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Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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).

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine

Research Interests

Quality improvement; clinical research

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Hospital Medicine

Research Divisions

Hospital Medicine

Blog Posts

Some Relief From ‘Alarm Fatigue’?

Quality and Safety

Some Relief From ‘Alarm Fatigue’?

Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, MD, MSc7/21/2020

My Education

BS, BA: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2005.

MD: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Fellowship: Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

MSc: University of Cincinnati Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2015.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.

My Publications

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.

Validity of Continuous Pulse Oximetry Orders for Identification of Actual Monitoring Status in Bronchiolitis. Brady, PW; Schondelmeyer, AC; Landrigan, CP; Xiao, R; Brent, C. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:665-668.

Continuous Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in Bronchiolitis Patients Not Receiving Oxygen-Reply. Bettencourt, AP; Schondelmeyer, AC; Bonafide, CP. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 324:1350-1351.

Time series evaluation of improvement interventions to reduce alarm notifications in a paediatric hospital. Pater, CM; Sosa, TK; Boyer, J; Cable, R; Egan, M; Knilans, TK; Schondelmeyer, AC; Schuler, CL; Madsen, NL. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2020; 29:717-726.

Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US. Auger, KA; Shah, SS; Richardson, T; Hartley, D; Hall, M; Warniment, A; Timmons, K; Bosse, D; Ferris, SA; Brady, PW; et al. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 324:859-870.

Cardiorespiratory and Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in Hospitalized Children: A Delphi Process. Schondelmeyer, AC; Dewan, ML; Brady, PW; Timmons, KM; Cable, R; Britto, MT; Bonafide, CP. Pediatrics. 2020; 146.

Evaluation for Neonatal HSV in Infants Undergoing Workup for Serious Bacterial Infection: A 5-Year Retrospective Review. Brower, LH; Wilson, PM; Murtagh-Kurowski, E; Courter, JD; Shah, SS; Schondelmeyer, AC. Hospital pediatrics. 2020; 10:463-470.

Prevalence of Continuous Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in Hospitalized Children With Bronchiolitis Not Requiring Supplemental Oxygen. Bonafide, CP; Xiao, R; Brady, PW; Landrigan, CP; Brent, C; Wolk, CB; Bettencourt, AP; McLeod, L; Barg, F; Beidas, RS; et al. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 323:1467-1477.

Association between Clinical Outcomes and Hospital Guidelines for Cerebrospinal Fluid Testing in Febrile Infants Aged 29-56 Days. Chua, KP; Neuman, MI; McWilliams, JM; Aronson, PL; Thurm, C; Williams, DJ; Browning, WL; Nigrovic, LE; Alpern, ER; Tieder, JS; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 167:1340-6.e9.