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Tamara Simon

Title(s)Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar), Director of CHLA Training, Education, Career Planning and Development
Address4640 West Sunset Boulevard
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Los Angeles CA 90027
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    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado Residency 06/2004Pediatrics
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina MD 05/2001Medicine
    Colgate University, Hamilton, NY B.A. 05/1994Molecular Biology
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    2019American Pediatric Society
    2012  - nowNational Mentor for APA Research Scholar Program
    2009Society for Pediatric Research
    UUSOM 2007  - 2009Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Scholar
    2006  - 2008Primary Children’s Medical Foundation Scholar
    2006Pediatric Academic Societies’ Young Investigator Travel Award
    2005Ambulatory Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award
    2004Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., M.D. award for outstanding research by a resident
    2003American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant
    UNC-CH SOM1999Election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Lineberger Cancer Center, UNC-CH SOM1998Research Fellowship
    Colgate University1994Election to Phi Beta Kappa Senior Honor Society
    Colgate University1994Avery Prize in Molecular Biology

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    Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH, is a pediatric hospitalist with a research focus on improving the quality of evidence in inpatient health care provided to children with medical complexity. Since April 2020, Dr. Simon has held numerous leadership positions including faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC; member of the hospital medicine team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; principal investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (TSRI); faculty lead for the Office of Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD) at TSRI; and Lead within the Workforce Development group at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

    After graduating magna cum laude from Colgate University, Dr. Simon spent two years in Ghana while serving in the Peace Corps. In 2001, she graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, followed by a pediatrics residency, master’s degree and research fellowship at the University of Colorado / Children’s Hospital Denver. Prior to joining CHLA, Dr. Simon served as faculty in the Division of Inpatient Medicine at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center and the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, as well as a principal investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

    Dr. Simon’s main clinical research focus is on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections and re-infections in children with hydrocephalus. She has been an active investigator in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) since 2007. In 2009 she obtained a 5 ½-year K23 career development award from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to focus on conduct of multi-center studies to determine risk factors for CSF shunt infections. Funding from her career development award has allowed Dr. Simon to conduct rigorous observational multicenter studies through the HCRN, expanding upon similar work conducted using single center data and multicenter administrative databases.

    Despite finding relatively few factors associated with risk for a first CSF shunt infection, HCRN has observed that implementation of a standardized surgical protocol reduces CSF shunt infection rates. One of Dr. Simon’s subsequent lines of inquiry has focused on surgical decision making in the prevention of CSF shunt infection, specifically looking at the effectiveness of intrathecal antibiotics and antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in the prevention of post-surgical CSF shunt infection. Dr. Simon’s investigation of this question using the PHIS+ database (PHIS+ Shunt Infection Prevention) is currently supported through a 3 ½-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
    Another of Dr. Simon’s subsequent translational lines of inquiry has focused on the microbial environment of CSF shunt infections. With new collaborators, her lab has described wide bacterial and fungal diversity in the CSF of children with CSF shunt infections and is actively investigating the presence of biofilms on shunt apparatus. A grant to characterize the microbiota across the time course of shunted hydrocephalus (Cerebrospinal FLuId MicroBiota in Shunts Study or CLIMB) is currently being supported through a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    Another of Dr. Simon’s subsequent translational lines of inquiry has focused on the microbial environment of CSF shunt infections. With new collaborators, her lab has described wide bacterial and fungal diversity in the CSF of children with CSF shunt infections and is actively investigating the presence of biofilms on shunt apparatus. A grant to characterize the microbiota across the time course of shunted hydrocephalus (Cerebrospinal FLuId MicroBiota in Shunts Study or CLIMB) is currently being supported through a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    Dr. Simon’s health service research focus is on improving the quality of care provided to children with medical complexity in the inpatient setting. It is critical to accurately identify this vulnerable population of children in order to study and better understand where evidence gaps exist in their care and to inform development of interventions to improve their care. Dr. Simon was the scientific lead of the AHRQ-funded Working Group on Identification of Medically Complex Children in Administrative Data, and a driving force for the development of a strategy to identify children with medical complexity in Medicaid administrative data. The resulting Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) identifies children with medical complexity with high sensitivity and specificity using hospital discharge or health plan administrative data. PMCA is now in use by institutions both nationally and internationally. With her move to CHLA, Dr. Simon is interested in potential multicenter investigations of service provision for children with medical complexity.

