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

    focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research. He receives research support from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    513-636-6222
    samir.shah@cchmc.org

    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

    Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    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.

    Faculty

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    Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7174

    Email: lilliam.ambroggio@cchmc.org

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    Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP Director, Ethics Center

    is a bioethicist who conducts normative and empirical research on topics related to his clinical and administrative responsibilities including donation after circulatory death and ventilator triage.  He is also a hospitalist who has conducted research on medical student and resident education.

    513-636-3656
    armand.antommaria@cchmc.org

    Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP

    Director, Ethics Center

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3656

    Email: armand.antommaria@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Bioethics; pediatric hospital medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Antommaria received his MD from Washington University School of Medicine and his PhD (Religious Ethics) from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2000.  He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2003 and joined its newly established Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine.  He moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2012 to become the Director of its Ethics Center and the Lee Ault Carter Chair in Pediatric Ethics.

    Dr. Antommaria has extensive experience as a clinical ethicist.  He has chaired hospital ethics committees and directed clinical ethics consultation services.  His research focuses on issues related to his clinical and administrative work such as donation after circulatory death and ventilator triage. 

    Dr. Antommaria is active in professional organizations including having completed a term on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Bioethics and serving on the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities’ Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee.

    Dr. Antommaria is also an experienced hospitalist.  He cares for both previously healthy children and children with complex chronic conditions who require hospitalization.

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2000.

    PhD: Religious Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, IL, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2003.

    Publications

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    Katherine A. Auger, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a pediatric hospitalist health services researcher.  Her research focus involves understanding and preventing pediatric inpatient utilization, particularly identifying children who are at high risk of readmission.

    513-636-0409
    katherine.auger@cchmc.org

    Katherine A. Auger, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0409

    Email: katherine.auger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric readmission; health services methodology

    Biography

    Dr. Auger is a fellowship trained pediatric hospitalist completing both a pediatric hospital medicine fellowship as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Her research interests stem from her clinical work where she has noted the continuity that practicing hospitalists experience with some families.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2009.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Ann Arbor, MI.

    MSc: Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan 2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Improving Hospital Discharge Practices and Processes to Reduce Rehospitalization Risk. Principal Investigator. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. Sept 2012-Nov 2013.
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    Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    focuses on disparities in health outcomes with particular attention paid to geographic and neighborhood factors. Currently, he is exploring ways to risk-stratify children admitted to the hospital with asthma through the use of area-based socioeconomic measures, and ways to use mapping and epidemiological “hot spotting” to help target interventions. He has also pursued pilot work focusing on building bridges between the hospital and community resources capable of providing our families with assistance. 

    513-636-3170
    andrew.beck1@cchmc.org

    Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3170

    Email: andrew.beck1@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; public health; hospital medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Beck uses census data to explore ways to predict asthma outcomes and identify asthma “hot spots” in Cincinnati. Additionally, he has formed a partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department. Currently, he has started a project entitled CLEAR (Collaboration to Lessen Environmental Asthma Risks), a means of linking children with environmental risks to code enforcement visits. Dr. Beck has also helped to start the KIND (Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing) program, a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank devoted to providing hungry infants with formula.

    Education and Training

    BA: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002.

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

    MPH: Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2011.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification:  Pediatrics, 2009.

    Publications

    View Dr. Beck's PubMed Publications.
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    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a clinical researcher and improvement scientist who works to design and evaluate a highly reliable system to identify, predict, and intervene on hospitalized patients at risk of clinical deterioration. He uses situation awareness and other high-reliability strategies to design complex interventions to improve the safety of care. He also participates in and leads projects to more broadly improve the quality of care of hospitalized children and their families.

    513-636-0409
    patrick.brady@cchmc.org

    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0409

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: patrick.brady@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Patient safety; quality improvement; hospital medicine

    Biography

    Patrick Brady, MD, MSc, has clinical training in pediatrics and hospital medicine as well as advanced training in epidemiology and biostatistics and in the science of improvement through two 6-month courses at Cincinnati Children’s. He has completed coursework at the graduate level in human factors and through the Systems Engineering in Patient Safety (SEIPS) workshop led by NIH-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin.

    Their pilot work on a system to proactively identify, mitigate and escalate risk has resulted in measured decreases in patient harm and deterioration. The Academy for Healthcare Improvement recently recognized this work with top prize at its international meeting. Dr. Brady's current focus builds logically on this work, and his research team includes clinical and methodological experts with impressive research portfolios both inside and outside of healthcare.

    In summary, Dr. Brady has the training, experience and collaborators needed to study and improve the care of patients at risk for deterioration, to define highly reliable interventions that deliver the right therapeutics early, and to improve the safety of patients in our increasingly complex healthcare system.

