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Medical Director of Community Integration, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"As a hospital medicine pediatrician, I believe the family and the medical staff are a team that comes together for the common goal of the well-being and healing of the sick child."

My Biography & Research


I love caring for children and being able to engage with families and offer support during their most difficult times. My goal is to bring healing and comfort to ease their burden. I was proud to earn the Cincinnati Children’s Division of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Care in 2019.

As a hospital medicine pediatrician, I believe the family and the medical staff are a team that comes together for the common goal of the well-being and healing of the sick child. We strive to listen to the questions and concerns of the family and share our expertise and medical knowledge in a way that families can understand.

My research passions are around evidence-based care. This involves performing research to generate new evidence to guide our medical decision-making, as well as educating other members of the medical team and implementing known evidence to ensure a high quality of delivered care. I believe we should be always learning and improving for the betterment of our patients.

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Research Interests

Quality improvement; evidence based health-care; medical education; patient safety

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Hospital Medicine

Research Divisions

Hospital Medicine

My Education

MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2003.

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2010; Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2019.

My Publications

Caught in the Hotbox. Sosa, T; Kinnear, B; Choe, AY; Geha, R; Haslam, DB; Weiss, PF; Parker, MW. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2021; 16:304-307.

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.

Management of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Barfield, E; Parker, MW. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019; 173:485-486.

Clinical Guideline Highlights for the Hospitalist: Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Infants and Children. Girdwood, ST; Parker, MW; Shaughnessy, EE. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:170-171.

New Method, Same Answer: We Do Not Know if Hypertonic Saline Helps Bronchiolitis. Auger, KA; Parker, MW; Huang, B. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.

Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diarrhea. Parker, MW; Unaka, N. JAMA Pediatrics. 2018; 172:775-776.

Cryptosporidiosis. Parker, MW. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition. 2018.

Constipation. Parker, M. In: Zaoutis LB; Chiang VW; Alverson B; Mahant S; Shah SS, Ed. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2017.

Variation in the Inpatient Management of Pediatric Anaphylaxis. Guiot, A; Ambroggio, L; Parker, M; Goodman, MA; Ramirez, LP; Lierl, M; Schuler, CL. Clinical Pediatrics. 2017; 56:1064-1067.

Implementation of a Communication Bundle for High-Risk Patients. Parker, MW; Carroll, M; Bolser, B; Ballinger, J; Brewington, J; Campanella, S; Davis-Sandfoss, A; Tucker, K; Brady, PW. Hospital pediatrics. 2017; 7:523-529.