    Dr. Simon’s contributions to research in the field of pediatric hospital medicine have garnered national recognition. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Research Award in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. In 2019, she was elected to the Society for Pediatric Research as an at-large member of the Council for a 3-year term, and was recently named to the Executive Council as the Lead of Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Simon was also inducted into the American Pediatric Society in 2019.

    Dr. Simon is passionate about the mentorship she provides to residents, fellows and junior faculty with specific research interests in hospital medicine and other generalist fields, specifically those interested in the physician-scientist career path in this growing field. She was a mentor and helped develop the Clinical Research Scholar Program in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, as well as serving as Associate Program Director for the Quality of Care Research fellowship from 2015-18. In Seattle, she also organized the Center for Clinical and Translational Research Pediatric Health Information System Working Group.

    Dr. Simon is a mentor in the Academic Pediatric Association Research Scholar Program, and she will parlay her passion for mentorship into a leadership role as Faculty Director for Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD) within The Saban Research Institute at CHLA. She hopes to refine existing programs and to develop new programs that promote the conduct of high-quality research. These goals will include nurturing and supporting the research passions of all learners. These activities will be leveraged through Dr. Simon’s participation in promoting and supporting the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    Dr. Simon’s administrative responsibilities cohere with her research and teaching interests. Because multicenter investigations are critical to identifying which interventions to study in order to eventually improve the evidence base of care for children, she served on the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Executive Council from 2009-12.

    In the national arena, Dr. Simon completed a 4-year term (2009-13) as the Academic Pediatric Association Hospital Medicine Special Interest Group co-chair. Dr. Simon co-chaired the Pediatric Hospital Medicine annual meeting in 2012 and co-chaired the 2015 Academic Pediatric Association Leadership Precourse planning committee. Dr. Simon served on the Pediatric Academic Society planning committee representing Pediatric Hospital Medicine from 2017-20. With her election to the Society for Pediatric Research as an at-large member of the Council for a 3-year term in 2017, Dr. Simon leads the Society for Pediatric Research Diversity taskforce and was recently named to the Executive Council as the Lead of Diversity & Inclusion.

    In the regional arena, Dr. Simon served for several years as co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association Region X . A member of the editorial board of Hospital Pediatrics since 2010, Dr. Simon has been an Associate Editor since 2014. Dr. Simon also serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and various foundations.

