Angela Ellison

Angela Ellison, M.D., MSc


Associate Chair for Diversity and Equity


Angela Ellison, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair for Diversity and Equity in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Assistant Vice President for Medical Staff Diversity and Inclusion at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Delivering high-quality care to patients and families is a guiding principle and our highest priority in the Department of Pediatrics.  We serve a diverse patient population and seek to continue to grow a workforce that reflects the richness of this diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, anti-racist environment in which every member of the Department and every patient for whom we provide care feels welcome and respected.  As the Associate Chair for Diversity and Equity, Dr. Ellison is spearheading work that promotes an environment of professional excellence and well-being. The establishment of the Department of Pediatrics Diversity Endowment recognizes our commitment to assuring that diversity and equity are woven into the fabric of our Department. We strongly believe that diversity in our workforce and our workplace leads to innovation and cutting-edge, culturally competent family-centered care.  Our strategic priorities are the following:

  1. Clinical Care: Ensure equitable and quality care across the entire continuum of care for all children, adolescents, and families we serve.
  2. Quality and Patient Safety Ensure that equity is included in all improvement activities.
  3. Research and Innovation: Establish best practices for recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented in medicine faculty.
  4. Faculty Development and Well-Being: Support and sustain the diversity of Department of Pediatrics faculty/attending physicians, trainees, and staff through shifts in hiring and retention.
  5. Medical Education: Increase the diversity and increase equity and inclusion in our clinical learning environments