Authors
    • Pediatrics
    Project Leader for I-PASS Study, Director of Primary Care Quality Improvement at Boston Children's Hospital
    Project Leader for I-PASS Study, Director of Primary Care Quality Improvement at Boston Children's Hospital
    Dr. Starmer is the Director of Primary Care Quality Improvement and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Starmer is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and Health Services Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and received a Masters Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010. She joined Oregon Health and Science University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in May of 2011 as a participant in the OHSU Comparative Effectiveness K12 program before rejoining the faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital in February 2014. Dr. Starmer’s academic focus lies in the comparative effectiveness of strategies to improve patient safety and provider communication with a specific interest in the study and implementation of strategies to improve handoffs of care, quality improvement, and medical education curriculum development. She is a past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees and has held multiple committee, liaison, and leadership roles within the Academic Pediatric Association as well as the AAP. In 2011 Dr. Starmer received the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education Research. Dr. Starmer served as the Project Leader for the I-PASS Study, and currently serves as the Project Leader for the I-PASS Mentored Implementation Project, as a member of the I-PASS Executive Council, as the chair of the Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee of the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study, and holds several additional leadership roles within the I-PASS Institute.
    • Pediatrics
    Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council, PD at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council, PD at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    Dr. Spector is the Program Director and Associate Chair of Education and Faculty Development at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and a Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Spector is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed pediatric residency training, as well as chief residency and a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She received additional training in education and leadership at the Michigan State Primary Care Faculty Development Program, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Harvard Macy Institute, and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program. She has worked in the Section of General Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s since 1997. She served as the Associate Residency Program Director at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children from 2002 to 2012. Her scholarly work focuses on the development and implementation of competency-based educational programs, faculty development, professional development, mentoring programs, and leadership skills. She is the current Chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Faculty and Professional Development Task Force, as well as Co-Chair of the APPD Mentorship Program. She is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Mentoring Task Force and was the Co-Chair of the Federation of Pediatric Organization’s (FOPO) Working Group on Gender and Generations. In 2010, she was recognized as a leader and mentor when she became the recipient of the Robert S. Holm Award from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. In 2011, she received the Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award from the Drexel University College of Medicine, and in 2014, she was awarded the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Spector is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha as well as the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Spector is Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council, Co-Chair of Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Education Executive Committee, in addition to several leadership roles in the I-PASS Institute. @NancyDSpector @stchrishospital @DrexelMedNews #ipasshandoff #meded @UMassMedNow & @BrownUniversity alumni
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Assistant Vice President of Research at Intermountain Healthcare
    Dr. Srivastava is the Assistant Vice President of Research at Intermountain Healthcare and a Tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Inpatient Medicine. He is a practicing hospitalist in the Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at Primary Children’s Hospital (Intermountain Healthcare’s children hospital) in Salt Lake City. Dr. Srivastava went to medical school at the University of Toronto (class of ’94) and completed his housestaff training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he went on to complete an Associate Chief Residency. Following this, he completed a Fellowship in Health Services Research at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School with a clinical focus in pediatric hospital medicine from 1998 – 2000. Dr. Srivastava has a system-wide role at Intermountain Healthcare that includes overseeing the Office of Research and working within the Institute for Health Care Deliver Research to design and conduct implementation studies within Intermountain Healthcare (across the spectrum of care). Dr. Srivastava was the 2013-2014 Australian-American Health Policy Fellow studying costs of hospital care as part of Australian Health Care Reform. Dr. Srivastava is the Chair of the only funded hospitalist network, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) www.prisnetwork.org. PRIS is a > 100 hospital research and implementation network conducting several large multi-center studies that are important to the field of Hospital Medicine – including prioritizing high priority pediatric conditions that are costly, prevalent and demonstrate high inter-hospital variation in cost per admission; building data infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER); performing pediatric CER studies (www.childrenshospitals.org/phisplus/index.html); and studying system-level interventions using quality improvement methods to improve patient safety (http://www.ipasshandoffstudy.com). Dr. Srivastava is a member of the I-PASS Executive Council, in addition to other leadership roles within the I-PASS Institute.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    I-PASS Institute Executive Council Member, Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at UCSF
