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Courtney A. Gilliam, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I believe in applying health equity and social justice to advance child health both locally and globally.



As a pediatric hospitalist, I care for the needs of children in inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s. My academic mission in hospital medicine is to promote evidence-based clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. I believe in applying health equity and social justice to advance child health both locally and globally.

My research is focused on the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion and medical education.

Nationally, I serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Hospital Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. During my training at Seattle Children’s Hospital, I developed and led several medical education initiatives surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion for pediatric resident trainees and the Division of Hospital Medicine.


Use of Race in Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review. Gilliam, CA; Lindo, EG; Cannon, S; Kennedy, L; Jewell, TE; Tieder, JS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2022; 176:804-810.

Racism, Not Race: the Root of Racial Disparities in Penicillin Allergy Labeling. Gilliam, C; Joerger, T. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:e266-e268.

Description of a novel curriculum on equity, diversity and inclusion for pediatric residents. Mullett, TA; Rooholamini, SN; Gilliam, C; McPhillips, H; Grow, HM. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2022; 113:616-625.

Grounded in Justice: An Equity Framework for Chief Residents. Gilliam, CA; Olszewski, AE; McDade, JE; Homer, P; Grow, HM; McPhillips, HA; Rooholamini, SN. Academic Medicine. 2021; 96:1638-1642.

Leaving Our Blackness at the Door. Scott, M; Tieder, AA; Gilliam, C; Patneaude, A. Narrative inquiry in bioethics. 2021; 11:E3-E6.

Impact of racial microaggressions in the clinical learning environment and review of best practices to support learners. Gilliam, C; Russell, CJ. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. 2021; 51.

RIsk Stratification prior to lead Extraction and impact on major intraprocedural complications (RISE protocol). Afzal, MR; Daoud, EG; Matre, N; Shoben, A; Burnside, M; Gilliam, C; Pinkhas, D; Okabe, T; Tyler, J; Houmsse, M; et al. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 2019; 30:2453-2459.