Heather M. French, MD, FAAP

Heather M. French, MD, FAAP

Heather M. French, MD, FAAP, is the Assistant Director of the Neonatal Education Simulation Training Program and an attending neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA


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


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


Pediatric Neonatology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Graduate Degree

MSEd - Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Assistant Director, Neonatal Education Simulation Training Program

Attending Neonatologist

Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Sawyer T, French H, Soghier L, Barry J, Johnston L, Anderson J, Ades A. Educational perspectives: Boot camps for neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows. Neoreviews. 2014; 15;e46. Read the abstract.



French HN, Glass K, Urban A, Brno C, Johnston L. Role of Simulation for Trainees in the Next Accreditation Cycle. Roundtable Discussion, International Pediatric Simulation Society. 2013 Apr 23-25, New York, NY.


Durrwachter-Erno K, Levine L, Gracely EJ, Fugarolas KN, French HM. Using Technology to Study the Art of Medicine. Poster presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. 2012 Oct 25-26, New Orleans, LA.




Gray M, French HM. The Use of Simulation Training in Preparation for Neonatal and Infant Airway Emergencies. In: Sobol S, Lioy J, ed. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 345-361.


French HM, Simmons RA. Infant of the diabetic mother. In: Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Lister G, First L, Gershon, A (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 22nd Edition. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.

Posters and Presentations


French HM, Calaman S, Dickerman M, Levine L. Maximizing the power of simulation: Strategies for designing simulation exercises across the continuum of learners. Pediatric Academic Societies. 2012 Nov 20, Boston, MA.