Hospital Medicine

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

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    Director

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

    513-636-6222

    samir.shah@cchmc.org

    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

    Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6222

    Email: samir.shah@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

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

    Dr. Shah served as 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 deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves as associate editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and on the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 9 books in the fields of pediatrics and infectious diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics (McGraw-Hill Education).

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

    Understanding quality and costs in congenital heart surgery. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). April 2014-March 2019.

    Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. May 2014-Jan 2017.

    Reduced variability in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Award. July 2013-June 2015

    Comparative effectiveness of home intravenous vs. oral antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections. Site Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Jan 2013-Jan 2016.

    Leadership

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

    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

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

    513-803-2009

    jennifer.otoole@cchmc.org

    Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program

    Medical Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2009

    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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    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

    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

    513-636-6601

    jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

    Jeffery 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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Burnet Campus Attending Physicians

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    Alicia M. Alcamo, MD, MPH
    Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    513-636-0663

    alicia.alcamo@cchmc.org

    Alicia M. Alcamo, MD, MPH

    Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    Phone: 513-636-0663

    Email: alicia.alcamo@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    MPH: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Armand H. Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP

    Director, Ethics Center

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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

    513-636-0409

    katherine.auger@cchmc.org

    Katherine A. Auger, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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

    513-636-3170

    andrew.beck1@cchmc.org

    Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    Brandy N. Blackwell-Ford, MD
    Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    513-636-8291

    brandy.blackwell@cchmc.org

    Brandy N. Blackwell-Ford, MD

    Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    Phone: 513-636-8291

    Email: brandy.blackwell@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Brandy Blackwell-Ford, MD, chose Cincinnati Children's because it was the place where she had “a moment.” She felt it was going to be a good fit for both her husband and her to train. She also felt it was a place where she would be challenged to be better and fully supported!

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2011.

    Residency: Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0409

    patrick.brady@cchmc.org

    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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

    bill.brinkman@cchmc.org

    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

    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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    Erin E. Conway-Habes, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-4829

    erin.conway@cchmc.org

    Erin E. Conway-Habes, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4829

    Email: erin.conway@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Hospital medicine (children and adults)

    Biography

    Dr. Conway is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC).

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2006.

    MD: University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 2010.

    Residency: Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Publications


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

    513-636-5932

    tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP

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

    Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds

    Associate Chair for Education

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5932

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

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

    Education and Training

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

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

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

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.

    Publications

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    Dena Elkeeb, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-1771

    dena.elkeeb@cchmc.org

    Dena Elkeeb, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1771

    Email: dena.elkeeb@cchmc.org


    Derek D. Fletcher, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3000

    Fax: 513-636-5859

    Email: derek.fletcher@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medically fragile children

    Biography

    After graduating from the US Air Force Academy, Derek D. Fletcher, MD, served as an Air Force officer for seven years and attained the rank of Captain. He then entered medical school in 1998. In 2002, Dr. Fletcher graduated in the top 20% of his medical school class and was then accepted into the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center General Pediatrics program in 2002, and graduated in 2005. Dr. Fletcher then joined the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs, now Complex Care, founded by Ron Levin, MD, where he provides comprehensive, family-centered primary care for medically fragile children.

    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University SOM, Dayton, OH, 1998-2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 2002-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.

    Publications

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

    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

    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

    513-803-7836

    Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    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

    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


    Philip A. Hagedorn, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: philip.hagedorn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospital medicine

    Education and Training

    MD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2013.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

    A photo of Lori Herbst.

    Lori Herbst, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-4829

    lori.herbst@cchmc.org

    Lori Herbst, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT)

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4829

    Email: lori.herbst@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013.

    Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Care, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2013; Internal Medicine, 2013.


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    Brian F. Herbst Jr., MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092

    brian.herbst@cchmc.org

    Brian F. Herbst Jr., MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: brian.herbst@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, 2005.

    MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009.

    Residency: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013.

    Chief Residency: Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2013; Internal Medicine, 2013. 

    A photo of Karen Jerardi.

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

    513-636-1945

    karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    A photo of Benjamin Kinnear.

    Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD
    Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-4214

    benjamin.kinnear@cchmc.org

    Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD

    Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: benjamin.kinnear@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Medical education; bedside ultrasonography; learner evaluation systems

    Biography

    Dr. Kinnear is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC). He completed his med-peds residency training in 2013, and subsequently completed at med-peds chief year in 2014. 

    Dr. Kinnear served as an executive board member for the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA) from 2011-2014, and served as national president during the 2012-2013 academic year. His academic interests involve medical education, and he has actively participated in UCMC's Master Teacher Program since 2010. He took a leadership role in this education pathway in 2014. Dr. Kinnear is also interested in studying the role of bedside ultrasonography for both pediatric and adult hospital medicine providers.

