General Pediatrics Master Educator

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    Fellowship Director

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    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd
    Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    melissa.klein@cchmc.org

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

    Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics

    Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track and Community Pediatrics

    Director, Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: melissa.klein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics

    Biography

    Melissa Klein, MD, is an assistant professor of general and community pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of child health in clinical settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate program directors of the Pediatric Residency Program and the Education Section Director in Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

    Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as one of the physician champions for the Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center.

    Education and Training

    MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany NY, 1995.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 1995-1998.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 1998-1999.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Affordable Care Act Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) Program. Principal Investigator. Health Resources and Services Administration. Oct 2010 - Oct 2015. #T89HP20766.

    Public Health Service Act, Title VII. Health Resources and Services Administration. Principal Investigator. Oct 2011 - Oct 2016. #D55HP23195.

    Associate Directors

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    Kristen A. Copeland, MD
    Director, NRSA Research Fellowship

    513-636-1687

    kristen.copeland@cchmc.org

    Kristen A. Copeland, MD

    Director, NRSA Research Fellowship

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1687

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: kristen.copeland@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health of children in child care; child care illness exclusions; physical activity and obesity prevention in child care settings

    Biography

    Kristen A. Copeland, MD, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in early education settings—how the child care environment affects children’s health. In the past she has focused on child care illness policies and the temporary exclusion of children from child care settings due to illness. She studied how exclusion decisions are influenced by personal beliefs and whether they comply with national guidelines. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed literature and covered extensively by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Parents Magazine.

    More recently, Dr. Copeland has become interested in the opportunities child care settings offer for disease prevention and health promotion, in particular for preventing childhood obesity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will identify the key aspects of the child care center environment—such as physical activity policies, amount and design of playground facilities, menu content, and staff attitudes and behavior that effectively promote children’s physical activity and a balanced dietary intake. The goal of her research is to produce new knowledge than can inform the development of evidence-based policies and practices for child care centers that promote active play, improve children’s diets and foster the development of lifelong healthy habits.

    Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Copeland attained her bachelor’s degree in Houston, Texas at Rice University, double majoring in French and the Social Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine. She earned her M.D. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 and pursued further training in public health and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 as a faculty member in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1999.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    Grants

    The influence of child care center environment on children’s physical activity. Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Jul 2008 - Apr 2013. #K23 HL088053-01.  
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    Daniel J. McLinden, EdD
    Senior Director, Learning and Development Department

    513-636-8933

    daniel.mclinden@cchmc.org

    Daniel J. McLinden, EdD

    Senior Director, Learning and Development Department

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8933

    Fax: 513-636-1695

    Email: daniel.mclinden@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Design of collaborative learning environments; educational research methods; program evaluation; economic evaluation

    Biography

    Daniel McLinden, EdD, is an executive in the Learning and Development Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role he has had led multiple teams involved in providing program evaluation, distance learning and broadcast technology managing the learning system infrastructure, and the medical library.

    De. McLinden holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.  In his faculty role he conducts research, consults with other faculty, teaches in faculty development workshops, advises physicians enrolled in the Master’s degree program in Medical Education and is an associate director for the Pediatric Fellowship in Medical Education.

    Education and Training

    EdD: Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1988.

    Publications

    Grants

    Pediatric Primary Care Medical Education Fellowship. Associate Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012-2016. 


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    Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd
    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program

    513-803-2009

    jennifer.otoole@cchmc.org

    Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program

    Medical Director of Education, Hospital Medicine

    Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2009

    Email: jennifer.otoole@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    I-PASS - IIPE-PRIS Accelerating Safe Sign-outs Study.  Site Primary Investigator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Sep 2010 - Sep 2013.

    Advisory Board

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    Raymond C. Baker, MD, MEd, FAAP
    Co-Director, Masters in Medical Education Program

    513-636-4506

    ray.baker@cchmc.org

    Raymond C. Baker, MD, MEd, FAAP

    Co-Director, Masters in Medical Education Program

    Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: ray.baker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Generalist pediatrics; telephone medicine; faculty development; pediatric resident education; medical education research.

