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Joel S. Tieder, MD, MPH

Joel S. Tieder, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine

On staff since September 2003

Children's Title: Director, Maintenance of Certification

Academic Title: Associate Professor

"Hospitalization is an extremely stressful event for both the child and the caregiver. The experience is wrought with uncertainty. Delivering quality care in this situation requires an in-depth understanding of the healthcare environment, expert knowledge of the scientific evidence, a strong base of experience, skilled communication, and a compassionate and empathetic heart. I believe it is our responsibility to inspire all generations to continually improve healthcare delivery."

  • Joel S. Tieder, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Inpatient Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital and the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. He is a pediatric hospitalist with an academic focus on improving the delivery of quality care for hospitalized children. He is also the Manager for Seattle Childrens Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and coordinates quality improvement training for physicians.

    I have devoted much of my research career to defining, improving, and delivering quality healthcare for hospitalized children. Specifically, I have been active in improving care for children who have experienced an Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE), once referred to as "near-SIDS." I am currently the Chairman for Pediatric Hospital Medicines ALTE expert panel which has recently completed a systematic review of the literature and developing and implementing national clinical practice guidelines for this challenging condition. I am also active in many national research projects and currently leading studies to characterize the quality of care for children hospitalized with urinary tract infection, community acquired pneumonia, and diabetic ketoacidosis. I am also involved in a study to create a novel database containing laboratory and radiology results from six childrens hospitals (PHIS+). Since 2009, I have served as an Executive Council Member on the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network which is dedicated to improving the health of and healthcare delivery to hospitalized children by continually defining what best practice is and how it should be implemented.

    • Mysie Shoreline, WA 05.16.12

      Dr. Tieder took great care with our daughter from the day she was admitted to Children's Hospital as a three-day-old patient. Throughout our four day stay, he remained optimistic, sensitive, and very knowledgeable. Our family highly recommends Dr. Tieder for anyone who finds themselves in need of a children's doctor and/or diagnostician.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Dean's Research Award Gerogia Health Sciences University
    • Jerardi KE, Auger KA, Shah SS, Hall M, Hain PD, Myers AL, Williams DJ, Tieder JS
      Discordant antibiotic therapy and length of stay in children hospitalized for urinary tract infection.
      22833498 Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine , 2012 Oct. : 7(8)622-7
    • Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS
      Accuracy of administrative billing codes to detect urinary tract infection hospitalizations.
      21768320 Pediatrics , 2011 Aug. : 128(2)323-30 PMCID: PMC3146355
    • Tieder JS
      Training paediatricians to follow guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis improves guideline adherence and reduces the duration of diarrhoea in young children.
      20522687 Evidence-based medicine , 2010 June : 15(3)83-4
    • Tieder JS
      Training paediatricians to follow guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis improves guideline adherence and reduces the duration of diarrhoea in young children.
      20522687 Evidence-based medicine , 2010 June : 83-4
    • Tieder JS, Robertson A, Garrison MM
      Pediatric hospital adherence to the standard of care for acute gastroenteritis.
      19884475 Pediatrics , 2009 Dec. : 124(6)e1081-7
    • Tieder JS, Robertson A, Garrison MM
      Pediatric hospital adherence to the standard of care for acute gastroenteritis.
      19884475 Pediatrics , 2009 Dec. : e1081-7
    • Bonkowsky JL and Tieder, JS
      A Pragmatic Approach to ALTEs
      Contemporary Pediatrics , 2009 Nov. 26 : 1154-63
    • Tieder JS, Cowan CA, Garrison MM, Christakis DA
      Variation in inpatient resource utilization and management of apparent life-threatening events.
      18410764 The Journal of pediatrics , 2008 May : 629-35, 635.e1-2
    • Tieder JS, Migita DS, Cowan CA, Melzer SM
      Newborn care by pediatric hospitalists in a community hospital: effect on physician productivity and financial performance.
      18180416 Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2008 Jan. : 162(1)74-8
    • Tieder JS, Migita DS, Cowan CA, Melzer SM
      Newborn care by pediatric hospitalists in a community hospital: effect on physician productivity and financial performance.
      18180416 Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2008 Jan. : 74-8
    • Tieder, JS
      EMedHome.com Podcast: Emergency Department Management of Apparent Life Threatening Events
      EMedHome.com
    • TIEDER, JS
      AAP Pediatric Hospital Medicine Manual
      Chapter on Apparent Life Threatening Events : In Press
    • Berkowitz, CD, Claudius I, TIEDER JS.
      Tintinallis Emergency Medicine. A Comprehensive Study Guide 7th ed. American College of Emergency Physicians; c2010.
      Sudden Infant Death syndrome and Apparent Life Threatening Events

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta
University of Washington, Seattle, Epidemiology

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City

Clinical Interests

Pediatric hospitalist medicine, Inpatient pediatric outcomes research

Research Description

The primary focus of my research is on improving the quality of care in the pediatric inpatient setting. Areas of interest include acute gastroenteritis, apparent life threatening events, risk stratification models, and resource utilization.

Research Focus Area

Quality Improvement