    I-PASS Institute Executive Council Member, Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at UCSF
    Dr. West is the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, Vice-Chair for Education, and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. West completed undergraduate degree and medical school training at the University of Florida, Pediatric Residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowship at Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has obtained additional research and education training at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Harvard and the School of Education at Stanford. In his clinical work, Dr. West is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and has over two decades of experience treating children, adolescents and young adults with a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic conditions with a special interest in bone sarcomas. In over 17 years as a residency program director, Dr. West has worked to develop a number of educational innovations that span the continuum of medical education. With expertise in assessment and measurement, his current research interests focus on understanding the relationship between measures of physician/resident skills and clinically important patient care outcomes. He has held numerous national leadership positions in pediatric graduate medical education including the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and the Pediatric Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dr. West has won numerous awards including election into Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award (ACGME), and election into the American Pediatric Society. Dr. West is a member of the I-PASS Institute Executive Council, the Family-Centered I-PASS Coordinating Council, and Co-Chair of the Family-Centered I-PASS Scientific Oversight Committee.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the Benioff Children’s Hospital
    Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the Benioff Children’s Hospital
    • Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Benioff Children’s Hospital
    Dr. Rosenbluth is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. After completing Pediatrics Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at UCSF, he completed a Hospital Medicine Fellowship through the UCSF Department of Medicine. In addition to his clinical work as a hospitalist, he is the Director of Quality and Safety Programs for the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education, and the Associate Director of the UCSF Pediatrics Residency Training Program. His academic interests focus on the interface between graduate medical education and patient safety in academic medical centers, particularly related to transitions of care. He has studied the impact of ACGME duty hour standards, incentives for quality improvements, and improvements to handoff processes (i.e. I-PASS). He was the site director for the I-PASS study at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Site PI for IPASS Data Coordinating Center
    Hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Site PI for IPASS Data Coordinating Center
    Dr. Anuj K Dalal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care. He works clinically as a member of the BWH Hospital Medicine Unit. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. He completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health, and holds a Graduate Degree in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Dalal’s academic interests include developing and evaluating innovative HIT strategies to improve the delivery of care, communication of test results, and care team communication. He is the site PI of the Data Coordinating Center for IPASS. @BrighamWomens @BWHResearch @BWHiHub @harvardmed
    Assistant VP for CRICO/RMF’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization
    Assistant VP for CRICO/RMF’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization
    • Assistant Vice President for CRICO/RMF’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization at Controlled Risk Insurance Company/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions
    Ms. Keohane currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for CRICO/RMF’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization. Prior to joining CRICO/ RMF, she served as Program Director for the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). While at BWH, Ms. Keohane served as Project Director for the Data Coordinating Center for the I-PASS project and participated in the development of the study data collection instruments and training of research staff at each of the participating sites. She was also instrumental in developing the Data Coordinating Center at BWH for data collection and analytic activities for this project. Ms. Keohane remains on staff in an advisory capacity for the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Site PI for Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the I-PASS Institute
    Site PI for Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the I-PASS Institute
    Dr. Jennifer O’Toole is a Pediatric and Adult Hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. O’Toole also holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati College of Education. Since 2008 Dr. O’Toole has served as the Associate Director of Cincinnati’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. In addition, she is the Associate Fellowship Director for the General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship and Medical Director of Education for the Division of Hospital Medicine at CCHMC. She is a scholar in the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholars Program and Member Representative on the Executive Committee of the national Medicine-Pediatric Program Directors Association. Her clinical and research interests include residency education, curriculum development and innovation, handoffs, and inpatient care for adults with congenital or complex healthcare needs admitted to pediatric hospitals. She is the site Principal Investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the I-PASS Institute, and served as Co-Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and member of Educational Executive Committee for the I-PASS Handoff Study.
