Sahar Nayereh Rooholamini, MD, MPH

Sahar Nayereh Rooholamini, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine

On staff since February 2013

Children's Title: Associate Division Head, Faculty Development, Hospital Medicine

Academic Title: Associate Professor

  • Biography

    Dr. Rooholamini completed her undergraduate degree at Pomona College and an MPH in Global Health at Yale University. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her internship, residency and chief residency at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Rooholamini is interested in the intersections of medical education, quality improvement, and equity, diversity and inclusion. She was an associate director of the University of Washington pediatric residency program from 2015-2022, during which she co-led multiple curricular initiatives including the development and expansion of the Inclusion, Cultural Humility, Diversity and Equity (INCLUDE) curriculum. She is currently  Associate Division Chief for Faculty Development, Education and Scholarship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

    From 2018-2020, she led a large multi-center QI study called SOFI (Standardization of Fluids in Inpatient Settings) through the American Academy of Pediatrics, Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network. She is a QI coach for the Seattle Children's Maintenance of Certification program, co-leads the Generate and Teach Health Equity Routinely (GATHER) project, and serves as a QI coach for multiple national projects.


  • Patient Testimonials

    • "Dr. [X] and Dr. [Sahar] Rooholamini were the most amazing doctors!!!!! They communicate on a level Ive never seen before weve seen a lot of doctors! They both understood our daughters issues and our concerns of being her parents! This team truly gave all of us exactly what we needed every time we needed it."

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    F. Bruder Stapleton Award for Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education University of Washington Pediatric Residency Program June 2018
    Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching University of Washington Pediatric Residency Program June 2017
    Super Resident-As-Teacher Award Stanford University Pediatric Residency Program June 2011
    2022 Stanley Stamm Award for Role Model in Medicine University of Washington Pediatric Residency Program
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Selling SK, Rooholamini SN, Grow HM, McPhillips H, Hoang K, Blankenburg R, Rassbach C
      The Effects of Coaching Pediatric Residents on Faculty Coaches' Relationships, Learning, and Professional Identity Formation.
      36205486 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2022 Oct 4
    • Rooholamini SN, Jennings B, Zhou C, Kaiser SV, Garber MD, Tchou MJ, Ralston SL
      Effect of a Quality Improvement Bundle to Standardize the Use of Intravenous Fluids for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.
      34779837 JAMA pediatrics, 2022 Jan 1 : 176(1)26-33 PMCID:PMC8593833
    • Mullett TA, Rooholamini SN, Gilliam C, McPhillips H, Grow HM
      Description of a novel curriculum on equity, diversity and inclusion for pediatric residents.
      34172296 Journal of the National Medical Association, 2021 Jun 22
    • Rooholamini SN, Smith S, Beck J
      The Best of Both Worlds: Strengthening Medical Education Research and Evaluation Using Quality Improvement.
      34155083 Hospital pediatrics, 2021 Jun 21
    • Gilliam CA, Olszewski AE, McDade JE, Homer P, Grow HM, McPhillips HA, Rooholamini SN
      Grounded in Justice: An Equity Framework for Chief Residents.
      34074897 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2021 Jun 1
    • Michelson KA, Neuman MI, Pruitt CM, Desai S, Wang ME, DePorre AG, Leazer RC, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Rooholamini SN, Woll C, Balamuth F, Aronson PL, Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative.
      Height of fever and invasive bacterial infection.
      32819913 Archives of disease in childhood, 2021 June : 106(6)594-596 PMCID:PMC7895851
    • Wang ME, Neuman MI, Nigrovic LE, Pruitt CM, Desai S, DePorre AG, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Woll C, Leazer RC, Balamuth F, Rooholamini SN, Aronson PL, FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE
      Characteristics of Afebrile Infants ≤60 Days of Age With Invasive Bacterial Infections.
      33318052 Hospital pediatrics, 2021 Jan. : 11(1)100-105 PMCID:PMC7769208
    • Yankova LC, Neuman MI, Wang ME, Woll C, DePorre AG, Desai S, Sartori LF, Nigrovic LE, Pruitt CM, Marble RD, Leazer RC, Rooholamini SN, Balamuth F, Aronson PL
      Febrile Infants ≤60 Days Old With Positive Urinalysis Results and Invasive Bacterial Infections.
      33239319 Hospital pediatrics, 2020 Dec. : 10(12)1120-1125 PMCID:PMC7684554
    • McDaniel CE, Rooholamini SN, Desai AD, Reddy S, Marshall SG
      A Qualitative Evaluation of a Clinical Faculty Mentorship Program Using a Realist Evaluation Approach.
      31430549 Academic pediatrics, 2020 Jan. : 20(1)104-112
    • Desai S, Aronson PL, Shabanova V, Neuman MI, Balamuth F, Pruitt CM, DePorre AG, Nigrovic LE, Rooholamini SN, Wang ME, Marble RD, Williams DJ, Sartori L, Leazer RC, Mitchell C, Shah SS, FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE.
      Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Duration in Young Infants With Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections.
      31431480 Pediatrics, 2019 Sept. : 144(3) PMCID:PMC6855812
    • Aronson PL, Shabanova V, Shapiro ED, Wang ME, Nigrovic LE, Pruitt CM, DePorre AG, Leazer RC, Desai S, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Rooholamini SN, McCulloh RJ, Woll C, Balamuth F, Alpern ER, Shah SS, Williams DJ, Browning WL, Shah N, Neuman MI, Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative.
      A Prediction Model to Identify Febrile Infants ≤60 Days at Low Risk of Invasive Bacterial Infection.
      31167938 Pediatrics, 2019 July : 144(1) PMCID:PMC6615531
    • Pruitt CM, Neuman MI, Shah SS, Shabanova V, Woll C, Wang ME, Alpern ER, Williams DJ, Sartori L, Desai S, Leazer RC, Marble RD, McCulloh RJ, DePorre AG, Rooholamini SN, Lumb CE, Balamuth F, Shin S, Aronson PL, Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative
      Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes among Febrile Young Infants with Invasive Bacterial Infections.
      30297292 The Journal of pediatrics, 2019 Jan. : 204177-182.e1 PMCID:PMC6309646
    • Aronson PL, Wang ME, Shapiro ED, Shah SS, DePorre AG, McCulloh RJ, Pruitt CM, Desai S, Nigrovic LE, Marble RD, Leazer RC, Rooholamini SN, Sartori LF, Balamuth F, Woll C, Neuman MI, Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative
      Risk Stratification of Febrile Infants ≤60 Days Old Without Routine Lumbar Puncture.
      30425130 Pediatrics, 2018 Dec. : 142(6) PMCID:PMC6317769
    • Woll C, Neuman MI, Pruitt CM, Wang ME, Shapiro ED, Shah SS, McCulloh RJ, Nigrovic LE, Desai S, DePorre AG, Leazer RC, Marble RD, Balamuth F, Feldman EA, Sartori LF, Browning WL, Aronson PL, Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative.
      Epidemiology and Etiology of Invasive Bacterial Infection in Infants ≤60 Days Old Treated in Emergency Departments.
      29784512 The Journal of pediatrics, 2018 Sept. : 200210-217.e1 PMCID:PMC6109608
    • Walker LL, Hopkins A, Rooholamini SN, McDaniel C, Jones Y, Herrmann LE, Lee V, Bynum F, Tchou M, Beck J
      Teaching High-Value Care: Case Vignettes for Pediatric Practice.
      30800923 MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources, 2018 Jun 15 : 1410723 PMCID:PMC6342384
    • Beck JB, McGrath C, Toncray K, Rooholamini SN
      Failure Is an Option: Using Errors as Teaching Opportunities.
      29440284 Pediatrics, 2018 Feb 13
    • Beck J, Rooholamini S, Wilson L, Griego E, McDaniel C, Blankenburg R
      Choose Your Own Adventure: Leading Effective Case-Based Learning Sessions Using Evidence-Based Strategies.
      30800734 MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources, 2017 Jan 19 : 1310532 PMCID:PMC6342156
    • Rooholamini S.N., Clifton H., Haaland W., McGrath C., Vora S.B., Crowell C.S., Romero H., Foti J.
      Outcomes of a Clinical Pathway to Standardize Use of Maintenance Intravenous Fluids
      Hospital Pediatrics, 2017 : 7(12)703-9
    • Merikangas K.R., Zhang J., Emsellem H., Vgontzas A., Swanson S., Belouad F., Chen W., Einen M., He J.P., Heaton L., Nakamura E., Rooholamini S., Mignot E.
      The structured diagnostic interview for sleep patterns and disorders: rationale and initial evaluation.
      Sleep Medicine, 2014 May : 15(5)530-535 PMCID:24780136
    • Lestishock L, Pariseau C, Rooholamini S, Ammerman S
      Anaphylaxis from depot medroxyprogesterone acetate in an adolescent girl.
      21768848 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011 Aug. : 118(2 Pt 2)443-5


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Yale School Of Public Health, New Haven, CT


Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA