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Leadership Team

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's vision is to be the best children's medical center by attaining excellence in patient care, education and research. The pursuit of this vision begins at the top, with our exceptional leadership team. This team represents the best of St. Chris and is continually raising the bar for the entire St. Chris community. St. Chris is managed by a group of skilled administrative and medical leaders who help implement the hospital's vision.

Administrative Leaders


Medical Leaders

Peter D. Pizzutillo, MD Surgeon-in-Chief St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Dr. Pizzutillo has served as Director of the Orthopedic Center for Children and Attending Surgeon in the Section of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children since 1995. For the last six years, he has been Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery and, in July 2016, he was named Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Surgery. Dr. Pizzutillo is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. He has been locally and nationally recognized as an outstanding clinician, educator and leader and has been essential to the continued advancement of our hospital. Dr. Pizzutillo received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Affiliated Hospitals. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has been working in pediatrics orthopaedics for more than four decades, spending his early career as an orthopaedic surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He has been honored with several awards including Distinguished Service Award for Orthopaedics, American Academy of Pediatrics; U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors in 1% Specialty; Lifetime Achievement Award of Department of Orthopaedics, Drexel University College of Medicine and Achievement Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has repeated acknowledgements in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, South Jersey Magazine’s Top Doc for Kids; America’s Top Doctors and The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Pizzutillo’s leadership skills have been recognized by both local and national medical organizations and include President of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Chairmen of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as active leadership roles with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Orthopedic Association. His extensive collection of abstracts, chapters, publications, texts and videos showcase his expertise, knowledge and passion for academic and clinical missions.

Board Members

David Blum Partner, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
Chad Lassiter President, Black Men at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD Dean, Professor and Chair, Dept of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine Dr. Schidlow is currently Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at DUCOM. He is the former Physician-in-Chief of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Schidlow graduated from the University of Chile School of Medicine in Santiago, Chile in 1972. After residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Chile, he completed a residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in 1978 and remained on staff there until 2011. Dr. Schidlow served as Chief of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology from 1983 to 1994, when he assumed the position of Senior Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics and Vice President for Clinical Affairs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. In 1998 Dr. Schidlow assumed the position of Executive Vice President for Medical & Academic Affairs (later called Physician-in-Chief) and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine. During his tenure at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Dr. Schidlow maintained an active clinical practice in Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis. He has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings, continuing medical education and community programs. He has served on national advisory boards such as the Medical Advisory Council of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Scientific Advisory Group of the Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis. He has served as consultant to pharmaceutical industry, especially in the area of clinical trials and has been actively involved in clinical research. Dr. Schidlow has a national and international reputation in the field of Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis. He has published numerous papers and chapters, continuing medical education publications and was editor of the book “Practical Guide to Pediatric Respiratory Diseases”.
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