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    1. Predictors of fast and ultrafast shunt failure in pediatric hydrocephalus: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Dec 18; 1-10. Hauptman JS, Kestle J, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Browd SR, Rozzelle CJ, Whitehead WE, Naftel RP, Pindrik J, Limbrick DD, Drake J, Wellons JC, Tamber MS, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Pollack IF, McDonald PJ, Krieger MD, Chu J, Hankinson TC, Jackson EM, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R. PMID: 33338993.
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    2. Temporal trends in surgical procedures for pediatric hydrocephalus: an analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Core Data Project. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Dec 18; 1-8. Tamber MS, Kestle JRW, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Alvey J, Browd SR, Drake JM, Kulkarni AV, Limbrick DD, McDonald PJ, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Naftel R, Shannon CN, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J. PMID: 33338996.
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    3. Associations Between Quality Measures and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Nov; 10(11):932-940. Bryan MA, Tyler A, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Haq H, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 33106253.
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    4. Complex Care Has Arrived. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Aug; 10(8):631-632. Simon TD. PMID: 32616601.
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    5. Surgical resource utilization after initial treatment of infant hydrocephalus: comparing ETV, early experience of ETV with choroid plexus cauterization, and shunt insertion in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Jun 19; 1-9. Pindrik J, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Pollack IF, Wellons JC, Jackson EM, Rozzelle CJ, Whitehead WE, Limbrick DD, Naftel RP, Shannon C, McDonald PJ, Tamber MS, Hankinson TC, Hauptman JS, Simon TD, Krieger MD, Holubkov R, Kestle JRW. PMID: 32559741.
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    6. Social Determinants of Health and Emergency and Hospital Use by Children With Chronic Disease. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Jun; 10(6):471-480. Foster CC, Simon TD, Qu P, Holmes P, Chang JK, Ramos JL, Koutlas A, Rivara FP, Melzer SM, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 32423995.
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    7. Caregiver and Provider Experiences of Home Healthcare Quality for Children With Medical Complexity. Home Healthc Now. 2020 May/Jun; 38(3):138-146. Foster CC, Fuentes MM, Wadlington LA, Jacob-Files E, Desai AD, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 32358441.
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    8. Vaccination Status and Adherence to Quality Measures for Acute Respiratory Tract Illnesses. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 03; 10(3):199-205. Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, Simon TD, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Tyler A, Kenyon CC, Vachani JG, Opel DJ, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 32041781.
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    9. Validation of a Parent-Reported Hospital-to-Home Transition Experience Measure. Pediatrics. 2020 02; 145(2). Desai AD, Zhou C, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith R, Britto MT. PMID: 31969474.
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    10. Development of Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Positive Respiratory Cultures in Children with Tracheostomy. Lung. 2019 12; 197(6):811-817. Russell CJ, Simon TD, Neely MN. PMID: 31673781.
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    11. Vaccination Status and Resource Use During Hospital Visits for Respiratory Illnesses. Pediatrics. 2019 11; 144(5). Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, deHart MP, Simon TD, Opel DJ. PMID: 31624218.
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    12. Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES) Scores and Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2019 08; 144(2). Mangione-Smith R, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Tyler A, Quinonez R, Vachani J, McGalliard J, Tieder JS, Simon TD, Wilson KM. PMID: 31350359.
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    13. Patient and Treatment Characteristics by Infecting Organism in Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Jul 01; 8(3):235-243. Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JRW, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon CN, Tamber M, Wellons Iii JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N. PMID: 29771360.
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    14. Predictors of success for combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in a North American setting: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 May 31; 1-11. Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JRW, Rozzelle CJ, Naftel RP, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Limbrick DD, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kulkarni AV. PMID: 31151098.
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    15. Creating synthetic patient data to support the design and evaluation of novel health information technology. J Biomed Inform. 2019 07; 95:103201. Pollack AH, Simon TD, Snyder J, Pratt W. PMID: 31078659.
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    16. Relationship of causative organism and time to infection among children with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 05 03; 24(1):22-28. Test MR, Whitlock KB, Langley M, Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JRW, Simon TD. PMID: 31051463.
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    17. Reinfection rates following adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline recommendations in first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treatment. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Feb 15; 1-9. Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JRW, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon CN, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N. PMID: 30771757.
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    18. Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: Emerging Paradigms in Pathogenesis that Affect Prevention and Treatment. J Pediatr. 2019 03; 206:13-19. Simon TD, Schaffzin JK, Stevenson CB, Willebrand K, Parsek M, Hoffman LR. PMID: 30528757.
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    19. Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and Declination of Influenza Vaccination Among Hospitalized Children. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 10; 8(10):628-635. Hofstetter AM, Simon TD, Lepere K, Ranade D, Strelitz B, Englund JA, Opel DJ. PMID: 30228245.
