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Pelegano, James

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James F. Pelegano, MD, MS

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901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


MD, University of Rome (Italy)
MS, Harvard University
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University Appointment

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Clinical Interests

Healthcare Quality and Safety
Clinical Systems Development
Neonatal Respiratory Support
International Healthcare Development
Clinical Planning


Advanced Applications of Healthcare Quality & Safety Tools & Methods in Clinical Settings    


Dr. Jim Pelegano has had a diverse career in health care beginning as a pediatrician in private practice and then in neonatology on the faculties of both the Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia University in New York City. As Director of Neonatology at a three-hospital system in New York, he created systems for quality and safety based on the integration of IT solutions with evidence-based practice, educational systems and advanced bench marking. As a member of Harvard Medical International, he became the Director of Quality and Safety at Dubai Healthcare City in Dubai, UAE, bringing quality and safety into a highly complex medical delivery system.

He continued his career in international health as Director of Healthcare Consulting for Huron Consulting Group's Middle East practice. There he worked with Weill Cornell Medical Center developing clinical systems for a large teaching hospital in Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Pelegano's focus is on the integration of physician leaders into healthcare quality structures.