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Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP​Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric hospital​ist at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she is the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Fromme has served in undergraduate and graduate medical education roles throughout her career, and she obtained a Master in Health Professions Education in 2009.  She is the Director of Faculty Development in Medical Education at the University of Chicago, while also holding numerous leadership roles in the development of medical educators across the UME, GME and CME continuum at the local and national levels. Additionally, she serves as the Associate Program Director for Curriculum in the pediatric residency training program, where she created and leads a resident-as-teachers program both for pediatrics and at the GME level.  She has received numerous awards from students and residents for her teaching. She is currently on the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine Executive Committee.​
​Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Reed Bell Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Dr. Paradise Black received her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary and her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and went on to do a chief residency year at The Barbara Bush’s Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Paradise Black joined the faculty at University of Florida College of Medicine (UF COM) in 2005 where she was the Associate Director of the pediatric residency program for five years,  became the Program Director in 2010, and Director of Pediatric Medical Education in 2015.  Her professional areas of interest and expertise include curriculum development, blended learning, and patient- and family-centered rounds. Dr. Paradise Black is extensively involved in educational and professional development on both the local and national level such as being on faculty for the UF COM Resident as Teacher program and serving on the Joint Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Education Committee.  Locally, Dr. Paradise Black is a five-time recipient of the UF COM Exemplary Teacher Award.   Further, in spring 2013 she was the recipient of the inaugural UF COM David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence by demonstrating “…an unfailing moral compass, engagement at every level of patient care, and championing teamwork.”  Under the leadership of Dr. Rebecca Blankenburg the National Pediatric Nighttime Education Steering Group, of which Dr. Paradise Black is a member, received the 2012 Academic Pediatric Association’s Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education.  Dr. Paradise Black also received the Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD. Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education in 2013 and was inducted into the UF COM Society of Teaching Scholars.
Becky BlankenburgBecky Blankenburg, MD, MPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and pediatrics hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford.  She is the Residency Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and the​ Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesia Residency Program at Stanford, and Co-Director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program.  Her educational interests include how to improve lea​rning opportunities in this new era of decreased work hours and increasing patient safety, how to promote autonomy, clinical reasoning, teaching learners to teach, and helping learners improve through longitudinal coaching.  Dr. Blankenburg led the National Nighttime Curriculum Study (involving 89 residency programs and over 2000 learners), which showed that nighttime education can improve knowledge, confidence, and attitudes.  She is also actively involved in the national NIH-funded IPASS Study (handoffs educational intervention) and NIH-funded Social Behavioral Sciences Study (intervention to improve bedside teaching and patient care).  Dr. Blankenburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Caltech, completed her medical education at the University of Chicago, Masters of Public Health at UC Berkeley, pediatrics residency and chief residency at UCSF, and was in the first cohort of the APA Educational Scholars Program.
Marta Ania King, MD, MEd​Marta Ania King, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director
Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Dr. King received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a medical degree from University of Cincinnati.  She stayed in Cincinnati to complete a pediatric residency program followed by a year as a staff hospitalist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center prior to joining the faculty at University of Utah School of Medicine as a pediatric hospitalist.  While at University of Utah she was the course director for the inpatient rotations and helped develop and administer the hospital medicine elective.  Dr. King joined the section of pediatric hospital medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2012 as the associate pediatric clerkship director. 

Dr. King completed formal training in medical education through the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Masters in Medical Education program and the University of Utah Academy of Pediatric Education Leadership.  She is scheduled to complete the Academic Pediatric Association Educational Scholars Program in 2014.  Dr. King's interests include pediatric education in the hospital setting, clinical reasoning, curriculum development and evaluation.  She is the site PI of a multicenter study comparing third year medical student oral case presentation teaching methods and was the site co-PI and one of the module authors for the national nighttime curriculum study.  She is involved in medical education at both the local and the national level through organizations including the Academic Pediatric Association, Joint Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Education Taskforce, the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, the Hospitalist PREP curriculum advisory board, and the strategic planning for the pediatric hospital medicine certification planning group.  Through the Academic Pediatric Association education committee she served on a taskforce that developed the junior and mid-career teaching award program, as well as on the teaching program and the Ray E. Helfer education research award committees.

​Michele Long, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric hospitalist at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Long graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego. She has practiced as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital San Diego, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Her academic areas of interest focus on resident and student education, and she has presented education-themed workshops nationally on topics including professional development, reflection, remediation, and clinical reasoning.  She is a graduate of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Educational Scholars Program and a co-chair of the APA Medical Student Education Special Interest Group. She serves on the Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual meeting planning committee. She is the UCSF Director of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) program. Beyond her love of pediatrics, Dr. Long enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Jennifer ManiscalcoJennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Maniscalco received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University, as well as a Masters in Public Health from The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. She completed a general pediatrics residency and pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) fellowship at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, Dr. Maniscalco worked as a pediatric hospitalist and served as the Director of the PHM Fellowship at CNMC. In 2008, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she is the division's Director of Education and the Director of the PHM Fellowship. Her primary interest is in medical education, primarily for pediatric residents, pediatric hospital medicine fellows, and practicing pediatric hospitalists. She is extensively involved in local and national education efforts. She was the co-editor of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies, and currently serves as the chair of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Education Task Force and a member of the editorial board for Hospital Pediatrics. Based on her leadership related to PHM fellowship education, she has been an invited participant to PHM national leadership strategic planning meetings. Dr. Maniscalco has won two Golden Apple awards as a member of the CNMC Hospitalist Division and the 2012 Academic Pediatric Association Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education as a member of the National Pediatric Nighttime Curriculum Steering Committee.

