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Debra S Lefkowitz

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3500 Civic Center Boulevard
Psychology, Buerger Room 10-148
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

Snyder, K.; Amaral, S.; Kilaru Kessler, S.; Lefkowitz, D.; Levy, T.; Hewlett, J.; Levin, L; Feudtner, C. : Pediatric hand transplantation: A decision analysis. Hand 17, December 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1177/1558944719890041. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Self, M., Lefkowitz, D., Cohen, M., Baughcum, A.: Ethical decision making in pediatric clinical ethics consultation. Workshop presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018.

Pahl, E., Andrei, A., Van’t Hof, K., Liu, M., Shankel, T., Chinnock, R., Miyamoto, S., Ambardekar, A., Anderson, A., Addonizio, L.J., Latif, F., Lefkowitz, D., Goldberg, L., Hollander, S., Pham, M., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Cool, N., Yancy, N., Grady, K.L.: Pediatric heart transplantation: Transitioning to adult care TRANSIT. Poster presented at International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Congress, Nice, France April 2018.

Grady, K.L., Van’t Hof, K., Andrei, A.C., Shankel, T., Chinnock, R., Miyamoto, S., Ambardekar, A., Anderson, A., Addonizio, L., Latif, F., Lefkowitz, D., Goldberg, L., Hollander, S.A., Pham, M., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Cool, N., Yancy, C., Pahl, E.: Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Transitioning to Adult Care (TRANSIT): Baseline Findings. Pediatrics November 8, 2017 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-017-1763-x

Amaral, S., Kessler, S.K., Levy, T.J., Gaetz, W., McAndrew, C., Chang, B., Xu, X., Elder, D., Lefkowitz, D., Feudtner, C., Thibaudeau, S., Lin, I.C., Kovach, S.J., Schwartz, E.S., Bozentka, D., Carrigan, R., Steinberg, D., Kanchwala, S., Zlotolow, D.A., Kozin, S., Jensen, F.E., Bryant, P.R., Shaked, A., Levine, M.H., Levin, L.S. Levin, L.S.: 18-month outcomes of heterologous bilateral hand transplantation in a child: a case report. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health July 18, 2017 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30012-3.

Lefkowitz, D., Feudtner, C., Amaral, S.: Psychosocial and ethical considerations in pediatric hand transplantation. Poster presented at the 9th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, Barcelona, Spain May 2017.

Mooreville, M., Rourke, M., Fitzgerald, C., Lefkowitz, D. : Household chaos and mental health in youth with solid organ transplants Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR March 2017.

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