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The Primary Care Offices at Cincinnati Children's is home to physicians 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.
Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
General pediatrics; public health; hospital medicine
Dr. Beck uses census data to explore ways to predict asthma outcomes and identify asthma “hot spots” in Cincinnati. Additionally, he has formed a partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department. Currently, he has started a project entitled CLEAR (Collaboration to Lessen Environmental Asthma Risks), a means of linking children with environmental risks to code enforcement visits. Dr. Beck has also helped to start the KIND (Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing) program, a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank devoted to providing hungry infants with formula.
BA: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002.
MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.
MPH: Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2011.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.
Klein MK, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and lawyers collaborating to HeLP children – outcomes from a successful partnership between professions. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
O’Malley JA, Beck AF, Peltier CB, Klein MK. Revealing hidden hunger: screening for and addressing food insecurity in the primary care pediatric office. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
Auger KA, Kahn RS, Davis MM, Beck AF, Simmons JM. Medical Home and Readmission Risk for Children Hospitalized with Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131:64–70.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Geomedicine: area-based socioeconomic measures for assessing risk of hospital reutilization among children admitted for asthma. American journal of public health. 2012 Dec;102(12):2308-2314.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-838.
Beck AF, Sauers H, Kahn RS, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons JM. Improved documentation and care planning with an asthma-specific history and physical. Hospital Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;2(4):194-201.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Identifying social risk via a clinical social history embedded in the electronic health record. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Oct;51(10):972-977.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Are our babies hungry? Food insecurity among infants in urban clinics. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Mar;51(3):238-243.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing accurate identification of food insecurity using quality-improvement techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-510.
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
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
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
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.
Brady PW, Brinkman WB, Simmons JM, Yau C, White CM, Kirkendall ES, Schaffzin JK, Conway PH, Vossmeyer MT. Oral antibiotics at discharge for children with acute osteomyelitis: a rapid cycle improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf Online First. Dec 17, 2013.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, Morgan DeWitt E. Understanding treatment decision making in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a qualitative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sep 30; 11(1):34.
Brinkman WB, Hartl Majcher J, Poling L, Shi G, Zender M, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Shared Decision-Making to Improve Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Patient Educ Couns. 93 (2013) 95–101.
Jerardi KE, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman WB. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e749–e755.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. In their own words: Adolescent views on ADHD and their evolving role managing medication. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 12(1):53-61.
Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ Shared Decision Making Behaviors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1013-9.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What Is Known about Parent’s Treatment Decisions? A Narrative Review of Pediatric Decision Making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental Angst Making and Revisiting ADHD Treatment Decisions. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124: 580-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of Multi-Source Feedback on Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161: 44-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Evaluation of Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism: A Matter of Perspective?Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 18: 1371-9.
Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.
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.
Courtney M. Brown, MD
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Kristen A. Copeland, MD Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
Health of children in child care; child care illness exclusions; physical activity and obesity prevention in child care settings
Kristen A. Copeland, MD, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in early education settings—how the child care environment affects children’s health. In the past she has focused on child care illness policies and the temporary exclusion of children from child care settings due to illness. She studied how exclusion decisions are influenced by personal beliefs and whether they comply with national guidelines. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed literature and covered extensively by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Parents Magazine.
More recently, Dr. Copeland has become interested in the opportunities child care settings offer for disease prevention and health promotion, in particular for preventing childhood obesity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will identify the key aspects of the child care center environment—such as physical activity policies, amount and design of playground facilities, menu content, and staff attitudes and behavior that effectively promote children’s physical activity and a balanced dietary intake. The goal of her research is to produce new knowledge than can inform the development of evidence-based policies and practices for child care centers that promote active play, improve children’s diets and foster the development of lifelong healthy habits.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Copeland attained her bachelor’s degree in Houston, Texas at Rice University, double majoring in French and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 and pursued further training in public health and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 as a faculty member in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1999.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Hornung RW, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Dietary patterns associated with fat and bone mass in young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):294-303.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Kendeigh CA, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Flip flops, dress clothes, and no coat: clothing barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers identified from a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Nov 6;6:74.
