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Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE Director, 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.
Director, Hospital Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric hospital medicine; community-acquired pneumonia; bacterial meningitis; observational study designs; administrative data sources
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.
Gollomp K, Rankin SC, White C, Mattei P, Harris MC, Kilpatrick LE, Sheffler-Collins S, McGowan KL, Shah SS. Broad-range polymerase chain reaction in the microbiologic diagnosis of complicated pneumonia. J Hosp Med. 2011.Williams DJ, Hall M, Brogan TV, Farris RWD, Myers AL, Newland JG, Shah SS. Influenza co-infection and outcomes in children with complicated pneumonia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165:506-512.
Shah SS, Hall M, Newland JG, Brogan TV, Farris RWD, Williams DJ, Larsen G, Fine BR, Levin JE, Wagener JS, Conway PH, Myers AL. Comparative effectiveness of pleural drainage procedures for the treatment of complicated pneumonia in childhood. J Hosp Med. 2011;6:256-263.
Kronman MP, Hersh AL, Feng R, Huang YS, Lee GE, Shah SS. National trends in ambulatory visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for children with pneumonia, 1994-2007. Pediatrics. 2011;127:411-418.
Weiss AK, Hall M, Lee GE, Kronman MP, Sheffler-Collins S, Shah SS. Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e255-e263.
Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Shook GJ, O’Brien SM, Hall M, Jacobs ML, Welke KF, Gaynor JW, Peterson ED, Shah SS, Li JS. Linking clinical registry data with administrative data using indirect identifiers: Implementation and validation in the congenital heart surgery population. Am Heart J. 2010;160:1099-1104.
Pasquali SK, Hall M, Li JS, Peterson ED, Jaggers J, Lodge AJ, Marino BS, Goodman DM, Shah SS. Corticosteroids and outcome in children undergoing congenital heart surgery. Circulation. 2010;122:2123-2130.
Lee GE, Lorch SA, Sheffler-Collins S, Kronman MP, Shah SS. National hospitalization trends for pediatric pneumonia and associated complications. Pediatrics. 2010;126:204-213.
Feudtner C, Pati S, Goodman DM, Kahn MG, Sharma V, Hutto JH, Levin JE, Slonim AD, Hall M, Shah SS. Do systems of healthcare affect the likelihood of pediatric hospital readmission? A nationwide multi-state study. J Pediatr. 2010;157:98-102.
Fieldston ES, Hall M, Sills MR, Slonim AD, Myers AL, Cannon C, Pati S, Shah SS. Children’s hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy. Pediatrics. 2010;125:974-981.
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. 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.
Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Director, Ethics Center
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Bioethics; pediatric hospital medicine
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.
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.
Antommaria AH, Sweney J, Poss WB. Critical Appraisal of: Triaging Pediatric Critical Care Resources During a Pandemic: Ethical and Medical Considerations. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012;11:396-400.
Antommaria AH, Powell T, Miller JE, Christian MD. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011; 12(6 Suppl): S163-8.
Antommaria AH, Trotochaud K, Kinlaw K, Hopkins PN, Frader J. Policies on Donation After Cardiac Death at Children’s Hospitals: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Variation. JAMA. 2009; 301: 1902-8.
Committee on Bioethics. Antommaria AH Lead Author. Physician Refusal to Provide Information or Treatment Based on Claims of Conscience. Pediatrics. 2009; 124; 1689-93.
Antommaria AH. Defending Positions or Identifying Interests: The Uses of Ethical Argumentation in the Debate over Conscience in Clinical Practice. Theor Med Bioeth. 2009; 29: 201-12.
Antommaria AH, Firth SD, Maloney CG. The Evaluation of an Innovative Pediatric Clerkship Structure Using Multiple Outcome Variables including Career Choice. J Hosp Med. 2007; 2: 401-8.
Antommaria AH. Who Should Survive?: One of the Choices on Our Conscience:’ Mental Retardation and the History of Contemporary Bioethics. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2006; 16: 205-224.
