(Philadelphia, PA) - David Rubin, MD, has been named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Rubin earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1996 and is a 2002 Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency and fellowships (clinical, research and a National Research Service Award post-doctoral) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is joining the Health Services Research Group within the Department's Division of General Pediatrics.

Dr. Rubin's research interests are directed toward investigating the relationship between foster care placement and health care service utilization for children in foster care. His long-term research goals involve improving the health and overall well-being of children in the foster care system.

He has authored or co-authored several research papers and has been invited to present his research at various national meetings. This year, he was awarded a University Research Foundation Grant, from the University of Pennsylvania, for his work on children and foster care.

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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