Dr. McPeak is a primary care pediatrician and Medical Director for Health Equity of the CHOP Primary Care Network. Dr. McPeak has over a decade of experience in quality improvement, system redesign, and primary care management in predominantly Medicaid-insured/underserved communities. She previously served as the medical director of the Center for the Urban Child at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and prior to that served as the Director of Pediatric Quality and Associate Chief of Pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF.
Dr. McPeak is a certified Spanish-speaking provider. Her goals are to reduce disparities in care for children, and to put the family and patient at the center of care redesign. She has a strong interest in improving care of limited English proficient patients, children with special healthcare needs, and strengthening care teams. Dr. McPeak is also strongly involved in the Academic Pediatric Association, and has served as the co-chair for Region 2, which encompasses New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ontario. She trained at University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital of Colorado where she completed her pediatric residency and chief residency.
Education and Training
MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
Pediatrics - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (Chief Resident)
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Medical Director for Health Equity, CHOP Primary Care Network
Brodie N, McPeak KE. An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Approach to Improving Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Rates at an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Center: A Quality Improvement Study. Pediatr Qual Saf 2018;3:098.
McPeak, K, Sandrock, D, Pattishall, A, Spector, D. Important determinants of newborn health: Postpartum depression, teen parenting, and breastfeeding, Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Feb; 27(1): 138-44.
Pattishall, A, Spector, N, McPeak, K. Important considerations for the newborn: Access to post-discharge newborn care, pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart disease, and circumcision, Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014 Dec;26(6):734-40.
McPeak, K. Index of Suspicion: 11 year old male with metabolic acidosis, MELAS, Pediatrics In Review. 30: 358-363, September 2009.
McPeak, K. Index of Suspicion: 10 month old male with vomiting, Pediatrics In Review. 27: 425-431, 2007.
McPeak K. Chapter 5: Children with Special Health Care Needs. In: Pediatric Mentor: Clerkship and Shelf Exam Companion. 1st Edition. Cabana MD, Atkinson-McEvoy LR, Eds. FA Davis Company. (Philadelphia, PA). 2012.
McPeak K, Slavotinek A. Chapter 18: Genetic Disorders. In: Pediatric Mentor: Clerkship and Shelf Exam Companion. 1st Edition. Cabana MD, Atkinson-McEvoy LR, Eds. FA Davis Company. (Philadelphia, PA). 2012.
Posters and Presentations
Keim, J, Brody, S, Turchi, R, McPeak, K. “Characterization of children in foster care placement among an urban underserved primary care center.” Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
McPeak, K, Courts, K, Feehan, K, Turchi, R. “Same day dental appointment pilot in a pediatric primary care setting.” Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Lefchak, B, Turchi, R, Kersten, H, Brody, S, McPeak, K. “Characterization of social determinants of health among urban underserved families of newborns and its effect on well child care in the first 6 months of life.” Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Buboltz, N, Turchi, R, Yaeger, J, Brody, S, McPeak, K. “Well Child Care and Healthcare Utilization Trends in Vulnerable Children at an Urban Academic Primary Care Medical Home.” Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Huang, E, Fong, M, Burrow, H, Helms, L, Powell, M, McPeak, K. “Tips and Tools for Successful Multidisciplinary QI in Continuity Clinic: Choose Your Own Adventure!” Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada. May, 2018.
Awards and Honors
2018, 2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatrics
2018, Gold Humanism Honor Society: Faculty Inductee (selected by DUCOM Medical students)
2017, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Margaret C. Fisher Award
2013, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, SEEDS (Service Excellence Award)
2012, Compassionate Physician Award, University of California San Francisco, Dept. of Pediatrics
2009, Essential Core Teaching Award, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
2008, Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California San Francisco
2006, Teacher of the Year Award, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2004, Continuity Practice Award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pediatrics
2002, Outstanding Intern Award, Neonatal ICU, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pediatrics
2001, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine
2001, Elizabeth Blackwell Award for Excellence in Medicine, MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Reviewer, The Journal of Pediatric Safety and Quality
2016-present, Reviewer, The Journal of Pediatrics
Academic and Institutional Committees
2013-present, Clinical Competency Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2012-present, Academic Pediatric Association
- 2017-present, Region 2 Co-Chair
- 2012-present, Serving the Underserved Special Interest Group
- 2012-present, Quality Improvement Special Interest Group
2005-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
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