Professor of Nursing of Children
Assistant Dean for Community Engagement
Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

While working as a nurse at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Terri Lipman realized that the core of managing diabetes was educating children and familiesa role that was tremendously gratifying.

As a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Dr. Lipman maintains a clinical practice – caring for  children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Questions from her clinical practice guide her research and teaching.  

“I partner with families and communities to develop innovative care models to reduce disparities and improve the lives of children and families.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania , 1991
  • CRNP, University of Pennsylvania , 1993
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania , 1983
  • BSN, Temple University , 1975