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    20. The Future of Measuring Health Outcomes for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2018 09; 142(3). Simon TD. PMID: 30120102.
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    21. Utilizing Family-Centered Process and Outcome Measures to Assess Hospital-to-Home Transition Quality. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Nov - Dec; 18(8):843-846. Desai AD, Simon TD, Leyenaar JK, Britto MT, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 30077673.
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    22. Development and Validation of the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) Version 3.0. Acad Pediatr. 2018 07; 18(5):577-580. Simon TD, Haaland W, Hawley K, Lambka K, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 29496546.
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    23. Reinfection after treatment of first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective observational cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 04; 21(4):346-358. Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove NE, Mayer-Hamblett N, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Holubkov R, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kestle JRW. PMID: 29393813.
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    24. Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 03; 53(3):349-357. Russell CJ, Thurm C, Hall M, Simon TD, Neely MN, Berry JG. PMID: 29314789.
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    25. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infant hydrocephalus: a prospective study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 03; 21(3):214-223. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle CJ, Naftel RP, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Limbrick DD, Simon TD, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kestle JRW. PMID: 29243972.
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    26. Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Case Management Service for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec; 140(6). Simon TD, Whitlock KB, Haaland W, Wright DR, Zhou C, Neff J, Howard W, Cartin B, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 29192004.
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    27. Development and Validation of the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) Version 2.0. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 7(7):373-377. Simon TD, Cawthon ML, Popalisky J, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 28634166.
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    28. Shunting outcomes in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: results of a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 20(1):19-29. Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Limbrick DD, Whitehead W, Browd S, Rozzelle C, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Oakes WJ, Drake J, Luerssen TG, Kestle J. PMID: 28452657.
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    29. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and post-tracheotomy bacterial respiratory tract infection readmissions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 09; 52(9):1212-1218. Russell CJ, Simon TD, Mamey MR, Newth CJL, Neely MN. PMID: 28440922.
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    30. Validation of New Quality Measures for Transitions Between Sites of Care. Pediatrics. 2017 May; 139(5). Parast L, Burkhart Q, Desai AD, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Leyenaar JK, Gidengil CA, Toomey SL, Elliott MN, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 28557755.
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    31. Caring for Children with Medical Complexity: Perspectives of Primary Care Providers. J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:275-282.e4. Foster CC, Mangione-Smith R, Simon TD. PMID: 27916424.
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    32. Ventricular catheter entry site and not catheter tip location predicts shunt survival: a secondary analysis of 3 large pediatric hydrocephalus studies. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Feb; 19(2):157-167. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Wellons JC, Rozzelle CJ, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD, Browd SR, Naftel RP, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Holubkov R, Illner A, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Kestle JR. PMID: 27813457.
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    33. Variability in Management of First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Observational Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2016 12; 179:185-191.e2. Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove N, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N. PMID: 27692463.
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    34. Development and Pilot Testing of Caregiver-Reported Pediatric Quality Measures for Transitions Between Sites of Care. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):760-769. Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Leyenaar JK, Gidengil CA, Toomey SL, Elliott MN, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 27495373.
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    35. Quality Measures to Assess Care Transitions for Hospitalized Children. Pediatrics. 2016 08; 138(2). Leyenaar JK, Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Roth CP, McGalliard J, Marmet J, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Gidengil CA, Elliott MN, McGlynn EA, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 27471218.
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    36. Pediatric Critical Care Resource Use by Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2016 10; 177:197-203.e1. Chan T, Rodean J, Richardson T, Farris RWD, Bratton SL, Di Gennaro JL, Simon TD. PMID: 27453367.
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    37. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 18(4):423-429. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kestle JR. PMID: 27258593.
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    38. A new Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 17(4):391-6. Kestle JR, Holubkov R, Douglas Cochrane D, Kulkarni AV, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Jerry Oakes W, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Simon TD, Walker ML, Wellons JC, Browd SR, Drake JM, Shannon CN, Tamber MS, Whitehead WE. PMID: 26684763.