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2003.

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

    MSc: University of Cincinnati Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Bringing Neighborhood Phenotypes and Geomarkers to the Bedside for Children with Asthma. Principle investigator. Procter Scholar Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 2013 - 2015. 

    Greater Cincinnati Asthma Risks Study. Co-investigator. 2012 - 2014. 1R01AI88116. 
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    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    researches shared decision-making between patients/parents and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts and is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.


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    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc

    Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Shared decision making; knowledge translation; family centered care; quality improvement; implementation science; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); asthma; family/self-management of chronic conditions

    Biography

    Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.

    Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

    Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.

    Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.

    Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.

    Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award.  Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.

    Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.

    Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.

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    Craig H. Gosdin, MD, MSHA Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus

    has research interests that include hospitalist workforce issues, identification of best practices and financial sustainability of hospitalist programs, and cost effectiveness.

    513-636-6223
    craig.gosdin@cchmc.org

    Craig H. Gosdin, MD, MSHA

    Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus

    Medical Director, Liberty Observation Unit

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6223

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: craig.gosdin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Administration; resident education; pediatric hospitalist workforce issues

    Biography

    Dr. Gosdin is a pediatric hospitalist with a diverse training background. His clinical experience includes practice in community and academic settings as well as practice in the office, emergency department and inpatient settings.

    As medical director of the Liberty Hospitalist Service and Liberty Inpatient Unit (LA1W), he is responsible for the development and expansion of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Liberty Campus. He is active in the Division of Hospital Medicine Leadership Group at Cincinnati Children's and helps lead strategic planning and program development for the division. He also serves as the leader of regional programs for the Division of Hospital Medicine. On the national level, Dr. Gosdin has served on the PHM Roundtable Clinical / Workforce Working Group to help develop Guidelines for a Pediatric Hospitalist Dashboard, and has performed on-site consultation for hospitalist programs at other institutions.

    Education and Training

    MD: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1994.

    Internship: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1995.

    Residency: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1996-1997.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1997, 2004.

    MSHA: Virginia Commonwealth University, June, 2009.

    Publications

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    Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    studies the role of hospital and community-based interventions to improve outcomes among preterm and other high risk newborns. Approaches to preterm birth prevention through social determinants of health is also an ongoing interest.

    513-803-7836

    Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-7836

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Hospital medicine; level 1 and level 2 nursery care

    Research

    Perinatal health services; home visiting; preterm birth

    Biography

    As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2011), Dr. Goyal studied the impact of delivery volume, teaching affiliation, and patient insurance on adherence to guidelines for postpartum length of stay, as well as the impact of discharge timing on readmission risk. She also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood respiratory morbidity and physical development.

    She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011 as a faculty member with a joint appointment in the Division of Neonatology and the Division of Hospital Medicine. In 2012 she received the BIRCWH K12 Award to evaluate the role of community-based home visiting to improve pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Currently, Dr. Goyal is studying programmatic effects on health care utilization in ED and primary care settings for full term and preterm infants.

    Education and Training

    BA: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2001.

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2005.

    MSc: Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

    Publications

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    Camille C. Graham, MD Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    is a general pediatrician who is conducting research in disparities in influenza vaccination among minority children; the use of novel ways to reduce emergency room use and hospitalization among high-risk African-American children with asthma. She is conducting community-based participatory research to study health care access, medical home use, and ED utilization in the Latino youth community of greater Cincinnati.

    513-803-8065
    camille.graham@cchmc.org

    Camille C. Graham, MD

    Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8065

    Email: camille.graham@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health disparities; asthma outcomes in minority populations; influenza vaccination; community engagement

    Biography

    Dr. Graham, MD, started a solo private practice, Mid-City Pediatrics, in 1983. There are now two locations with five pediatricians and one pediatric nurse practitioner dedicated to delivering quality healthcare without regard to income. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve on its Council of Community Pediatrics. She served as president of the Cincinnati Medical Association for a four year term (1996-1999), and successfully led the effort to reinstate two physicians who had been terminated without cause from an insurance managed care panel. She was president of medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s from 2004-2005, and led the development of performance improvement criteria for the medical staff and an successful improvement project to decrease medical record delinquencies; initiated the process for credentialing advance practice nurses.

    She was a member of Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2011. She is a current member of the City of Cincinnati’s Board of Health, where she helped formulate a working group to provide information and access to children affected by the closure of a community health center network.

    Education and Training

    MD:  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1982-present.