    Biography

    Raymond C. Baker, MD, has been a member of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1979.

    Baker is currently associate director and education section head of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, where he teaches primary care pediatrics to pediatric and family medicine residents in the outpatient clinics and on the inpatient wards. He also teaches in the faculty development program. In addition, Baker is the project director of the Pediatric Primary Care Training program, a federal grant-funded program within the general pediatrics program.

    Baker is the editor and principal author of two books, Pediatric Primary Care: Well-Child Care and Pediatric Primary Care: Ill-Child Care, published as companion volumes in March, 2001 by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. These books represent the expanded, second edition of his popular book, Handbook of Pediatric Primary Care, which premiered in 1996 and is used widely across the country as a pocket reference in pediatric primary care.

    Baker earned both his undergraduate degree in chemistry and microbiology and his medical degree at The Ohio State University and then trained in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught in the Family Medicine program and consulted in pediatrics at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana before joining the faculty of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1979. Baker received a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati College of Education in 2001.

    In collaboration with the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati, Baker and his colleagues in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics have developed an online master's degree in education for health care professionals, which has been offered nationally since the fall, 2002. This two-year, part-time distance learning course is tailored to physicians and other health care professionals who seek advanced graduate level training in medical education and educational research.

    Education and Training

    BS: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1967.

    MD: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1971.

    MEd: University of Cincinnati College of Education, 2001.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD., 1971-1972; 1974-1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1977.

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    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP
    Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics

    513-636-5932

    tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP

    Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics

    Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds

    Associate Chair for Education

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5932

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research

    Biography

    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP, is the Carl Weihl professor of pediatrics, director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, and associate chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has served as president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, chair of the steering committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network and Committee on Pediatric Education, as well as on the National Academies of Science Board on Children, Youth, and Families. He currently sits on the United States Preventative Services Task Force and the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics. He is nationally and internationally known for his publications and presentations in the areas of faculty development and community-based education and research.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.

    Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.

    Publications

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    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH
    Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4369

    robert.kahn@cchmc.org

    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH

    Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4369

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: robert.kahn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases

    Biography

    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at  the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.

    Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health

    Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.

    Education and Training

    BA: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1992. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1997.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1997.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1995, 2002.

    Publications

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    Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS
    Director, Primary Care

    513-636-8954

    mona.mansour@cchmc.org

    Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS

    Director, Primary Care

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8954

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: mona.mansour@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Asthma; school health; primary care in underserved populations; primary care redesign

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1995.

    Chief Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1996.

    Fellowship: General & Academic Pediatrics: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1996-1999.

    MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co- Investigator. Beacon Community Grant Award. Office of the National Coordinator. Sept 2010 - Mar 2013.

    Business Case for Quality: Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Health Care Strategies. Mar 2008 - Jun 2012.


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    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE
    Director, Hospital Medicine

    513-636-6222

    samir.shah@cchmc.org

    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

    Director, Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6222

    Email: samir.shah@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric hospital medicine; community-acquired pneumonia; bacterial meningitis; observational study designs; administrative data sources

    Biography

    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric hospital medicine physician whose research focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studying the comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research.

    Dr. Shah is currently the associate chair of the National Pneumonia Guidelines Committee, jointly sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is also an executive council member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network.

    Dr. Shah is an associate editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves on the editorial boards of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 7 books in the fields of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases (McGraw-Hill Medical), an infectious diseases textbook written for the pediatric generalist.

    Dr. Shah has received several prestigious research awards, including the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Burtis Burr Breese Award, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1998.

    Residency: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005; Academic General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

    MSCE: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2001, 2008; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2005.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Predicting adverse outcomes in childhood pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jul 2008 - Dec 2011.

    PHIS+: augmenting the pediatric health information system with clinical data. Site Principal Investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2010 - Sep 2013. #R01 HS019862
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    Pediatric research in inpatient settings: research prioritization for pediatric hospital medicine. Site Principal Investigator. Child Health Corporation of America. Mar 2010 - Feb 2013.

    Predicting adverse outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Feb 2008 - January 2013. #K01 AI73729.