As Associate Division Head for Clinical Operations, Dr. Wallen coordinates the clinical schedule and the delivery of care at all of the NICUs staffed by the Division of Neonatology. An important part of this role is coordination of evidence-based guidelines for management of neonatal problems across all of our sites.
She works directly with the medical directors at the community sites to develop strong medical management and excellent care. She also actively participates in the development of clinical pathways at our academic NICUs. Dr. Wallen is medical liaison to the Seattle Childrens Hospital Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program, works in regional Outreach, and works with Dr. Kendra Smith in medical direction of the Seattle Childrens Hospital transport team. And most important, she has significant clinical responsibilities and a passion for teaching, continuing to learn through teaching.