The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children, integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education.
CHOP is committed to finding cures for illnesses by drawing on the latest available information about the human genome to customize therapies; working on therapeutic vaccines that teach healthy cells to recognize and fight cancer; investigating prenatal stem-cell transplants to improve treatments for a variety of diseases such as muscular dystrophy, leukemia and sickle cell disease.
CHOP advocacy programs include those to prevent HIV and asthma, as well as early intervention to best prepare children for school and to help chronically ill young adults live on their own.
Since 1855, CHOP has fostered pioneers in pediatric medicine and continues to be the premier training ground for future leaders. Our commitment to making sick children well and securing a healthy future for families remains our mission.