Benjamin SE, Copeland KA, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining MM, Neelon B, Gillman MW. Menus in child care: A comparison of state regulations to national standards. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jan;109(1):109-15. Wosje, KS, Khoury, PR, Claytor, RP, Copeland, KA, Kalkwarf, HJ, Daniels, SR. Adiposity and TV viewing are related to less bone accrual in young children. J Peds. 2009 Jan;154(1):79-85.e2.
Copeland, K. A., Harris, E., Wang, N., and Cheng, T. L. Compliance with AAP/APHA Illness Exclusion Guidelines for Child Care Centers among Parents, Pediatricians, and Child Care Providers. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):e1369-80.
Copeland, K. A., Duggan, A. K., Shope, T. R.. Knowledge and Beliefs about Guidelines for Exclusion of Ill Children from Child Care. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005 Nov-Dec;5(6):365-71.
Rose SR, Vogiatzi MG, Copeland KC. A general pediatric approach to evaluating a short child. Pediatr Rev. 2005 Nov;26(11):410-20.
Lisa K. Crosby, DNP, APRN, CNP APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Asthma; mental health
BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1987.
MSN: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990.
DNP: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2012.
Nick DeBlasio, MD
Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.
Nick DeBlasio, MD, worked as community pediatrician for five years prior to joining the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He works as an attending physician in the Pediatric Primary Care Center.
Tori L. DeMartini, MD Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
MD: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, 2009.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatric, 2012.
Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds
Associate Chair for Education
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research
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.
Anne Marie Fitz, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Anne Marie Fitz, MD, was in private practice in Kentucky for two years after residency. She has been with the Division of General and Community Pediatrics since 1998.
Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Breastfeeding, breast milk pumping, human milk banking, multiple births
Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1227-35.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Oct 25. Epub ahead of print.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct 21. Epub ahead of print.
Geraghty SR, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ, Keim SA. Buying human milk via the Internet: Just a Click Away. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.
Geraghty SR, Sucharew H, Rasmussen KM. Trends in breastfeeding: It’s not only at the breast any more. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr;9(2):180-7.
Geraghty SR, Saluja K, Merchant M. Breastfeeding Disparities: Challenges and Solutions. Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2012;4(4):207-214.
Martin MA, Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S. sample. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul;8(3):404-18.
Geraghty S, Tabangin ME, Davidson BS, Morrow AL. Predictors of Breast Milk Expression by One Month Postpartum and Influence on Breast Milk Feeding Duration. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Apr;7(2):112-7.
Rasmussen KM, Geraghty SR. The quiet revolution: Breastfeeding transformed with the use of breast pumps. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1356-9.
Geraghty SR, Heier JE, Rasmussen KM. Got Milk? Sharing human milk via the internet. Public Health Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;126(2):161-4.
Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Pediatric hospital medicine
Medical education; quality measure development
Dr. Jerardi developed and implemented a new curriculum for a hospital medicine elective for pediatric residents and now serves as the elective’s course director. She is currently enrolled in the 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.
Residency: Categorical Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Williams D, Shah SS, Myers A, Hall M, Auger K, Queen M, Jerardi K, McClain L, Wiggleton C, Tieder J. Identifying Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia Hospitalizations: Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013.
Jerardi K, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman W. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013.
Myers AL, Hall M, Williams DJ, Auger K, Tieder JS, Statile A, Jerardi K, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of Bacteremia in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Community-acquired Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):736-740.
Jerardi KE, Auger KA, Shah SS, Hall M, Hain PD, Myers AL, Williams DJ, Tieder JS. Discordant Antibiotic Therapy and Length of Stay in Children Hospitalized for Urinary Tract Infection. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):622-7.
Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS. Accuracy of hospital billing codes to detect urinary tract infection hospitalizations. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):323-30.
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence
Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.
Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.
