Melissa Schmatz, MD

Melissa Schmatz, MD

Melissa Schmatz, MD, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP at Virtua Voorhees and CHOP at Virtua Memorial Hospital.

Locations: CHOP at Virtua Voorhees; CHOP at Virtua Memorial
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 

Internship

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Neonatology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Posters and Presentations

2017

Schmatz, M, Srinivasan L, Davis D, Grundmeier R, Ostapenko S, Chilutti M, Harris MC. Culture Negative Sepsis in the NICU: What Drive the Decision to Extend Antibiotics?  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society May 2017 and Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, March 2017.

2016

Schmatz M, Srinivasan L, Tremoglie M, Grundmeier R, Perez A, Ostapenko S, Chilutti M, Harris MC.  Improvements in Timing of Antibiotic Administration in a Quaternary Care NICU: A One Year Perspective.  Poster Presentation, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day, May 2016.

Schmatz M, Srinivasan L, Grundmeier R, Tremoglie M, Perez A, Chilutti M, Ostapenko S, Harris MC.  Identifying Quality Improvement Targets for Antibiotic Use in the NICU: Do Comorbidities Matter?  Poster Presentation, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day, May 2016.

Schmatz M, Srinivasan L, Tremoglie M, Grundmeier R, Perez A, Ostapenko S, Chilutti M, Harris MC.   Improvements in Timing of Antibiotic Administration in a Quaternary Care NICU: A Once Year Perspective.  Poster Presentation, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day, May 2016.

Schmatz M, Srinivasan L, Grundmeier R, Tremoglie M, Perez A, Chilutti M, Ostapenko S, Harris MC.  Antibiotic Use in the NICU: Do Comorbidities Matter?  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May 2016 and Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, March 2016.

Invited Lectures

2017

Schmatz M. Reducing Time to Antibiotic Administration in Suspected Neonatal Sepsis, Platform Presentation, Levine Children’s Hospital Quality Improvement Coaching Conference, September 2017.

Awards and Honors

2015, Division of Neonatology Fellows’ Research Fund, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2017-present, NICU Interprofessional Education Steering Committee
2017-present, Co-Chair, Neonatology Fellowship Teaching Initiative Committee
2017-present, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Applicant Committee
2017-present, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Program Representative, Training and Early Career Neonatologist Network (TECaN)
2016-present, VON Antibiotic Initiative, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2016-present, Project Lead, Improving Time and Antibiotic Management of Neonatal Sepsis in the ICN, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2014-present, NICU Sepsis Quality Improvement Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, Training and Early Career Neonatologist Network (TECaN)

 - 2017-present, TECaN Annual Leadership Forum Resolution Committee Resolutions Regarding  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Advocacy Training in Fellowship

2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

 - 2015-present, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine