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Alison J. Carey

Alison J. Carey, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics


  • Georgetown University School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)

Alison Carey is an attending neonatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Clinical Services

Pediatrics, Neonatal care


  • Columbia University


  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Dr. Carey is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Read Dr. Carey's faculty highlight from the Women in Medicine and Science Committee.

Research Overview

Dr. Carey's research seeks to identify mechanisms and potential modifiable risk factors for infants' susceptibility to infections using animal models, in vitro work and ex vivo studies on human cord blood. Her lab has established a clinically relevant model of neonatal influenza virus infection in 3-day-old neonatal mice in order to focus on both the adaptive and innate immune response to viral infection.

Visit The Carey Lab

Dr. Carey was awarded a biomedical research grant from the American Lung Association for her project, "Identification of the Toll-like Receptor Mediating Lactobacillus rhamnosus Protection in Neonatal Mice." Her research was also highlighted on their website.

Contact Information

Practice Office

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5000
Fax: 215.427.5555