Division Highlights - Hospitalists

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine provides outstanding family-centered, culturally competent, and coordinated inpatient pediatric care.

Our scholarly work focuses on system improvements, safety and quality of inpatient care, education in inpatient pediatric medicine, family centered rounds, and global health.

2013 Highlights

  • Sabrina Butteris, MD, was selected to serve on the American Board of Pediatrics’ Global Health Task Force, a group of national and international leaders that aims to develop a robust global health agenda to improve the quality of care for children worldwide.
  • Shannon Dean, MD, received the department’s 2013 Charles C. Lobeck Medical Education Award.
  • Shannon Dean, MD, Kristin Shadman, MD, and Dan Sklansky, MD, in conjunction with residency program director John Frohna, MD, introduced the I-PASS handoff bundle for signout of inpatients between services. I-PASS in an acronym for “Illness severity, Patient history, Action list, Situational awareness, and Synthesis by receiver.” The bundle is based on AHRQ Team STEPPS medical communication, a specialized electronic signout document, and environmental awareness. Research on this approach reveals a 50% decrease in preventable adverse events after implementation.
  • Michelle Kelly, MD, co-led development of a family-centered rounds checklist, an innovative tool for engaging families on family-centered rounds, along with curricular materials involved in its implementation, including lecture, role play and evaluation methods.


Ellen R. Wald, MD

Professor and
Interim Division Chief

Sabrina M. Butteris, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Ryan J. Coller, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Shannon M. Dean, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Mary L. Ehlenbach, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Jonathan E. Fliegel, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Michelle M. Kelly, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Kristin A. Shadman, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Daniel J. Sklansky, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Kristin A. Shadman, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)


Recent Publications

Coller RJ, Klitzner TS, Lerner CF, Chung PJ. Predictors of 30-day readmission and association with primary care follow-up plans. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1027-33. Epub 2013 May 23. PMID: 23706518.

Coller RJ, Kuo AA. Youth development through mentorship: A Los Angeles school-based mentorship program among Latino children. J Community Health. 2013 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23996576.

Cox ED, Carayon P, Hansen KW, Rajamanickam VP, Brown RL, Rathouz PJ, DuBenske LL, Kelly MM, Buel LA. Parent perceptions of children's hospital safety climate. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Aug;22(8):664-71. Epub 2013 Mar 29. PMID: 23542553.

Kelly MM, Shadman KA, Edmonson MB. Treatment trends and outcomes in U.S. hospital stays of children with empyema. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24356254.

Kelly MM, Xie A, Carayon P, DuBenske LL, Ehlenbach ML, Cox ED. Strategies for improving family engagement during family-centered rounds. J Hosp Med. 2013 Apr;8(4):201-7. Epub 2013 Mar 6. PMID: 23468375.

Sheehy AM, Graf B, Gangireddy S, Hoffman R, Ehlenbach M, Heidke C, Fields S, Liegel B, Jacobs EA. Hospitalized but not admitted: characteristics of patients with "observation status" at an academic medical center. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25;173(21):1991-8. PMID: 23835927.

Tupesis JP, Jacquet GA, Hilbert S, Pousson A, Khanna K, Ross J, Butteris S, Martin IB. The role of graduate medical education in global health: Proceedings from the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1216-23. PMID: 24341576.

Veesenmeyer AF, Edmonson MB. Trends in US hospital stays for Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):731-5. PMID: 23838775.

Yaeger JP, Conway JH, Butteris SM, Howard CR, Moreno MA. Pediatric global health education: correlation of website information and curriculum. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec;163(6):1764-8. Epub 2013 Aug 20. PMID: 23968746.

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