Howard Elliot Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA

Howard Elliot Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA


  • Children's Title: Senior Medical Director, Regional Network
  • Academic Title: Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
  • On Staff Since: March 2004
  • Biography

    Howard E. Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA, is attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric intensive care. He is the medical director for Clinical Effectiveness at SCH. He has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles, with an emphasis on cardiac intensive care, informatics, outcomes assessment and quality improvement.

    He is a founding member of a NIH funded multi-site Cardiac ICU research consortium. He is the co-chair of National Quality Forums cardiac surgical measures steering committee. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology EHR data standards writing committee, the Washington State Healthcare Infections Advisory Board, the advisory board for the Virtual PICU, and the multi-societal congenital heart disease database committee. He has led the development of a national cardiac ICU database. Locally, he is the vice-chair of the Childrens University Medical Group (CUMG) Physician Education and Compliance Committee, co-chair of the Childrens Capital Equipment Committee and a member of the University of Washington CUMG Retirement & Benefits Committee, the Childrens Hospital Inpatient Access leadership team, the Medical Records Committee, and the Bloodstream Infection Steering Committee.

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


    Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    Research Description

    My research is focused on identifying metrics to assess the quality of care provided in pediatric critical care units, developing scoring systems to understand outcomes following pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and reducing the occurrence of hospital acquired infections.

    Research Focus Area

    Epidemiology, Quality Improvement

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