Division Highlights - Hospitalists

2007 - 2008 Highlights

Shannon Dean, MD, Jonathan Fliegel, MD, and Sabrina Wagner, MD, join division

Service line admissions increase 44%

Shannon Dean, MD, named Healthlink Champion for inpatient services

Jonathan Fliegel, MD, receives 2008 Lobeck Teaching Award

Overview

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine provides family-centered, culturally competent, and coordinated inpatient pediatric care. To accomplish this, our physicians collaborate with patients, families, nursing, other inpatient medical and surgical specialty colleagues, and primary care physicians.

Our team optimizes communication, actively participates in hospital systems improvement, and strives to ensure the safest and highest-quality inpatient care.

We also aim to conduct clinical and educational research that improves the quality and safety of hospital care and fosters education in inpatient pediatric medicine.

Faculty

Division Chief: Jonathan E. Fliegel, MD, Assistant Professor Kristina E. Catrine, MD, Assistant Professor

Jonathan E. Fliegel, MD

 

Residency: University of Michigan

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: hospitalist systems, safety and quality, student and resident education, and teaching Evidence-Based Medicine

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Kristina E. Catrine, MD

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Board certification: Pediatrics

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Shannon M. Dean, MD, Assistant Professor Michelle M. Kelly, MD, Assistant Professor

Shannon M. Dean, MD

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: quality and systems improvement, physician documentation and communication, and improving transitions of care for patients at hospital discharge with a focus on how these relate to the electronic medical record and health management systems

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Michelle M. Kelly, MD

Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: family medicine, pediatric resident education, and family centered interdisciplinary rounding models and implementation

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Francois M. Luyet, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor Kristin A. Shadman, MD, Assistant Professor

Francois M. Luyet, MD

Residency: Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: oxygen physiology as it relates to high altitude adaptation and neonatal resuscitation

Kristin A. Shadman, MD

Residency: Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: resident and medical student education, care of complex medical hospitalized patients, and procedural sedation

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Todd S. Varness, MD, Assistant Professor Sabrina M. Wagner, MD, Assistant Professor

Todd S. Varness, MD

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Fellowships: Endocrinology; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: pediatric endocrine disorders, bioethics, and newborn screening

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Sabrina M. Wagner, MD

Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Board certification: Pediatrics

Clinical interests: global child health and strengthening training systems in the US and abroad to improve the evaluation and management of hospitalized/acutely ill patients as a means to improve safety and quality of care

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Recent Publications

Shannon M. Dean, MD

Johnson E, Dean SM, Sondel PM. Antibody-based immunotherapy in high-risk neuroblastoma. Expert Rev Mol Med. 2007 Dec 17. 9(34): 1-21. PubMed PMID: 18081947


Jonathan E. Fliegel, MD

Paul CR, Devries J, Van Cleave J, Kish J, Fliegel JE. Evaluation of a culturally effective health care curriculum integrated into a Core Pediatric Clerkship. Ambul Pediatr, 2008 May-June;8:195-199. PubMed PMID: 18501867


Todd S. Varness, MD

Varness, T, Carrel AL, Eickhoff J, Allen DB. Reliable prediction of insulin resistance by a school-based fitness test in middle-school children. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2009. 487804. PubMed PMID: 19956706, PMCID: PMC2777020

Varness T, Allen DB, Carrel AL, Fost N. Childhood obesity and medical neglect. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan; 123:399-406. PubMed PMID: 19117907


Sabrina M. Wagner, MD

Abujamra, L, Wagner, S. International Child Health: An Advocacy Opportunity for the General Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2007 Oct; 36(10): 662-670. PubMed PMID: 17969535

Grant Support

Todd S. Varness, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Type 2 Translational Research Grant (2008)
    “Development of a Tool for Diabetes Risk Assessment in Children”
    Develop and validate a cost-effective and feasible field-based tool for diabetes risk assessment in children.
    Role: PI