Jennifer C. Ginestra, MD, is a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Critical Care Health Policy Research (CCHPR) Trainee enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Policy Research and a CHIPS Fellow in the Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety.
Dr. Ginestra is interested in the organization of healthcare delivery in critical care and in optimizing the delivery of evidence-based interventions for critically ill patients. Her current research focuses on improving the quality and timeliness of early sepsis care.
Dr. Ginestra received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors at The University of Texas at Austin. She then received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she trained in the Global Health Equities Track, which included clinical work at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. As a resident she worked with the Penn Medicine Predictive Healthcare Team to study the impact and reception of a novel machine learning based early warning system to predict severe sepsis and septic shock in the hospital. She is a member of the Penn Medicine Sepsis Alliance, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to the optimization and standardization of sepsis care across the healthcare system.