Cardiovascular Core

The CHPS Cardiovascular Core has four sub-cores:

How to use the Cardiovascular Core 

To request services from the CHPS Cardiovascular Core, an eCHPS application must be submitted via eResearch. CHPS and IRB final approval are needed prior to use of the Core. A budget must also be prepared/approved through Clinical Trials Financial Management. The CHPS Cardiovascular Core provides cardiac testing services at CHOP for pediatric subjects in the CHOP Main Building. 

In general, the CHPS Cardiovascular Core at CHOP provides services for subjects up to age 21. Services for adult subjects must be approved the CHPS Cardiovascular Core Director, Dr. Meryl Cohen, MD. For studies requiring primarily adult services or a large volume of adult participants, investigators can either identify an adult Cardiologist to join the research team or work with the research facilitator at the Penn CHPS program for subjects over 21 years to be seen by an adult practitioner. 


  • Meryl Cohen, MD, CHPS Cardiovascular Core Director, 215-590-2402, cohenm [at]
  • John Krall, CHPS Administrative Director, krallj [at]