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Denise E. Sabatino, PhD

Denise E. Sabatino

The research in the Sabatino Laboratory is focused on hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder. The interests of the laboratory include the study of variants of coagulation factor VIII to understand the biochemical properties of these proteins and to identify novel variants with enhanced function, and the development of gene-based therapeutic approaches for treating hemophilia.


Amy Salovin, MS, CAPM

Amy Salovin

Amy Salovin, assistant director, Office of Faculty Development, builds strong programs and resources that promote academic success. She is committed to supporting the career progression of research investigators at all levels.


Benjamin J. Samelson-Jones, MD, PhD

Benjamin J. Samelson-Jones

Dr. Samelson-Jones is a pediatric hematologist dedicated to improving the lives of children with bleeding and clotting disorders. His research focuses on gene therapy for hemophilia, the biochemical basis of coagulation, and the immune responses to hemophilia therapies.


Jill J. Savla, MD, MSCE

Jill J. Savla

Dr. Jill Savla is an attending cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research interests include congenital heart disease, early life risk factors for congenital heart surgery, maternal-fetal environment, outcomes research, and clinical epidemiology.


Hannah-Lise Tirado Schofield, PhD, ABPP-CN

Hannah-Lise Tirado Schofield

Dr. Schofield's research focuses on neurocognitive outcomes of oncology treatment. Her areas of interest are acute and long-term neurotoxicities and cognitive sequelae of cellular therapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplant and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.


Jane E. Schreiber, PhD, ABPP-Cn

Jane E. Schreiber

Dr. Schreiber is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at CHOP. Her research focuses on neurobehavioral outcomes in children with complex medical conditions.


Robert T. Schultz, PhD

Robert T. Schultz

Dr. Schultz's research involves using magnetic resonance imaging to understand brain mechanisms and to create biomarkers that predict who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who will develop the disorder, and who will respond well to different interventions. More recently, he has developed a technology and innovation lab to exploit advances in perceptual computing, in order to develop more robust measurements of quantitative traits.


Lisa A. Schwartz, PhD

Lisa A. Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz's research focuses on behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cancer and its treatment in adolescents and young adults (AYAs), a group of patients with unique medical and psychosocial challenges. Most of her current studies aim to understand and improve self-management among AYAs.


Amy L. Schwarzhoff, MS, MBA, CIP

Amy L. Schwarzhoff

Relies on extensive experience in leadership positions in institution, independent, and governmental Institutional Review Boards to support investigators while they navigate multicenter research studies.


Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE

Philip V. Scribano

Dr. Scribano's areas of interest and research involve the epidemiology and prevention of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, technology use in healthcare, and health services to children in foster care.


Thomas Seacrist, MBE

Thomas Seacrist

Thomas Seacrist's research is focused on how the anatomical and developmental differences between children and adults affect their motion during motor vehicle crashes, improving child crash test dummies, and detecting driving behavior differences between novice teen and experienced adult drivers.


Alix E. Seif, MD, MPH

Alix E. Seif

Dr. Seif's research centers on manipulating the human innate and immune systems to treat children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The long-term goal of her research is to identify innate and adaptive immune mechanisms that can be used to treat pediatric ALL more effectively, and with less toxicity, than existing therapies.


Shaon Sengupta, MBBS, MPH

Shaon Sengupta

Dr. Sengupta is a neonatologist and physician scientist with a long-standing interest in lung health. She studies the mechanisms of circadian regulation of lung inflammation, injury, and repair; and the effect of early life exposures on development and function of pulmonary circadian networks in adulthood.


Suraj Serai, MS, PhD

Suraj Serai

Dr. Serai is an MRI physicist who has developed and applied MR imaging-based methods for iron quantification, fat quantification, elastography for liver fibrosis, and T1/T2 mapping techniques to suit pediatric needs.


Nikolaos G. Sgourakis, PhD

Nikolaos G. Sgourakis

Dr. Sgourakis’ research focuses on understanding the intricate molecular mechanisms that determine the vast repertoire of peptide antigens displayed by the proteins of the Major Histocompatibility Complex for immune surveillance by T cells and Natural Killer cells.


Rachana Shah, MD, MSTR

Rachana Shah

Dr. Shah's research is centered on understanding obesity and its related complications. Her current work includes clinical and translational studies exploring pathophysiology and modulation of obesity-related adipose tissue and systemic inflammation using human cell lines and clinical trials. She is also involved in clinical studies of outcomes and risk factors of polycystic ovarian syndrome and type 2 diabetes in teens.


Amish C. Shah, MD, PhD

Amish C. Shah

Dr. Shah's clinical research interests are focused in the areas of neurofibromatosis type 1 and retinoblastoma. These studies range from translational studies to clinical trials of novel therapeutics to international consortiums studying long-term effects of therapy.


Ophir Shalem, PhD

Ophir Shalem

Dr. Shalem’s research focuses on translational target discovery for a range of neurodegenerative diseases. He combines technology development of large-scale CRISPR-based perturbation screens with application of such technology together with additional genomic approaches.


