Education and Training
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - King's College London School of Medicine, London, England (with Honors)
General Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
General/Pediatric/Vascular Surgery - Mayday University Hospital, London, UK
Pediatrics/General Medicine - Kings’ College Hospital, London, UK
Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
General Academic Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, CHOP Food Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Posters and Presentations
Palakshappa D, Elgarten K, Grundmeier R, Bell L, Massey J, Biggs L, Tuttle A, Khan S, Implementing a Food Insecurity Screening Tool using the Electronic Medical Record at Three Academic Primary Care Centers. [Poster Presented at Pediatric Academic Society Meeting] May 2014.
Awards and Honors
2000, Clayden Prize in Pediatrics, University of London
1998, Appletree Prize for Poetry
1996, 1st Prize at The United Nations Schools Public Speaking Competition, London, UK
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and institutional committees
2013-present, Obesity Advisory Board, member
2013-present, Breastfeeding Research Consortium, member
2013-present, Breast Feeding Support Group, Co-Founder
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in professional organizations
2014-present, The Obesity Society
2011-present, Academy of Breastfeeding Med
2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009-present, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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