Adam Weinstein, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education; Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education, Co-Director of On Doctoring, Director of PBL and Medical Science Integration Course, Chair Medication Education Committee

Bio: Began career at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as Co-Director of Pediatrics Clerkship and helped form the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. Interest in Curriculum Design and Clinical Reasoning education has led to current positions as Co-Director of On Doctoring course, and Director of PBL and Medical Science Integrations course.

Rachel Thompson, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: Boston University School of Medicine & Boston Medical Center

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/Pediatric Clerkship Director

Bio:Rachel Thompson is an assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric clerkship director at the Boston University School of Medicine and an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Thompson received her A.B. from Harvard College and her M.D. degree from The Yale School of Medicine. She then completed pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Patricia Quigley, MD, MME, FAAP

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Institutional Role: Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Assistant Program Director, Hospitalist

Bio: Dr. Quigley is a pediatric hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. She is passionate about medical education and completed a master’s degree in medical education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Quigley particularly loves to foster professional development and leadership skills in her trainees.

Erin Pete Devon, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Hospitalist

Olivia Mittel, MD, MS

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: University of Louisville

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Pediatrics/ Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Bio: Dr. Mittel earned an MD at the UofL School of Medicine and completed residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. As faculty at UL, she works as a Pediatric Hospitalist as well as the Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs. Her career passion is working with medical students to help them develop into professional and skilled healers working in today’s team-oriented healthcare setting.

Erin McMaster, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor, Case Author


Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Pediatric Clerkship Director

Bio: Erin McMaster is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School Dept of Pediatrics. She is the Pediatric clerkship director and is the chair of the school’s Education Policy Committee.

Sheevaun Khaki, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: Oregon Health and Science University

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Bio:I am an academic general pediatrician particularly interested in the area of preventative care and medical student education. I graduated from California State University, Chico in 2007 and received my medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2011. After completing my pediatric residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, I joined the faculty where I have been an assistant professor for the past 5 years.

Maria Kelly, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: University of Florida, College of Medicine
Institutional Role:
Professor, Physician

Bio: As a clinician educator, my primary responsibility is the education and mentorship of medical students, residents, non-physician practitioners and junior faculty. I have served as both a clerkship and course director. As a pediatrician, I care for pediatric patients at UF outpatient clinics and serve as a medical director. My areas of research interest include medical education and quality improvement.

Marie Dawlett, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 24: 2-year-old female with altered mental status


Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch

Institutional Role: Pediatric Hospitalist; Associate Professor

Bio: I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, working as a Pediatric Hospitalist and director for the Neonatal Nursery and Pediatric Inpatient Unit at Clear Lake Campus- UTMB. I attended medical school and completed Pediatric residency training at UTMB- Galveston. I am the course director for several medical school courses including the 4th year OSCE, Pediatric Boot Camp, and our interprofessional simulation program, and author of many learning modules.

Rebekah Burns, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor


Institution: University of Washington- Seattle Children’s Hospital

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Clerkship Director – Pediatrics

Bio: Dr. Rebekah Burns, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA, and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is the Associate Clerkship Director for the Pediatric Clerkship and a theme leader for the medical school curriculum. She is a leader in national curricular projects for medical students and residents and has published numerous peer-reviewed curriculum.

Tracy Bumsted, MD, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 21: 6-year-old male with bruising


 

Sarah Moerschel, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 14: 18-month-old female with congestion


 

Robert Wittler, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 09: 2-week-old female with lethargy


 

Pradip Patel, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 11: 4-year-old male with fever and adenopathy


 

Paritosh Kaul, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 22: 16-year-old female with abdominal pain


 

Mitzi Scotten, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 26: 9-week-old male not gaining weight


 

Ken Cheyne, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 06: 16-year-old male preparticipation evaluation


 

Mark Fergeson, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 32: 5-year-old female with Rash


 

Lynn Manfred, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 18: 2-week-old male with poor feeding


 

Katherine Wagner, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 09: 2-week-old female with lethargy


 

Julie Young, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 16: 7-year-old female with abdominal pain and vomiting


 

