Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Patrick Pasquariello

Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., a pediatrician who worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for 54 years, died on August 29 of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He was 85 years old.

Dr. Pasquariello grew up in North Philadelphia and graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in 1948. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University in 1952 and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1956. He also served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Dr. Pasquariello became an intern at CHOP in 1961. He served as chief resident under C. Everett Koop, who later became Surgeon General of the United States. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1962. He became associate professor of pediatrics in 1977 (Almanac July 15, 1977), and was promoted to professor of pediatrics in 1990 (Almanac July 17, 1990). He became professor emeritus in 2005 (Almanac July 12, 2005).

Throughout his career at CHOP, his many leadership roles included director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education, interim chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, director of the spina bifida program and general pediatric consultant for the “22q and you” center and the cranial-facial reconstruction clinic.

In 1989, Dr. Pasquariello created CHOP’s diagnostic and complex care center, designed to help children with problems that are difficult to diagnose. The center was named in his honor in 2009.

He is survived by his wife of six decades, Mae Agnes, CW’53, GRD’85, who has served as co-president of the class of 1953; two daughters, Caroline, an anesthesiologist at CHOP, and Ann Agnes; one son, Patrick S. III; four grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD, Endowment Fund, c/o Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.