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    Margaret J. Trost, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 94
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 361 7112
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      Margaret Trost, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Trost is a passionate educator. She has been an instructor for the USC Keck School of Medicine course "Introduction to Clinical Medicine", which involves teaching the art of the physical exam and history taking to junior medical students, since 2011. She supervises senior medical students, residents, and fellows as they care for pediatric inpatients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Trost completed a year of pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern, where she studied respiratory viruses and their relation to asthma. She has now transitioned her infectious disease skills to a position on the infection control and antimicrobial stewardship commitees at CHLA, and remains dedicated to teaching residents about appropriate antibiotic use. In addition to viral respiratory illness, Dr. Trost's main research focus is improving the experience of hospitalization for children. Specifically, she studies ways to reduce pain and distress in both the children and parents admitted to CHLA. Most recently, she has partnered with USC Viterbi School of Engineering to bring socially assistive robots to CHLA to interact with children during painful procedures. Currently she acts as a research mentor to four medical students through the USC Salerni mentorship program, and heads the Evidence-Based Medicine research interest group within the Division of Hospital Medicine


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      Medical College of Wisconsin2007Alpha Omega Alpha

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      1. Trost M, Webber EC, Wilson KM. Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Scholarly Work in the Technology Age. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jan 23. PMID: 28126611.
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      2. Chen NY, Bender JM, Bard JD, Trost M, Corden MH. Something Doesn't Smell Right: When a Patient With Empyema Isn't Responding to Guideline-Based Management. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Oct 14. PMID: 27742739.
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      3. Trost M, Cowell M, Cannon J, Mitchell K, Waloff K, Avila H, Chand S, Russell CJ. Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27683261.
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      4. Trost M, Molas-Torreblanca K, Man C, Casillas E, Sapir H, Schrager SM. Screening for maternal postpartum depression during infant hospitalizations. J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec; 11(12):840-846. PMID: 27527537.
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      5. Trost M, Shimada H. Hospitalists should have increased suspicion for primary ciliary dyskinesia in patients with congenital heart disease. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 4(2):109-12. PMID: 24584982.
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      6. García CG, Bhore R, Soriano-Fallas A, Trost M, Chason R, Ramilo O, Mejias A. Risk factors in children hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis versus non-RSV bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):e1453-60. PMID: 21098154.
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