Sheila M. Quinn, DO

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Sheila M. Quinn, DO, is an attending physician in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Transition to Adult Care Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent and young adult health, Reproductive health, Health care transitions
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street; Main Hospital

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

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Traditional Rotating Internship - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Upland, PA


Internal Medicine-Primary Care - Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Adolescent Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Transition from pediatric to adult healthcare
Adolescent and young adult reproductive health
Provider well-being
Narrative medicine
Medicine and the humanities




Quinn, SM, Fernandez H, McCorkle T, Hussain S, Ford CA, Rodgers R, Barg F, Ginsburg K, Amaral S. : The Role of Resilience in Healthcare Transitions Among Adolescent and Young Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation  Wiley, August  2019.

Szalda D, Steinway C, Greenberg A, Quinn S, Stollon N, Wu K, Trachtenberg S, Jan S.: Developing a Hospital-Wide Transition Program for Young Adults With Medical Complexity. Journal of Adolescent Health  Elsevier, July 2019.

Razon AN, Greenberg A, Trachtenberg S, Stollon N, Wu K, Ford L, El-Hage L, Quinn S, Szalda D.: A multidisciplinary transition consult service: Patient referral characteristics. Journal of Pediatric Nursing  Elsevier, May  2019.


Doyle, E. A.,  Quinn, S. M.,  Ambrosino, J. M.,  Weyman, K.,  Tamborlane, W. V.,  Jastreboff, A. M.: Disordered Eating Behaviors in Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: A Common Problem for Both Men and Women. J Pediatr Health Care 31(3): 327-333, 2017.


Quinn, SM and Wong, CA: Review of: "Skinner AC, Perrin EM, Moss LA, Skelton JA. Cardiometabolic risks and severity of obesity in children and young adults. N Eng J Med. 2015; 373(14):1307-1317"  AAP Grand Rounds. American Academy of Pediatrics.  35(1), 2016.

Quinn, S. M.,  Ambrosino, J. M.,  Doyle, E. A.,  Weyman, K.,  Tamborlane, W. V.,  Jastreboff, A. M.: Utility of Psychological Screening of Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Transitioning to Adult Providers  Endocr Pract 22(9): 1104-10, 2016.


Quinn SM. Etymology. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jun 17;160(12):874-5. doi: 10.7326/M14-0282. PMID: 24935493

Quinn SM. What's Left Inside. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep;29(9):1315-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2842-9. PMID: 24671498



Quinn SM, Fernandez H, McCorkle T, Hussain S, Rogers R, Barg, FK, Ginsburg KR, Amaral S.: The Role of Resilience in Healthcare Transitions Among Adolescent and Young Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients. Journal of Adolescent Health.  62(2S): S16-17, Feb 2018.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Quinn SM. "Contraception for the Adolescent Patient", Center City Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA. Jan, 2019.


Quinn SM. "Maintaining Wellness throughout Your Career": A Resident-Nominated Faculty Panel Discussion for the Pediatrics Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Nov, 2017.

Quinn SM. "Plenary Panel: Poetry and Medical Training", Hippocrates Symposium for Humanities in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. May, 2017.

Quinn SM. "A Workshop in Narrative Medicine: Stories and Writings on the Importance of Relationships in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine", Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Mar, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2018, Finalist, New Investigator Award, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine
2017, Harvard Macy Institute for Future Academic Clinician Educators
2015, Gary Vernon Ralph Memorial Humanism in Medicine Award          
2015,  John W. Bracket Award for Resident Teacher      
2014-2015, Yale School of Medicine – Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar Kigali, Rwanda        
2012-2013, Intern of the Year, Yale Internal Medicine-Primary Care Program     
2008-2011, Sigma Sigma Phi: National Osteopathic Honor Society      
2010, Joanne Pieringer, PhD Memorial Award, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
2006, Bridges to Community Scholarship, Cornell University  
2005, Rosenzweig-Feingold Student Service Award, Cornell University                                                                                                           

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health

Academic and Institutional Committees

2017-present, Adolescent & Reproductive Health Consultant
2015-present, Transitions Special Interest Group

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
 - 2014-present, Chair - Chronic Disease and Healthcare Transitions Committee


2016-present, Healthcare Transitions Research Consortium
2013-present, Society of General Internal Medicine
2012-present, American College of Physicians