Jeremy Esposito, MD, MSEd

Jeremy Esposito, MD, MSEd is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Practice-based Scholar within CHOP's Center for Violence Prevention.


Jeremy Esposito, MD, MSEd is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending and the Director of Behavioral Health Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Esposito is also a Practice-based Scholar at CHOP's Center for Violence Prevention and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He leads a multidisciplinary team of providers aiming to identify and address mental and behavioral health needs, implement improvements to the care model in the emergency department and throughout CHOP, improve follow up for mental health concerns, and use comprehensive data and frontline experience to advocate for additional resources and change.

Dr. Esposito believes that improving mental health is an emergency, and it takes stakeholders in all realms of healthcare to advance services and address unmet mental and behavioral health needs of patients. Through collaboration and partnerships with teams outside of the emergency department, he aims to work in synergy to understand the gaps in care and collaborate to create solutions and advocate for additional resources and legislation. He recently led a Department of Pediatrics Chair’s Initiative with a multidisciplinary team working to connect primary care patients to mental health services once identified through dedicated social work care coordination, enhancements in the electronic health record, and education. Dr. Esposito is also a member of the Zero Suicide Collaboration, working with team members to advance suicide prevention efforts.

BA, The George Washington University (Psychology), 2005

MD, Albany Medical College, 2010

MSEd, University of Pennsylvania (Medical Education), 2016

Pediatric Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013

Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Emergency Medicine), 2016

Practice-Based Scholar, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Director, Emergency Department Quality Improvement, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010

Faculty Honor Roll, 2020

Department of Pediatric Chair's Initiative, 2019

Esposito J, Lavelle J, M’Farrej M et al. Responding to a Behavioral Health Crisis Applying a New Care Model in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021.

Krass P, Dalton E, Doupnik SK, Esposito J. US Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Conditions During the Covid-19 Pandemic. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(4):e218533

Esposito J, Fein JA, Marshall J, Mitchell C, Zorc JJ. Improving Mental Health Communication from the Pediatric Emergency Department to Primary Care. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020;36(9):424-429.

Esposito J. Suicide Screening and Behavioral Health Assessment in the Emergency Department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2019;20(1):63-70.

Doupnik SK, Esposito J, Lavelle J. Beyond Mental Health Crisis Stabilization in Emergency Departments and Acute Care Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2018;141(5):e20173059.

Contact Information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104