Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

Chris Bonafide, MD, MSCE is a pediatric hospitalist and implementation scientist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He completed an Academic General Pediatric Fellowship at CHOP and the MSCE degree at Penn, and subsequently received training in implementation science and mentorship from Rinad Beidas, PhD.

Chris now serves as Associate Chief for Research Integration and Implementation in the Division of General Pediatrics, Co-Associate Director for Implementation Science at Clinical Futures, and Director of Pediatric Implementation Research at the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI). Within implementation science, he is especially interested in finding the best strategies to deimplement ineffective practices in pediatric hospital care. He currently co-leads a type 3 hybrid effectiveness-deimplementation trial focused on eliminating monitor overuse (EMO) with Dr. Beidas and is Site PI for a type 1 hybrid effectiveness-deimplementation trial focused on reducing unnecessary follow-up visits to primary care after hospitalization (the FAAN-C, or “fancy” trial). He collaborates and advises on numerous other projects and proposals within Clinical Futures.

Associate Director, Implementation Science


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