Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dr. Lisa R. Young Receives the 2021 Norman J. Siegel Award at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is pleased to announce that Lisa R. Young, MD, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, received the 2021 Norman J. Siegel Outstanding Science Award for her considerable contributions to pediatric science. The award was presented on May 3, 2021 during the PAS Presidential Plenary at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting.

Lisa Young, MD Lisa Young, MD “Dr. Young is a talented scientist whose state-of-the art research addresses the underlying causes of genetic and developmental lung diseases in children,” said Joseph St. Geme, MD, physician-in-chief at CHOP. “With her renowned background in advancing care for children with rare forms of lung disease, she leads a dedicated team that is able to offer our patients and families the most cutting-edge medical care and the best possible outcomes.”

Dr. Young is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at CHOP and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. She also holds the John M. Keating Endowed Chair at CHOP. Dr. Young is an international leader and expert on pediatric rare lung diseases, with particular emphasis in rare interstitial lung disease.

The Norman J. Siegel Award was created in honor of one of the world's leading nephrologists, Norman J. Siegel, MD, FASN. Dr. Siegel was an outstanding teacher and mentor, nurturing the early careers of numerous fellows and residents. Not only was he a leader within the medical community, but he also educated parents of the children he treated and left a lasting impression on their families.

Dr. Young has authored 88 peer-reviewed original publications, and 38 peer-reviewed guidelines, reviews, and chapters, documenting important advances in defining molecular mechanisms of rare lung diseases.

Dr. Young is a graduate of the University of Virginia and completed medical school at Duke University.

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or