Moncrief TM, Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Single parent households and increased child asthma morbidity. J Asthma. 2014 Apr;51(3)60-6.
Newman NC, Ryan PH, Huang B, Beck AF, Sauers HS, Kahn RS. Traffic-related air pollution and asthma hospital readmission in children: a longitudinal cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 25.
Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Chen C, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of financial and social hardships in asthma racial disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3):431-9.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O'Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a video curriculum on the social determinants of health affect residents' practice and families' perceptions of care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Brown CM, Girio-Herrera E, Sherman SN, Kahn RS, Copeland KA. Pediatricians may address barriers inadequately when referring low-income preschool-aged children to behavioral health Services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1):406-24.
Howrylak JA, Spanier AJ, Huang B, Peake RW, Kellogg MD, Sauers H, Kahn RS. Cotinine in children admitted for asthma and readmission. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(2):e355-62.
DeMartini T, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Food insecure families: description of access and barriers to food from one pediatric primary care center. J Community Health. 2013 Dec;38(6):1182-7.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Sauers HS, Sharkey K, Alam M, Jones C, Kahn RS. Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: care system redesign using quality improvement methods. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Oct;3(4):326-34.
Chirdkiatgumchai V, Xiao H, Fredstrom BK, Adams RE, Epstein JN, Shah SS, Brinkman WB, Kahn RS, Froehlich TE. National Trends in Psychotropic Medication Use in Very Young Children: 1994-2009. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):615-23.
Roohi Kharofa, MD, MPH Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
General pediatrics; obesity prevention
Obesity; nutrition; physical activity
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.
Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.
MPH: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.
Jillian A. Klein, MD Staff Physician
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Pediatric Residency Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
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. She more recently earned her Masters’ of Education at 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 Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and the Education Section Director in Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as 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.
MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-1999.Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Klein MD, Schumacher DJ, Sandel M. Assessing and Managing the Social Determinants of Health: Defining an Entrustable Professional Activity to Assess Residents’ Ability to Meet Societal Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb:4(1):10-3.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.
Klein M, Niebuhr V, D’Alessandro D. Innovative online faculty development utilizing the power of social media. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6):564-9.
O’Toole JK, Solan LG, Burkhardt MC, Klein MD. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Apr;52(4):344-50.
Klein MD, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and Lawyers Collaborating to HeLP Children - Outcomes from a Successful Partnership between Professions. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1063-73.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is It Influenced By Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clin Pediatr (Phil). 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-8.
Demartini TL, Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Access to Digital Technology Among Families Coming to Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinics. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e142-8.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing Accurate Identification of Food Insecurity Using Quality Improvement Techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-10.
Brandi Lewis, MD Staff Physician
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH
Primary care; chronic disease care
Involvement of parents and patients in medical decision making; decision making in chronic conditions; health services research
Ellen A. Lipstein MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and health services researcher. Dr. Lipstein’s research is focused on family-centered medical decision making. She is particularly interested in understanding and improving the ways parents and patients with chronic conditions collaborate with healthcare providers to make treatment decisions. Her current program of funded research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore decisions about high-risk treatments, in which both the potential benefits and risks are significant. Additionally, Dr. Lipstein is a collaborator on several studies which aim to develop diverse methods for engaging patients and parents in decision making.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, DeWitt EM. Understanding Treatment Decision Making in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sept; 30;11(1):34.
Lipstein EA, Muething KA, Dodds CM, Britto MT. “I’m the one taking it”: Adolescent Participation in Chronic Disease Treatment Decisions. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Aug;53(2):253-9.
Lipstein EA, Lovell DJ, Denson LA, Moser DW, Saeed SA, Dodds CM, Britto, MT. Parents' Information Needs in Tumor Necrosis Factor–α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar;56(3):244-50.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What is known about parents' treatment decisions? A narrative review of pediatric decision making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Lipstein EA, Nabi E, Perrin JM, Luff D, Browning MF, Kuhlthau KA. Parent Decision-Making in Newborn Screening: Opinions, Choices and Information Needs. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):696-704.