Katherine A. Auger, MD, MSc Attending Physician, 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.
Pediatric readmission; health services methodology
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.
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.
Williams DJ, Shah SS, Myers A, Hall M, Auger K, Queen MA, Jerardi KE, McClain L, Wiggleton C, Tieder JS. Identifying Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia Hospitalizations: Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print].
Myers AL, Hall M, Williams DJ, Auger K, Tieder JS, Statile A, Jerardi K, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of Bacteremia in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Community-acquired Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):736-740.
Auger KA, Kahn RS, Davis MM, Beck AF, Simmons JM. Medical Home Quality and Readmission Risk for Children Hospitalized with Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Pediatrics. Jan 2013;131(1):64-70.
Sun GH, Auger KA, Aliu O, Patrick SW, DeMonner S, Davis MM. Posttonsillectomy hemorrhage in children with von Willebrand disease or hemophilia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar;139(3):245-9.
Jerardi KE, Auger KA, Shah SS, Hall M, Hain PD, Myers AL, Williams DJ, Tieder JS. Discordant Therapy and Length of Stay in Children Hospitalized for Urinary Tract Infection. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):622-7.
Auger KA, Landrigan CP, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Sieplinga KR, Sucharew HJ, Simmons JM. Better Rested, but More Stressed? Evidence of the Effects of Resident Work Hour Restrictions. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jul-Aug;12(4):335-43.
Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS. Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes to Detect Urinary Tract Infection Hospitalizations. Pediatrics. August 2011;128(2):323-30.
Tessing S, Amendt A, Jennings J, Thomson J, Auger KA, Gonzalez Del Rey JA. One Possible Future for Resident Hours: Interns' Perspective on a One-Month Trial of the Institute of Medicine Recommended Duty Hour Limits. J Grad Med Educ. 2009 Dec;1(2):185-7.
Auger KA, Sieplinga KR, Simmons JM, Gonzalez Del Rey JA. Failure to Thrive: Pediatric Residents Weigh In on Feasibility Trial of the Proposed 2008 Institute of Medicine Work Hour Restrictions. J Grad Med Educ. 2009 Dec;1(2):181-4.
Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
General pediatrics; public health; hospital medicine
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.
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.
Klein MK, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and lawyers collaborating to HeLP children – outcomes from a successful partnership between professions. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
O’Malley JA, Beck AF, Peltier CB, Klein MK. Revealing hidden hunger: screening for and addressing food insecurity in the primary care pediatric office. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
Auger KA, Kahn RS, Davis MM, Beck AF, Simmons JM. Medical Home and Readmission Risk for Children Hospitalized with Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131:64–70.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Geomedicine: area-based socioeconomic measures for assessing risk of hospital reutilization among children admitted for asthma. American journal of public health. 2012 Dec;102(12):2308-2314.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-838.
Beck AF, Sauers H, Kahn RS, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons JM. Improved documentation and care planning with an asthma-specific history and physical. Hospital Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;2(4):194-201.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Identifying social risk via a clinical social history embedded in the electronic health record. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Oct;51(10):972-977.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Are our babies hungry? Food insecurity among infants in urban clinics. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Mar;51(3):238-243.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing accurate identification of food insecurity using quality-improvement techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-510.
Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc Attending Physician, 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.
Patient safety; quality improvement; hospital medicine
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.
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.
Mussman G, Parker M, Statile A, Sucharew H, Brady PW. Suctioning and length of stay in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Keren R, Conway PH, Marsolo K, Daymont C. Development and validation of heart and respiratory rate centile curves for hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U et al. Improving situation awareness to reduce serious safety events and UNSAFE transfers of pediatric inpatients. Pediatrics.2012.
Meuthing SE, Goudie A, Schoetkker PJ, Donnelly LF, Goodfriend MA, Bracke TM, Brady PW, Wheeler DS, Anderson JM, Kotagal UR. Reduction in serious safety events across an academic children's hospital. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e423-31.
