Education and Training

Medical School

MD - SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY


Pediatrics – St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Chief Resident), Philadelphia, PA


Clinical Informatics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA - Neuroscience & Behavior, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




Wasserman RC, Ferro DF. Using Electronic Health Record Data to Support Research and Quality Improvement: Practical Guidance from a Qualitative Investigation. ACI Open [Internet]. 2020;04(01):e91–101.

Kenyon CC, Strane D, Floyd GC, Jacobi EG, Penrose TJ. An Asthma Population Health Improvement Initiative for Children With Frequent Hospitalizations. 2020;146(5).


Orenstein EW, Ferro DF, Bonafide CP, Landrigan CP, Gillespie S, Muthu N. Hidden health IT hazards: a qualitative analysis of clinically meaningful documentation discrepancies at transfer out of the pediatric intensive care unit. JAMIA Open. 2019.

Orenstein EW, Muthu N, Weitkamp AO, Ferro DF, Zeidlhack MD, Slagle J, et al. Towards a Maturity Model for Clinical Decision Support Operations. Appl Clin Inform. 2019.


Bonafide CP, Russell Localio A, Ferro DF, Orenstein EW, Jamison DT, Lavanchy C, et al. Accuracy of pulse oximetry-based home baby monitors. Vol. 320, JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2018.

Ferro, DF. Increasing complexity of EHR data drives field of clinical informatics. AAP News. 2018.