Stephen Ludwig, MD
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Stephen Ludwig, MD



Dr. Stephen Ludwig is the Senior AdvisorĀ  for Medical Education and Senior Attending Physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Continuing Medical Education Committee and Designated Institutional Official. Dr. Ludwig also serves as the Director for International Medicine Education. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. He has a primary care practice and serves as a General pediatrics in-patient attending physician.


Dr. Ludwig is a past president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group. He is a member of the International Society of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Ludwig is a founding member of the Ray Helfer Society. He served as Chairman of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Pediatrics of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently he serves on the ACGME I review committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics and was Chair of the Program Directors Committee until 2009. Dr. Ludwig also chaired the ABP Global Health Task Force. He has received many awards from the University of Pennsylvania, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), Helfer Society and APA. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Ludwig was selected by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations as the recipient of the 2010 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Pediatric Leadership Award. In 2016, he received the Richard D. Wood distinguished alumni award from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Dr. Ludwig has over 175 publications to his credit, has edited 20 books and serves on several editorial boards. He is Co-Editor in Chief of Pediatric Emergency Care. He was the Editor of the Fleisher and Ludwig Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, now in its 7th edition and Netter's Pediatrics Textbook. He has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally.


After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Ludwig received his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric internship and residency at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He holds board certification in General Pediatrics and certificate 001 in Pediatric Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics.