Howard Elliot Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA

Howard Elliot Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA

Critical Care, Cardiology

On staff since March 2004

Children's Title: Senior Medical Director, Regional Network

Academic Title: Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

  • 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.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Presentations

    Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Continuous Performance Improvement: ICU Value Stream Miami Children's Hospital Miami Children's Hospital Jan 1, 2009
    Lean implementation using large databases Multi-societal database committee of pediatric and congenital heart disease of the global organization for pediatric and congenital heart disease Atlanta, GA Jan 1, 2009
  • Research Funding

    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device: Pediatric Clinical IDE Study unknown Jan 1, 2007


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical/Professional School

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