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    39. Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 17(4):382-90. Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JR, Holubkov R, Butler J, Kulkarni AV, Drake J, Whitehead WE, Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle C, Browd SR, Simon TD. PMID: 26636251.
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    40. The effectiveness of family-centered transition processes from hospital settings to home: a review of the literature. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 5(4):219-31. Desai AD, Popalisky J, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith RM. PMID: 25832977.
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    41. Variation in the use of procedural sedation for incision and drainage of skin and soft tissue infection in pediatric emergency departments. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 5(4):185-92. Uspal NG, Klein EJ, Tieder JS, Oron AP, Simon TD. PMID: 25832973.
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    42. Summary of STARNet: Seamless Transitions and (Re)admissions Network. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):164-75. Auger KA, Simon TD, Cooperberg D, Gay J, Kuo DZ, Saysana M, Stille CJ, Fisher ES, Wallace S, Berry J, Coghlin D, Jhaveri V, Kairys S, Logsdon T, Shaikh U, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Wilkins V, Shen MW. PMID: 25489017.
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    43. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infants with hydrocephalus: a retrospective Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 14(3):224-9. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Browd SR, Drake JM, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE. PMID: 24995823.
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    44. Care of children with medical complexity in the hospital setting. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jul; 43(7):e157-62. Russell CJ, Simon TD. PMID: 24977678.
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    45. Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: post hoc analysis of the hydrocephalus clinical research network ultrasound-guided shunt placement study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 14(2):173-8. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC, Kulkarni AV, Browd S, Limbrick D, Rozzelle C, Tamber MS, Simon TD, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Oakes WJ, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Drake JM, Kestle JR. PMID: 24926971.
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    46. Pediatric hospital medicine role in the comanagement of the hospitalized surgical patient. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):653-61. Schaffzin JK, Simon TD. PMID: 25084714.
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    47. Pediatric medical complexity algorithm: a new method to stratify children by medical complexity. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1647-54. Simon TD, Cawthon ML, Stanford S, Popalisky J, Lyons D, Woodcox P, Hood M, Chen AY, Mangione-Smith R. PMID: 24819580.
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    48. Risk factors for first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: findings from a multi-center prospective cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1462-8.e2. Simon TD, Butler J, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Mayer-Hamblett N, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J. PMID: 24661340.
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    49. Evaluation of microbial bacterial and fungal diversity in cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83229. Simon TD, Pope CE, Browd SR, Ojemann JG, Riva-Cambrin J, Mayer-Hamblett N, Rosenfeld M, Zerr DM, Hoffman L. PMID: 24421877.
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    50. Quality improvement research in pediatric hospital medicine and the role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S54-60. Simon TD, Starmer AJ, Conway PH, Landrigan CP, Shah SS, Shen MW, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Tieder JS, Srivastava R, Willis LE, Wilson KM. PMID: 24268086.
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    51. Few Patient, Treatment, and Diagnostic or Microbiological Factors, Except Complications and Intermittent Negative Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Cultures During First CSF Shunt Infection, Are Associated With Reinfection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Mar; 3(1):15-22. Simon TD, Mayer-Hamblett N, Whitlock KB, Langley M, Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin J, Rosenfeld M, Thorell EA. PMID: 24567841.
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    52. Use of quantitative 16S rRNA PCR to determine bacterial load does not augment conventional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cultures among children undergoing treatment for CSF shunt infection. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Feb; 78(2):188-95. Simon TD, Van Yserloo B, Nelson K, Gillespie D, Jensen R, McAllister JP, Riva-Cambrin J, Stockmann C, Daly JA, Blaschke AJ. PMID: 23953744.
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    53. Outcomes of CSF shunting in children: comparison of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network cohort with historical controls: clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 12(4):334-8. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Butler J, Browd SR, Drake JM, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Limbrick DD, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE. PMID: 23909616.
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    54. How best to design surgical comanagement services for pediatric surgical patients? Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 3(3):242-3. Simon TD. PMID: 24313093.
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    55. Medical complexity and pediatric emergency department and inpatient utilization. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2):e559-65. O'Mahony L, O'Mahony DS, Simon TD, Neff J, Klein EJ, Quan L. PMID: 23319525.
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    56. The Strategic Planning Committee report: the first step in a journey to recognize pediatric hospital medicine as a distinct discipline. Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Oct; 2(4):187-90. Maloney CG, Mendez SS, Quinonez RA, Bode RS, Brands CK, Eagle S, Osorio SN, Rauch D, Simon TD. PMID: 24313023.
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    57. The Joint Commission Children's Asthma Care quality measures and asthma readmissions. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):482-91. Fassl BA, Nkoy FL, Stone BL, Srivastava R, Simon TD, Uchida DA, Koopmeiners K, Greene T, Cook LJ, Maloney CG. PMID: 22908110.
