Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program

Medical Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-2009


Hospital medicine (children and adults); residency education; handoffs/transitions of care; faculty development

Dr. Jennifer O’Toole is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health University Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. O’Toole received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University, and then went on to graduate AOA from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. Following, she spent a year as chief resident for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

Since 2008 Dr. O’Toole has served as the associate director of Cincinnati’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. In addition, she is the medical director of education for the Division of Hospital Medicine and the associate fellowship director for the General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s, serving as lead inpatient education mentor. Dr. O’Toole completed a Master’s in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 2012. Her clinical and research interests include residency education, curriculum development and innovation, handoffs, and inpatient care for adult survivors of congenital and childhood disease. She is the site principal investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the I-PASS Study Group, and serves as co-chair of the Faculty Development Committee and a member of the Education Executive Committee for the study.

BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

MD: University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 2003.

Residency: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

Chief Residency: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

MEd: University of Cincinnati College of Education, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Internal Medicine, 2008.

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O’Toole J, Burkhardt M, Solan L, Vaughn L, Klein M. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is it Influenced by Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clinical Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.

O’Toole J, Solan L, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons J. Pediatric Hospitalist Faculty Perceptions of the Impact of the 2011 ACGME Duty Hour Standards on Education and Patient Care During an Early Pilot Study. Hospital Pediatrics. 2013.

Klein M, O’Toole J, McLinden D, DeWitt T. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics AMSPDC Section. 2012.

O’Toole J, Solan L, Burkhardt M, Klein M. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clinical Pediatrics. 2012.

O’Toole J, Stevenson A, et al. Closing the Gap: Medical Students and Handoff Training. Journal of Pediatrics AMSPDC Section. 2012.

Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, the I-PASS Study Group*. I-PASS, a Mnemonic to Standardize Verbal Handoffs. Pediatrics. 2012;129(2):201-204. (*Member of the investigative team cited in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript)

Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Group *. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct:126(4):619-22. (*Member of the investigative team cited in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript)