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Claudia Gambrah-Lyles, MD

Specialty in Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Gambrah-Lyles is a resident pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2019). She graduated cum laude and received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis (2013). Her research explores the intersections between neurology, public health, and infectious disease. She has investigated nutrition and cerebral palsy in Botswana, and completed a year-long project in Brazil, researching growth and developmental outcomes of Zika virus infection in pediatric patients as a Doris Duke International Scholar. Dr. Gambrah-Lyles speaks four languages, loves staying active, and enjoys sharing her love for medicine through teaching and writing.

Practice names

Resident at Children Hospital of Philadelphia

Education and training

2020 - Present - Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2014-2019 - Doctor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

209-2013 - BA (Biochemistry and Spanish), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, PA


Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow

Fulbright Scholarship Award Recipient

American Academy of Neurology Scholar


PGY1 Pediatrician at Children Hospital of Philadelphia

Publication Highlights

Claudia O. Gambrah-Sampaney, Jesse E. Passman, Andrielle Yost, Glen N. Gaulton. How Should Schools Respond to Learners’ Demands for Global Health Training? AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(9):E772-777. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.772.

Allison Johnson, Claudia Gambrah-Sampaney, Esha Khurana, James Baier, Esther Baranov, Baphaleng Monokwane, David R. Bearden. Risk Factors for Malnutrition Among Children With Cerebral Palsy in Botswana, Pediatric Neurology, Volume 70, 2017, Pages 50-55, ISSN 0887-8994, DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.02.003.