Chavis A. Patterson, PhD

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Chavis Patterson, PhD, is Director of Psychosocial Services for the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training


Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

PhD in Clinical Psychology - The American University, Washington, DC

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - Tufts University, Medford, MA

Graduate Degree

MA in Clinical Psychology - The American University, Washington, DC
PhD in Clinical Psychology - The American University, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of Psychosocial Services, Division of Neonatology

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

Departments and Services




Antiel RM, Halpem SD, Stevens EM, Vrecenak JD, Patterson CA, Tchume-Johnson T, Smith-Whitley K, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Baraket LP. Acceptability of In Utero Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease. Med Decis Making. 2017 May 1:272989X17707214. Doi: 10.1177/0272989x17707214. [Epub ahead of print].


Boyd, R., Scharko, A., Cole, J., Patterson, C., Benton, T, Power, T.: Training pediatric psychologist for perinatal behavioral health services in a pediatric hospital. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23(2), 99-111, 2015.

Hall SL, Cross J, Selix NW, Patterson C, Segre L, Chuffo-Siewert R, Geller PA, Martin ML. Recommendations for enhancing psychosocial support of NICU parents through staff education and support. J Perinatol. 2015 Dec;35 Suppl 1:S29-36. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.147.

Hynan MT, Steinberg Z, Baker L, Cicco R, Geller PA, Lassen S, Milford C, Mounts KO, Patterson C, Saxton S, Segre L, Stuebe A. Recommendations for mental health professionals in the NICU.  J Perinatol. 2015 Dec;35 Suppl 1:S14-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.144.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

Board of Directors, Association of Black Psychologists, Delaware Valley Chapter

Board of Directors, Dragonfly Forest, Inc. Summer Camp for Children with a Chronic Illness

Consultant, Diabetes Summer Camp for Kids, American Diabetes Association

Advisory Board, Graham’s Foundation