Venkat R. Shankar, MBBS, MBA

Venkat R. Shankar

Dr. Shankar is the medical director and associate chief in the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at CHOP and a professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on pediatric cardiac critical care and cardio-pulmonary interactions.


Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE

Kathy Shaw

Dr. Shaw is an emergency medicine physician, clinical epidemiologist, and national leader in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety. She is most noted for her research in the diagnosis and management of acute pediatric illness and injuries, most notably UTI,
dehydration, and bronchiolitis.


Lydia Sheldon, MSEd

Lydia Sheldon

Lydia Sheldon is a medical science writer.


Evelyn K. Shih, MD, PhD

Evelyn K. Shih, MD, PhDEvelyn K. Shih, MD, PhD

Dr. Shih studies the metabolic interplay between cell types within the neurovascular unit during stroke to develop effective, novel mitochondrial-directed therapeutics to improve post-stroke disability. She works with small and large animal models of childhood arterial ischemic stroke.


Di Shu, PhD

Di Shu, PhD

Dr. Shu's research focuses on developing and applying suitable statistical methods for assessing comparative safety and effectiveness of medical products.


Aseem R. Shukla, MD

Aseem R. Shukla

Dr. Shukla focuses on the study of clinical and patient reported outcomes in robot-assisted laparoscopy and the bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. He also investigates hypospadias, urinary reflux, hydronephrosis, and complex urinary tract reconstruction.


Justine Shults, PhD, MS

Justine Shults

Dr. Shults works to develop statistical methods for longitudinal data that include semi-parametric approaches to account for subject/cluster level associations and maximum likelihood-based approaches for simulation and analysis of discrete longitudinal outcomes that may have overdispersion.


Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD

Jeffrey H. Silber

Dr. Silber is the director of the Center for Outcomes Research at CHOP, and is an internationally known authority on outcomes measurement and severity adjustment for both adult and pediatric applications.


Michael Silverman, MD, PhD

Michael Silverman

Dr. Silverman studies the fundamental aspects of early-life commensal microbes that influence immune system development and function. He discovered that the MHC-II E molecule prevents type 1 diabetes by shaping the intestinal microbiota early in life.


Rebecca A. Simmons, MD

Rebecca A. Simmons

The principal goal of Dr. Simmons' research program is to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms that link an aberrant intrauterine milieu to the later development of diseases in adulthood. She has made many seminal contributions to the understanding of the role that epigenetic modifications play in developmental programming of obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Allan F. Simpao, MD, MBI

Allan F. Simpao

Dr. Simpao, a pediatric anesthesiologist and clinical informatician, has a strong track record of innovation and research. He's led projects that use visual analytics and machine learning models to derive insights and predict outcomes using large healthcare data sets.


Daniel J. Singleton, BSN

Daniel J. Singleton

Dan Singleton delivers actionable clinical data to researchers and provides tools for efficient data management and reconciling data capture in the clinical domain with secondary use for research purposes.


Christopher L. Smith, MD, PhD

Christopher L. Smith

Dr. Christopher Smith is an attending cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on developmental biology, interventional cardiology, and lymphatic intervention.


Geary "Chip" Smith, DVM, MS

Geary "Chip" Smith

Dr. Smith is a laboratory animal medicine veterinarian. As Technical Director of the CCMT Comparative Medicine Services Core, he helps guide promising therapeutics and devices from discovery and developmental studies through nonclinical studies.


Kim Smith-Whitley, MD

Kim Smith-Whitley

Dr. Smith-Whitley's research focuses on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease.


Kristen M. Snyder, MD

Kristen M. Snyder

Dr. Snyder is a pediatric hematologist oncologist focused on improving the lives of people living with vascular anomalies. She is involved with national and international endeavors to create educational programs and investigational registries, investigate treatments, and author publications in this discipline.


Yuanquan Song, PhD

Yuanquan Song

Dr. Song works to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis governing the formation, maintenance, and function of neural circuits under physiological and pathological conditions, using both Drosophila and mammalian models.


Shelly Soni, MD

Shelly Soni

Dr Shelly Soni's research includes clinical work involving prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. She also focuses on maternal outcomes after fetal intervention as well as appropriate obstetrical management in pregnancies involving fetal anomalies.


Susan Sotardi, MD, MS

Susan Sotardi

Dr. Sotardi is a pediatric neuroradiologist and body radiologist who is a research fellow in machine learning.


Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Diane L. Spatz

Dr. Spatz is an internationally recognized researcher, clinician, and educator in the field of human milk and breastfeeding, particularly in vulnerable populations. Her research directly changes clinical practice to improve human milk and breastfeeding outcomes in the United States and globally.


Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD

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Dr. Spergel focuses on translational research in IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated food allergy, examining novel clinical methods for desensitization and curing food allergy. His other main projects are to identify predictive factors for severity of reactions using molecular, physiologic, and clinical parameters.