UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Honoring Dr. Dena Hofkosh

Fundraising for UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation
by 196 supporters
In Memory of Dena Hofkosh, 26 September 2023
Participants: Retirement of Dena Hofkosh
We are the sole fundraising arm to support to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


We invite you to honor and celebrate Dr. Hofkosh and her legacy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children's Hospital by making a memorial donation to the Dr. Dena Hofkosh Endowed Fund for Faculty Development.

Your gift in her memory will be invested as part of the endowment to support faculty career development, education, leadership, mentorship, wellness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Help us continue Dena's vision by making a donation in her memory. Appreciate your consideration.


Dr. Dena Hofkosh devoted her long clinical practice of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics to providing clarity and comfort to families. She was deeply grateful to those families and their children for allowing her to enter their lives and for their wisdom and grace. 

Dena’s other professional love was the nurturing of the professional and often the personal lives of learners and colleagues, as Pediatric Residency Program Director, as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and most recently as Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Director of the Office of Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics. 

We remember her legacy and dedication to the educational mission of all faculty and to faculty excellence and engagement throughout their careers.

Under the leadership of Dr. Hofkosh, the Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Faculty Development have committed to supporting the success and fulfillment of faculty members at every career stage. 

To make certain that this investment exists in perpetuity, Dr. Hofkosh  established the Dr. Dena Hofkosh Endowed Fund for Faculty Development at UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation. Her philanthropy has helped to ensure that the culture of faculty development she championed so vigorously during her career and life would continue for future generations.

About the charity

The foundation exists to provide financial support for the hospital’s mission of improving the health and well-being of children, teenagers, and young adults through excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy.

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