    • Pediatrics
    i-PASS PI, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    i-PASS PI, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    Dr Aylor received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2003. She completed her pediatric residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006, where she continued as a Chief Resident from 2006-2007. She cares for patients in the Pediatric Acute Care Center at Doernbecher Children`s Hospital, as well as newborns in OHSU`s Mother-Baby unit.
    • Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor of Dept of Paediatrics of U. of Toronto
    Assistant Professor of Dept of Paediatrics of U. of Toronto
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics at University of Toronto
    Dr. Zia Bismilla is an Academic General Paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children, Director of Education Scholarship in the Division of Pediatric Medicine and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bismilla completed medical school at The University of Western Ontario, and her pediatric residency and general academic paediatric fellowship training at the University of Toronto. She also completed a fellowship in Medical Education Research at the Wilson Center at the University of Toronto and received a Masters in Education from the University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2008. Dr. Bismilla¹s academic focus lies in curriculum development and assessment in medical education. Specific interests include simulation and its role in both teaching and evaluation in medicine, resident sleep, workload and quality of life, and the study and implementation of strategies to improve handoffs of patient care. Dr. Bismilla was a member of the Educational Executive Committee and a site investigator for the I-PASS Study, and currently serves as the Project Leader for the I-PASS Canada Project. In her day-to-day life she is heavily involved with both medical student and resident education through teaching and curriculum development at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
    • Pediatrics
    Executive Member of PIPSQC, Medical Officer for Patient Safety at SickKids
    Executive Member of PIPSQC, Medical Officer for Patient Safety at SickKids
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics at University of Toronto
    Dr. Trey Coffey is Medical Officer for Patient Safety at SickKids, Associate Director of the University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and executive member of PIPSQC, the Pediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community. With these combined roles, Trey is working to facilitate the uptake and spread of safety innovations within and beyond hospital walls. Trey became interested in quality and safety during her residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. While working as a busy hospitalist on the 7BCD wards at SickKids since 2005, Trey has co-chaired the Division’s Quality Committee and completed the U of T Certificate in Quality and Safety which she now Co-Directs. Trey’s interests include medication reconciliation, disclosure of adverse events, teamwork and communication, and tweeting with those with similar interests from @trey_coffey_TO. @trey_coffey_TO @SickKidsNews @PIPSQC @C-QuIPS @IPASSHandoff
    • Pediatrics
    Associate Program Director of the General Paediatrics Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children
    Associate Program Director of the General Paediatrics Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children
    • Associate Professor of Paediatrics at University of Toronto
    Sanjay Mahant, MD, MSc, FRCPC is the Associate Program Director of the General Paediatrics Fellowship, member of the Pediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT), and Staff Paediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Mahant is the Project Investigator in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at The Research Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mahant completed his MD at The University of Toronto in 1995 and postgraduate training in pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children in 1999. He was appointed on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine in 1999. He completed an MSc in Health Research Methods (Clinical Epidemiology) in 2010 at McMaster University. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2011. Broadly, Dr. Mahant's research interests involve outcomes research relevant to inpatient general pediatric practice using epidemiologic methods and qualitative research methods. He is involved with the development and advancement of research within the pediatric hospitalist field. He is an executive council member for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Network. @SickKidsNews @nationwidekids @uoftnews @McMasterU
    • Pediatrics
    I-PASS Co-Investigator at Stanford, Clinical Assistant Professor Stanford
    I-PASS Co-Investigator at Stanford, Clinical Assistant Professor Stanford
    • Clinical Assistant Professor and Pediatric Hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) Stanford
    Lauren Destino, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor and pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) Stanford. She was a site co-Investigator for the I-PASS study at Stanford and is the site Principal Investigator for the PCORI grant, Bringing I-PASS to the Bedside: A Communication Bundle to Improve Patient Safety and Experience. During the I-PASS study, Lauren participated in the development of the education curriculum and campaign. At Stanford she led the faculty development, resident education and ABP maintenance of certification for faculty participants in I-PASS. She is involved in a number of quality and process improvement related activities at LPCH and is the associate medical director of the acute care floor. She is the director for a required quality improvement rotation for residents and co-directs the scholarly concentration for quality and process improvement. Through this role, Lauren has mentored a number of residents who have presented their work nationally at Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Pediatric Academic Societies and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics - Child Neurology
    Vice Chair-Education of Pediatrics at the University of Utah Health Care
    Vice Chair-Education of Pediatrics at the University of Utah Health Care
    James F. Bale, Jr. M.D., Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, The University of Utah, is a native of Michigan. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and training in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at the University of Utah with Dr. Patrick Bray, one of the founders of child neurology in the United States. Dr. Bale has been a member of the faculty of the University of Utah’s Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology since 1997. He is a Past-President of the Child Neurology Society and Past-Chair of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, a national organization devoted to the advancement of the pediatric subspecialties. He has written extensively regarding child neurology, neurological infections, and pediatric education and is listed nationally by “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors”. With colleagues at the Universities of Utah and Nebraska, he recently published a textbook of pediatric neurology: Pediatric Neurology: A Color Handbook. He enjoys writing, fly fishing, and traveling with his wife and three adult children.