Lipstein EA, Vorono S, Browning MF, Green NS, Kemper AR, Knapp AA, Prosser LA, Perrin JM. Systematic evidence review of newborn screening and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency. Pediatrics. 2010 May; 125(5):e1226-35.
Shared Decision Making in Pediatric Chronic Conditions: Biologics in IBD and JIA. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012 – 2017.
Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2011 – 2016.
Improving Parents’ TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Place Outcomes Research Award. 2011 – 2013.
Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS Director, Primary Care
Director, Primary Care
Asthma; school health; primary care in underserved populations; primary care redesign
Mansour, ME, Rose B, Toole K, Luzader C, and Atherton H. Pursuing Perfection: An Asthma Quality Improvement Initiative in School Based Health Center with Community Partners, Public Health Reports, Volume 123, Nov/Dec 2008; 717-730.
Geierstanger, S, Amaral G, Mansour ME, Walters S. School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: Research, Challenges and Recommendations. J School Health 74:347-352, 2005.
Mansour ME, Kotagal U, Rose B, Ho M, Brewer D, Roy-Chaudhury A, Hornung, RW, Wade TJ, DeWitt TG. Health-Related Quality of Life in Urban Elementary Schoolchildren. Pediatrics 2003;111(6):1372-1381.
Mansour ME, Lanphear BP, DeWitt TG. Barriers to Asthma Care in Urban Children: Parental Perspectives. Pediatrics 2000; 106(3):512-519.
Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co- Investigator. Beacon Community Grant Award. Office of the National Coordinator. Sept 2010 - Mar 2013.
Business Case for Quality: Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Health Care Strategies. Mar 2008 - Jun 2012.
Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality
Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality
Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center
Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is professor of Pediatrics and director of Research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His work encompasses the application and study of quality improvement methods in a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Dr. Margolis obtained his MD from New York University and his pediatric training at the University of Colorado, where he also served as chief resident in Pediatrics. He subsequently spent three years in the National Health Service Corps in Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA before pursuing a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also earned his PhD in Epidemiology. In 1994, Dr. Margolis was named a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar at UNC where he also served on the faculty between 1991 and 2005. In 2006, Dr. Margolis' joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a new center focused on Health Care Quality.
Dr. Margolis has worked extensively with the certifying Boards and Specialty Societies to assist them in designing programs that will enable physicians to meet new Maintenance of Certification requirements focused on systems thinking and performance in practice. He also devotes considerable time to teaching quality improvement methods. He is principle investigator of an NIH Roadmap transformative research grant on redesigning systems for chronic illness care.
Crandall W, Kappelman MD, Colletti RB, Leibowitz I, Grunow JE, Ali S, Baron HI, Berman JH, Boyle B, Cohen S, del Rosario F, Denson LA, Duffy L, Integlia MJ, Kim SC, Milov D, Patel AS, Schoen BT, Walkiewicz D, Margolis P. ImproveCareNow: The development of a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease improvement network. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):450-7.
Kappelman MD, Crandall WV, Colletti RB, Goudie A, Leibowitz IH, Duffy L, Milov DE, Kim SC, Schoen BT, Patel AS, Grunow J, Larry E, Fairbrother G, Margolis P; on behalf of the ImproveCareNow Collaborative for Pediatric IBD. Short pediatric Crohn's disease activity index for quality improvement and observational research. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):112-7.
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz MC, Hooper DK, Linam WM, Froehle CM, Margolis P. The influence of context on quality improvement success in health care: a systematic review of the literature. Milbank Q. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.
Margolis PA, DeWalt DA, Simon JE, Horowitz S, Scoville R, Kahn N, Perelman R, Bagley B, Miles P. Designing a large-scale multilevel improvement initiative: the improving performance in practice program. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010 Summer;30(3):187-96.
