L. Gregory Lawton, MD, FAAP

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L. Gregory Lawton, MD, FAAP, is EHR Medical Director and a Pediatrician at CHOP Primary Care, HighPoint in Chalfont, PA.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Early childhood development, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Locations: Primary Care, HighPoint

Background

Dr. Lawton is a primary care pediatrician in Chalfont, PA. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia on an U.S. Air Force scholarship and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at David Grant Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California Medical Center, Davis. He served as the pediatrician at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts until 2003, when, having achieved the rank of major and having fulfilled his commitment to the military, he returned to the Philadelphia area and joined CHOP as a pediatrician in the Primary Care network.

Dr. Lawton is also board certified in clinical informatics and is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Medical Director for the CHOP Primary Care network. In 2019, he was part of the team that attained the highest level of EHR optimization and utilization (HIMSS-Stage 7) for the CHOP Primary Care network. As a member of CHOP’s Digital Health team, he has been at the forefront of telemedicine integration, symptom checker utilization, and patient portal (MyCHOP) optimization. Dr. Lawton is also a member CHOP’s Digital Transparency Team, a group working to collaborate with patients and families by sharing laboratory, imaging, and documentation via MyCHOP as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. He frequently collaborates with The Possibilities Project to use practice-based research to improve health and health care decision-making through health information technology. Recognizing that the EHR can be source of frustration for his professional colleagues, Dr. Lawton has developed a course for physicians and advanced practice providers to help them customize and optimize their use of the EHR in the primary care setting.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA

Residency

David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA

Board Certification

Clinical Informatics
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

EHR Medical Director – CHOP Primary Care

Attending Physician