George Dalembert MD, MSHP
George Dalembert is a faculty scholar at PolicyLab, the founding director of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Medical Financial Partnership, an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and a member of the CHOP Possibilities Project team, a pediatric primary care innovation and redesign initiative. He also serves as an associate program director for the CHOP Pediatrics Residency Program.
Dr. Dalembert’s academic and research areas of interest include adolescent health, health equity and increasing patient/family engagement in the primary care setting. He utilizes qualitative, hypothesis-generating research to inform pragmatic quality improvement and innovation in primary care service delivery, with a goal of advancing holistic improvements in patient health. Dr. Dalembert also has a passion for medical education. He engages in curricular design in implicit bias and quality improvement, as well as direct teaching in the inpatient, ambulatory, and classroom settings for residents and medical students.
Dr. Dalembert is a graduate of Yale University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with a concentration in psychology. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at CHOP, subsequently serving as a chief resident. He went on to receive a master’s degree in health policy research from the University of Pennsylvania as part of the National Clinician Scholars Program (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program).