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    58. Revision surgeries are associated with significant increased risk of subsequent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jun; 31(6):551-6. Simon TD, Whitlock KB, Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JR, Rosenfeld M, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Langley M, Hamblett NM. PMID: 22333701.
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    59. Pediatric hospital medicine and children with medical complexity: past, present, and future. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 May; 42(5):113-9. Simon TD, Mahant S, Cohen E. PMID: 22483081.
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    60. Center effect and other factors influencing temporization and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 May; 9(5):473-81. Riva-Cambrin J, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Whitehead WE, Kulkarni AV, Drake J, Simon TD, Browd SR, Kestle JR, Wellons JC. PMID: 22546024.
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    61. Hyponatremia with intracranial malignant tumor resection in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 May; 9(5):524-9. Williams C, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Bratton SL. PMID: 22546031.
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    62. The challenge of pediatric hospital medicine research. Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 2(1):8-9. Wilson KM, Shah SS, Simon TD, Srivastava R, Tieder JS. PMID: 24319807.
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    63. Association of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to prematurity with cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the first year following initial shunt placement. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 9(1):54-63. Simon TD, Whitlock KB, Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JR, Rosenfeld M, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Langley M, Mayer-Hamblett N. PMID: 22208322.
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    64. The economic impact of ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Dec; 8(6):593-9. Shannon CN, Simon TD, Reed GT, Franklin FA, Kirby RS, Kilgore ML, Wellons JC. PMID: 22132918.
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    65. Treatment and microbiology of repeated cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Sep; 30(9):731-5. Tuan TJ, Thorell EA, Hamblett NM, Kestle JR, Rosenfeld M, Simon TD. PMID: 21852762.
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    66. A standardized protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Quality Improvement Initiative. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jul; 8(1):22-9. Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC, Kulkarni AV, Whitehead WE, Walker ML, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Simon TD, Holubkov R. PMID: 21721884.
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    67. Children with medical complexity: an emerging population for clinical and research initiatives. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):529-38. Cohen E, Kuo DZ, Agrawal R, Berry JG, Bhagat SK, Simon TD, Srivastava R. PMID: 21339266.
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    68. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):647-55. Simon TD, Berry J, Feudtner C, Stone BL, Sheng X, Bratton SL, Dean JM, Srivastava R. PMID: 20855394.
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    69. Reinfection following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Sep; 6(3):277-85. Simon TD, Hall M, Dean JM, Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin J. PMID: 20809713.
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    70. Who will care for me next? Transitioning to adulthood with hydrocephalus. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov; 124(5):1431-7. Simon TD, Lamb S, Murphy NA, Hom B, Walker ML, Clark EB. PMID: 19841113.
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    71. Infection rates following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement across pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 4(2):156-65. Simon TD, Hall M, Riva-Cambrin J, Albert JE, Jeffries HE, Lafleur B, Dean JM, Kestle JR. PMID: 19645551.
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    72. A multicenter retrospective comparison of conversion from temporary to permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in very low birth weight infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 4(1):50-5. Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Kulkarni AV, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Whitehead WE, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Kestle JR. PMID: 19569911.
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    73. Quality of care for children hospitalized with asthma. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122(5):1055-63. Nkoy FL, Fassl BA, Simon TD, Stone BL, Srivastava R, Gesteland PH, Fletcher GM, Maloney CG. PMID: 18977987.
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    74. Latino families report lower child injury rates than white families. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2008 Sep; 15(3):141-50. Simon TD, Emsermann CB, DiGuiseppi C, Davidson AJ, Hambidge SJ. PMID: 18821378.
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    75. Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 1(2):131-7. Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Srivastava R, Bratton SL, Dean JM, Kestle JR. PMID: 18352782.
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    76. Pediatric hospitalist comanagement of spinal fusion surgery patients. J Hosp Med. 2007 Jan; 2(1):23-30. Simon TD, Eilert R, Dickinson LM, Kempe A, Benefield E, Berman S. PMID: 17274045.
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    77. Less anticipatory guidance is associated with more subsequent injury visits among infants. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Nov-Dec; 6(6):318-25. Simon TD, Phibbs S, Dickinson LM, Kempe A, Steiner JF, Davidson AJ, Hambidge SJ. PMID: 17116604.
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    78. Emergency department visits among pediatric patients for sports-related injury: basic epidemiology and impact of race/ethnicity and insurance status. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 May; 22(5):309-15. Simon TD, Bublitz C, Hambidge SJ. PMID: 16714957.
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    79. Pernio in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):e472-5. Simon TD, Soep JB, Hollister JR. PMID: 16140694.
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    80. External causes of pediatric injury-related emergency department visits in the United States. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Oct; 11(10):1042-8. Simon TD, Bublitz C, Hambidge SJ. PMID: 15466146.
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