Thomas Jefferson University

About CHOP

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 and was the first hospital in the United States dedicated solely to the care of children. The hospital's mission is to advance health care for children through excellence in patient care, innovative research, and education.  CHOP provides advanced care for a diverse population of critically ill children referred from local, regional, national, and international communities, regardless of race or ethnicity.  CHOP is an essential and integral partner of the University of Pennsylvania medical system and is adjacent to its School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Engineering, School of Veterinary Science, Wharton School of Business, Annenberg School of Education, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  The Research Institute at CHOP ranks amongst the top 3 in the nation for NIH research funding support for children, and provides a robust infrastructure and supervision for translational research.