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Erika Fitzpatrick-Dennis, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Fitzpatrick-Dennis is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2010
  • Pediatrics, 2004

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Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Children's Hospital National Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Medical Association, National Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fitzpatrick-Dennis is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Health disparities are a significant problem in almost every field of medicine, and have become an enigma in Obstetrics and Perinatal medicine in recent decades. As a neonatologist with interests in public health and epidemiologic issues, the disparity in preterm birth rates and perinatal outcomes for African American women and their infants are important to me. Hence my areas of research interest have included:
1) Measures of Socioeconomic Status in Mothers of Low Income Status
2) The Impact of Common Maternal Illnesses on the Disparity in Preterm Birth Rates
3) The Impact of Individual Hospital Effects on the Disparity in Preterm Birth Rates
4) Racial Differences in Immunoprophylaxis rates against RSV of former Preterm Infants

Academic Contact Info

CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3301
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)