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Christopher B. Peltier, MD, FAAP

  • Director, Community Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
  • President, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



As a community pediatrician, it quickly became apparent that my medical school training did not adequately prepare me to teach adult learners. My research areas include community-based education of learners (medical students and residents) and educator development of clinical teachers. I’m interested in helping healthcare educators efficiently and effectively improve their teaching skills. I also look for ways to support community pediatricians who teach learners outside of educational institutions.

I’ve been a researcher and educator for more than 20 years. I began working with Cincinnati Children’s in 1999. I have received several awards over the years, including:

  • Outstanding Community Teaching Award, Cincinnati Pediatric Society (2007)
  • Excellence in CME Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2014)
  • Faculty Educational Achievement Award, Cincinnati Children’s (2016)

In addition to my academic and research role at Cincinnati Children’s, I’m in private practice. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Pediatric Society and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I’m also a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics and serve as Education Chair.

My research has been published in respected journals, such as Academic Medicine, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Vaccine, Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Residency: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1995-1998.

Chief Resident: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-1999.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1999.


Primary care

Services and Specialties

General and Community Pediatrics


Medical education; advocacy

Research Areas

General and Community Pediatrics


Promotion Criteria for Medical Educators: Are We Climbing a Ladder with Invisible Rungs?. Creel, A; Paul, C; Bockrath, R; Jirasevijinda, T; Pineda, J; Tenney-Soeiro, R; Khidir, A; Jackson, J; Peltier, C; Trainor, J; Keeley, M; Beck Dallaghan, G. Academic Pediatrics. 2024; 24:700-704.

Can We Ensure That Workshops Are Effective in Their Goal? Impact of a National Education Workshop on Participants' Subsequent Scholarship. Vercio, C; Peltier, C; Ryan, M; Khidir, A; Jackson, J; Dallaghan, GB; Paul, CR. Medical Science Educator. 2022; 32:287-290.

Trauma-Informed Care in Child Health Systems. Duffee, J; Szilagyi, M; Forkey, H; Kelly, ET; COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, COUNCIL ON FOSTER, . Pediatrics. 2021; 148:e2021052579.

Trauma-Informed Care. Forkey, H; Szilagyi, M; Kelly, ET; Duffee, J; COUNCIL ON FOSTER CARE, ADOPTION, AND KINSHIP CARE, . Pediatrics. 2021; 148:e2021052580.

Writing Medical Student and Resident Performance Evaluations: Beyond “Performed as Expected”. Holmes, AV; Peltier, CB; Hanson, JL; Lopreiato, JO. Pediatric Collections: Enriching Pediatric Learning: A Guidebook for Preceptors. : American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); 2021.

Immunogenicity and Safety of a Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Administered as a First Dose to Children Aged 12 to 15 Months: A Phase III, Randomized, Noninferiority, Lot-to-Lot Consistency Study. Klein, NP; Abu-Elyazeed, R; Povey, M; Parra, MM; Diez-Domingo, J; Ahonen, A; Korhonen, T; Tinoco, J; Weiner, L; Marshall, GS; Caplanusi, A; Gillard, P; Carryn, S; Henry, O. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2020; 9:194-201.

Runaway Youth: Caring for the Nation's Largest Segment of Missing Children. Gambon, TB; Gewirtz O'Brien, JR; COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAM, . Pediatrics. 2020; 145:e20193752.

The Decline in Community Preceptor Teaching Activity: Exploring the Perspectives of Pediatricians Who No Longer Teach Medical Students. Paul, CR; Vercio, C; Tenney-Soeiro, R; Peltier, C; Ryan, MS; Van Opstal, ER; Alerte, A; Christy, C; Kantor, JL; Jr, MW A; Patterson, PB; Petershack, J; Wai, A; Dallaghan, GL B. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95:301-309.

48. CONTINUITY CLINIC PRACTICE FEEDBACK: WHAT DO RESIDENTS WANT?. Vercio, C; Peltier, C; Price, L; Deblasio, D. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:e22-e23.

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