Karen A. Szczepanski, DO Karen Ann Szczepanski, DO, is an Attending Neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital. Locations: CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Dr. Karen Szczepanski is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital.She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Szczepanski completed her Pediatric Emphasis Osteopathic Rotating Internship at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then fulfilled her Pediatric Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, and served as Chief Pediatric Resident during her final year. Dr. Szczepanski completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with an emphasis on research in hypoxia and heme oxygenase with Dr. Phyllis Dennery.Dr. Szczepanski's clinical interests include persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, lung disease of term and preterm infants, and therapeutic hypothennia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. She has an interest in the long-term outcomes of newborns born both term and preterm and works with the CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital Developmental Follow-Up Program. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring college and medical students interested in Neonatology. Education and Training Medical SchoolDO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PAResidencyPediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PAFellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PABoard CertificationNeonatal-Perinatal MedicinePediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending Neonatologist, CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital Departments and Services Division of NeonatologyNeonatal Follow-up Program Research Interests Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newbornTherapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathyNeonatal follow-up Editorial and Academic Positions Academic and institutional committees2011-2012 Pennsylvania Hospital Maternity Floor Renovation Committee2011-present, Lead Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital ICN Reunion Committee2001-present, Supervising Physician! Collaborating Physician CHOP Newborn Care at PAH Nurse Practitioner Program2010-present, Director, Medical Informatics for Pennsylvania Hospital ICN2010-present, Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Informatics Committee2008-present, Lead Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital ICN Bereavement Committee2007-present, Lead Physician, Therapeutic Hypothennia for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy at Pennsylvania Hospital Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.