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Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, Pediatrics, Harrisburg, PA, UPMC Presbyterian

JohannaMariaVidal-PhelanMDMBA, FAAP

Pediatrics Harrisburg, PA

Senior Medical Director

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Summary

  • Experienced Medical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare industry with over fifteen years of clinical pediatric experience. Expertise with current and emerging medical trends, clinical integrated networks, population health, integration of complex medical and behavioral health care, quality improvement, health plan performance, value-based reimbursement and CHIP. Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Strong business development professional with an MBA focused on health care administration/management from George Washington University. Strong interpersonal and verbal presentation skills with the ability to translate complex findings to non-technical audiences. Superior evidence-based medicine skill set and experience with electronic medical records and communication systems.

Education & Training

  • George Washington UniversityMBA Health Care Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2013 - 2016
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonResidency, Pediatrics, 2001 - 2005
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolClass of 2001
  • Wellesley CollegeB.A., Biological Science, Magna Cum Laude with Honors, 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2008 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2001 - 2016
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • Aveta Business InstituteSix Sigma Green Belt

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2020 Healthcare Heroes-Pediatrics Central Penn Business Journal and Central Penn Parents, 2020
  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award American Medical Association (AMA), 2016-2019
  • Excel Blue Silver Recognition Aware Capital Blue Cross, Harrisburg, PA, 2018
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Hormone-dependent transactivation of the Human Androgen Receptor is regulated by a DNAJ protein  
    Caplan, Langley, Wilson & Vidal JM, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1/1/1995

Lectures

  • PA Latino Convention Plenary on Health 
    Bethlehem, PA - 10/31/2019
  • The Faces of Medicine 
    Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine - 10/30/2019
  • Minorities in Healthcare 
    Esperanza College Minorities in Health Science Symposium - 10/18/2019
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Other

Authored Content

  • Advice for a pediatrician: the importance of having a grateful heartMarch 2020
  • Las Babas y Los Bobos: Consejos de una pediatra (Pacifiers and Bottles: Advice from a pediatrician)March 2020
  • Teenagers need routine annual well visitsFebruary 2020
  • When Less is More- A Pediatrician's Advice on Digital Media and ChildrenJanuary 2020
  • Sleep is Important to your Children’s Health- Advice from a Pediatrician/ El Dormir es un aspecto importante de la Salud de sus Niños-Consejo de una PediatraDecember 2019
  • AAP Reminded Me That My Patients Have Parents (And They Matter, Too)November 2019
  • AAP Reminded Me That My Patients Have Parents (And They Matter, Too)November 2019
  • Mentorship: Not a One-Way StreetOctober 2019
  • Emotional Intelligence in Medicine: A Two-Way StreetSeptember 2019
  • A Pediatrician's Top 10 Back to School TipsSeptember 2019
  • Here's what true grit looks like in health care.September 2019
  • A Pediatrician’s Advice on Making Healthy Dietary Choices While Visiting a Theme ParkAugust 2019
  • A Pediatrician’s Advice on Making Healthy Dietary Choices While Visiting a Theme ParkAugust 2019
  • Are Pediatric Hospitals Ready to Embrace Value-Based Payment Models?July 2019
  • How Grandmothers Can Support Newborn FeedingJuly 2019
  • How Grandmothers Can Support Newborn FeedingJuly 2019
  • A physician’s reflection on Roberto Clemente and his leadership legacyJuly 2019
  • Compassion is never a sign of weakness. It is a sign of greatnesss!May 2019
  • What you need to know about children and Lead ExposureOctober 2017
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Press Mentions

  • Spotlight: MOBE Helps Patients Manage Their Care
    Spotlight: MOBE Helps Patients Manage Their CareOctober 17th, 2019
  • New Board Member
    New Board MemberApril 3rd, 2019
  • ‘PREPping’ Helps Pediatricians Stay Current Throughout Career
    ‘PREPping’ Helps Pediatricians Stay Current Throughout CareerAugust 28th, 2018
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Committees

  • Member, Al Dia Top Doctors Selection Board 2019 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Child Proof Advice 2019 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations