Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH

Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH

Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Areas of Expertise: Disparity of Synagis (Palivizumab) course completion among former preterm African-American infants in Philadelphia., Impact of maternal health on racial disparity in birth outcomes for African-American infants., Impact of parental trust on health outcomes of former preterm African-American infants, Impact of treatment hospital on the racial disparity in birth outcomes for African-American infants., Relationship of socioeconomic status (subjective and objective) and impact on maternal and birth outcomes.
Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD, MPH, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, she attended Columbia University in New York, where she received a dual degree in Medicine and Public Health from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health.

She completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and her fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

As a neonatologist with a background in public health and advocacy, Dr. Fitzpatrick-Dennis has explored health disparities that impact both infant and maternal outcomes.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Residency

Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Fellowship

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist, CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2011

Dennis EF, Webb DA, Lorch SA, Mathew L, Bloch JR, Culhand JF. Subjective social status and maternal health in a low income urban population. Matern Child Health J. Epub 2011 Apr 13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21487843. Read the abstract

2010

Bloch JR, Webb DA, Mathews L, Fitzpatrick Dennis E, Bennet IM, Culhane JF. Beyond marital status: the quality of the mother-father relationship and its influence on reproductive health behaviors and outcomes among unmarried low income pregnant women. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Sep;14(5):726-34. Epub 2009 Aig 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19649696. Read the article