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Joey Whelihan MD

Affiliate Trainee

Joey Whelihan (he/him) is an affiliate trainee at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a pediatric resident at CHOP. He will begin his adolescent medicine fellowship at CHOP in July 2024.

Dr. Whelihan’s professional interests are in adolescent medicine, LGBTQ+ health, and advocating for health equity through health policy and medical education. Specifically, he is interested in mitigating health disparities for LGBTQ+ youth by improving health care access, delivery and quality. Dr. Whelihan has worked on a national and local level though his involvement with the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, he has given national presentations about mitigating implicit bias in health care and advocacy for LGBTQ+ patients and has been nationally recognized for his work with pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Dr. Whelihan grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, before moving to Gainesville, Fla, to complete his undergraduate and medical degrees. He earned a Bachelor in Science in Biochemistry and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and a medical degree from the University of Florida in 2017 and 2021, respectively. He now lives in Philadelphia with his partner and dog.