Ron Keren, MD, MPH

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Ron Keren, MD, MPH, is an attending physician, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and holder of the Gerald D. Quill Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Health Services Research - Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH in Clinical Effectiveness - Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Senior Vice President

Chief Medical Officer

Gerald D. Quill Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics

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

Departments and Services




Keren R, Hadley SE, Patel NS. Reducing Hospital Pharmacy Spend After Pharmaceutical Price Increases-Don't Get Mad, Get Lean. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Nov 1;172(11):1005-1006.

Flynn JM, Striano BM, Muhly WT, Kraus B, Sankar WN, Mehta V, Blum M, DeZayas B, Feldman J, Keren R. A Dedicated Pediatric Spine Deformity Team Significantly Reduces Surgical Time and Cost. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Sep 19;100(18):1574-1580.

Bonafide CP, Keren R. Negative Studies and the Science of Deimplementation. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Sep 1;172(9):807-809.


Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Holmes JH, Nadkarni VM, Stemler S, MacMurchy M, Zander M, Roberts KE, Lin R, Keren R. Video Analysis of Factors Associated With Response Time to Physiologic Monitor Alarms in a Children's Hospital. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;171(6):524-531.


Keren R, Shaikh N, Pohl H, Gravens-Mueller L, Ivanova A, Zaoutis L, Patel M, deBerardinis R, Parker A, Bhatnagar S, Haralam MA, Pope M, Kearney D, Sprague B, Barrera R, Viteri B, Egigueron M, Shah N, Hoberman A. Risk Factors for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul;136(1):e13-21. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0409. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

Keren R, Shah SS, Srivastava R, Rangel S, Bendel-Stenzel M, Harik N, Hartley J, Lopez M, Seguias L, Tieder J, Bryan M, Gong W, Hall M, Localio R, Luan X, deBerardinis R, Parker A; Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network. Comparative effectiveness of intravenous vs oral antibiotics for postdischarge treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Feb;169(2):120-8.


RIVUR Trial Investigators, Hoberman A, Greenfield SP, Mattoo TK, Keren R, Mathews R, Pohl HG, Kropp BP, Skoog SJ, Nelson CP, Moxey-Mims M, Chesney RW, Carpenter MA. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with vesicoureteral reflux. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 19;370(25):2367-76. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401811. Epub 2014 May 4.

Awards and Honors

2018, Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award (Penn Medicine Award)
2013, CHOP Mentor Award
2012, Inducted into Royal College of Physicians
2012, SHM Research Award