• About Us

    Specialized Skills and Experience for Hospitalized Children

    The Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s serves as a model for improving outcomes for hospitalized children. We accomplish this by integrating clinical care, exemplary education, quality-improvement initiatives, and research.

    Hospital medicine is a specialty dedicated to delivering comprehensive medical care for hospitalized patients. Our Division of Hospital Medicine has clinical teams providing service for children hospitalized at the Burnet and Liberty campuses. We also provide inpatient care to children with complex medical needs who require surgery.

    Whether your child is hospitalized due to a complex medical condition or a common illness such as bronchiolitis, asthma or pneumonia, we have the specialized skills and resources to care for your child and your family.

    Our team consists of more than 30 hospital medicine physicians, known as “hospitalists.” We provide care to more than 8,000 patients each year. We strive to provide family-centered inpatient care that is safe, effective, efficient and timely.

    The Division of Hospital Medicine has a strong history of success in quality-improvement initiatives, translating the latest medical evidence into practice, and providing family-centered care. Our physicians have received numerous local and national awards for their excellence in clinical care, teaching and research.

  • Contact Us

    For general information about Hospital Medicine, contact:

    Samir Shah, MD, MSCE
    Director
    513-636-0409
    samir.shah@cchmc.org

    Jeff Simmons
    Associate Director
    513-636-1945
    jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

  • Keeping Safe in Extreme Heat

    Eric Kirkendall, MD, a doctor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, suggests ways parents can prevent heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps in children. From July 2012 WXIX-FOX19 interview.