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Pelegano, James F.

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James F. Pelegano, MD, MS

Contact Dr. Pelegano

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-3888
(215) 923-7583 fax

Graduate College

MD: University of Rome, Rome, Italy
BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
MS: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

University Appointment

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Program Director, Masters of Healthcare Quality and Safety/Healthcare Quality and Safety Management, Jefferson College of Population Health.

Research and Clinical Interests

Healthcare quality, clinical systems development, medical safety, neonatology, neonatal respiratory support


Dr. Pelegano has had a diverse career in health care beginning as a pediatrician in private practice and then in neonatology on the faculties of both the Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia University in New York City. As Director of neonatology at a three-hospital system in New York, he created systems for quality and safety based on the integration of IT solutions with evidence based practice, educational systems and advanced bench marking. As a member of Harvard Medical International he became the Director of Quality and Safety at Dubai Healthcare City in Dubai, UAE, bringing quality and safety into a highly complex medical delivery system.

He continued his career in international health as Director of Healthcare Consulting for Huron Consulting Group's Middle East practice. There he worked with Weill Cornell Medical Center developing clinical systems for a large teaching hospital in Doha Qatar.

Dr. Pelegano's focus is on the integration of physician leaders into healthcare quality structures.

As Program Director for the Master's Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety, he oversees the program and teaches the Advanced Application of Quality & Safety Methods in Clinical Settings and the Capstone Seminar.