    Publications

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    Amy Beth Guiot, MD Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-1945
    amy.guiot@cchmc.org

    Amy Beth Guiot, MD

    Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1945

    Email: amy.guiot@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical student education

    Biography

    Amy Guiot, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine. She received her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She received a Certificate of Medical Education in March 2010.

    She is the associate director of Medical Student Education in charge of the third year pediatric clerkship and fourth year medical student electives and acting internships of May 2010. Since being appointed to this position, she has made major changes in the curriculum for both third and fourth year medical students. She is actively involved with the Council of Medical Students of Education in Pediatrics where she serves as a member of the curriculum task force.

    Education and Training

    BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1989.

    MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1993.

    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996, 2003.

    Publications

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    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a pediatric hospitalist with two primary research interests. She focuses on medical education research and the development of quality measures for the management of children hospitalized with common infections such as urinary tract infection and pneumonia.

    513-636-1945
    karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1945

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric hospital medicine

    Research

    Medical education; quality measure development

    Biography

    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.

    Publications

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    Eric S. Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAAP Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

    is interested in using health information technology to maximize patient safety and quality in clinical care delivery.

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    Eric S. Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAAP

    Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

    Information Services, Biomedical Informatics

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1945

    Fax: 513-803-9245

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

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

    Research Interests

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

    Biography

    Eric Kirkendall, MD, MBI, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 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.

    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, University of Toledo, 1999.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, 2003. 

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

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.

    MBI: Oregon Health & Science University, 2012.

    Publications

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    Grants

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

    is a general pediatrician with an interest in medical education research. Her main research focuses on the effects of education on pediatric residents’ knowledge of and attitudes towards the social determinants of health. Her most recent projects investigate newly created and innovative teaching techniques and measurement tools to evaluate resident practice change towards screening for social needs in the primary care centers. 

    513-636-4506
    melissa.klein@cchmc.org

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

    Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Pediatric Residency Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-4506

    Email: melissa.klein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics

    Biography

    Melissa Klein, MD, Med, is an associate professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She more recently earned her Master's of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of health in pediatric settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate directors of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the education section director in the 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 the physician champion of education for 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.
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    Mia Mallory, MD Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-558-4898
    mia.mallory@cchmc.org

    Mia Mallory, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-558-4898

    Email: mia.mallory@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, University of Texas, Southwestern.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

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    Stephen E. Muething, MD Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    is a leader in quality improvement and transformation at Cincinnati Children's. He led improvement work in evidence-based care and patient flow, and was a leader of the team that launched Family-Centered Rounds. He has a special interest in design for reliability and high reliability organization, and plays a key role in several national improvement efforts supplying expertise in improvement science.

    513-636-2068
    stephen.muething@cchmc.org

    Stephen E. Muething, MD

    Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2068

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: stephen.muething@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Serious safety events reduction; high reliability organization theory; evidence-based care; family centered rounds; decreasing delays in discharge; clinical microsystems

    Biography

    Dr. Muething is vice president for safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a lead faculty in the Anderson Center for Healthcare Transformation, and an associate professor of pediatrics. He leads the strategic goal of eliminating all serious harm for patients and employees. His improvement work and research focuses on high reliability culture, situation awareness and managing by prediction.

    Dr Muething is also the clinical director of the Children’s Hospital Solution for Patient Safety. This network of more than 75 children’s hospitals, is collaborating to eliminate serious harm for all pediatric patients across the United States. He serves on multiple national pediatric safety groups and is a frequent consultant for regional, national and international safety initiatives. He spent the first decade of his clinical career building a pediatric practice and inpatient unit in rural Indiana.  He then focused on inpatient systems at Cincinnati Children’s as a leader of the Hospital Medicine program and was at the forefront of multiple transformations in care delivery including family-centered rounds, systematic adoption of evidence-based practice and inpatient microsystems. Dr Muething continues his clinical work serving as a safety officer of the day at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.

    Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1984-1987.

    Certification:  Pediatrics.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety Eliminating Serious Harm. Principal Investigator. Cardinal Health Foundation/Ohio Children’s Hospital’s Association. Jan 2011 – Dec 2013.
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    Grant M. Mussman, MD, MHSA Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-9675
    grant.mussman@cchmc.org

    Grant M. Mussman, MD, MHSA

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-9675

    Email: grant.mussman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric hospital medicine; quality improvement.

    Biography

    Grant Mussman, MD, MHSA, is a pediatric hospitalist with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine whose research and clinical work focuses on clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and clinical delivery systems.  Dr. Mussman has disease-specific expertise in the common early-childhood respiratory illness bronchiolitis, with ongoing projects for best-evidence implementation for the inpatient management of bronchiolitis at a local and national level.   Dr. Mussman has a master’s degree in health services administration and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Virginia, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Virginia.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.

