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Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP


  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Director, Home Care Services
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I believe that hospitalization is not just about the patient's illness. To truly care for a patient, we must also care for the family. I always think about how the hospitalization impacts the patient's life outside of the hospital, too.

About

Biography

I knew I wanted to be a pediatrician at an early age, and I’ve always enjoyed working with children. As a hospital pediatrician, I care for a diverse population of patients and I am able to make an impact throughout their healthcare journey.

I believe that hospitalization is not just about the patient's illness. To truly care for a patient, we must also care for the family. I always think about how the hospitalization impacts the patient's life outside of the hospital, too.

As the medical director of Home Care Services, I help bridge that transition between hospital and home. This allows me to ensure patients and families get the support and care they need in both settings.

In my research, I focus on understanding and improving care transitions.

When I’m not working, I love being at the beach and spending time with my family.

Publications

Measures of Maternal Metabolic Health as Predictors of Severely Low Milk Production. Nommsen-Rivers, LA; Wagner, EA; Roznowski, DM; Riddle, SW; Ward, LP; Thompson, A. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2022; 17:566-576.

Leadership & professional development: Getting back to work. A guide to supporting colleagues before and after parental leave. Felde, L; Riddle, S. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2022; 17:358-359.

Lifelong Impact? The Effect of Phototherapy Admission on Future Breastfeeding. Caldwell, A; Riddle, S. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:e177-e179.

Validity of a 3-Hour Breast Milk Expression Protocol in Estimating Current Maternal Milk Production Capacity and Infant Breast Milk Intake in Exclusively Breastfeeding Dyads. Roznowski, DM; Wagner, EA; Riddle, SW; Nommsen-Rivers, LA. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2020; 15:630-638.

A Qualitative Study of Increased Pediatric Reutilization After a Postdischarge Home Nurse Visit. Riddle, SW; Sherman, SN; Moore, MJ; Loechtenfeldt, AM; Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Gold, JM; Wade-Murphy, S; Beck, AF; Statile, AM; Shah, SS; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:518-525.

Paediatric clinical and social concerns identified by home visit nurses in the immediate postdischarge period. Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Riddle, SW; Gold, JM; Wade-Murphy, S; Auger, KA; Statile, AM; Sucharew, HS; Shah, SS; Simmons, JM; Pickler, RH; et al. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2020; 76:1394-1403.

Reply to Letter to the Editor by Frank Nice. Nommsen-Rivers, L; King, E; Wagner, E; Riddle, S; Ward, L; Thompson, A. Journal of Human Lactation. 2020; 36.

Feasibility and Acceptability of Metformin to Augment Low Milk Supply: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Nommsen-Rivers, L; Thompson, A; Riddle, S; Ward, L; Wagner, E; King, E. Journal of Human Lactation. 2019; 35:261-271.

Re: "ABM Clinical Protocol #3: Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate, Revised 2017 " by Kellams et al. (Breastfeed Med 2017;12:188-198). Ward, L; Nommsen-Rivers, LA; Riddle, S. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2017; 12:574-575.

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