Mary Ottolini, MD, MPHMary Ottolini MD, MPH
My current role is as DIO and Vice Chair of Medical Education at Children's National Medical Center. I am a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University.  I am a clinician educator with an academic interest in developing and integrating innovative educational strategies for healthcare professionals to improve patient care, particularly in the inpatient setting.  I was awarded the Academic Pediatric Association's (APA) Ray Helfer Award in 1997 for developing and evaluating a computer-based program to teach residents telephone management; in 2004 for a computer-based program to teach ambulatory precepting skills and in 2013 for a time motion study to determine how pediatric interns' work contributes to patient care quality and education. I am currently a co-investigator for an ABP Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education project designed to enhance the consultation and referral process.

I am committed to mentoring junior faculty and fellows to achieve academic success. I was an APA Facu​lty Development Scholar from 1999-2000. In 2013 Children's National was awarded the APA Teaching Program Award for the Master Teacher/Children's Academy Longitudinal Faculty Development Program.

I have had the opportunity to serve as Chair of the APA Education Committee and as the Educational Scholar Program Cohort 3 leader. Clinically I work as a pediatric hospitalist at Children's National. I established the Hospitalist Medicine Division at Childrens National in 2000 and was the division chief for a number of years. I also initiated first pediatric hospital medicine fellowship program in the nation. I am currently a member of the Joint Council for Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine.

Steve Paik, MD, EdM, FAAPSteve Paik, MD, EdM, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Paik received both his undergraduate and medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency and chief residency at Columbia University Medical Center.  He continued his training as an Academic Fellow at Columbia University and earned a Master in Education in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College.  Dr. Paik has been actively involved in graduate medical education at NYU School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center where he is the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program.  He has also completed the APA Educational Scholars Program as the first cohort.  Dr. Paik has been active in promoting resident-as-teacher curricula and programs locally and nationally. His educational interests include: application of adult learning principles, promotion of critical reflection in the workplace, curriculum development and evaluation, leadership skills in training, effective communication skills, conflict resolution applied in the workplace, burnout prevention, faculty development and mentoring.
Michael S. Ryan, MD, MEHP, FAAPMichael S. Ryan, MD, MEHP, FAAP is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Clinical Medical Education at Virginia Commonwealth University/Children's Hospital of Richmond in Richmond, VA.  Dr. Ryan completed medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Pediatrics residency at The University of Chicago, and received his MEHP from Johns Hopkins University.  He was the first Pediatric Hospitalist rec​ruited to VCU/CHoR and has practiced there since 2009. Locally, Dr. Ryan served as the Pediatrics Clerkship director before transitioning to his current role in the Dean's office in 2013.  He led the reform of the clinical curriculum at VCU School of Medicine and currently serves as institutional team leader for the AAMC Core EPA pilot.  Nationally, Dr. Ryan is heavily involved in activities for COMSEP, the APA, and the AAMC.  He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the MEHP program at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Curriculum Development and Educational Scholarship.  Dr. Ryan has been recognized for teaching at both UME and GME levels at VCU and was selected to receive the APA Junior Faculty teaching award in 2016.
Geeta Singhal, MD, MEdGeeta Singhal, MD, MEd is a proud pediatric hospitalist for over 15 years. She is passionate about medical education with a special niche in faculty development. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles and has practiced both in the community and academic settings. Dr. Singhal has held many roles, including fellowship director, section chief, and Director of the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Faculty Development. She is currently the Associate Vice Chair of Educational Affairs for the BCM Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Singhal is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and currently serves on the AAP Section of Hospital Medicine executive council.
Michael Weisgerber, MD, MS, FAAPMichael Weisgerber MD, MS, FAAP is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the The Elsa B. and Roger D. Cohen MD's Chair for Medical Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (MCW/CHW) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is the Program Director for the Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Anesthesia, Pediatric Preliminary Year, and Pediatrics-Neurology (pediatric component) residency programs at MCW/CHW.  His educational interests include: maximizing resident autonomy; patient- and family-centered rounds (Quality Rounds Initiative/Rounding Like a Ninja Program); resident coaching; and improving resident milestone evaluation.  Local/national awards include outstanding medical student teaching pins (Department of Pediatrics), Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award (MCW), and the 2010 APA Ray E. Helfer Award for most innovative project in medical education (Rounding Like a Ninja).  Dr. Weisgerber earned an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Marquette University, completed his medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, pediatrics residency at the Medical College of Georgia, fellowship in general academic pediatrics, and Masters of Science in Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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