Deborah Whitney, MD

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Deborah Whitney, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Procedural sedation, Quality improvement, Education and collaboration with advanced practice providers
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Hospital Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services





Whitney D. Infections of the Cardiovascular System. In: Florin T.A, Ludwig S., Aronson P.L, and Werner H.C (eds). Netter’s Pediatrics.  Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2011.


Palmer D, Rutstein RM, Zaoutis TE. Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection.  In: Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi M, Zaoutis LB (eds.). The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

Posters and Presentations


Whitney D. “General Pediatrics Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers” presented at CHOP’s 4th Interprofessional Education Symposium 2021.

Awards and Honors

2002, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania
2002, Henrietta and Jacob Lowenburg Prize in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
2002, American Medical Women’s Association Scholarship Citations, University of Pennsylvania
1996, magna cum laude, Williams College
1996, Academic All-American, Williams College
2005, Outstanding Advocate Achievement Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Advanced Practice Provider General Pediatric Education, Co-director

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow