Heather A. Wolfe, MD, MSHP

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Heather Wolfe, MD, MSHP, is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Quality improvement, Implementation science, Debriefing after clinical events, Research in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Administration
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Wolfe completed a combined pediatrics and internal medicine residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, with a chief resident year at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She then completed pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 2013, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, as well as an attending physician in the CHOP pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

In 2015, Dr. Wolfe completed her Master of Science in Health Policy Research as well as a Fellowship in the Center for Healthcare Science Improvement (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation delivered at the bedside and using improvement methodologies to enhance teamwork and the delivery of guideline compliant care to improve outcomes after pediatric in hospital cardiac arrest. She is an expert on utilizing clinical event debriefing as a method to improve care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Her administrative roles broadly include quality improvement initiatives in the PICU and working as a medical director at the King of Prussia Campus Hospital.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


Pediatrics - Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHOP King of Prussia Campus

Director of Quality Improvement, Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Please follow this link to Dr. Wolfe’s PubMed Profile.