Dena Sloane, DO, is an urgent care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Sloane joined CHOP urgent care in 2019. As a parent herself, she appreciates how urgent care has become a “staple” for busy families at times when their regular pediatrician may be unavailable and enjoys the chance to “provide convenient and quality care, as well as a familiar face.”

Dr. Sloane says the most enjoyable part of her job is “working with kids. There’s always a place for humor, and an innocence about our patients that makes every day interesting and rewarding.” And the advice she most often gives to parents? “People say they feel silly asking questions – they think they’re the only ones who struggle with parenting,” she says. “I tell them every parent I see goes through the same challenges, and no one has all the answers.” 

CHOP’s pediatric Urgent Care Centers provide fast, convenient care for children and teens with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Typically, these are situations when your child can’t wait until the pediatrician’s office is open, but they don’t need the resources of an emergency department (ED). Urgent Care Centers are staffed by board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurses with expertise in caring for children with urgent healthcare needs. The facilities offer onsite X-rays and testing to help with fast diagnosis and treatment plans.

Learn about the difference between urgent care and ER services, when to choose each and how to find a pediatric Urgent Care location near you

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ


Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Urgent Care Pediatrician