Announcing Jonathan Chen, MD, as New Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiac Center is excited to announce that Dr. Chen has joined our team of world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeons as the new Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Chen comes to us from Seattle Children's Hospital, where he has served as the Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of the Heart Center, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

New Podcast Episode: What’s New in Concussion Care

In this episode, Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Co-Director of the Minds Matter Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), talks about all things concussion — symptoms, when to seek medical care after head injury, common myths and misconceptions about concussions, current research and more.

Integrative Health Symposium: Approaches to Pediatric Pain Management

This one-day symposium on Friday, Nov. 30, will offer healthcare practitioners a review of the evidence and research on integrative health practices for pediatric pain management and their application in the clinical setting. Non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management are increasingly recognized as an important adjunct to reduce opioid dependence, and incorporation of these approaches is now a Joint Commission pain management standard for accredited hospitals.

Clinical Guidelines: Evaluation and Treatment of Suspected Sepsis in N/IICU Patients

The goal of this clinical pathway is to standardize the approach to evaluation of suspected late-onset sepsis in the N/IICU; improve recognition of and response to severe sepsis in the N/IICU; and provide a plan of care for severe sepsis management specific to this patient population.

The Opioid Crisis: Birth through Adolescence

On Jan. 15, 2019, CHOP at AtlantiCare, in collaboration with AtlantiCare, is hosting a one-day symposium to discuss the current state of the opioid crisis as it impacts pregnant women, substance-exposed newborns, and children.

CHOP Recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bladder and Cloacal Exstrophy

CHOP is now officially recognized as a Center of Excellence in the treatment and care of patients with bladder exstrophy and cloacal exstrophy by the Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community (A-BE-C). The A-BE-C launched its Centers of Excellence program with the goal of shortening the time it takes families to find complete, effective care for children born with bladder or cloacal exstrophy.

CHOP Welcomes New Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

Attending pediatric ophthalmologist and surgeon Anne Jensen, MD, has joined CHOP’s Division of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jensen’s research and clinical interests include retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus, amblyopia diagnosis and management, pediatric ocular trauma, and other congenital eye disorders. She sees patients at CHOP’s Main Campus, as well as the CHOP Care Network locations in Exton and King of Prussia. To make a referral, please call 215-590-2791.

The Cardiac Center Continues to Expand

The Cardiac Center is pleased to welcome:

  • Lindsay S. Rogers, MD, an attending physician with the Division of Cardiology and the Director of Education for the Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Tamar J. Preminger, MD, an attending physician with the Cardiac Center.

Drs. Rogers and Preminger will both see patients at our Main Campus in Philadelphia.

CHOP Talks CME Events Near You

  • All About the Eyes: Pediatric Ophthalmology Update — Nov. 14, 2018, at CHOP's Specialty Care Center at Virtua in Voorhees, NJ (RSVP by Nov. 7)
  • Pediatric Update Fall 2018: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology and Pulmonology — Nov. 17, 2018, at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute in Lancaster, PA (RSVP by Nov. 9)

RSVP to Abe Cooperman at or 267-426-2506.

Introducing New Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Division of Orthopaedics is pleased to welcome attending surgeon Jason B. Anari, MD. Dr. Anari was trained in pediatric spinal surgery techniques by the late Robert Campbell, MD, and will be following in his footsteps in the care of children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome and other disorders of the spine. He will see patients at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia as well as our outpatient specialty care centers in Princeton and Bucks County.

Introducing New Attending in Orthopaedics and Adolescent Medicine

The Divisions of Orthopaedics and Adolescent Medicine are pleased to welcome attending physician Christopher B. Renjilian, MD. Dr. Renjilian completed a dual fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine and will focus on the care of the recovering athlete and female athlete triad. He will see patients at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia as well as our outpatient specialty care center in Bucks County.

Division of Nephrology Welcomes New Providers

The Division of Nephrology recently welcomed two new attending physicians. Daniella Levy-Erez, MD, and Bernarda Viteri, MD, specialize in the care of children and adolescents undergoing kidney transplant and dialysis, and management of hypertension in chronic kidney disease. Both will see patients at CHOP's Main Campus.



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