Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD

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Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Family coping with pediatric chronic illness and disabilities, Healthcare transition, Risk and protective factors for post-transplant adjustment
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Graduate Degree

PsyD - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles


Associate Training Director, Psychology Internship Program

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Child and family coping with chronic illness
Assessment of risk and resilience
Healthcare transition
Program development and evaluation



Lefkowitz DS, Fitzgerald CJ, Zelikovsky N, Barlow K, Wray J. Best practices in the pediatric pretransplant psychosocial evaluation. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Jun;18(4):327-35. doi: 10.1111/petr.12260. Read the abstract