    • Pediatrics
    Educational Executive Committee Member on the I-PASS study
    Educational Executive Committee Member on the I-PASS study
    Sharon Calaman MD is an Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director and Director of the Simulation Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and did her residency, chief residency and critical care fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Calaman's clinical focus has been critical care medicine with a particular interest in team communication, helping establish her institution’s Rapid Response Team. Her academic focus has been on ways to integrate simulation as an educational strategy particularly with respect to resident education. She served on the Educational Executive Committee on the I-PASS study and as co-chair of the Simulation Task Force, as well as serving as the site principal investigator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Clinical Genomics
    CMO of St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine
    CMO of St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine
    • Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    F. Sessions Cole is the Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children's Health, Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, and Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, where he oversees the 120-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Dr. Cole is a leading national advocate for prevention of premature birth and the importance of family partnerships in care for critically ill newborn infants. Dr. Cole has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, on ABC World News Tonight and has served as a contributing writer to ABC News Health. Dr. Cole's current research efforts focus on leveraging state of the art genomic sequencing and computational analysis strategies as well as high throughput model system screening methods to apply precision medicine to newborn infants. Using these approaches and extramural support from the NIH and the Children's Discovery Institute, he has contributed to the discovery of genomic variants associated with progressive respiratory failure in term and near term infants and with extreme, undiagnosed birth defect phenotypes.

    • Pediatrics
    Assistant Prof of Pediatrics at the USU, Co-Principal Investigator at NCC of I-PASS
    Assistant Prof of Pediatrics at the USU, Co-Principal Investigator at NCC of I-PASS
    • Associate Program Director and Director of Resident Continuity Clinics, Pediatrics at National Capital Consortium
    Jennifer Hepps, MD FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and a Major in the United States Army. She serves as an Assistant Pediatric Clerkship Director at USU and as an Associate Program Director and Director of Resident Continuity Clinics for the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Pediatric Residency Program. She also maintains an active clinical practice as a General Pediatrician and Hospitalist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Hepps obtained her A.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University and her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, in between which she completed a one-year Harris Fellowship in Child Development at Yale University. She completed her pediatric residency training, as well as chief residency, at the NCC Pediatrics Residency Program in Bethesda, Maryland. The daughter of a medical malpractice attorney, Dr. Hepps became interested in patient safety at an early age; however, her formal involvement began during her Chief Resident year, when she was asked to join the I-PASS Handoff Study as a Co-Principal Investigator at the NCC. Dr. Hepps helped develop the team-training portion of the curriculum, using her experience as a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, as well as the simulation components (trigger videos and role-plays), and she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Simulation Sub-Committee. As part of the I-PASS Study Group, Dr. Hepps has contributed to over a dozen national workshops, presentations, and publications.
