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Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH

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Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH

Pediatrics-Inpatient, Hospital Medicine

On staff since July 2010

Children's Title: Hospitalist

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a pediatric resident, I found the inpatient care of medically complex children profoundly frustrating, probably because there was so little evidence to help guide treatment. As a fellow, I grew to appreciate and enjoy the collaboration needed when working with these children, their engaged families and their other highly dedicated care providers. Dedicating my career to improving the evidence in the inpatient care we provide to growing numbers of hospitalized medically complex children is now my passion as well as a privilege."

Making a Difference

  • Significant Recruits of 2010

    2010 was a banner year for recruiting at Seattle Children’s Research Institute as several nationally recognized researchers chose to continue their life’s work in Seattle.... cont.

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatrics
Medical/Professional School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Colorado - The Children's Hospital - Denver, Aurora
Fellowship
Primary Care Research, University of Colorado, Aurora
Clinical Interests

Inpatient care for children with medical complexity

Research Description

Improving the medical and surgical care provided to children with complex chronic conditions. Current focus is on the treatment of CSF shunt infections.

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
MemberSociety for Pediatric Research 2009
Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research ScholarUniversity of Utah Department of Pediatrics 2007 - 2009
Young Investigator Travel AwardPediatric Academic Society 2006
Young Investigator AwardOne of 6 national awardsAmbulatory Pediatric Association 2005
Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., M.D. AwardFor outstanding resident research in the Department of PediatricsChildren's Hospital Denver 2004
Resident Research GrantOne of 16 national awardsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics 2003
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Academic Achievement CitationUNC-CH School of Medicine 2000
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyUNC-CH School of Medicine 1999
Research Fellowship, Lineberger Cancer CenterUNC-CH School of Medicine 1998
Coordinator, Student Health Action CoalitionUNC-CH School of Medicine 1997
Sarah M. Kenan Medical Scholarship RecipientUNC-CH School of Medicine 1996 - 1997
Phi Beta Kappa Senior Honor SocietyColgate University 1994
Avery Prize in Molecular BiologyAwarded to most promising student in departmentColgate University 1994
Selected Member, NIH Study GroupColgate University 1992

