Margaret J. Trost, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 361 7112
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    Medical College of Wisconsin2007Alpha Omega Alpha

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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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    1. Trost MJ, Potisek NM, Seltz LB, Rudnick M, Mamey MR, Long M, Quigley PD. Medical student participation in patient and family centered rounding: a national survey of pediatric clerkships. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Jan 10. PMID: 30639761.
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    2. Rudnick M, Henry K, Trost M. Opportunities to Improve Inpatient Care for Children With Behavioral Comorbidities. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Jan; 9(1):61-63. PMID: 30567712.
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    3. Trost MJ, Robison N, Coffey D, Mamey MR, Robison RA. Changing Trends in Brain Imaging Technique for Pediatric Patients with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2018; 53(2):116-120. PMID: 29346786.
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    4. Trost MJ, Webber EC, Wilson KM. Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Scholarly Work in the Technology Age. Acad Pediatr. 2017 04; 17(3):223-224. PMID: 28126611.
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    5. Chen NY, Bender JM, Bard JD, Trost MJ, Corden MH. Something Doesn't Smell Right: When a Patient With Empyema Isn't Responding to Guideline-Based Management. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):702-706. PMID: 27742739.
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    6. Trost MJ, 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. 2017 Mar; 21(1):137-141. PMID: 27683261.
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    7. Trost MJ, Molas-Torreblanca K, Man C, Casillas E, Sapir H, Schrager SM. Screening for maternal postpartum depression during infant hospitalizations. J Hosp Med. 2016 12; 11(12):840-846. PMID: 27527537.
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    8. 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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    9. 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; PMCID: PMC3761792.