    • Pediatrics
    Associate Dean for Simulation Education at the Uniformed Services University
    Associate Dean for Simulation Education at the Uniformed Services University
    • Medical Director at Val G. Hemming Simulation Center
    Dr. Joseph O. Lopreiato MD, MPH received his MD degree from Georgetown University in 1981 and his MPH degree from the University of Texas. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD in 1984 and did fellowships in faculty development and academic pediatrics at Michigan State University and The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio where he earned an MPH degree. He subsequently completed a 31 year career in the United States Navy Medical Corps as a pediatrician and educator. He has held several education leadership positions including pediatric clerkship director, director for educational affairs, and pediatric residency program director. He is the recipient of several national awards for education including the Academic Pediatric Association’s Ray Helfer Award for Innovation Medical Education, The American Academy of Pediatrics National Education Award, a finalist for the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Award, and the recipient of the Association of Pediatric Program Director’s Walter Tunneson Award for extraordinary or innovative contributions in pediatric graduate medical education. Dr. Lopreiato has conducted consultations for pediatric training programs for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and is a case developer for the National Board of Medical Examiners Step II clinical skills examination. He is currently the Associate Dean for Simulation Education and Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is also the medical director of the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, a multidisciplinary learning laboratory serving students across the continuum of medicine. Dr. Lopreiato is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Association of Standardized Patient Educators.
    • Pediatrics
    Director of Graduate Medical Education at Walter Reed Military Medical Center
    Director of Graduate Medical Education at Walter Reed Military Medical Center
    Dr. Clifton Yu is the Director of Graduate Medical Education at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is an active duty Colonel in the US Army, and has been a practicing general pediatrician and pediatric educator for over 25 years. In addition to numerous leadership assignments within the military, he has also held national leadership positions with such organizations as the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Primary Care Organizations Consortium (PCOC). His scholarly activity includes over 30 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters, more than 60 national presentations and workshops, and multiple visiting professorships focusing on faculty development at both the UME and GME level. He has been recognized both locally and nationally with teaching and leadership awards for his ongoing work in GME, to include the 2011 Robert A. Holm award from the APPD, given for distinguished national leadership in pediatric education. Dr. Yu played key roles in multiple aspects of the I-PASS Handoff Study to include curriculum development, faculty development, simulation, and institutional dissemination.
    • Pediatrics
    I-PASS Executive Council, Program Director at BCH
    I-PASS Executive Council, Program Director at BCH
    Dr. Theodore C. Sectish is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine and Program Director at Boston Children’s Hospital of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sectish was the former Program Director at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he had been in the position since 1993. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977 and trained at Boston Children’s Hospital from 1977 to 1980. Dr. Sectish practiced as a general pediatrician in Salinas, California from 1980 to 1993. He was the Executive Director of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, an umbrella organization made up of the seven leading pediatric organizations, from 2007 to 2014. Dr. Sectish's interest in educational innovation, quality improvement, and patient safety spans the continuum from undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education and the continuous professional development of practicing physicians. As the Past-President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), Dr. Sectish has been involved in national issues related to graduate medical education, including the formation of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties that serves as a home for pediatric subspecialists and fellowship directors. He was a member of the Residency Review and Redesign Committee (R3P) and the Program Directors Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Patient Safety Programme
    Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist, and Patient Safety Researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist, and Patient Safety Researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women's...
    • Professor at Boston Children's Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Landrigan is Research Director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has been working as a pediatric hospitalist and patient safety researcher for 20 years. Dr. Landrigan has led numerous studies regarding: the effects of physician sleep deprivation on patient safety; quality and efficiency in pediatric hospitalist vs. traditional care systems; variation in the use of evidence-based therapies; the performance of adverse event surveillance systems in hospitals; statewide temporal trends in rates of adverse events; the effects of the ACGME duty hour standards on safety, education, and resident physician quality of life; the effects of computerized order entry systems on patient safety; the relationship between house staff depression, burn out, and patient safety; and the effects of handoff and communication improvements (I-PASS) on patient safety. From this research, Dr. Landrigan has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the medical literature, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and other leading journals. In addition, Dr. Landrigan was the founding chair and is currently an Executive Council Member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, a collaboration of over 100 pediatric hospitals studying quality and variation in the care of hospitalized children, with the goal of developing and disseminating improvements.