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Dr. Ferro is a clinical informatician, pediatrician, researcher, and strategic systems thinker dedicated to demonstrably better outcomes for patients, families, and healthcare teams. She is course director for the informatics & quality improvement rotation in the Clinical Informatics Fellowship and co-leads CHOP's Innovation Ecosystem.
Dr. Ferro is a hospital medicine physician, collaborative researcher and educator within the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi), and clinical informatician and quality improvement specialist within CHOP’s Center for Healthcare Quality and Analytics (CHQA).
Dr. Ferro completed Pediatrics residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where she also was a Chief Resident. During this time, she was an inaugural member of the hospital’s medical informatics committee and served as a member of the institution’s Center for Quality, Operational Excellence, and Patient Safety. Dr. Ferro came to CHOP in 2016 as a Clinical Informatics fellow during which time she focused on methods and evaluative techniques for better system design and delivery.
Dr. Ferro is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a DBHi faculty member, where she is the Course Director for the Clinical Informatics Quality Improvement rotation for Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program and serves on the Admissions and Program Evaluation Committees. She adapts and applies methods from quality improvement, clinical informatics, systems engineering, and implementation science along with those outside of healthcare, in an effort to create better healthcare delivery systems that have measurably improved outcomes.
She currently leads CHQA’s patient reported outcomes program, heads the education and communication team at CHOP’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Pediatric Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, a research/QI effort which aims to decrease unnecessary alarms caused by pulse oximeters in hospital and home settings, and co-directs CHOP’s Innovation Ecosystem.
Education and Training
MD, SUNY Downstate
Internship, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Pediatrics)
Chief Resident, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Pediatrics)
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Clinical Informatics)
BA, Barnard College, Columbia University (Neuroscience & Behavior)
Titles and Academic Titles
Attending Physician, Division of General Pediatrics, Sections of Hospital Medicine & Clinical Informatics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director and Capacity Pillar Lead, Innovation Ecosystem
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-
American Medical Informatics Association, 2016-
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011
Patient Safety Leadership Award, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2016
Young Professional Network's (YPN) top talent - 40 Under 40, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2020