Eric S. Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAAP

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

Information Services, Biomedical Informatics

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-1945

Fax 513-803-9245


Inpatient primary care pediatrics (hospitalist medicine); utilization of electronic health records in clinical care delivery


Adoption, utilization, and maximization of electronic health records in clinical care delivery

Eric Kirkendall, MD, MBI, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He received his master's degree in medical informatics from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is also the medical director of Clinical Decision Support at Cincinnati Children's and works within the Department of Information Systems and in Patient Safety through the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence.

BS: Biology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1999.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; Clinical Informatics.

MBI: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2012.

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Utijdian L, Kirkendall ES, Shelov ED. Clinical Decision Support in the Pediatric Hospital Setting. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. 2014.

Menon S, Kirkendall ES, Nguyen H, Goldstein SL. Nephrotoxic Medication-Associated Acute Kidney Injury Leads To Chronic Kidney Disease After 6 Months. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;165(3):522-527.

Stockwell DC, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Kirkendall ES, Lachman PI, Matlow AG, Tham E, Hyman D, Lehman SM, Searles E, Muething SE, Sharek PJ. Development of an Electronic Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool Using the Modified Delphi Method. Journal of Patient Safety. 2014 Aug 26.

Kirkendall ES, Spires WL, Mottes TA, Schaffzin JK, Barclay C, Goldstein SL. Development and Performance of Electronic Acute Kidney Injury Triggers to Identify Pediatric Patients at Risk for Nephrotoxic Medication-associated Harm. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014 Apr 2;5(2):313-33.

Li Q, Melton K, Lingren T, Kirkendall ES, Hall E, Zhai H, Ni Y, Kaiser M, Stoutenborough L, Solti I. Phenotyping for patient safety: algorithm development for electronic health record based automated adverse event and medical error detection in neonatal intensive care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep;21(5):776-84.

Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Minich T, Spooner SA. Analysis Of Electronic Medication Orders With Large Overdoses: Opportunities For Mitigating Dosing Errors. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014;5(1):25-45.

Brady PW, Brinkman WB, Simmons JM, Yau C, White CM, Kirkendall ES, Schaffzin JK, Conway PH, Vossmeyer MT. Oral antibiotics at discharge for children with acute osteomyelitis: a rapid cycle improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Dec 17.

Stockwell DC, Kirkendall E, Muething SE, Kloppenborg E, Vinodrao H, Jacobs BR. Automated Adverse Event Detection Collaborative: Electronic Adverse Event Identification, Classification and Corrective Actions Across Academic Pediatric Institutions. Journal of Patient Safety. 2013 Dec;9(4):203-10.

Deleger L, Brodzinski H, Zhai H, Li Q, Lingren T, Kirkendall ES, Alessandrini E, Solti I. Developing and evaluating an automated appendicitis risk stratification algorithm for pediatric patients in the emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Dec;20(e2):e212-20.

Kirkendall ES, Goldenhar LM, Simon JL, Wheeler DS, Andrew Spooner S. Transitioning from a computerized provider order entry and paper documentation system to an electronic health record: Expectations and experiences of hospital staff. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Nov;82(11):1037-45.

NINJA2: Reduction of Nephrotoxic Medication-associated Acute Kidney Injury in Children. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2015-2018.

Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Clinical Scientist – Informatics Expert. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2011-2016.

PHIS+: Augmenting the Pediatric Health Information System Database. Clinical Scientist – Informatics and Subject Matter Expert. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2010-2015.