    Education and Training

    BA: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

    MD: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2009.

    Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Chief year: Med-Peds Chief, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Board Certification: Pediatrics, 2013; Internal Medicine, 2013.

    A photo of Eric Kirkendall.

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

    513-636-1945

    Eric S. Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAAP

    Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

    Information Services, Biomedical Informatics

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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.

    A photo of Melissa Klein.

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd
    Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    melissa.klein@cchmc.org

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

    Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics

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

    Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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.
    A photo of Mia Mallory.

    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

    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.


    A photo of Katie Meier.

    Katie A. Meier, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    katie.meier@cchmc.org

    Katie A. Meier, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: katie.meier@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.

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

    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

    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.

    A photo of Grant Mussman.

    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

    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

    A photo of Jennifer O'Toole.

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

    513-803-2009

    jennifer.otoole@cchmc.org

    Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program

    Medical Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2009

    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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    A picture of Dr. Michelle Parker.

    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

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: michelle.parker@cchmc.org

    A photo of Sarah Riddle, MD.

    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

    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

    A photo of Christine Schuler.

    Christine L. Schuler, MD, MPH
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-5512

    christine.schuler@cchmc.org

    Christine L. Schuler, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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

    A photo of Dr. Samir Shah.

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

    513-636-6222

    samir.shah@cchmc.org

    Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

    Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6222

    Email: samir.shah@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

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

    Dr. Shah served as 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 deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves as associate editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and on the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 9 books in the fields of pediatrics and infectious diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics (McGraw-Hill Education).

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

    Understanding quality and costs in congenital heart surgery. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). April 2014-March 2019.

    Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. May 2014-Jan 2017.

    Reduced variability in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Award. July 2013-June 2015

    Comparative effectiveness of home intravenous vs. oral antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections. Site Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Jan 2013-Jan 2016.


    A photo of Erin Shaughnessy.

    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

    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

    A photo of Jeffrey Simmons.

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

    513-636-6601

    jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

    Jeffery 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

    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


    A photo of Blair Simpson.

    Blair E. Simpson, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-4782

    blair.simpson@cchmc.org

    Blair E. Simpson, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-4782

    Email: blair.simpson@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.

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

    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

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2290

    Email: andrew.spooner@cchmc.org


    A photo of Angela Statile.

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

    513-636-1945

    angela.statile@cchmc.org

    Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    Joanna E. Thomson, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092

    joanna.thomson@cchmc.org

    Joanna E. Thomson, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: joanna.thomson@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Joanna Thomson, MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalist. She has a special interest in caring for hospitalized children with medical complexity with a research focus on the impact parents and health systems have on health outcomes for these children. Additionally, she has participated in rapid evidence adoption and quality improvement work. Dr. Thomson is completing a Master in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    Education and Training

    MD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2011.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications


    A photo of Dr. Ndidi Unaka.

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

    513-636-4506

    ndidi.unaka@cchmc.org

    A photo of Dr. Ndidi Unaka.

    Ndidi I. Unaka, MD

    Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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

    513-636-4430

    brian.volck@cchmc.org

    Brian E. Volck, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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


    A photo of Dr. Michael Vossmeyer.

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

    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

    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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    A photo of Dane Warner.

    Dane C. Warner, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    dane.warner@cchmc.org

    Dane C. Warner, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: dane.warner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric hospital medicine; pediatrician and surgeon co-management of post-surgical pediatric patients

    Education and Training

    MD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009.

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


    Stephen D. Warrick, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9674

    Email: stephen.warrick@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; quality improvement

    Biography

    Dr. Warrick completed his undergraduate study at the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He completed medical school at the University of Louisville in 2008 and he completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011. From 2011-2012, he was chief resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Warrick has completed the I2S2 quality improvement course and is actively involved in QI projects in the PPC at CCHMC. His interests are preventative care and global health with an emphasis on global health resident and medical student education prior to travel.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2008.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications

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    Denise M. Warrick, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-8290

    denise.warrick@cchmc.org

    Denise M. Warrick, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8290

    Email: denise.warrick@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Resident/medical student education; quality improvement; advocacy

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012-2013.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.


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

    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

    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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    Christine R. Wolski, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-2954

    christine.wolski@cchmc.org

    Christine R. Wolski, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-2954

    Email: christine.wolski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatrics

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2006.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

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


    Liberty Campus Attending Physicians

    A photo of Craig Gosdin.

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

    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

    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

    A photo of Amy Guiot.

