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Daniel Schidlow

Daniel Schidlow, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pharmacology & Physiology; Dean Emeritus

Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Pediatrics


  • University of Chile, Santiago

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

Dr. Schidlow was recently appointed to the Board of the Panamerican Association whose mission is to promote cultural, educational and economic activities designed to increase understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the Americas.

Dr. Schidlow is also a board member of the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey where he co-chairs the Latino-Jewish Coalition and the Interfaith-Intergroup Committee.

Daniel Schidlow, MD, specializes in cystic fibrosis and pulmonary conditions in children. He is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.

He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chile's School of Medicine in Santiago, Chile. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He was listed as a "Best Doctor" in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012.

Dr. Schidlow is not accepting patients at this time.

Clinical Services

Cystic fibrosis, Pediatric pulmonology


  • Pediatrics - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center


  • Pulmonary Medicine - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, was appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at Drexel University College of Medicine on June 27, 2012. He had served as interim dean and senior vice president of health affairs at the College since November 1, 2011. He stepped down as dean in August 2019. Dr. Schidlow is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Medicine. Additionally, he is director of bioethics, medical humanities and professional formation at the West Reading Campus.

Previously, he was chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean of the pediatric clinical campus. He also served as the physician-in-chief at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He continues to be a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Medicine. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to medicine and education, including the 2010 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Prior to joining the College of Medicine in 1994, Dr. Schidlow served as a professor of pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine.

In the Media

Doctors Transforming Our Reality: The Emeritus and the Emerging Leader
Al Día News (June 14, 2023)

"Don't forget where you came from, because then you will know where you are going." The best of speeches from ALDÍA Top Doctors 2023
Al Día News (June 14, 2023)

Latinos, Jews United in Pursuit of Justice for AMIA
Al Día (July 23, 2020)

The ties that bind: Drexel doctor's huge collection spreads joy
Philly Voice (December 24, 2018)

Daniel Schidlow: Healing With The Immigrant Spirit
Al Dia (October 11, 2017)

Tommy Tune Among Honorees of The Voice Foundation
Broadway World (April 30, 2017)

Dr. Daniel Schidlow: The Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine Is a Man who Whistles While He Works
Philadelphia Medicine (Spring 2016)

Village View: Brighter Futures features Main Liners
Main Line Times (March 21, 2016)

Dean Schidlow interviewed about the Pope's upcoming visit to Philadelphia
Fox 29 News (August 26, 2015)

"How Philly Doctors Are Saving the World"
Philadelphia magazine (May 1, 2015)


"Why Physician Leaders Must Be Fundraisers, Too"
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, and Donna G. Frithsen
Physician Leadership Journal, November 1, 2016

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Office of the Dean
New College Building, 19th Floor
245 N. 15th Street, MS 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.3500
Fax: 215.762.2621