Pediatric alliance


The High Value Pediatric Alliance is a consortium of faculty representing dedicated pediatric hospitals or academic pediatric department interested in advancing value in pediatric care, led by Drs. Marquita Genies and Akshata Hopkins.

Akron Children’s Hospital

  • Norman C. Christopher, MD
    • Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Prabi Rajbhandari, MD
    • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

  • David Swenson, MD
    • Quality Officer, Pediatric Radiology

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

  • Audrey Uong, MD
    • Attending Physician, CHAM Division of Hospital Medicine
    • Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Children’s Hospital Colorado

  • Lindsey Lane, M.D.
    • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
  • David Keller, MD
    • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation, Department of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

  • Vivian Lee, MD

Children’s National Medical Center

  • Jeremy Kern, MD
    • Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director, Hospitalist Division 

Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Pediatric Hospitalist

  • Leela Sarathy, MD, MSEd
  • Tim Porter, MD
  • Lindsay Fox, MD
  • Yamini Sharma, MD

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

  • Akshata Hopkins, MD, FAAP, FHM
    • Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

  • Marquita Genies, MD, PhD
    • High Value Lead, Pediatrics

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

  • David P. Johnson, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    • Medical Director of Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

  • Angela Byrd, MD
    • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
  • Christopher Woodward, DO
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Pediatric Critical Care & Hospital Medicine

  • Alan Schroeder, MD

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Danielle Casher, MD
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Saint Peter’s Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics

  • Harsohena Kaur, MBBS, MPH
    • Clinical Associate Professor

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Youngeun Park, MD, MPH, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Yamini Sharma, MD, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

University of Chicago

  • Brett Palama, MD
  • Allison Bartlett, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Department of Pediatrics

  • Matthew Garber, MD
    • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Florida COM
    • Hospitalist, Wolfson Children’s Hospital
    • Medical Director, Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network
  • Jeffrey Winer, MD
  • Mark Toney, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics

  • Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD
    • Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

  • Anand Gourishankar MD

Virginia Commonwealth University Health, Department of Pediatrics

  • Matt Schefft, DO
    • Pediatric Hospitalist

All academic pediatric hospitals and pediatric departments are invited to join the High Value Pediatric Alliance. For more information, contact Marquita Genies, MD, MPH

What are academic medical centers across the country doing to improve healthcare value?

Value improvement guides: Published reviews in JAMA Internal Medicine coauthored by experienced faculty from multiple leading medical centers, with safety outcomes data and an implementation blue print.

Review article detailing 25 labs to refine for high value quality improvement | July 2020

MAVEN campaign: Free 4 year high value care curriculum online.

Join the Alliance! Membership is free with institutional approval and commitment to improving value in your medical center.

Learn more about HVPAA on Health Affairs Blog