Dr. Sze is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, the Associate Radiologist-in-Chief, and an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Raymond Sze was the Chief of Radiology at Children’s National Health Systems, where physician, staff, and patient experience and wellbeing was one of his top priorities. Programs included creating a dedicated Child Life Specialist team to help children and families cope with the stress of undergoing diagnostic and interventional imaging studies (this team was awarded the first Child Life Council grant to study the economic benefit of a dedicated child life team to reduce sedation in MRI); collaborating with architects and designers and engaging front line staff to co-create medical environments that optimize patient experience and staff workflow; introducing acting workshops for front staff to help them develop constructive coping strategies for challenging patient situations; a healthcare “MBA” (Minimal Business Acumen) course for Radiology residents, trainees, and faculty; and multiple successful engagements with the George Washington School of Business including keystone projects with MBA students.
Dr. Sze also heads the Children’s Hospital Additive Manufacturing for Pediatrics (CHAMP) Lab. CHAMP Lab is collaborating with the PPDC to use its resources to fill areas of need at CHOP.