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Dr. Ellison is the Louis Starr endowed vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics, associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHOP. Her research focuses on improving the outcomes of hematologic emergencies and advancing health equity.
Angela Ellison, MD, MSc, is the Louis Starr endowed vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics, associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research is focused on improving the outcomes of hematologic emergencies such as sickle cell disease and thrombosis and advancing health equity.
Dr. Ellison is the CHOP principal investigator for the federally funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Dr. Ellison has served as principal investigator or collaborator on projects directed at improving the acute management of complications of sickle cell disease in the emergency department and the inpatient setting. She is the co-PI of the NIH funded multi-center Bedside Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism without Radiation (BEEPER) study, the only prospective study of pulmonary embolism in children to date.
As a nationally recognized leader in pediatric emergency medicine, she serves as the co-chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine SIG for the Academic Pediatric Association and is a member of the Committee on Pediatric Research for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ellison also serves on the editorial board for the journal Pediatric Emergency Care. She co-leads the Research and Education Core for the Center for Health Equity at CHOP.
Education and Training
BA, Temple University (Chemistry), 1993
MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1998
MSc, Boston University, 2005
Titles and Academic Titles
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Louis Starr Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998-
Academic Pediatric Association, 2011-
Society for Pediatric Research, 2014-
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006, 2007, 2017, 2022