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz M, Hooper DK, Linam M, Froehle C, Margolis PA. The Influence of Context on Quality Improvement Success in Healthcare: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Milbank Quarterly. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.
Brady PW, Conway PH, Goudie A. Length of intravenous antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in infants with urinary tract infections. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):196-203.
Bigham MT, Brady PW, Manning PB, Jacobs BR, Kimball TR, Wong HR. Therapeutic application of intrapericardial tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) in a 4 month-old child with complex fibropurulent pericarditis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Jan;9(1):e1-e4.
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd Physician Lead, James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team
researches shared decision-making (SDM) between patients/parents and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He led a team to develop a SDM intervention for ADHD treatment. Parents became better informed and more involved in decisions without increasing visit length. He is applying the SDM development process to new clinical areas and building an infrastructure to support SDM at Cincinnati Children's.
Physician Lead, James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team
Associate Director, NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health
Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group
Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients/parents and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He led a team to develop a shared decision-making intervention for ADHD treatment. Parents became better informed and more involved in decisions without increasing visit length. He is currently collaborating on grant-funded research to facilitate shared decision making in the care of families facing decisions about Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination and those facing decisions about treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Dr. Brinkman serves as the physician lead for the James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's. He also serves as associate director of the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health, and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network.
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.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. In their own words: adolescent views on ADHD and their evolving role managing medication. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan-Feb;12(1):53-61.
Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ shared decision making behaviors in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder care. Arch Ped Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov;165(11):1013-9.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What is known about parent’s treatment decisions? A narrative review of pediatric decision making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Brinkman WB, Epstein JN. Promoting productive interactions between parents and physicians in the treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Apr;11(4):579-88.
Brinkman WB, Epstein JN. Treatment planning for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: treatment utilization and family preferences. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011 Jan 17;5:45-56.
Epstein JN, Langberg JM, Lichtenstein PK, Altaye M, Brinkman WB, House K, Stark LJ. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder outcomes for children treated in community-based pediatric settings. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb;164(2):160-5.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental angst making and revisiting decisions about treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2):580-9.
Langberg JM, Brinkman WB, Lichtenstein PK, Epstein JN. Interventions to promote the evidence-based care of children with ADHD in primary-care settings. Expert Rev of Neurother. 2009 Apr;9(4):477-87. Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of multisource feedback on resident communication skills and professionalism: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan;161(1):44-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Evaluation of resident communication skills and professionalism: a matter of perspective?Pediatrics. 2006 Oct;18:1371-9.
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.
Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Oct 2011 - Sept 2016
Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sept 2012 - Aug 2017.
Craig H. Gosdin, MD, MSHA Medical Director, 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.
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus
Medical Director, Liberty Observation Unit
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 Hospital Medicine at the Liberty Campus. He is active in the Hospital Medicine Leadership Group at CCHMC 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.
Gosdin CH, Vaughn LM. Physician to Physician Bedside Handoff with Nurse and Family Involvement: A Qualitative Examination of Stakeholder Perceptions. Hospital Pediatrics. 2(1):34-38.
Hain P, Daru J, Robbins E, Bode R, Brands C, Gosdin CH, Garber M, Marks M, Percelay Terferi S, Tobey D. A Proposed Dashboard for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Groups. Hospital Pediatrics. 2(2):59-70.
Tofani BF, Rineair SA, Gosdin CH, Pilcher PM, McGee S, Varadarajan KR, Schoettker PJ. Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Infiltration and Extravasation Events in a Pediatric Hospital. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec;27(6):682-9.
Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSHP Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
studies quality of care for preterm and term neonates. She is currently pursuing research that evaluates discharge management of late preterm neonates (born 34-36 weeks gestation) and its impact on readmission risk. She has also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood morbidity and health care utilization.
