Meghan Galligan, MD, MSHP

Meghan Galligan, MD, MSHP is a core faculty member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending hospitalist in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP.

Dr. Galligan’s scholarly focus is in the organizational science of healthcare delivery, leveraging research and improvement methods to understand how hospital systems and culture impact patient care. Dr. Galligan’s current work is focused on preventing adverse patient safety outcomes through early recognition of clinical deterioration. As part of this work, she has helped to design and evaluate clinical event debriefing practices at CHOP. She is also working with researchers from the Wharton School to understand how the organizational dynamics of healthcare teams influence patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Galligan completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and her residency training in General Pediatrics at CHOP. She completed the Master of Science and Health Policy Research program at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed training in improvement science and patient safety as a fellow in the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS). Dr. Galligan received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from Harvard College. 

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