I believe that parents are the experts when it comes to their children and that they are an integral part of the care team.
Abigail Musial, MD, MSc



I practice hospital medicine and serve as the medical director of the inpatient complex care team. I also practice in the outpatient Complex Care Clinic. I believe that parents are the experts when it comes to their children and that they are an integral part of the care team.

Early in my residency career, I became interested in the care of hospitalized children, particularly children with chronic and complex medical conditions known as medical complexity.

I completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and I have a master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati. I also completed advanced quality improvement and leadership training from the Quality Scholars Program through the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence.

My career goals are to improve the quality of life and health of children with medical complexity and standardize care to reduce the burden of care delivery and coordination on caregivers.

My research focuses on the care of hospitalized children, particularly children with medical complexity, and the role of quality improvement in ensuring safe, effective and evidence-based care.

In my free time, I love traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with my husband and pets.


Hospital medicine; complex care

Services and Specialties

Hospital Medicine

Research Areas

Hospital Medicine

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Decreasing Time to Full Enteral Feeds in Hospitalized Children With Medical Complexity Experiencing Feeding Intolerance. Musial, A; Schondelmeyer, A; Densel, O; Younts, A; Kelley, J; Herbst, L; Statile, AM. Hospital Pediatrics. 2022; 12:806-815.

A Case to Optimize Medications in Children With Severe Neurological Impairment. Musial, A; Thomson, JE. JAMA Network Open. 2020; 3:e2029728.

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.

Joy in Work: a Systems-Based Approach. Musial, A; Clemens, N; Meier, KA; Olbrecht, VA; Gerrein, BT; Ungard, W; Schweer, M; Statile, AM; White, CM. Current treatment options in pediatrics. 2019; 5:26-36.

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