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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Scott A. Lorch, MD, MSCE
Scott A. Lorch
Director, Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research

Dr. Lorch's research involves understanding the root causes for variations in health outcomes and healthcare utilization experienced by high-risk children, particularly those born prematurely. He is particularly interested in the role of local and state policies on the observed variation in outcomes of premature infants, such as the impact of certificate of need programs on such outcomes.



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Education and Training

BA, Northwestern University (Political Science), 1992

MD, Northwestern University, 1996

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology), 2003

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Harriet and Ronald Lassin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neonatology

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 199-

AcademyHealth, 2002-

Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Research, 2003-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2005-

Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, 2005-

Member, American Pediatric Society, 2014-

American Pediatric Society, 2014-

Professional Awards

Young Investigator Award, Perinatal Research Society, 2003

Neonatology Faculty Teaching Award, 2004, 2006

Istvan Seri, MD, PhD, Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2007

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