Publications

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Role in the Comanagement of the Hospitalized Surgical Patient.
Pediatric clinics of North America , 2014 Aug: 61(4)653-661
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infants with hydrocephalus: a retrospective Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2014 Jul 4: 1-6
Care of children with medical complexity in the hospital setting.
Pediatric annals , 2014 Jul 1: 43(7)e157-62
Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: post hoc analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Ultrasound-Guided Shunt Placement study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2014 Jun 13: 1-6
Risk factors for first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: findings from a multi-center prospective cohort study.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2014 Jun: 164(6)1462-8.e2
Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm: A New Method to Stratify Children by Medical Complexity.
Pediatrics , 2014 May 12
Few Patient, Treatment, and Diagnostic or Microbiological Factors, Except Complications and Intermittent Negative Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Cultures During First CSF Shunt Infection, Are Associated With Reinfection.
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society , 2014 Mar: 3(1)15-22
Use of quantitative 16S rRNA PCR to determine bacterial load does not augment conventional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cultures among children undergoing treatment for CSF shunt infection.
Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease , 2014 Feb: 78(2)188-95
Evaluation of microbial bacterial and fungal diversity in cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection.
PloS one , 2014: 9(1)e83229
Quality improvement research in pediatric hospital medicine and the role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network.
Academic pediatrics , 2013 Nov-Dec: 13(6 Suppl)S54-60
Outcomes of CSF shunting in children: comparison of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network cohort with historical controls: clinical article.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2013 Oct: 12(4)334-8
How best to design surgical comanagement services for pediatric surgical patients?
Hospital pediatrics , 2013 Jul: 3(3)242-3
Medical complexity and pediatric emergency department and inpatient utilization.
Pediatrics , 2013 Feb: 131(2)e559-65
Prioritization of comparative effectiveness research topics in hospital pediatrics.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2012 Dec: 166(12)1155-64
The Strategic Planning Committee report: the first step in a journey to recognize pediatric hospital medicine as a distinct discipline.
Hospital pediatrics , 2012 Oct: 2(4)187-90
The Joint Commission Children's Asthma Care Quality Measures and Asthma Readmissions.
Pediatrics , 2012 Aug 20
Pediatric hospital medicine and children with medical complexity: past, present, and future.
Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care , 2012 May: 42(5)113-9
Hyponatremia with intracranial malignant tumor resection in children.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2012 May: 9(5)524-9
Center effect and other factors influencing temporization and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2012 May: 9(5)473-481
Revision Surgeries are Associated with Significant Increased Risk of Subsequent Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal , 2012 Feb 10
Association of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to prematurity with cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the first year following initial shunt placement.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , Jan. 2012: 54-63
The economic impact of ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , Dec. 2011: 593-9
The challenge of pediatric hospital medicine research.
Hospital pediatrics , 2012 Jan: 2(1)8-9
Treatment and microbiology of repeated cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal , Sept. 2011: 731-5
A standardized protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Quality Improvement Initiative.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , July 2011: 22-9
Children with medical complexity: an emerging population for clinical and research initiatives.
Pediatrics , March 2011: 529-38
Tutorial: Gizmos
A Practical Guide to Pediatric Emergency Medicine , 2011
Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States.
Pediatrics , Oct. 2010: 647-55
Reinfection following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , Sept. 2010: 277-85
Who will care for me next? Transitioning to adulthood with hydrocephalus.
Pediatrics , Nov. 2009: 1431-7
Infection rates following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement across pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical article.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , Aug. 2009: 156-65
A multicenter retrospective comparison of conversion from temporary to permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in very low birth weight infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , July 2009: 50-5
Quality of care for children hospitalized with asthma.
Pediatrics , Nov. 2008: 1055-63
Latino families report lower child injury rates than white families.
International journal of injury control and safety promotion , Sept. 2008: 141-50
Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , Feb. 2008: 131-7
Pediatric hospitalist comanagement of spinal fusion surgery patients.
Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine , Jan. 2007: 23-30
Less anticipatory guidance is associated with more subsequent injury visits among infants.
Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association , Nov. 2006: 318-25
Lower rates of emergency department visits in the United States: no association with health insurance
Injury Prevention , Aug. 2006: 248-252
Emergency department visits among pediatric patients for sports-related injury: basic epidemiology and impact of race/ethnicity and insurance status.
Pediatric emergency care , May 2006: 309-15
Pernio in pediatrics.
Pediatrics , Sept. 2005: e472-5
External causes of pediatric injury-related emergency department visits in the United States.
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine , Oct. 2004: 1042-8
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts: Acute Complications
American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Medicine Manual ,

