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Katie Piwnica-Worms

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Katie Piwnica-Worms


Katie Piwnica-Worms, MD earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and her medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. During medical school, she was the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and served as president of her school’s Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter. She also worked closely with George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy conducting research on the redistribution of unused residency slots under the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. She recently completed her pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where her health policy research focused on pediatric Accountable Care Organizations, the role of geocoded risk factors and data science methods in pediatric asthma research, and innovative healthcare delivery models for medically complex children. Dr. Piwnica-Worms is interested in healthcare delivery systems, evaluating the impact of legislative policies on healthcare access, cost, and quality, Graduate Medical Education and its role in serving the nation’s physician workforce needs, and healthcare quality metric development and evaluation. She is planning a career in pediatric hospitalist medicine, health policy research, and policymaking.