St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Welcomes New Chief of the Section of General PediatricsMarch 10, 2010
Lee Pachter, D.O., has been appointed as Chief of the Section of General Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Dr. Pachter specializes in the primary care of children, including those with chronic medical conditions. He also has an interest in community-based programs for children and families, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Pachter was the Associate Director of The Children’s Center for Community Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he was director of the Hartford Childhood Obesity Coalition. Prior to that, he was Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. and served as head of General Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he was a Professor of Pediatrics and Anthropology.
Dr. Pachter received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and his residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Pachter completed a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Pachter is board-certified in Pediatrics and has received numerous grants and funded research from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the Office of Minority Health. He is the director of the APA New Century Scholars program, a national mentorship initiative aimed at increasing workforce diversity in academic pediatrics. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Pachter serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He is on the board of directors of the Academic Pediatric Association and is an active member of the community.
“Dr. Pachter’s leadership will guide our primary pediatrics department to the forefront of healthcare and he will be instrumental in continuing our tradition of providing excellent primary care to children in Philadelphia and around the country,” says Bernadette Mangan, chief executive officer. “We are honored he has joined St. Christopher’s family.”
“Dr. Pachter’s vision and leadership will benefit the section of General Pediatrics as well as the entire hospital community,” Daniel V. Schidlow, M.D., physician-in-chief.
Since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher’s is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.
The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Cystic Fibrosis Center, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. In 2009 St. Christopher’s achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is part of the Tenet Health System. To learn more about St. Christopher’s, visit www.stchristophershospital.com.