Stephen Ludwig, MD, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. Virtually all of Dr. Ludwig's career has been at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is currently Professor of Pediatrics. He has served as Division Chief of General Pediatrics and is now Associate Physician-in-Chief for Medical Education and Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Dr. Ludwig plays an instrumental role in the development and evolution of pediatric emergency medicine as a subspecialty fellowship. As such, he is a charter member of the Society for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is one of the editors of the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition, Dr. Ludwig has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, many of which focus on child abuse and neglect.
His major contribution to medicine is his capacity as an educator and role model. Dr. Ludwig has been named teacher of the year at Children's Hospital and has also received the Divisional Teaching Award on numerous occasions. He has been recognized by the medical students of the University of Pennsylvania for outstanding teaching with the Lindback Award. On a national level, he was honored with the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Teaching Award and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Career Achievement Award.
Dr. Ludwig is the recipient of the John H. and Hortense Cassell Jensen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education. His most recent honor is his election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.