Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and our compassionate care and innovation has repeatedly earned us a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of the nation's best children's hospitals.
David A. Spiegel, MD
Honorary consultant at the HRDC hospital in Nepal and the University of Basra in Iraq
Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
After visiting the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, Dr. Lewis decided to create the first hospital in the United States dedicated to finding cures and treating illnesses and injuries specific to children Over the years, we’ve continued to expand: We added the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, now one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the United States. We also acquired Children's Seashore House, a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation center
CHOP Care Network
The largest pediatric healthcare network in the U.S., which includes more than 50 pediatrician offices, specialty care centers and surgical centers located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At the center of every decision is a commitment to advancing healthcare for children through the integration of safe, high-quality, family-centered care with innovative research and professional education. Today, patients around the world benefit from our major research advances in a variety of areas including cardiac, genetics, cancer, fetal surgery, neonatology and automobile safety. Our scientists have also pioneered several vaccines against childhood illness and continue to investigate new vaccines to fight deadly diseases.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
As a charitable, nonprofit hospital, CHOP depends on philanthropy to advance its mission. Throughout the Hospital’s history, generous families, individuals, companies and foundations have made significant contributions to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation.