Alison Marx is the Vice Chair of Administration for the Department of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She leads administrative aspects of operations, planning, and academic activities of the Department across all areas of the mission. She partners with physician and administrative leaders to advance strategic goals, develop effective systems, and support positive outcomes for patients, families, and 800+ faculty/physicians and staff. She designed and co-leads the Department of Pediatrics Chair’s Initiatives, an internal grant funding program with the objective of initiating change and investing in innovation, quality, safety, and the future of child health. Alison is a member of the CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board and a strong supporter of the institution’s Reach Out and Read program. She was instrumental in the creation of CHOP’s therapeutic rooftop Sea Garden, where she first collaborated with PHS, and she continues to provide administrative guidance for the garden’s programming supporting health and wellbeing.
Prior to her 30+ year tenure at CHOP, Alison worked at Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston in the Quality-of-Care Measurement Department.
Alison holds an MBA in Health Care Management from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a longstanding member and former board member of the Association of Administrators in Academic Pediatrics. Alison has served on the PHS Strategic Oversight Committee since 2023.