About Us

Founder Donald Lombardi (left) and President/CEO Stephen Evangelista pose in front of IPI's logo before ringing the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell in August of 2016

Founder Donald Lombardi (left) and President/CEO Stephen Evangelista pose in front of IPI's logo before ringing the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell in August of 2016

The Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI) was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation in 2006. The institute is managed and was led by a consortium of pediatric hospitals, who, together with IPI staff, provided deep expertise in pediatric medical device and medicine innovation. Their expertise is joined by experts from all sectors to identify problem areas and create novel solutions and a worldwide network of collaborators to assist in translating innovations into commercially available solutions. We have employed this expertise to launch initiatives to address unmet needs in nursing professional education, medical device development, pediatric drug reformulation. And together with these hospitals and other industry professionals, we have developed a needs-driven innovation strategy to address high-priority problems in pediatric medicine. For more information, read about our history.


The Problem

Pediatric clinicians and caregivers often need to adapt and improvise medical devices, medicines, and materials not designed for children but needed for day-to-day patient care because most companies have not considered the pediatric market viable. However, in late 2018, the Institute for Pediatric Innovation changed its direction into the area of telemedicine and has partnered with Anytime Pediatrics in an effort to provide broadband, smartphones and tablets to patients and their families with pediatric cancers in remote rural areas in America. By providing them with these devices, children and families will be able to communicate with their pediatric oncologist through facetime and other visual means thusly avoiding possible hospital visits to the ER and lengthy travels to physician offices. The digital health component includes categories such as mobile health, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine and personalized medicine. All of this reduces inefficiencies, improves access, reduces medical costs, increases quality and makes medicine more personalized for patients and their families.


Our Mission

IPI’s mission is fostering digital health innovation that enhances care for ALL children.


Our Vision

Our vision is to identify, promote, advocate and financially support activities that allow digital health innovation to reach all children especially those with pediatric cancer,the chronically ill and underserved pediatric populations.