Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-1945

Fax: 513-803-9245


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Pediatric hospital medicine


Medical education; quality measure development


Dr. Jerardi developed and implemented a new curriculum for a hospital medicine elective for pediatric residents and now serves as the elective’s course director. She is currently enrolled in the Master's in Medical Education program. She was also accepted into the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Educational Scholars program. She has also developed and led workshops on improving the educational experience for trainees at regional and national meetings, including the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.

Her additional research interests have focused on developing quality measures for the management of children hospitalized with common infections such as urinary tract infection and pneumonia. In this area, she has served as a site leader for a two multicenter studies and as a primary investigator in an additional study of UTI inpatient care.

Education and Training

MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

Residency: Categorical Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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