Director, Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Attending Physician
  • Summary

As Director of the Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Dr. Derrington focuses on establishing the Center as a thought leader in the field, a contributor in pediatric ethics scholarship and an important voice for helping children flourish. Her work involves partnership with hospital leaders and CHLA’s Ethics Resource Committee, as well as collaborators at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, including its Humanities, Ethics/Economics, Arts and the Law (HEAL) Program, and the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics at USC’s Gould School of Law.

Dr. Derrington is a Board-certified pediatric intensivist and a highly accomplished pediatric bioethicist who served as Associate Director for Clinical Ethics and Education at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She completed her pediatric internship, residency and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles after receiving her medical degree from the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Derrington also holds a master’s in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Hillsdale College. She has won numerous teaching awards and has presented and authored more than 70 lectures, reviews, book chapters, reports and other publications.

Education

Medical School: 

UC Davis School of Medicine

Graduate School: 

Loyola University Chicago - Bioethics and Health Policy

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Residency: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Fellowship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Critical Care Medicine