Louis Starr Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.
Angela Ellison, MD, MSc, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with a research portfolio focused on hematologic emergencies (sickle cell disease and thrombosis) and advancing health equity. She is the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States. Dr. Ellison has served as Principal Investigator or a collaborator on multiple research and quality improvement projects directed at improving the acute management of complications of sickle cell disease in the emergency department and inpatient setting. She is the co-PI of the NIH funded multi-center Bedside Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism without Radiation (BEEPER) study, the only prospective study of pulmonary embolism in children to date. As a nationally recognized leader in pediatric emergency medicine, she has served as the Co-Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine SIG for the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and is a member of the Committee on Pediatric Research for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ellison also serves on the Editorial Board for Pediatric Emergency Care.
Dr. Ellison has a long track record as a champion for social justice and fostering the academic careers of those who are underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences, both locally and nationally. She is the former Associate Chair for Diversity and Equity in the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP, the former Assistant Vice President for Medical Staff Diversity and Inclusion at CHOP and served two-terms as the co-Chair of the Race In Medicine SIG for the APA. Dr. Ellison currently co-leads the Research and Education core for the Center for Health Equity at CHOP.
As Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ellison interfaces with the Department’s Associate Chairs in their responsibilities in the areas of Clinical Affairs, Education, Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Faculty Development, Faculty Affairs, and Diversity. Dr. Ellison is graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University.
Education and Training
MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Carden MA, Brousseau DC, Ahmad FA, Bennett J, Bhatt S, Bogie A, Brown K, Casper TC, Chapman LL, Chumpitazi CE, Cohen D, Dampier C, Ellison AM, Grasemann H, Hickey RW, Hsu LL, Leibovich S, Powell E, Richards R, Sarnaik S, Weiner DL, Morris CR; Sickle Cell Disease Arginine Study Group and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN): Normal saline bolus use in pediatric emergency departments is associated with poorer pain control in children with sickle cell anemia and vaso-occlusive pain. Am J Hematol 94(6): 689-696, June 2019.
Brousseau DC, Hall M, Ellison AM, Richardson TE, Bundy DG, Arnold SD. Hydroxyurea use for sickle cell disease among medicaid-enrolled children. Pediatrics Epub ahead of print, June 2019.
Kline JA, Ellison AM, Kanis J, Pike J, Hall CL: Evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule out criteria (PERC rule) in children evaluated for suspected pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis Research 168: 1-4, August 2018.
Ellison AM, Smith Whitley K, Kittick M, Schast A, Norris C, Hartung H, McKnight T, Coyne E, Lavelle J: An ED Clinical Pathway to Decrease Hospital Admissions for Sickle Cell Disease and Fever. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 40(2): 111-115, Mar 2018.
Johnson TJ, Ellison AM, Dalembert G, Fowler J, Dhingra M, Shaw K, Ibrahim S: Implicit Bias in Pediatric Academic Medicine. J Natl Med Assoc 103(3): 156- 163, Autumn 2017.
Bundy DG, Richardson TE, Hall M, Raphael JL, Brousseau DC, Arnold SD, Kalpatthi RV, Ellison AM, Oyeku SO, Shah SS: Association of guideline-adherent antibiotic treatment with readmission of children with sickle cell disease hospitalized with acute chest syndrome. JAMA Pediatr 171(11): 1090-1099, Nov 2017.
Panepinto JA; Scott JP; Badaki-Makun O; Darbari DS; Chumpitazi CE; Airewele GE; Ellison AM; Smith-Whitley K; Mahajan P; Sarnaik SA; Casper TC; Cook LJ; Leonard J; Hulbert ML; Powell EC; Liem RI; Hickey R; Krishnamurti; L; Hillery CA; Brousseau DC: Determining the longitudinal validity and meaningful differences in HRQL of the PedsQL Sickle Cell Disease Module. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 15(1): 124, June 2017.
Samuels-Kalow M, Ellison AM: Burns. Fleisher & Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (7th Edition). Shaw & Bachur (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 1126-33, 2015.
Samuels-Kallow M, Ellison AM: Emergency Medicine. The Philadelphia Guide Inpatient Pediatrics (2nd Edition). Zaoutis & Shah (eds.). McGraw Hill Education, Page: 90-99, 2015.
Posters and Presentations
Ellison A. "Women in Leadership". Student National Medical Association Annual Medical Education Conference. Apr, 2019.
Ellison A. "Clinical Decision Rules and Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago, Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Status Epilepticus and Second Line Treatments". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Updates and Controversies in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago, Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Intra-abdominal Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Ellison A. "Diagnostic Case Simulations". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian. Foundation Salzburg, Austria.
Ellison A. "Ophthalmologic Emergencies". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Ellison A. "Best Articles of 2016". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Awards and Honors
2021, Louis Starr Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
2021, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania
2018, Distinguished Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP
2009-2013, 2017: Faculty Honor Roll, CHOP
2017, 2022: Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, CHOP
2005, House Staff Recognition Award, Boston Medical Center
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Editorial Staff, Pediatric Emergency Care
2012-present, Reviewer, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
2007-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Blood and Cancer
2005-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
2005-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Executive Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Wellness Steering Committee
2017-present, The Ethics Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Research Advisory Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Committee on Appointments and Promotions
2016-present, Office of Clinical Quality Improvement Committee for External Quality Web Development
2016-present, Office of Clinical Quality Improvement Ethics Subcommittee
2015-present, Student Standard's Committee at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2015-present, Institutional Review Board
2015-present, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Student Standards Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2014-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2011-present, Academic Pediatric Association
1998-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
- 2019-present, Committee on Pediatric Research
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