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Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, MD, MSc


  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

In my clinical work, I specialize in the care of hospitalized children. This work includes generally healthy children hospitalized for acute illnesses and children with chronic and complex medical conditions who require hospitalization and coordination of subspecialty care.

Working clinically with children and their parents is a joy. I was drawn to pediatrics because I was fascinated by the disease processes that primarily impact children. I enjoy honing the combination of skills required to care for children, such as understanding child growth and development and how those factors bring unique challenges to the job.

My research, supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on improving the quality, safety and value of the care provided to hospitalized children. There is a lot of waste in the healthcare system in terms of unnecessary spending. These wasteful practices can also lead to additional unnecessary care or even patient harm. My research aims to understand how to implement evidence-based practices and discontinue harmful procedures or practices that don't improve the quality and safety of patient care. In my research, I use quantitative, qualitative and implementation science methods. Through my scholarly work, I also strive to engage individuals who don't typically consider themselves researchers, such as bedside clinicians, patients and families.

I am board certified in pediatrics (2012) and in pediatric hospital medicine (2019).

Publications

Introducing: Method/ology. Schondelmeyer, AC; Forster, CS; Brady, PW. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:743-744.

Family Perspectives on Continuous Monitor Use in a Children's Hospital: A Qualitative Study. Schondelmeyer, AC; Jenkins, AM; Vaughn, LM; Brady, PW. Hospital pediatrics. 2021.

New Prescriptions After Hospitalization: A Bitter Pill or Just What the Doctor Ordered?. Musial, A; Schondelmeyer, AC; Statile, A. Hospital pediatrics. 2021.

Choosing Wisely in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: 5 New Recommendations to Improve Value. Tchou, MJ; Schondelmeyer, AC; Alvarez, F; Holmes, AV; Lee, V; Lossius, MN; O'Callaghan, J; Rajbhandari, P; Soung, PJ; Quinonez, R. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:1179-1190.

Improving Discharge Instructions for Hospitalized Children With Limited English Proficiency. Choe, AY; Schondelmeyer, AC; Thomson, J; Schwieter, A; McCann, E; Kelley, J; Demeritt, B; Unaka, NI. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:1213-1222.

Evaluation of an Educational Outreach and Audit and Feedback Program to Reduce Continuous Pulse Oximetry Use in Hospitalized Infants With Stable Bronchiolitis: A Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. Schondelmeyer, AC; Bettencourt, AP; Xiao, R; Beidas, RS; Wolk, CB; Landrigan, CP; Brady, PW; Brent, CR; Parthasarathy, P; Kern-Goldberger, AS; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2021; 4.

Variation in Diagnostic Testing and Empiric Acyclovir Use for HSV Infection in Febrile Infants. Treasure, JD; Shah, SS; Hall, M; Mahant, S; Berry, JG; Kimberlin, DW; Schondelmeyer, AC; Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network a, . Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:922-930.

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? The Case for Shared Mental Models in Hospital Discharges. Bettencourt, AP; Schondelmeyer, AC. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2021; 16.

Disparity in Nurse Discharge Communication for Hospitalized Families Based on English Proficiency. Choe, AY; Thomson, JE; Unaka, NI; Wagner, V; Durling, M; Moeller, D; Ampomah, E; Mangeot, C; Schondelmeyer, AC. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:245-253.

Barriers and Facilitators to Guideline-Adherent Pulse Oximetry Use in Bronchiolitis. Wolk, CB; Schondelmeyer, AC; Barg, FK; Beidas, R; Bettencourt, A; Brady, PW; Brent, C; Eriksen, W; Kinkler, G; Landrigan, CP; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2021; 16:23-30.

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