Chelsea Del Rosso grew up in a family of avid St. Louis Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball fans in St. Louis, MO and attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Now in her third year of pediatric residency at UW-Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Del Rosso is interested in general pediatrics while working toward equitable health care for all children and is particularly interested in advocacy to support the health of immigrant children. “As pediatricians we have a unique opportunity to support children and their families to live the healthiest lives possible and it is so rewarding to be able to be a part of that journey,” says Del Rosso.
As a resident, Del Rosso appreciates the opportunity WCAAP provides to work with and learn from people who have made advocacy a large part of their career. “With the help of the many experienced pediatricians in the WCAAP, Megan McGeehan and I created an advocacy curriculum to teach residents in our program tangible advocacy skills to ensure that when we graduate we will have the skills necessary to appropriately advocate for our patients.”
While residency limits Del Rosso’s free time, she previously volunteered at a free clinic and conducted exercise and nutrition classes for women in transitional housing. “I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the community after I complete my residency!” she says. Del Rosso enjoys hiking and running with her Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, learning how to play piano, and going on road trips with her husband.