Meera Siddharth, MD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College and her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. She completed her pediatric residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident.

Dr. Siddharth has been at CHOP Care Network University City as an Attending Physician since 2005. She has a long-standing interest in global health. She has done direct medical care, teaching and research in India, Laos, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Haiti, and Bhutan.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA


Pediatrics - Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

TB Services Coordinator, Refugee Health Program

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care-Building on Resiliencies of Refugee Families, Lisa Parker, MSS, Mary Fabio, MD, Meera Siddharth, MD, June, 2019.

Refugee Health Care-An Essential Medical Guide, Editor Aniyizhai Annamalai, Pediatric Refugee Health chapter, Sural Shah MD, co-authors Meera Siddharth MD and Kate Yun MD,  published by Springer, Inc, Spring 2014, Update submitted for publication, February, 2019


Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care-Primary Care for Refugee Children, Mary Fabio, MD, Khoi Dang MD, Meera Siddharth, MD, Alison Tribble, MD, Toby Measham MD, MSc, Jaswant Guzder, MD, Cecile Roussaeu, MD, MSc, Laura Pacione, MD, MSc, Morganne Blaise –McPherson, BSc, Lucie Nadeau, MD, MSc, Volume 44, Issue 7, Pages A1-A4, 185-216 (August 2014)



Lecture, September 11, 2020, Suicidal Ideation and Non-Suicidal Self Injury and Screenings, Epic and Beyond, CHOP PEP-BH (Pediatric Education for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health) course for primary care pediatricians seeking training on mental health


Lecture, July 13, 2019, Anxiety, CHOP PEP-BH (Pediatric Education for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health) course for primary care pediatricians seeking training on mental health


Poster, October 2018, The Long Term Impact of Short Term Volunteers, Yvonne E. Vaucher, MD, MPH, Meera Siddharth, MD, April Pinner MSPH, RD, Beth Macnairn, MA, CHOP Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Poster, June, 2018, Dietary Practices Post-Resettlement-a study of refugee children in Philadelphia, Meera Siddharth, MD, Mary Fabio MD, Katherine Yun, MD, North American Refugee Health Care Conference, Portland, OR


Poster, October 2017, Food Security in Refugees in Philadelphia, Meera Siddharth, MD, Mary Fabio, MD, Katherine Yun, MD, Eunice Chay, DMD, CHOP Global Health Conference (also presented at in June 2017 at the North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, CA and April 2017 at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Health Equity Day)

Poster: April 2017, Teen Test-to-Text QI project, Meera Siddharth, MD, Andrea Bailer, CRNP, Maura Powell, MPH, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Health Equity Day


Lecture/webinar: SSI and Refugees-North American Refugee Health Conference, June 2015, Toronoto, Canada.


Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, November 9, 2012-Refugee Health in Children, CHOP Refugee Program

Awards and Honors

2020, CHOP Cares Grant, Addressing food insecurity in refugee community. Received $5000 to provide culturally appropriate food boxes to the refugee community of South Philadelphia. Partnered with restaurant Sate Kampar and Mural Arts.

2019, Golden Door Award for the CHOP Refugee Program, HIAS-PA

2017 CHOP Care Grant (with Elena Jaworski, RN) , Karabots Safe Sleep Iniiative.  Received $3900 to educate members of the Karabots community, as well as the community at large, of safe sleep practices, as West Philadelphia has among the highest rates of SUIDS in the country.  Also established Karabots as a Cribs for Kids site.

2015, CHOP Cares Grant-Texting for Teens. $5000. Received grant to implement a texting communication service for adolescents who attend the CHOP Karabots Primary Care Center.

Leadership and Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

2019-present, Director of Kabale, Uganda site

2016-present, Health Volunteers Overseas, member of Pediatric Steering Committee

2014-present, Society of Refugee Health Care Providers