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Darren S. Migita, MD

Darren S. Migita, MD

Pediatrics-Inpatient, Hospital Medicine

On staff since October 1999

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

Darren Migita, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Migita serves as the director of line management and is involved in efforts to decrease bloodstream infection rates. He is also chief of the pediatric hospitalist section at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., a Seattle Children’s–sponsored program founded in 1999.

Migita has contributed to the Children’s Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) initiative. Project themes have included improving the inpatient experience for families and providers, maximizing pediatric inpatient and ED throughput efficiency, streamlining the direct admission process for community physicians and standardizing the care of pediatric inpatients through the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines. He was also instrumental in creating a single-care-provider hospitalist service at Children’s. With Dmitri Christakis, he co-authored a pediatric handbook, The Saint-Frances Guide to Pediatrics.

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Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013

Publications

  • Migita DS, Postetter L, Heath S, Hagan P, Del Beccaro M
    Governing peripherally inserted central venous catheters by combining continuous performance improvement and computerized physician order entry.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Apr, : 1155-61
  • Tieder JS, Migita DS, Cowan CA, Melzer SM
    Newborn care by pediatric hospitalists in a community hospital: effect on physician productivity and financial performance.
    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2008 Jan. : 74-8