Jocelyn Schiller, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 27: 8-year-old female with abdominal pain


 

Joan Connell, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 08: 6-day-old female with jaundice


Institution: University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Clinical Professor Pediatrics

Bio: Currently Field Medical Officer, North Dakota Department of Health- Medical Director of Special Health Services, Newborn Screening Program and Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Councils; Pediatrician UND Center for Family Medicine; Pediatrician Children’s Regional Asthma Clinic; Medical Director, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program, CHI St Alexius

Jerold Woodhead, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 26: 9-week-old male not gaining weight


 

Heather Taylor, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 04: 8-year-old male well-child check


Institution: University of Alabama, University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Campus

Institutional Role: Pediatric Clerkship Director, University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Campus

Bio: Dr. Heather Taylor is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She is a board-certified general pediatrician with a special interest in medical student education. She currently serves as the Pediatric Clerkship Director for the Tuscaloosa Campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM). Dr. Taylor has won numerous awards for her teaching of medical students and residents and was the 2012 UASOM faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

Harold Bland, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 07: 2-hour-old male newborn with respiratory distress


 

Edward Clark, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 02: Infant female well-child visits (2, 6, and 9 months)


 

Denise Salemo, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 23: 15-year-old female with lethargy and fever


 

Denise Fitzsimon-Hawkes, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 10: 6-month-old female infant with a fever


 

David Kwee, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 03: 3-year-old male well-child visit


 

Christina Scirica, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 12: 10-month-old female with a cough


 

Bill Cutrer, MD, MEd

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 25: 2-month-old male with apnea


 

Amy Fleming, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 25: 2-month-old male with apnea


 

Alice Walz, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 25: 2-month-old male with apnea


Institution: Medical University of South Carolina

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Bio: Alice Walz is a pediatric intensivist at the Medical University of South Carolina and serves as the Director of Clinical Coaching for the Pediatric Residency Program. Her research interests include methods for maximizing multitasking and prioritization skills in transitional learners and the use of coaching in the remediation of the struggling learner.

Betsy (Katherine) Murray, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: University of Minnesota

Institutional Role: Director, Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education; Assistant Professor

Bio: Dr. Murray is an Assistant Professor and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at the University of Minnesota and the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education. She is board-certified in General and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) and provides outpatient care to children and families at the Voyager Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. She directs the pediatrics clerkship and the DBP residency rotation at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Alicia Freedy, MD, FAAP

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics, Aquifer Culture in Health, Aquifer Medical Home

Role: Culture in Health and Medical Home Lead, Case Editor, Student Engagement


Institution: Inova Health System/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus

Institutional Role: Regional Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Pediatric Hospitalist

Michael Barone, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 19: 16-month-old male with first seizure


Stacey Bernstein, MD, FRCPC

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 17: 4-year-old female refusing to walk


Christopher White, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 10: 6-month-old female infant with a fever


Elizabeth Stuart, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author, Editor-in-Chief (former)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 21: 6-year-old male with bruising


Institution: Stanford Medical School

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Chief Academic Officer

Sherilyn Smith, MD is the Chief Academic Officer of Aquifer and a Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Infectious Disease) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has been an active member of the Aquifer community since 2001, serving as a case author, member of the curriculum working group, member of the Aquifer Pediatrics integration working group, and an associate editor. Dr. Smith became the Aquifer Pediatrics Co-Editor-in-Chief in 2009 and served in that role until 2015. She became the Academic Director for Scholarship in 2015 and was appointed as Chief Academic Officer in 2019. She was a founding member of the Colleges at the University of Washington School of Medicine, serving as the Head of the Big Sky College from 2001 to 2009. She was the Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington from 2009 to 2013 and served as the Associate Clerkship Director from 1998-2014 prior to becoming Co-Director of Medical Student Education in 2014. Her passion for medical education scholarship has resulted in numerous invited national workshops and peer-reviewed publications. 

Dr. Smith’s current and past national leadership roles include: co-leader of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Research and Scholarship Taskforce (2003-2008), member of the COMSEP Executive Committee (2007-2010), and COMSEP President (2015-2017). She is on the Pediatric Infectious Disease sub-board for the American Board of Pediatrics (2015-2020).


Discipline: Pediatrics

Current Roles: Chief Academic Officer, Case Author

Former Roles: Academic Director of Scholarship, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor (Aquifer Pediatrics)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 22: 16-year-old female with abdominal pain, Pediatrics 28: 18-month-old male with developmental delay


Woodson Scott Jones, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 14: 18-month-old female with congestion


Kathleen Previll, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 25: 2-month-old male with apnea


Wilbur Pan, MD, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 30: 2-year-old male with sickle cell disease


Mary Ottolini, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 31: 5-year-old female with puffy eyes


Ardis Olson, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 03: 3-year-old male well-child visit


Paul Ogershok, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 27: 8-year-old female with abdominal pain


Mary Moran, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 20: 7-year-old male with a headache


Steve Miller, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 23: 15-year-old female with lethargy and fever


Jeffrey Longacre, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 14: 18-month-old female with congestion


Michael Lawless, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 17: 4-year-old female refusing to walk


Erin Knoebel, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 02: Infant female well-child visits (2, 6, and 9 months)


Deborah Kees-Folts

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 15: Two siblings: 4-year-old male and 8-week-old male with vomiting


Heather Johnston, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 20: 7-year-old male with a headache


Kirsten Hawkins, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 05: 16-year-old female health maintenance visit


Mitchell Harris, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 08: 6-day-old female with jaundice


Blair Hammond

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 16: 7-year-old female with abdominal pain and vomiting


John Gold, MD, FAAP

Course Board: Aquifer Medical Home, Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author, Case Editor (eCLIPPs)

Cases Authored: Medical Home 04: Newborn male with multiple congenital anomalies


Institution: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Institutional Role:
Associate Professor Director, CHM Academy and Learning Societies

Bio: Jon Gold is a general pediatrician, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and the Director of the College of Human Medicine Academy and Learning Societies. He also co-directs the laundry service and activity transit system for his two children, Raphael and Dalia.

Rani Gereige, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 06: 16-year-old male preparticipation evaluation


Dan Doherty, MD, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 28: 18-month-old male with developmental delay


Maxine Clarke, MB, BS

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 07: 2-hour-old male newborn with respiratory distress


Harris Burstin, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author, Case Editor

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 24: 2-year-old female with altered mental status


Institution: New York University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Director of Advanced Pediatric Clerkship, Associate Director Pediatric Clerkship

Bio: My interests are the practice and teaching of clinical pediatrics. During my career, I have been involved in first GME and now UME. I have been at NYU since 1978 and a member of COMSEP for 12 years. I have also been in the private practice of pediatrics since 1982.

Ashley Brunelle, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 32: 5-year-old female with Rash


Kim Blake, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 05: 16-year-old female health maintenance visit


Norman Berman, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 18: 2-week-old male with poor feeding


Roger Berkow, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 30: 2-year-old male with sickle cell disease


Sherman Alter, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 19: 16-month-old male with first seizure


Soumya Adhikari, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Pediatrics 16: 7-year-old female with abdominal pain and vomiting


Maureen Novak, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author, Case Editor


Institution: University of Florida College of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor, Associate Dean for Medical Education

 

Patricia McBurney, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author, Case Editor (Aquifer Radiology)


Institution: Medical University of South Carolina

Institutional Role: Associate Professor, Clerkship Co-Director, Pediatric Hospitalist

Bio: Dr. McBurney is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. She works as a pediatric hospitalist and as the pediatric clerkship co-director. One of the roles that she is proudest of is as Faculty Advisor to the Students in the Paul B. Underwood, Jr, Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is also a member of COMSEP. She has been involved with Aquifer (formerly CLIPP) since 2004 when she introduced the MUSC students to the pediatric simulated on-line cases.

Beth Emirck, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Pediatric Clerkship Director; Assistant Professor

Bio: Beth Bloom Emrick is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Pediatric Clerkship Director at West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Charleston Division. Dr. Emrick is a member of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Association of Medical Colleges. She has presented in national workshops on teaching professionalism and educational scholarship at COMSEP and SDBP.