Kaplan HC, Tabangin ME, McClendon D, Meinzen-Derr J, Margolis PA, Donovan EF. Understanding variation in vitamin A supplementation among NICUs. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):e367-73.
Miller MR, Griswold M, Harris JM 2nd, Yenokyan G, Huskins WC, Moss M, Rice TB, Ridling D, Campbell D, Margolis P, Muething S, Brilli RJ. Decreasing PICU catheter-associated bloodstream infections: NACHRI's quality transformation efforts. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb;125(2):206-13.
Margolis P, Halfon N. Innovation networks: a strategy to transform primary health care. JAMA. 2009 Oct 7;302(13):1461-2.
Colletti RB, Baldassano RN, Milov DE, Margolis PA, Bousvaros A, Crandall WV, Crissinger KD, D'Amico MA, Day AS, Denson LA, Dubinsky M, Ebach DR, Hoffenberg EJ, Kader HA, Keljo DJ, Leibowitz IH, Mamula P, Pfefferkorn MD, Qureshi MA. Pediatric IBD Network for Research and Improvement. Variation in care in pediatric Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Sep;49(3):297-303.
Margolis P, Provost LP, Schoettker PJ, Britto MT. Quality improvement, clinical research, and quality improvement research--opportunities for integration. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;56(4):831-41.
Linam WM, Margolis PA, Staat MA, Britto MT, Hornung R, Cassedy A, Connelly BL. Risk factors associated with surgical site infection after pediatric posterior spinal fusion procedure. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):109-16.
Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics. Co-Investigator. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Sep 2007 – Aug 2011.
Transforming Early Childhood Systems. Co-Investigator. Kellogg Foundation. Apr 2009 – Mar 2012.
Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Disease. Principal Investigator. Sep 2009 – Augu 2014.
Carrie J. McIntyre, MD Staff Physician
Jenny M. Motley, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
General pediatrics; children with special needs; Down syndrome
Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic
Pediatric Primary Care Center
Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, is board certified in general pediatrics as well as occupational/environmental medicine. He is interested understanding how toxicants in and around a child’s home or school can affect children's health. He is also interested in developing approaches to prevent or mitigate these effects at an individual and at a community level. His recent research has examined the effect of traffic related air pollution exposure on neurobehavioral problems in children as well as the impact of air pollution on asthma in children.
BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990.
DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1997.
Rotating Internship: Horizon Health System/Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, 1998.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001.
Fellowship: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001 (renewed 2008); American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2013
Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of Financial and Social Hardships in Asthma Racial Disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].
Newman NC, Ryan P, Lemasters G, Levin L, Bernstein D, Hershey GK, et al. Traffic-related air pollution exposure in the first year of life and behavioral scores at 7 years of age. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jun;121(6):731-6.
Genter M, Newman N, Shertzer H, Syed A, Bolon B. Distribution and Systemic Effects of Intranasally Administered 25 nm Silver Nanoparticles in Adult Mice. Toxicol Pathol. May 4, 2012, 00:10-10, 2012.
Hudson N, Calvert G, Newman N, et al. Acute Illnesses Associated with Insecticides used to Control Bed Bugs --- Seven States 2003-2010. MMWR. Sep 23, 2011 / 60(37);1269-1274.
L Trasande, NC Newman, L Long, G Howe, BJ Kerwin, RJ Martin, SA Gahagan, WB Weil. Translating Knowledge About Environmental Health to Practitioners: Are We Doing Enough?Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 77:114-123, 2010.
Health Care Provider Training. Principal Investigator. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). 08/01/2012─08/31/2014.
Great Lakes Center for Env Health at John H Stroger Hospital. Principal Investigator. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). 1/2012–9/30/2014.
Reading ICARD: Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health/NICHE. Denton/Tamm. 4/1/2010–2/28/15. R01HD060617–04.
Neurobehavior and Neuroimaging Effects of Traffic Exposure in Children. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ryan. 07/01/2012–06/30/2016. R01ES019890.
