Elaine Gallagher has been a member of the management team in the Department of Pediatrics (University of Pennsylvania) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 1991. She was hired as the Budget Manager for the Department and later became an Administrative Director for several divisions. In her current role as the Planning Officer, she is responsible for financial and strategic planning, and faculty compensation. Ms. Gallagher also provides leadership for the reimbursement, compliance, abstraction and credentialing functions of the Department. Prior to her tenure at Children’s Hospital, she worked in the financial analysis department at the Geisinger Clinic in Danville, PA. Ms Gallagher holds an MBA from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University.
Ms. Gallagher has been a member of AAAP since 1999. In addition to the AAAP, she is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD).
Ms. Gallagher lives in Villanova, PA, with her husband Lawrence. They have two adult children.