    MHSA: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Publications

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

    is a pediatric and internal medicine hospitalist and associate residency program director who has research interests in handoffs in care, educational innovation for bedside teaching, teaching residents to care for underserved populations, and faculty development in medical education. She is the site PI for the I-PASS Handoff Study where she leads faculty development efforts and is a member of the education executive committee. 

    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, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    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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    Michelle Parker, MD Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092
    michelle.parker@cchmc.org

    Michelle Parker, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: michelle.parker@cchmc.org

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    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-2326
    sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2326

    Email: sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine

    Biography

    Sarah Riddle, MD, IBCLC sees mothers and infants in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic and is an attending hospitalist on the inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a specialized interest in effects of acute hospitalization on the breastfeeding dyad.  

    Education and Training

    MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

    IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2004.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 2004-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

    Publications

    PubMed Publications
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    Joshua K. Schaffzin MD, PhD, FAAP Surgical Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a surgical hospitalist with research and quality improvement programs in surgical site infection prevention, hospital systems, and wound healing. He is co-leading the building and implementation of a comprehensive SSI prevention bundle in orthopaedic surgery, and is developing pilot programs examining the system and human factors involved in would healing among neurosurgical patients.

    513-636-0404
    joshua.schaffzin@cchmc.org

    Joshua K. Schaffzin MD, PhD, FAAP

    Surgical Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: joshua.schaffzin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Infection control; surgical site infection prevention; epidemiology; quality improvement; hospital systems

    Biography

    Joshua K. Schaffzin, MD, PhD, completed his training in Medicine, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology as a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program, followed by a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He then was accepted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, serving in Albany, NY at the New York State Department of Health. He stayed on at the NYSDOH for three additional years before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s as a surgical hospitalist.

    During his time in Public Health, Dr. Schaffzin received a number of awards and recognitions for work on significant outbreaks, including one of the largest US recreational water outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, a fungal infection associated with contact lens solution, transmission of hepatitis B and C virus in healthcare, and he lead the Infection Control response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in all NYS healthcare facilities. He currently serves as SSI co-leader for subject matter in the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

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

    Fellowship: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albany, NY, 2005-2007.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, 2009.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Surgical Site Infection Prevention Continuum Development. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Research Award. July 2013-June 2015.
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    Christine L. Schuler, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a pediatrician with an interest in vaccine-preventable diseases. Her research to date has focused primarily on parents’ attitudes toward HPV vaccine for adolescent children.

    513-803-5512
    christine.schuler@cchmc.org

    Christine L. Schuler, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-5512

    Email: christine.schuler@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Schuler obtained her medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2006. She completed training in Pediatrics (2009) and Preventive Medicine (2011) at the University of North Carolina, and also obtained her Master of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina.

    Dr. Schuler has an interest in vaccine-preventable diseases and her work to-date has focused on parent attitudes toward HPV vaccine for adolescent children. She has presented her work at various regional and national meetings. She has also published work in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2006

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Preventive Medicine, University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, NC.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Preventive Medicine, 2012.

    Publications

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    Erin E. Shaughnessy, MD Medical Director, Surgical Service, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    Erin E. Shaughnessy, MD

    Medical Director, Surgical Service, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

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    Specialties

    Resident education; quality improvement; handovers; family centered care; evidence-based medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Shaughnessy has four years of experience as a pediatric academic hospitalist. She completed the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholarship Program, culminating in a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship. She has also completed Faculty Development Course in “Teaching Patient Safety and Quality Improvement” at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Her research and QI efforts have focused on handover communication. She has presented her work nationally and published a resident handover curriculum. She is currently medical director of the Division of Hospital Medicine Surgical Service.

    Education and Training

    MD: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2005.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

    Publications

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    Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a pediatric hospitalist who uses classical clinical research methods and quality improvement science to accelerate the integration of research findings into the general inpatient wards. He focuses on better understanding socioeconomic disparities among children hospitalized for asthma and on redesigning the clinical care system to better address those disparities. He also directs the fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine.

    513-636-6601
    jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

    Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD

    Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

    Associate Safety Officer, James M. Anderson Center for Health Services Excellence

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6601

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Quality improvement of care for underserved children with asthma; improving care delivery and medical education through family-centered care; resident and fellow education in pediatric hospital medicine

    Research Interests

    Predictors of hospital readmission for asthma; interventions to decrease rates of admission and readmission for asthma; measuring the impact of material hardship on health outcomes

    Biography

    Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, is finishing an NRSA research fellowship and master's degree in clinical epidemiology. He has obtained both internal and external funding to complete his fellowship asthma cohort project, and plans to pursue further external funding. He intends to blend health services and quality improvement methods to study inpatient care delivery and transitions in care. Clinically, Dr. Simmons works on the General Inpatient Service (GIS) as a pediatric hospitalist. He serves as the associate director of GIS, focusing on developing the group’s research program and fellowship training program.

