Athena F. Zuppa, MD, MSCE

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Athena Zuppa, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the associate director of the PICU Fellowship Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Improving drug delivery to the critically ill child
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


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Education and Training

Medical School

SUNY Stony Brook, NY


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Board Certification

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

Graduate Degree

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Associate Director of PICU Fellowship Program

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

Departments and Services



Su F, Nicolson SC, Gastonguay MR, Barrett JS, Adamson PC, Kang DS, Godinez RI, Zuppa AF. Population pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine in infants after open heart surgery. Anesth Analg. 2010 May 1;110(5):1383-92. Read abstract

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

CHOP Clinical Trials Research Affinity Group, Advisory committee member