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Lisa E. Herrmann, MD, MEd

  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Director of Education and Career Development, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Associate Medical Director, APP Education, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I am a believer in shared decision-making and incorporating family values and needs into the child's care plan.
Lisa E. Herrmann, MD, MEd



I am a pediatric hospitalist specializing in the care of children admitted to the hospital with acute illnesses. I work on the hospital medicine teams at the Cincinnati Children’s Burnet and Liberty campuses, including the inpatient complex care team for patients with complex medical conditions and those who are technology-dependent.

Due to some health problems as a child, I spent a lot of time seeing physicians and being in the hospital when I was young. These early exposures inspired me to become a physician. I hoped to have the same impact on a person’s health that my physicians had on mine.

As a pediatrician, I enjoy the dynamic of working with children and their families to improve health. I was drawn to hospital medicine because of the diversity of disease processes and patients. Every day is something different! As a hospitalist, I also have the opportunity to be actively engaged in the medical education of medical students and resident trainees, and to participate in hospital-wide quality improvement and safety efforts.

I view patient care from a team approach and as a hospitalist, it is my role to engage the patient, family, consultants and other staff members in coordinating the best care plan for a specific patient. At the center of this are the patient and their family. I am a believer in shared decision-making and incorporating family values and needs into the child's care plan.

My research is primarily in medical education, with interests in interprofessional collaboration and scholarly approaches to curriculum development, program evaluation, and innovative teaching methods. As the director of education and career development for the Division of Hospital Medicine, I oversee division educational activities, including how we work with trainees and faculty development.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exploring Cincinnati's local parks and hiking trails, trying out new recipes in the kitchen and volunteering through community nonprofits. Each summer, I spend a week volunteering as the medical lead for Camp Holiday Trails, an overnight camp for children with special medical needs in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having benefited from attending camp as a child, I want to provide other children with similar opportunities to grow and gain confidence and independence.

MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2010.

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

Fellowship: Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, 2016.

Masters of Education (MEd): The George Washington University School of Education and Human Development, Washington, DC, 2016.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2013; Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2019.


Pediatric hospital medicine

Services and Specialties

Hospital Medicine


Research medical education; interprofessional education; educational scholarship



Impact of a Remote Virtual Reality Curriculum Pilot on Clinician Conflict Communication Skills. Herrmann, LE; Elliott, LE; Sucharew, H; Jerardi, K; Zackoff, MW; Klein, M; Real, FJ. Hospital Pediatrics. 2023; 13:527-540.


Development and evaluation of a pediatric hospital medicine board review course. Herrmann, LE; Jones, YO; Kinnear, B; Rule, A; Piper, L; Shah, SS; Klein, M. BMC Medical Education. 2022; 22:804.


Coaching the Fundamentals: Exploring the Applicability and Usefulness of a Novel Skills-Based Feedback Modality. Kappy, B; Statile, A; Schumacher, D; Lendrum, E; Herrmann, L. Academic Pediatrics. 2022; 22:689-697.


Nurse/Resident Reciprocal Shadowing to Improve Interprofessional Communication. Monroe, KK; Kelley, JL; Unaka, N; Burrows, HL; Marshall, T; Lichner, K; McCaffery, H; Demeritt, B; Chandler, D; Herrmann, LE. Hospital Pediatrics. 2021; 11:435-445.


The Role of the Advanced Practice Provider and the Evolving Health Care Landscape. Man, RC; Burkett Vetter, AC; Hauer, M; Forton, M; Jerardi, K; Herrmann, LE. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020; 10:1010-1013.


Pathways to Publication in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Educational Research. Solano, JL; Richardson, T; Walker, JM; Bettenhausen, JL; Platt, M; Riss, R; Veit, C; Latta, G; Etzenhouser, A; Herrmann, LE. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020; 10:992-996.


Challenges Following Hospital Discharge for Children With Medical Complexity. Musial, A; Butts, B; Loechtenfeldt, A; Herrmann, LE; Schmidlin, E; Kelley, J; Hail, T; White, CM; Thomson, J. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020; 10:531-536.


Improving the Transition of Intravenous to Enteral Antibiotics in Pediatric Patients with Pneumonia or Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Girdwood, SC T; Sellas, MN; Courter, JD; Liberio, B; Tchou, MJ; Herrmann, LE; Dewan, ML; Statile, AM; Unaka, NI. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:10-15.


Improving Efficiency of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Team Daily Workflow. Unaka, NI; Herrmann, LE; Parker, MW; Jerardi, KE; Brady, PW; Demeritt, B; Lichner, K; Carlisle, M; Treasure, JD; Hickey, E; et al. Hospital Pediatrics. 2019; 9:867-873.


Development and Evaluation of High-Value Pediatrics: A High-Value Care Pediatric Resident Curriculum. Dewan, M; Herrmann, LE; Tchou, MJ; Parsons, A; Muthu, N; Tenney-Soeiro, R; Fieldston, E; Lindell, RB; Dziorny, A; Gosdin, C; et al. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018; 8:785-792.

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