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Dr. Kristen Kucharczuk’s ability to transform complex medical and scientific concepts into targeted, compelling written content for both professional and lay audiences has made her a sought after editor in academic centers across the country.  A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Kucharczuk completed dual doctorates in medicine and cell and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Following eleven years on staff at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she currently practices pediatrics part-time on the Main Line of Philadelphia.  Dr. Kucharczuk is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kucharczuk has written and edited grants and manuscripts across a broad range of medical and scientific fields including but not limited to allergy and immunology, general pediatrics, health care delivery, thoracic surgery, surgical oncology, solid organ transplantation and targeted gene therapy.  She has served as managing editor for several high impact websites, authored newsletter articles, top-tier newspaper editorials, press releases and marketing materials, and written grants to secure funding for non-profit literacy organizations.

Dr. Kucharczuk’s interest in writing and reading extends beyond the academic.  Since 2002, Dr. Kucharczuk has served as the Associate Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia, working to prepare America’s youngest children to succeed in school by providing books and advice on reading aloud to children.   Dr. Kucharczuk has chaired many Friends of Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia events, highlighting the importance of early literacy in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities.  Dr. Kucharczuk has been featured on Comcast Newsmakers and NBC for her advocacy work.