Ralph W. Brenner Endowed Chair

St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children – Ralph W. Brenner Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, M.D. 

St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children awarded Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos the Ralph W. Brenner Endowed Chair in 2006. She is the first recipient of the distinguished recognition. Dr. Delivoria-Papadopoulos has drastically improved the lives of countless children during the course of her over 50 years of medical practice and research. Her steadfast dedication to at-risk newborns has earned her recognition as a leader in the field of neonatal and perinatal medicine.

As Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Dr. Delivoria-Papadopoulos has expanded the science of neonatology and continues to make significant and lasting contributions to the health of the world’s children through her groundbreaking research.

Dr. Delivoria-Papadopoulos completed her undergraduate work at Sorbonne University in Athens, Greece, and received her medical degree from National University School of Medicine, also in Greece. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a post-doctorate degree in physiology and spent the next 29 years as a faculty member. She has held numerous faculty and hospital appointments in the Philadelphia area throughout her distinguished career. Dr. Delivoria-Papadopoulos has served on several public advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and has published extensively in medical journals.