Gail B. Slap, M.D., M.Sc.
Gail B. Slap, M.D., M.Sc. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Slap received her B.A., M.D., and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed clinical training as an internal medicine resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and adolescent medicine fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and research training as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 1982-1998 as Assistant, Associate, and full Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, with secondary appointments in the Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Care Economics of the Wharton School. She was Chief of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1983-1998 the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 1998-2006. Dr. Slap has served as President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine; Chair of the Council on Medical Specialties and Regent of the American College of Physicians; and appointee to numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Pediatrics. Her research has focused on predictive modeling of adolescent health outcomes, adolescent utilization of health care, and the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors. In addition to her work as an investigator, Dr. Slap has received numerous awards and honors as a clinician (e.g., Best Doctors in America) and teacher (e.g., Lindback Award, Parents Choice Award).