    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

    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


    Philip A. Hagedorn, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: philip.hagedorn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospital medicine

    Education and Training

    MD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2013.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

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    Brittany B. Hubbell, MD
    Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    513-636-4214

    brittany.hubbell@cchmc.org

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    Brittany B. Hubbell, MD

    Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: brittany.hubbell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics

    Biography

    Brittany Hubbell, MD, is an Ohio girl at heart. She comes from a close-knit family, so she is thrilled that one of the best pediatric residency programs in the country is so close to home! She is honored to be part of this program, which is also like her family. They support each other, encourage each other, fill in each other’s weaknesses with each other’s strengths. They are a community.

    Education and Training

    BA: Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2007.

    MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2011.


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

    513-636-1945

    karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD
    Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-4214

    benjamin.kinnear@cchmc.org

    Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD

    Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: benjamin.kinnear@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Medical education; bedside ultrasonography; learner evaluation systems

    Biography

    Dr. Kinnear is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC). He completed his med-peds residency training in 2013, and subsequently completed at med-peds chief year in 2014. 

    Dr. Kinnear served as an executive board member for the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA) from 2011-2014, and served as national president during the 2012-2013 academic year. His academic interests involve medical education, and he has actively participated in UCMC's Master Teacher Program since 2010. He took a leadership role in this education pathway in 2014. Dr. Kinnear is also interested in studying the role of bedside ultrasonography for both pediatric and adult hospital medicine providers.

    Education and Training

    BA: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

    MD: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2009.

    Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Chief year: Med-Peds Chief, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Board Certification: Pediatrics, 2013; Internal Medicine, 2013.


    A photo of Mia Mallory.

    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

    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.

    A photo of Katie Meier.

    Katie A. Meier, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    katie.meier@cchmc.org

    Katie A. Meier, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: katie.meier@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.


    A photo of Grant Mussman.

    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

    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

    A picture of Dr. Michelle Parker.

    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

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: michelle.parker@cchmc.org


    A photo of Jeffrey Simmons.

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

    513-636-6601

    jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

    Jeffery 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

    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

    A photo of Blair Simpson.

    Blair E. Simpson, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-4782

    blair.simpson@cchmc.org

    Blair E. Simpson, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-4782

    Email: blair.simpson@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.


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

    513-636-1945

    angela.statile@cchmc.org

    Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    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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    A photo of Dane Warner.

    Dane C. Warner, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    dane.warner@cchmc.org

    Dane C. Warner, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: dane.warner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric hospital medicine; pediatrician and surgeon co-management of post-surgical pediatric patients

    Education and Training

    MD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009.

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


    A photo of Christine Wolski.

    Christine R. Wolski, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-2954

    christine.wolski@cchmc.org

    Christine R. Wolski, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-2954

    Email: christine.wolski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatrics

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2006.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

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

    Surgical Service Attending Physicians

    A photo of Ben Bolser.

    Benjamin S. Bolser, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092

    benjamin.bolser@cchmc.org

    Benjamin S. Bolser, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: benjamin.bolser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Postoperative pediatric care of medically complex children; hospital care of children with epidermolysis bullosa.

    Biography

    Dr. Bolser has had four years in private practice and two years with the Diagnostic Referral Service at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. He was an original member of the Division of Hospital Medical Surgical Service at Cincinnati Children's. He was a member of the first team to offer specialized hospitalist care to children with epidermolysis bullosa. 

    Education and Training

    MD: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 2000

    Residency: Pediatrics, CCHMC, 2000-2003

    Board Certification: Pediatrics 2003
    A photo of Dena Elkeeb.

    Dena Elkeeb, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-1771

    dena.elkeeb@cchmc.org

    Dena Elkeeb, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1771

    Email: dena.elkeeb@cchmc.org


    Philip A. Hagedorn, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: philip.hagedorn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospital medicine

    Education and Training

    MD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2013.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

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    Brittany B. Hubbell, MD
    Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    513-636-4214

    brittany.hubbell@cchmc.org

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    Brittany B. Hubbell, MD

    Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: brittany.hubbell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics

    Biography

    Brittany Hubbell, MD, is an Ohio girl at heart. She comes from a close-knit family, so she is thrilled that one of the best pediatric residency programs in the country is so close to home! She is honored to be part of this program, which is also like her family. They support each other, encourage each other, fill in each other’s weaknesses with each other’s strengths. They are a community.

    Education and Training

    BA: Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2007.

    MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2011.


    A photo of Katie Meier.

    Katie A. Meier, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    katie.meier@cchmc.org

    Katie A. Meier, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: katie.meier@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.

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

    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

    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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