Anna J. Ipsaro, MD, MBE

  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
My priorities are safety and transparency, and I strive to ensure that patients and families have all their questions answered.



I was drawn to pediatrics by the unique joy and playfulness of children. I love collaborating with families — it is a team effort to take care of their children. My priorities are safety and transparency, and I strive to ensure that patients and families have all their questions answered.

As a hospital pediatrician, I only see patients who are in the hospital, including postoperative patients. Being admitted to the hospital can be very stressful for the child and the family. One reason for this stress is that patients and families interact with so many providers. I want families to know that we are all working together to care for their children.

In addition to my MD, I also earned a Master of Bioethics (MBE) degree. I was honored to receive the 2016 Cincinnati Children’s Division of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Care.

In my research, my colleagues and I are seeking ways to improve how we take care of patients whose diagnosis is uncertain. My team has explored quality improvement aimed at increasing the communication between physicians and nurses about patients admitted with diagnostic uncertainty.

During my free time, I enjoy playing the piano and taking walks with my children.

MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

MBE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Certification: Pediatrics Board Certified, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Services and Specialties

Hospital Medicine

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Declaring Uncertainty: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Change the Conversation of Diagnosis. Ipsaro, AJ; Patel, SJ; Warner, DC; Marshall, TL; Chan, ST; Rohrmeier, K; Richardson, D; Kammer, A; Luksic, E; Bell, KD; et al. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:334-341.

Diagnosis Code and Health Care Utilization Patterns Associated With Diagnostic Uncertainty. Marshall, TL; Hagedorn, PA; Sump, C; Miller, C; Fenchel, M; Warner, D; Ipsaro, AJ; O'Day, P; Lingren, T; Brady, PW. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:1066-1072.

Conversations on Diagnostic Uncertainty and Its Management Among Pediatric Acute Care Physicians. Patel, SJ; Ipsaro, A; Brady, PW. Hospital pediatrics. 2022.

Uncertain diagnoses in a children's hospital: patient characteristics and outcomes. Sump, CA; Marshall, TL; Ipsaro, AJ; Patel, SJ; Warner, DC; Brady, PW; Hagedorn, PA. Diagnosis. 2021; 8:353-357.

Increasing Physician Reporting of Diagnostic Learning Opportunities. Marshall, TL; Ipsaro, AJ; Le, M; Sump, C; Darrell, H; Mapes, KG; Bick, J; Ferris, SA; Bolser, BS; Simmons, JM; et al. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

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