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.