Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a three-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship designed to train future leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. We accept two fellows per year.

During the first 6 months of the fellowship, applicants will select their area of focus from the three available fellowship tracks:

  1. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations
  2. Research
  3. Medical Education

Each track includes completion of a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania during the fellowship.

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

About the fellowship


We adhere to the Curricular Framework for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships published by the Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors.

The first year of fellowship is similar for fellows on all tracks and is designed to take already exceptional residents/general pediatricians and focus on developing them into clinical experts in pediatric hospital medicine. Training focuses on clinical experiences that are intensively mentored by leaders in the field, with opportunities in inpatient general pediatrics, complex care, co-management, assessment and stabilization of the critically ill child, and newborn care.

The first year also includes broad exposures to quality improvement, patient safety, medical operations, informatics, research, and medical education.

The second and third years of fellowship are track-specific and include in-depth exposure to the area of focus selected, as well as Master's level training at the University of Pennsylvania, just steps away from CHOP.


  • The Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations track is run in partnership with the CHOP Office for Clinical Quality Improvement and the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania, and includes a Master's in Health Policy Research with special coursework in quality improvement and patient safety.
  • The Research track is run in partnership with the CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training (PHEOT) program, and includes a master's in Clinical Epidemiology, or a master's in Health Policy Research.
  • The Medical Education track is run in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Master's in Med Ed program.

If you have questions about our track system or which track may be best for you, please feel free to contact Dr. Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro at

Global Health

If you have an interest in Global Health, please visit the CHOP Global Health and the Penn Center for Global Health websites.


Current fellows

Evan Dalton, MD

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Meghan M. Galligan, MD

Internship and Residency: General Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine


Andrew Kern-Goldberger, MD

Internship and Residency: General Pediatrics - New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Laura Goldstein, MD

Internship and Residency: General Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Daniel Herchline

Daniel Herchline, MD, MSEd

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Kristin maletsky

Kristin D. Maletsky, MD

Internship and Residency: General Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kim Tran Lopez, DO

Internship and Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Katherine Pumphrey, MHA, MD

Internship and Residency: NYP Weill Cornell Medical Center
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Fellowship alumni

Former fellows and current institutions: 

Meghan Galligan, MD, MSHP, Perelman School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Daniel Herchline, MD, MSED, University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

How to apply

We accept the common application found on the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows website. Submit your completed application to In addition to sending the Common Application form and accompanying documents, please also send a separate document of approximately 250 words letting us know which track or tracks seem to be the best fit for you, and how focusing in that area during fellowship will shape your future career. During the first year of fellowship, program leadership and your mentors will help you make the final decision based on your evolving interests. If you have questions about our track system or which track may be best for you, please feel free to contact Dr. Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro at


Potential applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school or possess an ECFMG certificate and eligible J1 or H1B visa status
  • Have completed pediatric residency training in an ACGME-accredited program
  • Be eligible for board certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics


Recruitment is underway for fellows starting in July 2021. Interviews will be offered beginning August 12. We suggest you turn in the application as early as possible.

Interviews will take place in the fall in preparation for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Match in December.


For additional information, please contact program director Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD, MSEd, at

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.