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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Expert Care with a Rich History Founded in 1855, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the birthplace of pediatric medicine in America. Throughout its history, a passionate spirit of innovation has driven this renowned institution to pursue scientific discovery, establish the highest standards of patient care, train future leaders in pediatrics, and advocate for children’s health. CHOP is currently ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.  As the home of the first accredited pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center in Pennsylvania, CHOP provides premier evaluation, treatment and expert care for children who have experienced injuries. CHOP’s Trauma Center is renowned for cutting-edge injury research, extensive education programs and comprehensive injury-prevention initiatives. For more information, visit chop.edu.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-4678 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Meet the Staff

Michael Nance, MD, FACS

Trauma Program Medical Director


Marie Campbell, RN, MS

Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator


Marla L. Vanore, RN, MHA

Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention Programs


Kristine Biggie, RN, MSN, CRNP

Trauma Nurse Practitioner


Sylvia Whitehead

Trauma Registrar


Diane Perks, RN, DNP, CRNP

Trauma Program Manager


Jessica Osipowicz, RN, MSN, CRNP

Trauma Nurse Practitioner


April Himelright

Trauma Registrar


Gina Duchossois, MHA

Trauma Prevention Supervisor