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Health care utilization trends for patients admitted to children's hospitals stratified by medical complexity using the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA)Pediatric Hospital Medicine Research PlenaryLake Buena Vista, FloridaJuly 26, 2014
Moderator for Feedback SessionPediatric Hospital Medicine meetingKansas City, MissouriJuly 31, 2011
Invited Moderator for Research Platform Session: Health Services Research/Practice ManagementPediatric Hospital Medicine meetingKansas City, MissouriJuly 30, 2011
Risk factors for CSF shunt infection in patients undergoing CSF shunt placement (Poster presentation)Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2011 meetingKansas City, MissouriJuly 30, 2011 - July 31, 2011
Risk factors for CSF shunt infection in patients undergoing CSF shunt placement. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesDenver, ColoradoMay 3, 2011
Repeated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections in children. (Oral presentation)AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological SurgeryCleveland, OhioDec. 2, 2010
Development and Implementation of a Multi-Center Registry for Children with Hydrocephalus: The HCRN Core Data Project. (Platform presentation)Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetingMinneapolis, MinnesotaJuly 24, 2010
Technical Trouble-Shooting: The role of the hospitalist in managing technological devices. (Workshop)Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetingMinneapolis, MinnesotaJuly 24, 2010
Development and Implementation of a Multi-Center Registry for Children with Hydrocephalus: The HCRN Core Data Project. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesVancouver, British ColumbiaMay 4, 2010
Invited Co-Moderator, Hospital Medicine IIPAS/APA annual meetingVancouver, CanadaMay 4, 2010
Children with Complex Chronic Conditions in Inpatient Hospital Settings in the U.S. (Oral presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesVancouver, British ColumbiaMay 1, 2010
Re-Infection following initial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection. (Oral presentation)AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological SurgeryBoston, MassachusettsDec. 3, 2009
Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the U.S. (Oral presentation)Hydrocephalus 2009 meetingBaltimore, MarylandSept. 18, 2009
Who will care for me next? Transitioning to adulthood with hydrocephalus. (Oral presentation)Hydrocephalus 2009 meetingBaltimore, MarylandSept. 18, 2009
Who will care for me next? Transitioning to adulthood with hydrocephalus. (Oral presentation)Hydrocephalus 2009 meetingBaltimore, MarylandSept. 18, 2009
Invited Moderator for Research Plenary SessionPediatric Hospital Medicine meetingTampa, FloridaJuly 25, 2009
Research Studies and Quality Improvement ProjectsPediatric Hospital Medicine meetingTampa, FloridaJuly 25, 2009 - July 26, 2009
Invited Co-Moderator, Hospital Medicine IIPAS/APA annual meetingBaltimore, MarylandMay 5, 2009
CSF Shunt Infections Across U.S. Hospitals. (Poster presentation)Child Neurology Society meetingSanta Clara, CaliforniaNov. 6, 2008
CSF Shunt Infections Across U.S. Hospitals. (Platform presentation)Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetingDenver, ColoradoJuly 26, 2008
CSF Shunt Infections Across U.S. Hospitals. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic Societies meetingHonolulu, HawaiiMay 3, 2008
Pediatric Surgery for the Hospitalist.Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetingSalt Lake City, UtahAug. 3, 2007
Morbidity and Mortality for Children with Hydrocephalus in the U.S. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesToronto, CanadaMay 8, 2007
Pediatric Hospitalist Co-Management of Spine Fusion Surgery Patients. (Poster presentation at Hospital Medicine Special Interest Group)Pediatric Academic SocietiesSan Francisco, CaliforniaApril 29, 2006
Clinician Anticipatory Guidance for Injury Prevention and Subsequent Injury Visits in a Safety-Net Setting. (Platform presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesSan Francisco, CaliforniaApril 29, 2006
The Effect of Latino Race/Ethnicity and Insurance on Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits Among Pediatric Patients. (Oral presentation)National Research Service Award annual meeting, Section on Child HealthBoston, MassachusettsJune 25, 2005
Emergency Department Use for Injury Related Visits Among Pediatric Patients: Race/Ethnicity and Insurance as Predictors. (Poster and oral presentation)American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting, Section on EpidemiologySan Francisco, CaliforniaOct. 2004
Emergency department use for injury related visits among pediatric patients: race/ethnicity and insurance as predictors. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesSan Francisco, CaliforniaMay 3, 2004
External causes of Pediatric injury-related emergency department visits in the United States. (Poster presentation)Pediatric Academic SocietiesSeattle, WashingtonMay 4, 2003
Regulation of the hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell subsets in mouse bone marrow by the CDK inhibitor p18INK4c. (Poster presentation)International Society of Experimental Haemotology MeetingTampa, FloridaJuly 8, 2000 - July 11, 2000

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings NetworkChild Health Corporation of America $1,300,000 2010 - 2012
Molecular quantification of CSF bacterial pathogens for patients undergoing CSF shunt infection Seeking Techniques in Advancing Research in Shunts- kids $50,000 2009 - 2011
Multi-center Studies of Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections (K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award)National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke $893,592 2009 - 2014
Hydrocephalus Clinical Research NetworkVarious sources supporting network infrastructure, $$275,000 2006

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Research Institute
JMB - 9 - Clinical and Translational Research
1900 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-987-7370

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
M1-13 - Hospital Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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