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Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD

Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since October 1988

Children's Title: Chief Medical Officer

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"Working in the Emergency Department, I get to play with kids, treat their broken bones, close their lacerations, relieve a familys concern or help shepherd them through a difficult health crisis while helping to train future medical providers all at the same time! In my administrative roles, I also get to work with almost everyone in our organization to help improve our systems so we can provide the best possible care. This is a privilege and a great honor!"

  • Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He is also an attending physician in the Seattle Childrens Emergency Department and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Dr. Del Beccaro first worked for Seattle Childrens in 1979 prior to entering the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1981. After graduating with his Doctorate of Medicine in 1985, Dr. Del Beccaro completed his pediatric residency at Seattle Childrens Hospital and then became the Chief Pediatric Resident at Seattle Childrens Hospital in 1988. He has held several positions at Seattle Childrens including Associate Chief, Emergency Services from 1999 to 2006, Chief Medical Information Officer from 1997 to 2011, Pediatrician in Chief from 2007 to 2012 and most recently the Vice President for Medical Affairs from 2012 to 2014. He completed a program in medical management at the University of Washington. Dr. Del Beccaro is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has been involved in many regional and national associations with a focus on improving the quality of care. He is the current chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council Management Committee.

    In October, 2014 he was selected for his current position as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Del Beccaro is a Professor of Pediatrics at UWSOM and an Adjunct Professor in both the UW Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree with honors in Biologic Sciences in 1979 from Stanford University.

    • Speeding Up Medical Research

      We’re one of eight children’s hospitals hand-picked to pioneer the linking of patient data systems to speed up medical research. ... cont.

    • Christine Snohomish, WA 03.05.15

      We were transferred to Seattle Children's from Providence in Everett due to my 5 year old daughter's broken leg. My daughter was QUITE traumatized by a car accident and painful injury, thus I was as well as a parent. Dr. Del Beccaro was a great relief for both of us; he provided sound medical information from what happened to the bones, what will happen as they heal, and what I could expect of my daughter over the next 6-8 weeks. Plus, he was funny and had a great bedside manner. I fully recommend Seattle Children's and Dr. Del Beccaro for any pediatric injury or medical condition!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    2016 Top Doctor in Seattle, Washington Dr. Mark Del Beccaro, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Seattle Children's Hospital, has been named a 2016 Top Doctor in Seattle, WA. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Del Beccaro is a vastly experienced pediatrician, having been in practice for over 35 years. Top Doctor Awards
    • Council on Clinical Information Technology
      Health information technology and the medical home.
      21518710 Pediatrics , 2011 May : 978-82
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Council on Clinical Information Technology, American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
      Policy statement--emergency information forms and emergency preparedness for children with special health care needs.
      20351008 Pediatrics , 2010 Apr, : 829-37
    • Council on Clinical Information Technology
      Policy Statement--Using personal health records to improve the quality of health care for children.
      19564327 Pediatrics , 2009 July : 403-9
    • Policy Statement--Using personal health records to improve the quality of health care for children.
      19564327 Pediatrics , 2009 July : 403-9
    • 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.
      19336375 Pediatrics , 2009 Apr, : 1155-61
    • Kim GR, Lehmann CU, Council on Clinical Information Technology
      Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems.
      19047228 Pediatrics , 2008 Dec. : e1287-96
    • Kim GR, Lehmann CU
      Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems.
      19047228 Pediatrics , 2008 Dec. : e1287-96
    • Pollack AH, Eisenberg MA, Del Beccaro MA
      Development and order set utilization in ambulatory pediatric specialty care.
      18694176 AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium , 2007 Oct. 11 : 1078
    • Pollack AH, Eisenberg MA, Del Beccaro MA
      Development and order set utilization in ambulatory pediatric specialty care.
      18694176 AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium , 2007 Oct. 11 : 1078
    • Metzger J, Welebob E, Del Beccaro M, Spurr C
      Taking the measure of inpatient EHRs. Hospitals inch closer to certified products.
      17619477 Journal of AHIMA / American Health Information Management Association , 2007 June : 24-30; quiz 33-4
    • Zerr DM, Frenkel LM, Huang ML, Rhoads M, Nguy L, Del Beccaro MA, Corey L
      Polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of primary human herpesvirus-6 infection in the acute care setting.
      17011318 The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 Oct. : 480-5
    • Zerr DM, Frenkel LM, Huang ML, Rhoads M, Nguy L, Del Beccaro MA, Corey L
      Polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of primary human herpesvirus-6 infection in the acute care setting.
      17011318 The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 Oct. : 480-5
    • Del Beccaro MA, Jeffries HE, Eisenberg MA, Harry ED
      Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unit.
      16818577 Pediatrics , 2006 July : 290-5
    • Del Beccaro MA, Jeffries HE, Eisenberg MA, Harry ED
      Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unit.
      16818577 Pediatrics , 2006 July : 290-5
    • Zerr DM, Blume HK, Berg AT, Del Beccaro MA, Gospe SM Jr, Allpress AL, Christakis DA
      Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
      15946338 Epilepsia , 2005 June : 952-5
    • Zerr DM, Blume HK, Berg AT, Del Beccaro MA, Gospe SM Jr, Allpress AL, Christakis DA
      Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
      15946338 Epilepsia , 2005 June : 952-5
    • Ringold S, Klein EJ, Del Beccaro MA
      Postobstructive pulmonary edema in children.
      15179149 Pediatric emergency care , 2004 June : 391-5
    • Ringold S, Klein EJ, Del Beccaro MA
      Postobstructive pulmonary edema in children.
      15179149 Pediatric emergency care , 2004 June : 391-5
    • Brown JC, Del Beccaro MA, Clausen CR
      A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
      14686551 Clinical pediatrics , 2003 Nov. : 797-805
    • Brown JC, Del Beccaro MA, Clausen CR
      A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
      14686551 Clinical pediatrics , 2003 Nov. : 797-805

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Pediatric Health IT Issues 2009 AAP Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference Tampa, FL July 24, 2009
    Using Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) to Improve Our Culture of Safety and Quality and Reduce Costs University of Washington Strategy Management Seattle, WA June 1, 2009

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Quality Improvement