Chistopher Bergsman, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author, Case Editor


Institution: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Program Director, Pediatric Clerkship Director, Pediatric Hospitalist; Associate Professor

Bio: Graduate Wayne State University School of Medicine Completed pediatric residency at William Beaumont Hospital Completed pediatric chief residency at William Beaumont Hospital Faculty at William Beaumont Hospital since 2001 Pediatric Hospitalist Founding and current Pediatric Clerkship Director OUWB

Vanessa Curtis, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: University of Iowa

Institutional Role: Associate Professor

Fatuma Braqadle, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Institutional Role: Fellow

Jennifer Plant, MD, MEd

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics, Aquifer Sciences

Role: Assessment Author (Pediatrics), Case Author (Pediatrics), Pilot School Clinical Lead (Sciences)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 17: 4-year-old female refusing to walk


Institution: University of California Davis

Institutional Role: HS Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics; PICU Division Chief, Pediatric Post-Clerkship Director, PICU Fellowship Director

Bio:  Currently am HS Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics PICU Division Chief, Pediatric Post-Clerkship Director, and PICU Fellowship Director at UC Davis.

Stephen Tinguely, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 01: Newborn male infant evaluation and care


Institution: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Institutional Role: Assistant Dean for Medical Accreditation; Professor of Pediatrics

Bio: General Pediatrician Fargo ND since 1981. UND Medical School graduate in 1978. Mayo Pediatrics Residency. Former ND Chapter AAP President. ABP certified and current MOC. Former Pediatrics Clerkship Director and Chair at UNDSMHS. Current Assistant Dean for Medical Accreditation at UNDSMHS.

Jamie Sutherell, MD, MEd

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Cardiology

Bio: Dr. Sutherell served as case editor for CLIPP case 18 from 2011 through 2016, following which he moved on to become an associate editor, currently assigned to seven cases (now Aquifer cases).

Molly Rideout, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Glen Medellin, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Current Role: Assessment Lead

Former Roles: Case Editor, Associate Editor, Teaching and Learning Lead


Institution: The University of Texas Health Science Center

Institutional Role: Teaching Faculty

Bio: Glen Medellin, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM currently serves as Professor of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio. He holds the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Palliative Care for Children. He is Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at University Health System and is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare. He is responsible for overseeing the medical care and treatment of pediatric palliative patients in their homes, hospitals and health clinics in San Antonio, Texas.

Melissa Held, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Michael Dell, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics, Aquifer Sciences

Role: Senior Director- Aquifer Pediatrics, Case Author, Clinical Lead- Aquifer Sciences

Cases Authored: Oral Presentation Skills 01: Introduction and Primer, Oral Presentation Skills 03: Assessment and Plan Exercise, Oral Presentation Skills 04: 4-month-old male with trouble breathing, Pediatrics 04: 8-year-old male well-child check


Institution: Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve Univ. SOM

Institutional Role: Vice Chair for Education / Professor, Pediatrics

Bio: Michael Dell M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at CWRU School of Medicine and the Vice-Chair for Education at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Harvard Medical School, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrics residency. He is Division Chief for General Pediatrics and the founding Director of the Academy of Scholar Educators. He has been a member of COMSEP since 1999, serving terms on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer.

Robert Drucker, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Author, Associate Editor (former)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 11: 4-year-old male with fever and adenopathy


Institution: Duke University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean, Medical Education; Advisory Dean in Student Affairs

Bio: Dr. Robert P. Drucker works closely with students as they progress through their medical school careers. Since 1994 he has been the director of pediatric student education, coordinating the pediatric clerkship for all second-year medical students and the acting internships for fourth-year students who choose to take that elective. After graduating cum laude with a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard, he earned his medical degree from Duke. He was a resident in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also spent a year in pediatric nephrology. He joined the pediatrics faculty at Duke in 1987 and is currently an Associate Dean for Medical Education. Dr. Drucker’s clinical interests are in general pediatrics and in pediatric infectious diseases, and he serves as an inpatient attending in both roles. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and has received multiple teaching awards.