Meet Your Child's Care Team

Inpatient Care

St. Luke’s Pediatric Hospitalist Service is a dedicated program featuring physicians who specialize in the care of hospitalized children. The pediatric hospitalist serves to rapidly coordinate inpatient care and react in real time throughout the day to clinical data and changes in your child’s medical status, from the most common childhood illnesses to more complex health care needs.

To ensure the most appropriate follow-up and post-hospital care, pediatric hospitalists communicate with your child’s primary care provider (pediatrician or family doctor) and subspecialists involved in your child's care. These physicians are also available for consultation for those pediatric patients requiring surgery or observation for injuries related to trauma.

Laurel A Erickson-Parsons, M.D.

Laurel A. Erickson-Parsons, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician
Inpatient Pediatric Medical Director

  • Medical Degree, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pediatric Residency, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member of American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine
Eyda Samuels, M.D.

Eyda Samuels, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician
Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Medical Degree, School of Medicine University of Panama, Panama City, Republic of Panama
  • Pediatric Residency, Manuel A. Guerrero Hospital, Colon City, Panama and Children’s Hospital of Panama, Panama City, Republic of Panama
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, St. Thomas Hospital, Panama City, Republic of Panama
  • Pediatric Residency, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA
  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Emily Stephens

Emily Stephens, RN, MSN, CRNP


  • Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner Program, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics