PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric Eichenwald, MD has joined The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as the new chief of the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics, following a national search.
Dr. Eichenwald joins a premier, comprehensive program staffed by a multidisciplinary team that provides optimal care to more than 4,000 critically ill newborns and infants throughout the CHOP Care Network each year. Physicians and scientists from CHOP's Division of Neonatology conduct basic and clinical research on many conditions affecting newborns and infants.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Eichenwald to CHOP to help advance the care of some of our most critically ill infants," said Joseph St. Geme, MD, physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. "Dr. Eichenwald is a highly accomplished clinician, educator, and scholar in neonatology who has outstanding leadership abilities and will undoubtedly guide the Division of Neonatology to an even higher level of excellence."
Dr. Eichenwald is also a Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and will hold the Thomas Frederick McNair Scott Endowed Chair at CHOP. He most recently served as chair of Pediatrics and chief of Neonatology at the University of Texas, Houston. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his training in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and his training in Neonatology at Harvard Medical School.
About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
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