Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

As a leading clinical researcher in nurse-implemented therapies for acute respiratory failure in critically ill pediatric patients, Martha A.Q. Curley’s work has transformed many aspects of pediatric critical care.

Dr. Curley has served as principal investigator on more than $38 million in federal research grants and served as co-investigator on another $35 million in federally-funded research, including serving as the principal investigator on major clinical trials in pediatric critical care.

“It’s really exciting to see the patient and family impact of my work in clinical settings across the globe.”


  • PhD, Boston College, 1997 
  • MSN , Yale University, 1987 
  • BS , University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1985 
  • Diploma in Nursing, Springfield Hospital School of Nursing, 1973