Quality of care during birth hospitalization for late preterm and other high risk newborns; neonatal readmission; prevention of preterm birth
Neera Goyal, MD MSHP, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in perinatal care – in particular, how Level 1 and Level 2 birth hospitals manage higher risk term and late preterm newborns. She has studied the impact of delivery volume, teaching affiliation, and patient insurance on adherence to guidelines for postpartum length of stay, and she is currently researching the impact of discharge timing on risk of readmission for late preterm newborns. She has also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood respiratory morbidity and physical development. Dr. Goyal’s work has been published in peer-reviewed literature, and in 2011 she received the Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Award for Young Investigators.
Originally from Dallas, TX, Dr. Goyal received her bachelor’s degree in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University, majoring in Philosophy. She earned her M.D. from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She completed a pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2008 and worked as a neonatology hospitalist from 2008-2009. She then pursued further training in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 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 General and Community Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine.
MD: Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008.
Fellowship: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Goyal N, Fiks A, Lorch SA. The association of late preterm birth with asthma in young children: A practice-based study. Pediatrics. 2011.
Goyal N, Fager C, Lorch SA. Adherence to discharge guidelines for late preterm newborns. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):62-71.
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.
Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Health disparities; asthma outcomes in minority populations; influenza vaccination; community engagement
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.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1982-present.
Myers SS, Clark MD, Russell JA, Graham CC, Stultz MB, Reidy KM. Focusing Measures for Performance-Based Privileging of Physicians on Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Dec;34(12):724-33.
Ambroggio L, Thomson J, Murtagh Kurowski E, Courter J, Statile A, Graham C, Sheehan B, Iyer S, Shah SS, White CM. Quality Improvement Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):e1623-31.
Amy Beth Guiot, MD Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Hospital Medicine
Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Hospital Medicine
Medical student education
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.
Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd Attending Physician, 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.
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric hospital medicine
Medical education; quality measure development
Dr. Jerardi developed and implemented a new curriculum for a hospital medicine elective for pediatric residents and now serves as the elective’s course director. She is currently enrolled in the Masters 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.
Residency: Categorical Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Williams D, Shah SS, Myers A, Hall M, Auger K, Queen M, Jerardi K, McClain L, Wiggleton C, Tieder J. Identifying Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia Hospitalizations: Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013.
Jerardi K, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman W. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013.
Myers AL, Hall M, Williams DJ, Auger K, Tieder JS, Statile A, Jerardi K, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of Bacteremia in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Community-acquired Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):736-740.
Jerardi KE, Auger KA, Shah SS, Hall M, Hain PD, Myers AL, Williams DJ, Tieder JS. Discordant Antibiotic Therapy and Length of Stay in Children Hospitalized for Urinary Tract Infection. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):622-7.
Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS. Accuracy of hospital billing codes to detect urinary tract infection hospitalizations. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):323-30.
Eric S. Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAAP Medical Director, Clinical Decision Support
is interested in using health information technology to maximize patient safety and quality in clinical care delivery.
Medical Director, Clinical Decision Support
Associate Chief, Medical Information Center
Pediatric Hospitalist, Biomedical Informatics
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. 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, 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.
Gouripeddi R, Warner PB, Mo P, Levin JE, Srivastava R, Shah SS, de Regt D, Kirkendall E, Bickel J, Korgenski EK, Precourt M, Stepanek RL, Mitchell JA, Narus SP, Keren, R. Federating Clinical Data from Six Pediatric Hospitals: Process and Initial Results for Microbiology from the PHIS+ Consortium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:281-90.
Kirkendall ES, Kloppenborg E, Papp J, White D, Frese C, Hacker D, Schoettker PJ, Muething S, Kotagal U. Measuring adverse events and levels of harm in pediatric inpatients with the Global Trigger Tool. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1206-14.
Kirkendall ES, Guiot AB. Torsed Pulmonary Sequestration Presenting With Gastrointestinal Manifestations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). Epub ahead of print. 2012.
Narus SP, Srivastava R, Gouripeddi R, Livne OE, Mo P, Bickel JP, de Regt D, Hales JW, Kirkendall E, Stepanek RL, Toth J, Keren R. Federating clinical data from six pediatric hospitals: process and initial results from the PHIS+ Consortium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:994-1003.
Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics
is a general pediatrician, medical educator and researcher. She is mainly interested in medical education research, and primarily studies the impact of teaching social determinants of child health to pediatric residents.
Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track and Community Pediatrics
Director, Master Educator Fellowship
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
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.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3)440-441.
Klein M, Niebuhr V, D’Alessandro D. Innovative Online Faculty Development Utilizing the Power of Social Media. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6): 564-69.
O’Toole JK, Solan LG, Burkhardt MC, Klein MD. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clinical Pediatrics, 2013; 52(4): 344-350
Klein MD, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and Lawyers Collaborating to HeLP Children - Outcomes from a Successful Partnership between Professions. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1063-73.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is It Influenced By Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clinical Pediatrics, 2012; 51(7): 625-631.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012;130(5):831-8.
DeMartini TL, Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Access to Digital Technology Among Families Coming to Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinics. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e142-48.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing Accurate Identification of Food Insecurity Using Quality Improvement Techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-10.
Klein MD, Kahn RS, Baker RC, Fink EE, Parish DS, White DC. Training in Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Does it Change Resident Behavior? Acad Pediatr. 2011 Sep-Oct;11(5):387-93.
Klein M, Vaughn L. Teaching Social Determinants of Child Health in a Pediatric Advocacy Rotation: Small Intervention, Big Impact. Medical Teacher. 2010; 32(09), pp. 754-59.
Claudia G. Lares Romero, MD
MD: Universidad Central de Venezuela. Escuela J.M. Vargas.
Residency: Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA.
Bebarta VS, Kao L, Froberg B, Clark RF, Lavonas E, Qi M, Delgado J, McDonagh J, Arnold T, Odujebe O, O'Malley G, Lares C, Aguilera E, Dart R, Heard K, Stanford C, Kokko J, Bogdan G, Mendoza C, Mlynarchek S, Rhyee S, Hoppe J, Haur W, Tan HH, Tran NN, Varney S, Zosel A, Buchanan J, Al-Helial M. A Multicenter comparison of safety of oral versus intravenous acetylcysteine for treatment of acetaminophen overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Jun; 48 (5): 424-30. Erratum in: Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Aug; 48 (7): 770.
Fasano CJ, O'Malley GF, Lares C, Rowden AK. Pediatric Ziprasidone Overdose. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Apr;25(4):258-9.
O'Malley GF, Dominici P, Giraldo P, Aguilera E, Verma M, Lares C, Burger P, Williams E. Routine Packing of Simple Cutaneous Abscesses Is Painful and Probably Unnecessary. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Apr 10.
O’Malley GF, Lares C, et al. Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses: Is Wound Packing Necessary? Abstract. ACEP 2007.
Mia Mallory, MD Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
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.
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.
Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Serious safety events reduction; high reliability organization theory; evidence-based care; family centered rounds; decreasing delays in discharge; clinical microsystems
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.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.
Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1984-1987.
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. J Patient Saf. 2013 Dec;9(4):203-10.
Goldenhar LM, Brady PW, Sutcliffe KM, Muething SE. Huddling For High Reliability And Situation Awareness. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Nov;22(11)899-906.
Goldstein SL, Kirkendall E, Nguyen H, Schaffzin JK, Bucuvalas J, Bracke T, Seid M, Ashby M, Foertmeyer N, Brunner L, Lesko A, Barclay C, Lannon C, Muething S. Electronic Health Record Identification of Nephrotoxin Exposure and Associated Acute Kidney Injury. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e756-67.
Niedner MF, Muething SE, Sutcliffe KM. The High-Reliability Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 June;60(3):563-80.
Billett AL, Colletti RB, Mandel KE, Miller M, Muething SE, Sharek PJ, Lannon CM. Exemplar Pediatric Collaborative Improvement Networks: Achieving Results. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131 Suppl 4:S196-203.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Republished: Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Feb;89(1048): 78-86.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Republished: Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Feb;89(1048):78-86.
