- Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
Early Career Clinical Excellence Award, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (June 2021)
Inpatient Preceptor of the Year Award, John Muir Family Medicine Residency Program (June 2021)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2014 - Present)
Member, Academic Pediatric Association (2020 - Present)
Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine (2022)
Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (2014) MA
Residency: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2018) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2017)
Internship: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2017) CA
A Narrative Review of Key Studies in Medical Education in 2021: Applying Current Literature to Educational Practice and Scholarship.
To remain at the forefront of clinical practice and pedagogy, pediatric medical educators must stay informed of the latest research. Yet familiarization with the growing body of literature in both pediatrics and medical education is a near-impossible task for the busy medical educator. The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to summarize key manuscripts in medical education published in 2021 that have the potential to significantly influence a pediatric medical educator's practice. Using a two-staged iterative process, discrete author pairs reviewed 1599 abstracts from 16 medical education and specialty journals. In summary, 16 manuscripts were selected and grouped into the following 6 domains: assessment & feedback, USMLE Step 1 changes, communication, wellness, diversity & inclusion, and professional development. The authors provide abridged summaries and high-yield take-aways from these manuscripts that may impact educational practices in pediatrics. This year, we also provide a six-year retrospective review of the journals that have had selected articles for this annotated bibliography since inception. What this Narrative Review Adds: Sixteen manuscripts from 2021 organized into six domains are summarized with key-takeaways that may influence and impact the practices of pediatric medical educators, along with a review of journals reviewed in these bibliographies over the last six years.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.acap.2022.12.001
View details for PubMedID 36572100
Healthcare utilization in children across the care continuum during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2022; 17 (10): e0276461
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare utilization decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, likely due to reduced transmission of infections and healthcare avoidance. Though various investigations have described these changing patterns in children, most have analyzed specific care settings. We compared healthcare utilization, prescriptions, and diagnosis patterns in children across the care continuum during the first year of the pandemic with preceding years.STUDY DESIGN: Using national claims data, we compared enrollees under 18 years during the pre-pandemic (January 2016 -mid-March 2020) and pandemic (mid-March 2020 through March 2021) periods. The pandemic was further divided into early (mid-March through mid-June 2020) and middle (mid-June 2020 through March 2021) periods. Utilization was compared using interrupted time series.RESULTS: The mean number of pediatric enrollees/month was 2,519,755 in the pre-pandemic and 2,428,912 in the pandemic period. Utilization decreased across all settings in the early pandemic, with the greatest decrease (76.9%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 72.6-80.5%) seen for urgent care visits. Only well visits returned to pre-pandemic rates during the mid-pandemic. Hospitalizations decreased by 43% (95% CI 37.4-48.1) during the early pandemic and were still 26.6% (17.7-34.6) lower mid-pandemic. However, hospitalizations in non-psychiatric facilities for various mental health disorders increased substantially mid-pandemic.CONCLUSION: Healthcare utilization in children dropped substantially during the first year of the pandemic, with a shift away from infectious diseases and a spike in mental health hospitalizations. These findings are important to characterize as we monitor the health of children, can be used to inform healthcare strategies during subsequent COVID-19 surges and/or future pandemics, and may help identify training gaps for pediatric trainees. Subsequent investigations should examine how changes in healthcare utilization impacted the incidence and outcomes of specific diseases.
View details for DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0276461
View details for PubMedID 36301947