Center for Environmental Genetics-Community Outreach and Engagement Core. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Ho. 04/01/2013-03/31/2018. P30-ES006096.
Environmental Exposures and their role in developmental diseases. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Haynes. 07/09/2012-06/30/2014. R21ES02116-01A1.
Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc
General pediatrics; community-based preventative medicine; public health trials
Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is a board certified general pediatrician, an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has been active in the fields of injury epidemiology and residential injury control for over 8 years.
His experience and success in this field includes multiple grants and publications, as well as the New Investigator Award from the National Center for Injury Prevention, control at the CDC, and an RO1-funded project. He has also has experience with the Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) and literacy promotion program and the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), which focuses on preventing injury and promoting literacy in a population of low-income mothers and their infants who were enrolled in a regional home visitation program. Lastly, he has experience with Every Child Succeeds (ECS), which tries to reduce residential injury and promote literacy in children from birth through 36 months of age.
BS: The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL, 1986.
MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1991.
Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, 1994.
MSc: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Environmental Health, 2001.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.
Zeina Samaan, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
MD: Damascus University, School of Medicine. Damascus, Syria, 1985.
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Lewis K. Effectiveness of an online pediatric primary care curriculum. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Mar-Apr;10(2):131-7. Samaan ZM, Klein MD, Mansour ME, DeWitt TG. The impact of the electronic health record on an academic pediatric primary care center. J Ambul Care Manage. 2009 Jul-Sep;32(3):180-7.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Brinkman W. Exam room presentations and teaching in outpatient pediatrics: Effects on visit duration and parent, attending physician, and resident perceptions. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007; 7(5): 354-359.
Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP
Curriculum development; patient education; residency training; literacy promotion
Primary care clinical research; curriculum development; primary care of asthma
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991.Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.
Stephen D. Warrick, MD
MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2008.
Residency: General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.
M. Katherine Kerrey, MD Staff Physician
Mary Beth Pero, MD Staff Physician
Sheldon M. Polonsky, MD Physician Analyst, Medical Information Office
Physician Analyst, Medical Information Office
Sheldon Polonsky, MD, is a general pediatrician and medical informatics specialists who has helped implement electronic medical records systems in both an multispecialty outpatient setting and in many ambulatory clinics within Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is certified in Epic’s Ambulatory EpicCare medical record system and is an expert on physician documentation tools and strategies.
MD: University of Wisconsin, 1988.
MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, 1991. Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.Certification: Pediatrics.
Robert L. Schaengold, MD Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center
Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center
Jennifer B. Hardie, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Meredith Landorf, MD Staff Physician
John F. Morehous, MD Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care
Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care
Quality improvement for primary care pediatrics
After residency, John spent seven years in private practice in a small town in rural Alabama. He returned to Cincinnati Children's in July 2010, to serve as Medical Director for Fairfield Primary Care.
Martha Seehausen Kane, ND, APRN, PNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Tracy Tiller, MD, FAAP Staff Physician
M.D.: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Ala., 1983.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fellowship: Ambulatory and Emergency Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.
Trisha Wendling, MSN, CNP Nurse Practitioner
BSN: Wright State University, 1987.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, 1994.
Jean M. Beischel, MD Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Scott R. Callahan, MD Medical Director, Children’s Health Care
Medical Director, Children’s Health Care
Jennifer A. Cross, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Gretchen Hartz, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Rachel Holcomb, MSN, APRN, CNP Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
BSN: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004.
MSN: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (ANCC), 2009.
Elisabeth (Lisa) A. Kelley, MD Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Elisabeth Kelley, MD, has been practicing primary care pediatrics in the small community setting of Batesville, IN since her residency. During her time in Batesville, Dr. Kelley has been co-medical director of Children’s Health Care and has also served on the Board of Directors of Margaret Mary Community Hospital (MMCH). Other areas of service include 14 years on the Medical Ethics Committee and 7 years on the Integrative Medicine Committee at MMCH.
Andrew F. Poltrack, MD Staff Physician
MD: Medical College of Virginia; 1999.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002.
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