Charlotte Z. Woods-Hill, MD, MSHP

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Charlotte Z. Woods-Hill, MD, MSHP, is an attending physician in the Pediatric Sepsis Program and the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Implementation Science Research, Diagnostic Stewardship, Bloodstream Infection Prevention, Health Policy Research
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Referral through emergency transport program: 800-590-2160


Charlotte Z Woods-Hill, MD, MSHP is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute. Her broad areas of interest are the intersection implementation science, diagnostic stewardship, and health policy, as it relates to preventable pediatric patient harm and pediatric patient safety. She is the leading pediatric intensivist on the Bright STAR collaborative, a diagnostic stewardship project that led to multiple publications in JAMA Pediatrics and continues to expand on a national level. Her K23 career development award from NHLBI focuses on implementation science and diagnostic decision making in the pediatric intensive care unit. She has received funding from the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the MITRE Corporation, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Microbiome Center. As an implementation science mentor, she has supported trainees through successful grant proposals to the Thrasher Foundation and the Leonard Davis Institute.

Dr. Woods-Hill has published her work in leading pediatric and critical care journals, and regularly speaks at national meetings as an emerging expert on diagnostic stewardship and implementation science in the critical care environment. She also founded and co-leads the first-ever national research collaborative focused on implementation science for pediatric research, called ECLIPSE, as a part of the PALISI (Pediatric Acute Injury and Sepsis Investigators) Network.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL


Pediatrics - Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Pediatrics - Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Pediatric Critical Care - Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD

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

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. Woods-Hill's PubMed Profile.