    Education and Training

    MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2000-2003.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-2004.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.

    Publications

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    Stephen A. Spooner, MD, MS, FAAP Chief Medical Information Officer, Biomedical Informatics

    practices general academic pediatrics and serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Cincinnati Children’s. He is active in the area of data standards in support of child health, and is currently the co-chair of the HL 7 child health work group. He is also co-chair of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology inpatient work group. 

    513-636-2290
    andrew.spooner@cchmc.org

    Stephen A. Spooner, MD, MS, FAAP

    Chief Medical Information Officer, Biomedical Informatics

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2290

    Email: andrew.spooner@cchmc.org

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    Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a hospitalist with primary research interests in medical education and quality improvement. She leads a hospital medicine resident conference series, as well as a monthly medical student presentation skills workshop. She is also involved in several quality improvement initiatives, including a hospital wide project to improve timely patient discharges in acute and complex care patients.

    513-636-1945
    angela.statile@cchmc.org

    Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1945

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: angela.statile@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; quality improvement

    Education and Training

    MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2006.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2009.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.

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

    Publications

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    Ndidi I. Unaka, MD Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

    513-636-4506
    ndidi.unaka@cchmc.org

    Ndidi I. Unaka, MD

    Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Email: ndidi.unaka@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Resident education; advocacy; community outreach; diversity

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2007.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2007-2010.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2010- 2011.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2010.

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    Brian E. Volck, MD Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    is a pediatric hospitalist who focuses on medical education and cross-cultural medicine.

    513-636-4430
    brian.volck@cchmc.org

    Brian E. Volck, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    N/A

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4430

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: brian.volck@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Global child health; Native American child health; medical education; cross-cultural medicine; medical ethics; poverty, justice and health

    Biography

    Brian E. Volck, MD, was born in Cincinnati. He worked as a general pediatrician for the Indian Health Service from 1989-1994, at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center from 1994-1996, and with a university-based medicine/pediatrics residency program from 1996-2009. His global health service includes medical work in Honduras and the Navajo Nation.

    His medical education innovations include: founding and teaching a medical student elective on literature and medicine; planning and serving as co-founding faculty in the Initiative in Poverty, Justice and Health, which introduces medical students and primary-care residents to the care of persons in poverty; and assisting in the development of a global child health track within the pediatric residency program.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health, which conducts site visits to hospitals and medical centers providing care to American Indians and Alaska Natives and advocates for the health of Native Children. He is the US Chairperson for the Fifth International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health, scheduled for April, 2013, in Portland, Oregon. He is currently researching and writing a book on inherited diseases and the intersection of culture, health, and history in the Navajo.

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1985.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1988.

    Publications

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    Michael T. Vossmeyer, MD Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Community Integration

    is a hospitalist who is interested in family-centered care, situation awareness and clinical quality improvement.

    513-636-1956
    mike.vossmeyer@cchmc.org

    Michael T. Vossmeyer, MD

    Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Community Integration

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1956

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: mike.vossmeyer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Patient and family centered care

    Biography

    Michael Vossmeyer, MD, has participated in the development of the hospitalist program at Cincinnati Children's. He was instrumental in developing and spreading family-centered rounding at Cincinnati Children's and has made numerous invited presentations on the subject. He was co-designer of the Pediatric Early Warning System and collaborated in its implementation and dissemination. Currently he is working to increase collaboration between community physicians who admit and care for their patients and the hospitalist faculty.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1979.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.

    Publications

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    Christine M. White, MD, MAT Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus

    is an assistant professor of pediatrics. Dr. White's interests and research focus on quality improvement. She has led efforts to increase medication reconciliation completion. She is currently leading institute-wide improvement projects on improving capacity management and the patient/family experience.

    513-803-0926
    christine.white@cchmc.org

    Christine M. White, MD, MAT

    Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0926

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: christine.white@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric hospital medicine; quality improvement

    Biography

    Christine White, MD, MAT, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the medical director for the Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus, General Pediatric Hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White is a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and chief residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White's interests and research focus on quality improvement. She has led hospital-wide efforts to increase medication reconciliation completion. She is currently leading institute-wide improvement projects on improving capacity management and the patient/family experience. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2004.

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

    Certification
    : Pediatrics, 2007.

    Publications

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