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U, Ashby M, Gallagher R, Hall D, Goodfriend M, White C, Bracke TM, Decastro V, Geiser M, Simon J, Tucker KM, Olivea J, Conway PH, Wheeler DS. Improving Situation Awareness To Reduce Unrecognized Clinical Deterioration And Serious Safety Events. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e298-308.
Kirkendall ES, Kloppenborg E, Papp J, White D, Frese C, Hacker D, Schoettker PJ, Muething S, Kotagal U. Measuring Adverse Events and Levels of Harm in Pediatric Inpatients with the Global Trigger Tool. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1206-14.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Nov;21(11):903-11.
Grant M. Mussman, MD, MHSA Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Pediatric hospital medicine; quality improvement.
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.
MD: University of Virginia, 2002.Residency: Pediatrics, University of Virginia.Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.
MHSA: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Mussman GM, Parker M, Statile A, Sucharew H, Brady PW. Suctioning and Length of Stay in Bronchiolitis. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013; 167(5):414-421.
Mussman GM, Conway PH. Pediatric hospitalist systems versus traditional models of care: Effect on quality and cost outcomes. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012; 7(4):350-357.
Patricia O'Brien, MD, PhD Pediatric Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine
Pediatric Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine
Surgical Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine
Surgical hospitalist; pediatric hospitalist.
Rapid cycle improvement collaborative (RCIC)
Prior to her return to Cincinnati Children's, Dr. O'Brien worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Wilmington, in North Carolina and in Tasmania, Australia. In North Carolina the program was affiliated with University of North Carolina and provided newborn nursery, pediatric inpatient and pediatric ICU care to the infants and children of southeast North Carolina. Dr. O'Brien was instrumental in establishing an annual memorial service for infants and children cared for at the hospital and in the development of a compassionate care program for chronically ill children.
Tasmania, Australia broadened her clinical experience in a different medical system, where the pediatric hospitalist provides neonatal ICU level 2/3 care, subspecialty care (CF, oncologic patients), general pediatric inpatient care, and outpatient follow up. Such experiences are invaluable to developing clinical acumen and recognizing the common links needed to provide excellent care for infants and children across the world.
Since arriving back to Cincinnati Children's, Dr. O'Brien has enrolled in RCIC (Rapid Cycle Improvement Collaborative) to help improve asthma care for children. This course will provide key quality improvement tools to aid in future research projects.
PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2003.
MD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Hutson AD, Fishbein L, O'Brien P, Stacpoole, PW. Accounting for plasma levels below detection limits in a one-compartment zero-order absorption pharmacokinetics model. J APPL STAT. 2002 Nov; 29(8): 1181-1190.
Goodenow MM, Bloom G, Rose SL, Pomeroy SM, O'Brien PO, Perez EE, Sleasman JW, Dunn BM. Naturally occurring amino acid polymorphisms in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Gag p7(NC) and the C-cleavage site impact Gag-Pol processing by HIV-1 protease. Virology. 2002 Jan 5; 292(1):137-49.
O'Brien PO, Grieninger B, Nash K, Goodenow MM, Dunn BM. Gag-pol polyprotein processing in HIV patient variants prior to therapy. FASEB JOURNAL. 2001 Mar 8; 15 (5): A907-A907 Part 2, Abstract.
Fishbein L*, O'Brien P*, Hutson A, Theriaque D, Stacpoole PW, Flotte T. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of nicotine nasal spray devices on cardiovascular and pulmonary function. J Investig Med. 2000 Nov; 48(6):435-40. *Equal contributors to work
Fishbein L*, O'Brien P*, Hutson A, Theriaque D, Stacpoole P, Flotte T. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of nicotine nasal spray devices on cardiovascular and pulmonary function. FASEB JOURNAL. 1999 March 15; 13 (5): A809-A809 Part 2 Suppl. S, Abstract. *Equal contributors to work
Bonner JC, Rice AB, Lindroos PM, O'Brien PO, Dreher KL, Rosas I, Alfaro-Moreno E, Osornio-Vargas AR. Induction of the lung myofibroblast PDGF receptor system by urban ambient particles from Mexico City. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1998 Oct; 19(4):672-80.
