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Debra S Lefkowitz

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3500 Civic Center Boulevard
HUB-12585
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5720
Education:
B.A. (Psychology)
Rutgers University, 1995.
Psy.D. (School Psychology)
Rutgers University, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Pediatric Psychology, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2001-2002.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA , 2002-2003.
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Selected Publications

Self, MM and Lefkowitz, DS: The Ethics of Power and Influence: Considerations for Medical Decision-Making and Advocacy. Workshop presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2022.

Plevinsky, J and Lefkowitz, DS: Illness-related Parenting Stress at Evaluation for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2022.

Lefkowitz, D.: Using QI Methodology for Systems-Level Intervention for Moral Distress: The Heart Transplant Rounds Improvement Project. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2022.

Levy TJ, Tyner CE, Amaral S, Lefkowitz DS, Kessler SK, Levin LS.: 5-Year Activity and Participation Outcomes of the First Successful Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplantation: A Case Report. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 4: 1-16, April 2022.

West KB, Plevinsky JM, Amaral S, Laskin B, Lefkowitz DS.: Predicting risk in pediatric kidney transplantation: An exploratory cluster analysis of the revised Pediatric Transplant Rating Instrument (P-TRI) Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2022.

Snyder, K.; Amaral, S.; Kilaru Kessler, S.; Lefkowitz, D.; Levy, T.; Hewlett, J.; Levin, L; Feudtner, C. : Pediatric hand transplantation: A decision analysis. Hand 16(6): 731-740, November 2021.

Edwards JJ, Edelson JB, Katcoff H, Mondal A, Lefkowitz D, Reza N, Hanff TC, Griffis H, Mazurek JA, Wald J, Owens AT, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Burstein DS, Atluri P, O'Connor MJ, Goldber LR, Zamani P, Groenveld PW, Rossano JW, Lin KY, Birati EY.: Mental health disorders and emergency resource use and outcomes in ventricular assist device supported patients. Am Heart J 240: 11-15, Oct 2021.

Doshi, P., & Lefkowitz, D.: Piloting post-transplant annual psychosocial evaluations in a pediatric heart transplant program. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 2019.

Grady, K.L., Weissberg- Benchell, J., Van't Hof, K., Lefkowitz, D., Miyamoto, S., Chinnock, R., Addonizio, L., Liu, M., Ambardekar, A., Pahl, E., Pham, M., Hollander, S., Yancy, C., Andrei, A-C, Melody, N., Shankel, T., Anderson, A., & Latif, F.: Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Transitioning to Adult Care (TRANSIT) Feasibility of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Cardiac Failure 25(12): 948-958, 2019.

Lefkowitz, D., Doshi, P., Bober, C.: Design and implementation of an interpersonal violence (IPV) screening program in the outpatient transplant clinic setting. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018.

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