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Patrick McMahon, MD
Patrick McMahon
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology

Dr. McMahon is a pediatric dermatologist and healthcare innovator whose research focuses on telemedicine, specifically teledermatology.



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Dr. McMahon is a lifelong learner and pediatric dermatologist who loves his job as a doctor, a teacher, and a healthcare innovator. He enjoys the challenges of problem-solving, generating new ideas, and developing connections, as he strives to improve the way medical care is accessed and delivered in the new digital era.

Dr. McMahon is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He fully enjoys his lifelong dream job as a pediatric doctor and finds pediatric dermatology to be the perfect fit for his curious and caring mind. He delights in the opportunities for detective work, problem-solving, and helping kids and their families understand how best to care for a variety of skin conditions.

Dr. McMahon discovered his passion for healthcare innovation through a desire to improve access to medical care using digital health. He enjoys the intellectual stimulation of the ideation phase of projects and also finds joy in bringing a diverse team together to get innovative solutions across the finish line to implementation and beyond. These skills led him to be a pioneer in pediatric digital health when he developed a pediatric teledermatology mobile health application at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – an accomplishment for which he was awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Healthcare Innovator Award in 2017. Currently, he is working to implement a new digital health option for patients and their families through an internal grant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. McMahon hopes to expand his impact on pediatric healthcare through teaching, innovating, and exploring ways to use telehealth to minimize healthcare disparities. He enjoys the privilege of taking care of one patient at a time.

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology

Medical Directory, Teledermatology