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.
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program
Medical Director of Education, Hospital Medicine
Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
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.
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)
I-PASS - IIPE-PRIS Accelerating Safe Sign-outs Study. Site Primary Investigator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Sep 2010 - Sep 2013.
Michelle Parker, MD Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine
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.
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.
Geraghty SR, Riddle SW, Shaikh U. The breastfeeding mother and the pediatrician. J Hum Lactat. 2008;24(3):335-9.
List BA, Ballard JL, Langworthy KS, Vincent AM, Riddle SW, Tamayo OW, Geraghty SR. Electronic health records in an outpatient breastfeeding medicine clinic. J Hum Lactat. 2008 Feb;4(1):58-68.
Joshua K. Schaffzin MD, PhD, FAAP Surgical Hospitalist, 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.
Infection control; surgical site infection prevention; epidemiology; quality improvement; hospital systems
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.
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.
Christine L. Schuler, MD, MPH Attending Physician, 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.
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.
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.
Erin E. Shaughnessy, MD Medical Director, Surgical Service, Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical Service, Hospital Medicine
Resident education; quality improvement; handovers; family centered care; evidence-based medicine
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 Hospital Medicine Surgical Service.
MD: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, 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.
Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Hospital Medicine
Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship
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
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
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, is finishing an NRSA research fellowship and masters 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.
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.
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.
Chief Medical Information Officer, Biomedical Informatics
Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd Attending Physician, 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.
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.
Ndidi I. Unaka, MD Associate Program Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Associate Program Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Resident education; advocacy; community outreach; diversity
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.
Brian E. Volck, MD Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
is a pediatric hospitalist who focuses on medical education and cross-cultural medicine.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Global child health; Native American child health; medical education; cross-cultural medicine; medical ethics; poverty, justice and health
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.
Diers C, Volck B, Kiesler J, Klein M. Competencies for the Adaptable Physician: Training Residents to Care for Vulnerable Populations. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2009;2:26-35.
Schubert C, Volck B, Kiesler J, Klein M. Teaching Advocacy to Physicians in Multicultural Settings. Open Medical Education Journal. 2009;2:1.
Michael T. Vossmeyer, MD Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Community Integration
is a hospitalist who is interested in family-centered care, situation awareness and clinical quality improvement.
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Community Integration
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.
MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1979.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.
Reaves L, Hamilton S, Vossmeyer M, Brady R. Fever, rash and migratory polyarthralgia. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010;27(3):24-38.
Tucker KM, Brewer TL, Baker RB, Demeritt B, Vossmeyer MT. Prospective evaluation of a pediatric inpatient early warning scoring system. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Apr;14(2):79-85.
Vossmeyer M, Cheng G, Monzack D, Patel A. The approach to the hospitalized child and patient. In Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, L. Zaoutis, V. Chiang (Eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2007.
Christine M. White, MD, MAT Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus
Pediatric hospital medicine; quality improvement
Christine White, MD, MAT, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the medical director for the 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 hospitalwide 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.
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U, Ashby M, Gallagher R, Hall D, Goodfriend M, White C, Bracke TM, Decastro V, Geiser M, Simon J, Tucker KM, Olivea J, Conway PH, Wheeler DS. Improving situation awareness to reduce unrecognized clinical deterioration and serious safety events. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e298-303.
White CM, Statile AM, Conway PH, Schoettker PJ, Solan JG, Unaka NI, Vidwan N, Warrick SD, Connelly BL. Utilizing Improvement Science Methods to Improve Physician Compliance with Proper Hand Hygiene. Pediatrics. 2012.
White CM, Schoettker PJ, Conway PH, Geiser M, Olivea J, Pruett R, Kotagal UR. Utilising improvement science methods to optimise medication reconciliation. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011 Feb 11. Epub ahead of print
White C, Del Rey JG. Decreasing Adverse Events through Night Talks: An Interdisciplinary, Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Project. Permanente Journal. 2009 Fall;13(4):16-22.
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