Innovation Ecosystem Team



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The Innovation Ecosystem team is an interdisciplinary team drawn from across the CHOP enterprise. They share a passion for innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. New key partners are engaged regularly and may not be listed here.

Daria F. Ferro

Daria Ferro, MD

Co-Director and Capacity Pillar Lead


Asif Chinwalla, MS, MBA
Principal Bioinformatics Engineer, Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics
Connections Pillar Lead, Innovation Ecosystem

Rich Tsui, PhD
Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Entrepreneurial Science, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Connections Pillar Technical Lead, Innovation Ecosystem

Suzanne Hill
Principal Strategic Partnership Advisor
Community Pillar Lead, Innovation Ecosystem

Natalie Oppenheimer
Program Manager, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Program Manager, Innovation Ecosystem

Elizabeth Silvestro, MSE
Team Leader - Additive Manufacturing, CHAMP Lab
3D Printing Project Lead, Innovation Ecosystem

Vicki Bartek, MS, MSW
Clinical Research Project Manager I, Innovation Ecosystem

Sifei Han, PhD
Research Post Doc Fellow, Tsui Laboratory

Helen Shi, MS
Data Scientist, Tsui Laboratory