Angelo P. Giardino, MD, received both his medical degree and doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency and fellowship training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and currently serves as the Medical Director for Texas Children's Health Plan, which provides Medicaid and CHIP benefits to over 165,000 children in Southeastern Texas. During his fellowship training, he also was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Most recently, he earned a Master's in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. Having served over the past 15 years in various medical administrative capacities at the Children's Seashore House, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (SCHC), Dr. Giardino is now also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, the primary teaching affiliate for Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), in Houston, Texas. While at SCHC, Dr. Giardino served as the Patient Safety Officer and the Chair of the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Committee. Currently, he remains clinically active on the TCH child protection team and has recently been appointed to the hospital's Quality and Safety Council. Dr. Giardino is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American College of Physicians Executives and the American College of Medical Quality.